rainbow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “rainbow” in the English Dictionary

"rainbow" in British English

See all translations

rainbownoun [C]

uk   /ˈreɪn.bəʊ/  us   /-boʊ/
B2 an arch (= ​curvedshape) of different ​coloursseen in the ​sky when ​rain is ​falling and the ​sun is ​shining: The ​sun came out and we ​saw a rainbow. The ​tropical butterfly's ​wings were ​shimmering with all the ​colours of the rainbow.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of rainbow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rainbow" in American English

See all translations

rainbownoun [C]

 us   /ˈreɪnˌboʊ/
an ​arch of many ​colors sometimes ​seen in the ​sky for a ​shorttime when it rains and the ​sun is ​shining
(Definition of rainbow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rainbow”
in Arabic قَوْس قُزَح…
in Korean 무지개…
in Portuguese arco-íris…
in Catalan arc de Sant Martí…
in Japanese 虹…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彩虹, 虹…
in Turkish gökkuşağı…
in Russian радуга…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彩虹, 虹…
in Italian arcobaleno…
in Polish tęcza…
What is the pronunciation of rainbow?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More