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rainbow Tweet Definition of rainbow Like Definition of rainbow on Facebook
noun (plural: rainbows)
  1. Multicoloured arch in the sky produced by refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.
  2. Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.
  3. An assortment; a varied multitude. Used with of.
  • a of possibilities
    1. (baseball) A curveball, particularly a slow curveball
    2. (context, poker slang) In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. Having, or shining with, the colors of the rainbow: iridescent.
  2. Multicoloured.
  3. Special, enigmatic.
  4. (poker) Having multiple suits
     
rainbow trout Tweet Definition of rainbow trout Like Definition of rainbow trout on Facebook
noun 
  1. A species of trout, Salmo gairdneri, that has black spots and a pink streak running along the body.
     
rasbora Tweet Definition of rasbora Like Definition of rasbora on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small fish, of the Cyprinidae family, similar to a minnow
     
rasher Tweet Definition of rasher Like Definition of rasher on Facebook
noun (plural rashers)
  1. A strip of bacon.
adjective 
  1. (compare) of rash.
     
Ray Tweet Definition of Ray Like Definition of Ray on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Raymond.
     
red drum Tweet Definition of red drum Like Definition of red drum on Facebook
noun 
  1. a large red edible fish, also called channel bass or redfish.
     
redeye Tweet Definition of redeye Like Definition of redeye on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (alternative spelling of, red-eye)
     
redfish Tweet Definition of redfish Like Definition of redfish on Facebook
noun 
  1. edible red rockfish, found in North America, also called rosefish or ocean perch.
  2. a large red edible fish, also called channel bass or red drum.
     
remora Tweet Definition of remora Like Definition of remora on Facebook
noun (plural remoras)
  1. Any of various elongate brown fish from the family Echeneidae whose dorsal fin is in the form of a suction disc that can take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals.
     
ROE Tweet Definition of ROE Like Definition of ROE on Facebook
initialism 
  1. (finance) Return on Equity: A measure of how well a company used reinvested earnings to generate additional earnings.
  2. (military) Rules of Engagement
     
runner Tweet Definition of runner Like Definition of runner on Facebook
noun 
  1. somebody who runs
  2. (slang) A quick escape away from a scene
He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
  1. a type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, cf trainer; a sneaker
  2. a part of an apparatus that moves quickly
After the cycle completes, the travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
  1. a mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
  2. a strip of fabric used to decorate a table
The red makes the table so festive.
  1. a protective carpet cover for a high traffic area
How about we put down a clear in the front hall.
  1. (scuffleball) a forward playing position
  2. (cricket) a player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat
  3. (baseball) A player who runs the bases
  4. (aussie-rules) A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field.
The was out at second.
  1. (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
  2. (botany) a long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.
     

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