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rabbit Tweet Definition of rabbit Like Definition of rabbit on Facebook
noun
  1. Several small mammals of the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. Confusingly, jackrabbit is a hare.
The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get; rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
  1. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
  2. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
  3. (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.
verb (rabbits, rabbitting, rabbitted)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt rabbits.
raccoon Tweet Definition of raccoon Like Definition of raccoon on Facebook
noun
  1. Any member of the genus Procyon.
  2. Nocturnal omnivore originally living in Northern America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail.
raincoat Tweet Definition of raincoat Like Definition of raincoat on Facebook
noun
  1. A waterproof coat worn in the rain.
  2. (slang) A condom.
Rand Tweet Definition of Rand Like Definition of Rand on Facebook
noun
  1. (with definite article) The Witwatersrand, a gold-mining geographic area also known as the Reef in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, of which the principal city is Johannesburg.
rat Tweet Definition of rat Like Definition of rat on Facebook
noun
  1. In scientific usage, any of about 56 different species of small, omnivorous rodent, rodents belonging to the genus Rattus.
  2. (colloquial) A term indiscriminately applied to numerous members of several rodent families (e.g. voles and mice) having bodies longer than about 12 cm, or 5 inches.
  3. A person who is known for betrayal; a traitor.
What a , leaving us stranded here!
    • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : He"s more a man than any pair of rats of you in this here house...
      1. A promiscuous person - often a young female - who attends sporting and other entertainment events, primarily to seek sexual liaisons with athletes, entertainers and/or others traveling with them.
verb (rat, t, ed)
  1. (context, usually with "on" or "out") to betray someone and tell their secret to an authority or an enemy; to turn someone in.
He ratted on his coworker.
He is going to us out!
  1. (context, of a dog, etc.) To kill rats.
ready-to-wear Tweet Definition of ready-to-wear Like Definition of ready-to-wear on Facebook
adjective
  1. Describing apparel that does not need any tailoring (example hemming) before it can be worn. off-the-rack.
reefer Tweet Definition of reefer Like Definition of reefer on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) One who reefs; a name often given to midshipman, midshipmen.
  2. A close-fitting jacket or short coat of thick cloth.
  3. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
  4. A refrigerated, insulated trailer or shipping container.
  5. (slang) (rfv-sense) A person who smokes marijuana.
regular Tweet Definition of regular Like Definition of regular on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of the British Army as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve.
  2. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
  3. (Canadian English) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
adjective
  1. with constant frequency or pattern.
  2. normal; ordinary
  3. obeying rules
  4. (grammar) (of a verb, plural, etc) following a set or common pattern
The verb "to walk" is regular.
The noun "mouse" has the irregular plural "mice".
  1. frequent or common
He made visits to go see his mother.
  1. (snowboarding): Riding with the left foot forward.
  2. exemplary, Exemplary; excellent example of; utter.
a genius
a John Bull
revers Tweet Definition of revers Like Definition of revers on Facebook
noun
  1. a lapel of a garment, turned back to show the reverse side
reversible Tweet Definition of reversible Like Definition of reversible on Facebook
adjective
  1. able to be reversed
  2. (context, of clothing) able to be worn inside out
  3. (chemistry) (of a chemical reaction) capable of proceeding in either direction
  4. (physics) (of a phase change) capable of returning to the original state
  5. (thermodynamics) capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy
rise Tweet Definition of rise Like Definition of rise on Facebook
noun
  1. The action of moving upwards
    1. An increase (in a quantity, price, etc)
  2. (UK, Ireland) A pay rise (rfv-sense)
verb (rises, rising, rose, risen)
  1. (intransitive) To move upwards.
We watched the balloon .
  1. (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.
  1. (intransitive) To be resurrected
He rose from the grave.
He is risen!
  1. (intransitive) of a quantity, price, etc, To increase.
robe Tweet Definition of robe Like Definition of robe on Facebook
noun
  1. A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
verb (robes, robing, robed)
  1. To clothe someone in a robe.
roquelaure Tweet Definition of roquelaure Like Definition of roquelaure on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) a lined and trimmed cloak that reached to the knees
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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rouge Tweet Definition of rouge Like Definition of rouge on Facebook
noun
  1. red, Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
  2. (colour) A reddish pink colour.
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verb (roug, ing)
  1. To apply rouge (makeup.)
She rouged her face before setting out for the party.
adjective
  1. (colour) Of a reddish pink colour.
roundabout Tweet Definition of roundabout Like Definition of roundabout on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, mostly, UK, and, Australia) A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
  2. (context, mostly, UK) A children's play apparatus, often found in parks, which rotates around a central axis when pushed.
  3. A fairground carousel.
adjective
  1. Indirect, circuitous or circumlocutionary
ruff Tweet Definition of ruff Like Definition of ruff on Facebook
noun
  1. A male of the species Philomachus pugnax; a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia. The female is a Reeve.
  2. Any of several freshwater fish, of the genus Acerina, similar to perch
  3. A circular frill or ruffle on a garment, especially a starched, fluted neckware in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
  4. A card game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it ruff and honours
ruffed Tweet Definition of ruffed Like Definition of ruffed on Facebook
adjective
  1. having a ruff
ruffle Tweet Definition of ruffle Like Definition of ruffle on Facebook
noun
  1. Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
    ''She loved the dress with the lace at the hem.
verb (ruffl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
    Ruffle the end of the cuff.
  2. (transitive) To disturb ; especially, to cause to flutter.
    The wind ruffled the papers.
ruffled Tweet Definition of ruffled Like Definition of ruffled on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, ruffle)
adjective
  1. Having ruffles.

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