- An indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape.
- Someone who takes part in a race.
- A racehorse.
- An animal known for its fast speed, or suitable for racing; applied especially to a number of North American snakes, certain kinds of lake trout, etc.
- A vehicle or other device used for racing.
- (may be used with or without an article, but is not in the plural) A loud noise.
- Power tools work quickly, but they sure make a racket.
- With all the racket they're making, I can't hear myself think!
- What's all this racket?
- (countable; also spelled racquet) An implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
- A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit
- They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money.
- An implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis, or a shuttlecock in badminton.
- A transportation system consisting of metal rails and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.
- The railroad track itself.
- To transport via railroad.
- To operate a railroad.
- To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.
- A rapid summary process or procedure regarded as unfair or self-serving.
- They railroaded the proposal through the committee, passing it with no debate.
noun (rall, ies)
verb (rall, i, ed)
- (squash) (table tennis) (tennis) A sequence of strokes between serve, serving and score, scoring a point.
- A demonstration.
- (motor racing) An event in which competitors drive through a series of timed special stages at intervals. The winner is the driver who completes all stages with the shortest cumulative time.
- To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
- To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
- To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
- To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
verb (rappel, l, ed)
- (obsolete) to call back a hawk
- to abseil
- (onomatopoeia) a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another
verb (rattl, es)
- I wish they would fix the under my dashboard.
- a baby's toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container
- (transitive) (ergative) to create a sound by shaking
- Rattle the can of cat treats if you need to find Fluffy.
- (transitive) to scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve
- The accident really rattled him.
- (intransitive) to make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking
- ''I wish the dashboard in my car would quit rattling.
verb (reads, reading, read)
- A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.
- (context, transitive, intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
- Have you this book?
- He doesn't like to .
- (context, transitive, intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
- He us a passage from his new book.
- All right, class, who wants to next?
- (transitive) In telecommunications, to be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
- Do you me?
- (context, transitive, UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
- I am reading theology at university.
- (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
- I can his feelings in his face.
- To consist of certain text.
- On the door hung a sign that , "Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point."
- (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
- Arabic reads backwards.
- (past of, read)
verb (rebounds, rebounding, rebounded)
- (sports) An instance of rebounding, generally credited to a particular player.
- To bound or spring back from a force.
- (figurative) To jump up or get back up again.
- (context, sports) To gain possession from an errant shot.
- A person who receives something.
- A person who acts as trustee for a bankrupt.
- A person who accepts stolen goods.
- (football) A person who accepts the ball after it has been snapped.
- Any of several electronic devices that receives signals and converts them into sound or vision
- A court administrator
- To cover again.
- To get better from; to recuperate.
- To win (something) back.
noun (recover, ies)
- The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
- A return to normal health.
- A return to former status.
- Renewed growth after a slump (economy).
- (sports) A card displayed by the referee when a player is sent off for a serious infringement of the rules.
- (colloquial) Any official instructions to vacate an area.
- I hoped to park in the members' area but the attendant showed me the .
noun (plural: redshirts)
- In collegiate sports, an athlete who spends a year not participating in official athletic activities, but does not lose his or her eligibility to participate in following years
- In the w:United States Navy, United States Navy, a person responsible for loading and unloading weapons, artillery, and equipment from aircraft.
- In fiction, an unimportant character introduced only to be killed in order to underscore the peril to the important characters; an expendable character.
- Sensing danger, Captain Kirk decided to beam down to the surface with Spock, McCoy?, and a couple of redshirts.
- In collegiate sports, to place an athlete in a status wherein the athlete will spend a year not participating in official athletic activities, but will not lose his or her eligibility to participate in following years.
- The university decided to the freshman linebacker to give him an extra year to build up his bulk.
- To hold a child out of kindergarten for one year in the hope that the child will do better academically and socially.
- Parents who their 5-year-olds instead of enrolling them in kindergarten are a concern to some Nebraska educators who are trying to reverse the trend of holding children back until age 6 to start school. ""Some Educators Oppose Redshirting 5-Year-Olds," The Omaha World-Herald, March 1, 1985
- Orig. Name originally used in w:Venice, Venice for specific boat-races on the Grand Canal.
- A series of boat-races, although sometimes used for a single race.
- A striped cotton fabric.
verb (reliev, ing)
- To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
- To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
- To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.
- To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor.
- To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town.
- To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty.
- To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right.
