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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rain·bow /-ˌbo/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rain·bow /ˈrenˌbo/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rain·bow n.  A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.
 Note:Besides the ordinary bow, called also primary rainbow, which is formed by two refractions and one reflection, there is also another often seen exterior to it, called the secondary rainbow, concentric with the first, and separated from it by a small interval. It is formed by two refractions and two reflections, is much fainter than the primary bow, and has its colors arranged in the reverse order from those of the latter.
 Lunar rainbow, a fainter arch or rainbow, formed by the moon.
 Marine rainbow, Sea bow, a similar bow seen in the spray of waves at sea.
 Rainbow trout Zool., a bright-colored trout (Salmo irideus), native of the mountains of California, but now extensively introduced into the Eastern States,  Japan, and other countries; -- called also brook trout, mountain trout, and golden trout.
 Rainbow wrasse. Zool. See under Wrasse.
 Supernumerary rainbow, a smaller bow, usually of red and green colors only, sometimes seen within the primary or without the secondary rainbow, and in contact with them.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of
           the sun's rays by rain
      2: an illusory hope; "chasing rainbows"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    caused by the reflection and refraction of the rays of the sun
    shining on falling rain. It was appointed as a witness of the
    divine faithfulness (Gen. 9:12-17). It existed indeed before,
    but it was then constituted as a sign of the covenant. Others,
    however (as Delitzsch, Commentary on Pentateuch), think that it
    "appeared then for the first time in the vault and clouds of
    heaven." It is argued by those holding this opinion that the
    atmosphere was differently constituted before the Flood. It is
    referred to three other times in Scripture (Ezek. 1:27, 28; Rev.
    4:1-3; 10:1).