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rambler Tweet Definition of rambler Like Definition of rambler on Facebook
noun
  1. A recreational walker
  2. One who rambles
rampant Tweet Definition of rampant Like Definition of rampant on Facebook
adjective
  1. unrestrained or unchecked.
Weeds are in my garden.
  1. rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.
There was corruption in the city.
  1. (heraldry): rearing on its hind legs.
  2. (architecture) of an arch, with one side higher than the other.
Renaissance Tweet Definition of Renaissance Like Definition of Renaissance on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.
  2. The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.
  3. Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
adjective
  1. Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
  2. Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.
respond Tweet Definition of respond Like Definition of respond on Facebook
noun
  1. A response.
  2. A versicle or short anthem chanted at intervals during the reading of a lection.
  3. (architecture) A half-pillar, pilaster, or any corresponding device engaged in a wall to receive the impost of an arch.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To say something in return; to answer; to reply.
  2. (intransitive) To act in return; to exhibit some action or effect in return to a force or stimulus; to do something in response; to accord.
  3. (intransitive) To correspond; to suit.
  4. (transitive) To satisfy; to answer.
The prisoner was held to the judgment of the court.
return Tweet Definition of return Like Definition of return on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of a person returning.
"Upon my ..."
  1. A return ticket.
  2. An item that is returned, e.g. due to a defect.
  3. (finance): Gain or loss from an investment. "It yielded a of 5%..."
  4. (context, taxation, finance): A report of income submitted to a government for purposes of specifying exact tax payment amounts. A tax return.
  5. (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.
  6. (computing) The act of going back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
  7. (computing) The data passed back from a called procedure to the calling procedure (also return value).
  8. A short extention (perpendicular) of a desk, usually slightly lower.
  9. (context, Football (American)): Catching a ball after a punt, and running it back towards the opposing team.
  10. (cricket) A throw from a fielder to the wicket-keeper or to another fielder at the wicket.
verb
  1. To give something back to its original holder/owner.
  2. To take something back to a retailer for a refund.
  3. To come back after some period of time, or at regular intervals.
  4. To go back in thought, narration, or argument. "But to to my story."
  5. (context, Tennis): To bat the ball in response to a serve over the net.
  6. (context, Card games): To play a card as a result of another player's lead; a trump.
  7. (cricket) To throw a ball back to the wicket-keeper (or a fielder at that position) from somewhere in the field.
  8. (computing) (intransitive) To go back from a called procedure to the procedure that called it.
  9. (computing) (transitive) Of a called procedure, to pass back (data) to the calling procedure.
ribbon Tweet Definition of ribbon Like Definition of ribbon on Facebook
noun
  1. a long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
  2. an inked ribbon against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
verb
  1. to decorate with ribbon
Ring Tweet Definition of Ring Like Definition of Ring on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. An Irish family name.
Roman Tweet Definition of Roman Like Definition of Roman on Facebook
proper noun (plural) Romans
  1. A native or resident of Rome.
  2. A native or resident of the Roman Empire
adjective
  1. Of or from Rome.
  2. Of or from the Roman Empire
romanesque Tweet Definition of romanesque Like Definition of romanesque on Facebook
adjective
  1. Somewhat resembling the Roman; -- applied sometimes to the debased style of the later Roman empire, but especially to the more developed architecture prevailing from the 8th century to the 12th.
  2. Of or pertaining to romance or fable; fanciful.
roofline Tweet Definition of roofline Like Definition of roofline on Facebook
noun
  1. the profile made by a series of roofs
rosette Tweet Definition of rosette Like Definition of rosette on Facebook
noun
  1. An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.
  2. An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.
  3. A red color. See roset.
  4. A rose burner. See under rose.
  5. Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins.
  6. A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.
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row house Tweet Definition of row house Like Definition of row house on Facebook
noun
  1. A variety of residential building where the individual houses lining a street share adjacent walls in common and have a continuous stretch of roof
The walls in Eduardo's were so thin he could hear the neighbors two houses down.
rowlock Tweet Definition of rowlock Like Definition of rowlock on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) (mostly British) a pivot attached to the gunwale of a boat that supports and guides an oar, and provides a fulcrum for rowing; an oarlock
rustication Tweet Definition of rustication Like Definition of rustication on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of rusticating (trans. v. sense)
  2. the act of being rusticated (intrans. v. sense)
  3. (UK military) the process of posting a person or relocating a unit from London (or a command HQ) to elsewhere in the country.

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