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rake Tweet Definition of rake Like Definition of rake on Facebook
  1. A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.
  2. (Ireland / idiomatic) a lot, plenty.
Jim has had a rake of trouble with his new car.
verb (rak, ing)
  1. jut out (ship"s bow or stern above keel)
ranch Tweet Definition of ranch Like Definition of ranch on Facebook
noun (ranches)
  1. A large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep, or other livestock.
  2. A small farm that cultivates vegetables or livestock (used primarily in some localities of the western United States (including California).
  3. A house or property on a ranch land.
  4. A type of salad dressing.
verb (ranch, es)
  1. To operate or work on a ranch; to engage in ranching.
reap Tweet Definition of reap Like Definition of reap on Facebook
verb (reaps, reaping, reaped)
  1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
  2. To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.
reaper Tweet Definition of reaper Like Definition of reaper on Facebook
  1. One who reaps.
  2. A machine used to harvest crops.
  3. Reaper Shortened form of "The Grim Reaper", the angel of death.
Don't fear the Reaper,/ We'll be able to fly. — Lyrics from Don't Fear the Reaper by w:Blue í´┐Żyster Cult, Blue í´┐Żyster Cult
REST Tweet Definition of REST Like Definition of REST on Facebook
  1. (computing) w:Representational State Transfer, Representational State Transfer
Rich Tweet Definition of Rich Like Definition of Rich on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male); diminutive of Richard.
root Tweet Definition of root Like Definition of root on Facebook
  1. The part of a plant, generally underground, that absorbs water and nutrients.
  2. The part of a tooth extending into the bone holding the tooth in place.
  3. The part of a hair under the skin that holds the hair in place.
  4. source, Source.
The love of money is the of all evil
  1. (arithmetic) Of a number or expression, a number which, when raised to a specify, specified power, yields the specified number or expression.
The cube of 27 is 3.
  1. (arithmetic) A square root (understood if no power is specified; in which case, "the root of" is often abbreviated to "root").
Multiply by 2.
  1. (analysis) A zero (of a function).
  2. (context, graphtheory, computing) The single node of a tree that has no parent.
  3. (italbrac, philology) A word from which another word or words are derived.
  4. (computing) In UNIX terminology, the first user account with complete access to the operating system and its configuration, found at the root of the directory structure.
  5. (computing) The person who manages accounts on a UNIX system.
  1. To rummage, to search as if by digging in soil, to root out.
  2. To cheer to show support for a sports team, etc.
    • 1908, w:Jack Norworth, Jack Norworth, w:Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Take Me Out to the Ball Game
    • : Let me , , for the home team,
      1. (italbrac, Australian coarse slang) To have sexual intercourse.
rotation Tweet Definition of rotation Like Definition of rotation on Facebook
  1. the act of turning around a centre or an axis
  2. a single complete cycle of such a turning
  3. (mathematics) a transformation of a coordinate system by rotating the axes around the origin
  4. a regular variation in a sequence, such as crop rotation

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