- (baseball) A pitcher who comes into a game which is in-progress.
- The first got the last two outs of the sixth.
- Someone who fills in for another.
- I'll be the today so that you can each take a break.
noun (plural: retires)
- (rare) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
verb (retires, retiring, retired)
- His is by a lake.
- (dated) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
- At the , the cavalry fell back.'''
- (transitive) To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
- He retired himself from the party.
- (transitive) To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
- The central bank retired those notes five years ago.
- (transitive) To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer.
- The board retired the old major.
- (transitive) (cricket) of a batsman, to voluntarily stop batting so that the next batsman can bat
- Jones retired in favour of Smith.
- (transitive) (baseball) of a fielder, to make a defensive play which results in a runner or the batter being put out
- Jones retired Smith 6-3.
- (intransitive) To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.
- I will to the study.''
- (intransitive) To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
- The regiment retired from the fray after the Major was killed.
- (intransitive) To withdraw from a public station, from working, or from business
- Having made a large fortune, he retired.
- He wants to at 55.
- (intransitive) To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
- Past the point, the shore retires into a sequence of coves.
- (intransitive) To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
- I will for the night.
verb (retriev, ing)
- To regain or get back something
- To rescue or save something; in tennis etc, to make a difficult but successful return of the ball
- To remedy or rectify something
- To remember or recall something
- To fetch or carry back something
- The act of a person returning.
- "Upon my ..."
- A return ticket.
- An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect.
- (finance): Gain or loss from an investment. "It yielded a of 5%..."
- (context, taxation, finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
- (computing) A character that indicates a new line. Hexadecimal %x0d, decimal 13. Old typewriters had a carriage that lined up the paper with the printing strike-arms; with the advent of electronic typewriters, the "carriage return" key would realign the printing at the left margin, and advance to a new line. Early computers added <CR><LF> (13,10) to indicate a new line, with variations such as <LF> (10), <CR> (13) and even <LF><CR> (10,13). Modern computer use has expanded the meaning to denote a new paragraph.
- (computing) The act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) The data passed back from a called procedure to the calling procedure (also return value).
- A short extention (perpendicular) of a desk, usually slightly lower.
- (context, Football (American)): Catching a ball after a punt, and running it back towards the opposing team.
- (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
- To give something back to its original holder/owner.
- To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
- To come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals.
- To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to to my story."
- (context, Tennis): To bat the ball in response to a serve over the net.
- (context, Card games): To play a card as a result of another player's lead; a trump.
- (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
- (computing) (intransitive) To go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
- (computing) (transitive) Of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure.
verb (revers, ing)
- The opposite of front.
- The opposite of forward.
- The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
- The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
- (intransitive) To turn around, go in the opposite direction.
- Having the order of its constituents moved backwards in time or space.
- We ate the meal in order with the dessert first and ending with the starter.
- The mirror showed us a view of the scene.
- Causing movement in the opposite direction.
- He selected gear.
- That which complies with justice, law or reason.
- ''We're on the side of in this contest.
- A legal or moral entitlement.
- You have no to talk to me like that!
- The right side or direction.
- The pharamcy is just on the past the bookshop.
- (context, Politics) The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.
- The political holds too much power.
- To correct
- Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.
- To set upright
- The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.
- (intransitive) To return to normal upright position.
- When the wind died down, the ship righted.
- (archaic) straight, Straight, not bent.
- Having reference to a straight line; perpendicular, forming a 90-degree angle.
- The kitchen counter formed a angle with the back wall.
- Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.
- I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were all along.
- appropriate, Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.
- Is this the software for my computer?
- healthy, Healthy, sane, competent.
- I'm afraid my father is no longer in his mind.
- Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: â†’
- After the accident, her leg was slighly shorter than her left.
- (archaic, sometimes used in titles) To a great extent or degree.
- Sir, I am glad to meet you...
- Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.
- The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci
- (context, Politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.
- exactly, Exactly, precisely.
- The arrow landed in the middle of the target.
- Luckily we arrived at the start of the film.
- very, Very, extremely, quite.
- I made a stupid mistake there, didn't I?
- Ann Hite, Ghost on Black Mountain,
- : The fog was hard to see through so I was on Tom Pritchard before I saw him.
- (baseball) The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your right if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.
- (baseball) The defensive position in the outfield to the right, typically played by a player who can throw well.
- He's got a cannon out in .
