- A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a plank of wood or other material; especially, one intended to fit another member to form a joint.
- (transitive) To cut a
- Noun, rabbet in a piece of material.
- A rebate plane.
- a circular saw in which the saw wheel cuts downward from a suspended arm
- A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergency, emergencies or a platform for swimmers.
- A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water.
- A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.
- All we've ever got from you is a of promises.
- (transitive) to convey on a raft
- (transitive) to make into a raft
- (intransitive) to travel by raft
- one of the sloping beams that support a pitched roof
- A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
- Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
- A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
- A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
- A ragged edge.
- A sail, or any piece of canvas.
- A piece of ragtime music.
verb (rag, g, ing)
- The song mapleleaf has a pleasant, bouncy tune.
- (context, slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
- (context, poker slang) A card that appears to help no one.
- (context, poker slang) A low card
- To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
- a horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing.
- the metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
- a railroad; a railway
- a horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
- (surfing) lengthwise edges of a surfboard
- Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a board's general turning ability — Nick Carroll at surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/10_21_rails.cfm
- to complain violently; to abuse
- A fence or barrier consisting of one or more horizontal rails and vertical supports.
- During the war, everyone's railings were taken away to make bombers.
- A garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.
- (Ireland / idiomatic) a lot, plenty.
verb (rak, ing)
- Jim has had a rake of trouble with his new car.
- jut out (ship"s bow or stern above keel)
- an inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline
- a mobile staircase that is attached to the doors of an airliner at an airport
- an American plant, Allium tricoccum, related to the onion
- (Appalachia) a promiscuous man or woman; a general insult for a worthless person
- to behave violently; to rage
- to stand in a rampant position
- (colloquial) An undefined, unknown or unimportant person; a person of no consequence.
- The party was boring. It was full of randoms.
- All outcomes being equally probable
- He arranged the cards in order.
- The outcome of a fair coin flip is .
- Lacking statistical correlation.
- The results look by several different measures.
- Having apparent lack of plan, cause or reason
- The narrative takes a course.
- (colloquial) Apropos of nothing; lacking context
- That was a completely comment.
- The teacher's bartending story was interesting, but .
- (colloquial) From the population at large
- I don't want people to be able to access this account.
- I know I must seem completely right now. I'm just nervous about asking you out.
- (colloquial) absurd, unexpected, humorous
- What you just said was so .
- (colloquial) Undistinguished, average, common. Originated in hacker's slang. Source: w:Jargon File, Jargon File
- (colloquial, probably US only) Lacking poise
- Line or series of mountains.
- Large fuel-burning stove.
- Selection, array. Eg: A range of cars.
- Area used for shooting, artillery, etc.
- An area of open, often unfenced, grazing land.
- (mathematics) The set of values (points) which a function can obtain.
- (statistics) The length of the smallest interval which contains all the data. It is calculated by subtracting the smallest observations from the greatest.
- The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion.
verb (ranges, ranging, ranged)
- We could see the ship at a range of five miles.
- (sports) (baseball) The defensive area that a player can cover.
- Jones has good for a big man.
- (music) Compass - The scale of all the tones a voice or an instrument can produce.
- (ecology) The geographical area or zone where a species is normally naturally found.
- (intransitive) (followed by over) To travel over (an area, etc) with a particular purpose.
- (intransitive) (mathematics, computing; followed by over) Of a variable, to be able to take any of the values in a specified range.
- The variable x ranges over all real values from 0 to 10.
- (transitive) classify
- (of a projectile, or projectile system) whose range can be adjusted
- a keeper, guardian, or soldier who ranges over a region to protect the area or enforce the law.
verb to rasp
- a coarse file (tool)
- the sound made by this tool when used
- (intransitive) to use a rasp
- (intransitive) to make a noise similar to the one a rasp in use makes; to utter rasps
- (transitive) to work something with a rasp
- (context, biochemistry, medicine) A structure on a cell wall that binds with specific molecules so that they can be absorbed into the cell in order to control certain functions.
- 2001: In the target organ, the drug is recognised by "receptors". These are large molecules, usually proteins, to which the drug binds tightly and with a high degree of specificity. " Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 24)
- (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.
verb (refac, ing)
- (transitive) To replace the face or surface of something; to create a new outer layer.
- They decided to their cabinets, putting new doors and fresh paint just on the fronts.
- the acting of refuse, refusing
- (civil engineering) depth or point at which well or borehole drilling cannot continue
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
- (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
- (transitive) To enter in a register.
- (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
- (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
- (transitive) To express outward signs.
- (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
- A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.
- Cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile".
- Interpret: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the w:Beethoven, Beethoven sonata beautifully".
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Â§ 34.
- : we may, at last, our philosophy like that of Epictetus
- Pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment".
- Make over as a return; "They had to render the estate".
- Give back; "render money".
- (computer graphics) To transform digital information in the form received from a repository into a display on a computer screen, or for other presentation to the user; "Rendering images".
- Secretly capture and turn over to another country.
noun (plural: renderings)
- version; translation.
- sketch, illustration, or painting.
- Present participle of to render.
- returning; giving back; assigning; making; translating; surrendering; affording.
- 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 (revet, t, ed)
- To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.
- A layer of stone, concrete, or other hard material supporting the side of an embankment.
- An armoured building that provides protection against bombs.
- a long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
- an inked ribbon against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
- to decorate with ribbon
- one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle
- (politics) a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill
- an amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements
verb (ridg, ing)
- the line along which two sloping surfaces meet which diverge towards the ground
- a chain of hills or mountains
- a long narrow elevation on an ocean bottom
- (transitive) to form into a ridge
- a horizontal pole that supports the roof of a tent
- a beam along the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached
- A chasm or fissure.
- My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a between us and we can't reconnect.
- The Grand Canyon is a in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
- To form a rift.
- One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship.
- (context, woodworking) A saw that is designed to cut wood along its grain, i.e. to rip.
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.
- Someone or something which rises.
- A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.
- The choir stood on risers for the performance.
- The vertical part of a step on a staircase
- (archery) The main body of a bow
- torn apart
- broken into pieces; split asunder
- (countable) a cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end
- (transitive) to attach or fasten parts by using rivets
- (transitive) to install rivets
- (transitive) to command the attention of spectators
- (given name, male)
- Material used on the outside of a roof, such as shingles.
- (present participle of, to roof)
- (given name, female), vernacular form of the medieval Rosa, reinforced by the English noun rose
- A diminutive of the given name Rosemary
- An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.
- An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.
- A red color. See roset.
- A rose burner. See under rose.
- Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins.
- A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.
- A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
- A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
- A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
- The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete.
- A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof.
- A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
- To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
- To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
- To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
- To defeat an enemy completely and force them to retreat
- Something or someone that routes or directs items from one location to another.
- The Router directed the movement of the company's trucks.
- A power tool used in carpentry for cutting grooves.
- He made an attractive edge on the table with a .
- (context, Communications) Any device that directs packets of information using OSI layer 3, network layer, information.
- (internet) A device that connects LAN, local area networks to form a larger internet by, at mimimum, selectively passing those datagrams having a destination IP address to the network which is able to deliver them to their destination.
- The was configured to forward packets outside of a certain range of IP addresses to its internet uplink port.
- (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
- 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 .
- The broken remains of an object, usually rock or masonry.
- A crosspiece forming a step of a ladder.
- A crosspiece between legs of a chair.
- Past participle of the verb to ring.
- 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.
- A person from a rural area.
- country-styled or pastoral; rural
- unfinished or roughly finished work
- crude, rough
- country where the sheep and cattle roamed freely
- Resistance-value - A measure of thermal resistance used in domestic insulation.