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R Tweet Definition of R Like Definition of R on Facebook
  1. The eighteenth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by Q and followed by S.
  1. (context, US politics) Republican
    1. (film certification) restricted
    2. reverse
    3. right (as opposed to left)
    4. (context, handbells) ring
    5. (context, baseball, cricket) The statistic reporting the number of runs scored by a player
    6. Thursday
rally Tweet Definition of rally Like Definition of rally on Facebook
noun (rall, ies)
  1. (squash) (table tennis) (tennis) A sequence of strokes between serve, serving and score, scoring a point.
  2. A demonstration.
  3. (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.
= verb (rall, i, ed)
  1. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
  2. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
  3. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
  4. To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
rate Tweet Definition of rate Like Definition of rate on Facebook
  1. An amount measured in relation to another amount.
The car was travelling at a rate of speed of fifty kilometres per hour.
  1. A price or fee determined in relation to a particular scale or standard.
The central bank sets an interest rate.
  1. A price per unit for a service or product.
Postal rates here are low.
  1. The relative speed of change or progress.
The rate of production at the factory is skyrocketing.
  1. (statistics) A measure of the frequency of a given event, typically expressed as the number of occurrences of the event for every thousand or hundred thousand people in the total population considered.
The mortality rate in the country was unusually high.
  1. wage, Wages calculated in relation to a unit of time.
The pay rate is ten dollars per hour.
  1. A level of quality.
This textbook is first rate.
verb (rat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To assign or be assigned a particular rank or level.
She is rated fourth in the country.
  1. (transitive) To evaluate or estimate the value of.
They rate his talents highly.
  1. (transitive) To consider or regard.
He rated this book brilliant.
  1. (transitive) To deserve; to be worth.
The view here hardly rates a mention in the travel guide.
  1. (transitive) To determine the limits of safe functioning for a machine or electrical device.
The transformer is rated at 10 watts.
  1. (transitive) (chiefly ) To evaluate a property's value for the purposes of local taxation.
  2. (transitive) (informal) To like; to think highly of.
The customers don't rate the new burgers.
  1. (intransitive) To have position (in a certain class).
She rates among the most excellent chefs in the world.
He rates as the best cyclist in the country.
  1. (intransitive) To have value or standing.
This last performance of her's didn't rate very high with the judges.
reaction Tweet Definition of reaction Like Definition of reaction on Facebook
  1. An action or statement in response to a stimulus or other event
The announcement of the verdict brought a violent .
You were in the coutroom. What is your ?
When I last tried to eat strawberries I had a terrible allergic .
  1. (chemistry) A transformation in which one or more substances is converted into another by combination or decomposition
    In this , the acid and base will neutralize each other, producing a salt.
receivable Tweet Definition of receivable Like Definition of receivable on Facebook
  1. A debt owed, usually to a business, from the perspective of that business
One man's is another man's payable.
  1. Especially, a debt arising from a sale on account or on credit.
  1. capable of being received, especially of a debt, from the perspective of the creditor.
receiver Tweet Definition of receiver Like Definition of receiver on Facebook
  1. A person who receives something.
  2. A person who acts as trustee for a bankrupt.
  3. A person who accepts stolen goods.
  4. (football) A person who accepts the ball after it has been snapped.
  5. Any of several electronic devices that receives signals and converts them into sound or vision
  6. A court administrator
red herring Tweet Definition of red herring Like Definition of red herring on Facebook
  1. A smoke-cured herring.
  2. (idiom) A clue that is misleading or that has been falsified, intended to divert attention (from the use of smoked herrings to mislead hounds following a trail).
"Gall, the guy that does the hyp act is too shrewd, I think, to have committed such a smart murder and left himself with his pants down with no other red herring around." --Svengali Kill
refinance Tweet Definition of refinance Like Definition of refinance on Facebook
verb (1=refinances, 2=refinancing, 3=refinanced, 4=refinanced)
  1. To renew the terms of a loan.
registered Tweet Definition of registered Like Definition of registered on Facebook
  1. (past of, register)
  1. having had one's name added to an official list or entered into a register
a nurse
a voter
rent Tweet Definition of rent Like Definition of rent on Facebook
  1. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
  2. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  1. (transitive) To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
  2. (transitive) To grant occupation in return for rent.
reorganization Tweet Definition of reorganization Like Definition of reorganization on Facebook
  1. The act or process of rearranging. See reorganize.
  2. The end result of such an act.
repair Tweet Definition of repair Like Definition of repair on Facebook
  1. The act of repairing something.
I took the car to the workshop for repair.
  1. The result of repairing something.
If you look closely you can see the in the paintwork
  1. The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
The car was overall in poor before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent .
  1. Restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; mend; remedied
reparation Tweet Definition of reparation Like Definition of reparation on Facebook
noun (usually reparations)
  1. A payment of time, effort or money to undue past transgression(s).
  2. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway.
return Tweet Definition of return Like Definition of return on Facebook
  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.
  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.
ROA Tweet Definition of ROA Like Definition of ROA on Facebook
  1. Register of Actions
    1. Raman optical activity
  2. Right of Abode
ROE Tweet Definition of ROE Like Definition of ROE on Facebook
  1. (finance) Return on Equity: A measure of how well a company used reinvested earnings to generate additional earnings.
  2. (military) Rules of Engagement
round lot Tweet Definition of round lot Like Definition of round lot on Facebook
  1. a block of shares of stock that is a multiple of some number, usually 100
rundown Tweet Definition of rundown Like Definition of rundown on Facebook
  1. A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown.
Could you give me the on the new rules?
  1. (baseball) A defensive play in which the runner is caught between two fielders, who steadily converge to tag the runner out.
Smith is caught in a , but Jones will come around to score.
adjective , also run down
  1. Old and in bad repair.

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