- (baseball) The outfield defensive player that stands to the right of the field as viewed from home plate.
- The nailed the runner at the plate with a perfect throw.
verb , rimmed, rimming
- An edge around something, especially when circular.
- to lick the anus of a partner as part of the sexual act.
- a sheet of ice prepared for playing certain sports, such as hockey or curling
- We played hockey all winter until the melted.
- a surface for roller skating
- a team in the sport of curling
- The Schmirler won the Silver Broom.
- Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
- Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
- The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
- To create or take part in a riot.
- (context, fencing) a thrust given in return after parrying an attack.
- a quick and usually witty response to a taunt
- an answer or reply, rapidly uttered, in response to a question or problem
verb (rises, rising, rose, risen)
- The action of moving upwards
- An increase (in a quantity, price, etc)
- (UK, Ireland) A pay rise (rfv-sense)
- (intransitive) To move upwards.
- We watched the balloon .
- (intransitive, of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation
- The sun was rising in the East.
- (intransitive) To be resurrected
- He rose from the grave.
- He is risen!
- (intransitive) of a quantity, price, etc, To increase.
- a form of croquet using short-handled mallets, and played on a hard surface
- In croquet, the act of hitting another player's ball with one's own.
- In croquet, to hit another player's ball with one's own.
- red, Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
- (colour) A reddish pink colour.
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- To apply rouge (makeup.)
- She rouged her face before setting out for the party.
- (colour) Of a reddish pink colour.
- The unmowed part of a golf course.
- A crude person.
- (cricket) A scuffed and roughened area of the pitch, where the bowler's feet fall, used as a target by spin bowlers because of its unpredictable bounce.
- To create in an approximate form.
adjective (rough, er)
- Rough in the shape first, then polish the details.
- To physically assault someone in retribution for something specific.
- The gangsters roughed him up a little.
- Having a texture that has much friction. Not smooth; uneven.
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 229e.
- : Teaching that's done by talking seems to have one path and another part which is smoother.
- approximate, Approximate.
- A rough estimate.
- turbulent, Turbulent.
- The sea was .
- difficult, Difficult; trying.
- Being a teenager these days can be .
- crude, Crude; unrefined
- His manners are a bit , but he means well.
- violent, Violent; not careful or subtle
- This box has been through some handling.
- A circular object.
- A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds.
verb (rounds, rounding, rounded)
- The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.
- An outburst of a certain event. For example, a round of applause.
- A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
- A serving of something; a dishing out of one of something to everybody, as in a round of drinks.
- A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
- A bullet, or any individual ammunition shell.
- A period of time in a boxing match in which boxers are permitted to fight before being signaled to returned to their designated corner.
- (context, engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
- To shape something into a curve.
adjective (er, more)
- The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
- (italbrac, with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
- She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
- To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
- Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
- To turn past a boundary.
- Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
- To turn and attack someone or thing.
- As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.
- circular, Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
- We sat at a table to make conversation easier.
- spherical, Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
- The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is , not flat.
- Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
- Our child's bed has corners for safety.
- plump, Plump
- complete, Complete, whole, not lacking.
- The baker sold us a dozen.
- (mathematics) Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
- One hundred is a nice number.
- (linguistics) pronounce, Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".
- around, Around.
- pliable, Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
- synthetic, Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
- (italbrac, UK, Australia, Canada regional) An eraser.
- (North America) (slang) A condom.
- Someone or something which rubs.
- (baseball) The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.
- Jones toes the and then fires to the plate.
- (North America; plural) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, wellingtons.
- Johnny, don't forget your rubbers today.
- (slang) tire, Tires, particularly racing tires.
- Jones enters the pits to get new .
- any sporting event in which the opponents are tied as it pertains to events won and lost in the series
- The Red Sox having lost the opener and won the second game proceeded into the rubber match against the Yankees.
- A town in Warwickshire, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated
- somebody who runs
- (slang) A quick escape away from a scene
- He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
- a type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, cf trainer; a sneaker
- a part of an apparatus that moves quickly
- After the cycle completes, the travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
- a mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
- a strip of fabric used to decorate a table
- The red makes the table so festive.
- a protective carpet cover for a high traffic area
- How about we put down a clear in the front hall.
- (scuffleball) a forward playing position
- (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
- (baseball) A player who runs the bases
- (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.
- (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
- (botany) a long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.
- an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
- a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
- the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
- a stream bed
- An English occupational surname for someone who made things from rushes.