Chasing the rainbow of overnight success.
When a rainy day clears up and the sun's rays catch on water drops in the atmosphere and form a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet arch, this is an example of a rainbow.
A produce aisle at the grocery store with many different colored fruits and vegetables is an example of a rainbow of colors.
Origin of rainbow
- Middle English from Old English rēnboga rēn rain boga bow bow3
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English reinbowe, reinboȝe, from Old English reÄ¡nboga (“rainbow"), from Proto-Germanic *regnabugô (“rainbow"), equivalent to rain +"Ž bow (“arch"). Cognate with West Frisian reinbôge (“rainbow"), Dutch regenboog (“rainbow"), German Regenbogen (“rainbow"), Danish regnbue (“rainbow"), Swedish regnbÃ¥ge (“rainbow"), Icelandic regnbogi (“rainbow").