Lunar rainbow, a fainter arch or rainbow, formed by the moon.Marine rainbow, or Sea bow, a similar bow seen in the spray of waves at sea.Rainbow trout(Zoöl.), 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. (Zoöl.) 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.

(Rain"bowed`) a. Formed with or like a rainbow.

(Rain"deer`) n. (Zoöl.) See Reindeer. [Obs.]

(Rain"drop`) n. A drop of rain.

(Rain"fall`) n. A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the average annual rainfall of a region.

Supplied by the rainfall of the outer ranges of Sinchul and Singaleleh.

(Rain"i*ness) n. The state of being rainy.

(Rain"less), a. Destitute of rain; as, a rainless region.

(Rain"-tight`) a. So tight as to exclude rain; as, a rain-tight roof.

(Rain"y) a. [AS. regenig.] Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.

(Raip) n. [Cf. Icel. reip rope. Cf. Rope.] A rope; also, a measure equal to a rod. [Scot.]

(Rais) n. Same as 2d Reis.

(Rais"a*ble) a. Capable of being raised.

(Raise) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raised (razd); p. pr. & vb. n. Raising.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of risa to rise. See Rise, and cf. Rear to raise.]

2. To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.

(Rain) v. t.

1. To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.

Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.
Ex. xvi. 4.

2. To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.

(Rain"bow`) n. [AS. regenboga, akin to G. regenbogen. See Rain, and Bow anything bent.] 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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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