(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Multicoloured.

2. (attributive, chiefly US) Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.

3. (poker, chiefly of a flop) Composed entirely of different suits.


1. an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain

Definition categories: object, arc, bow

2. an illusory hope

- chasing rainbows

Definition categories: thought, hope, promise

Sentences with rainbow as a noun:

- a rainbow of possibilities

- Many electoral promises are rainbows, vanishing soon after poll day.


1. (transitive) To pattern with many colours, like a rainbow.