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raise Tweet Definition of raise Like Definition of raise on Facebook
  1. An increase in wages.
The boss gave me a .
  1. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  2. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  3. (poker) A bet which raised the previous bet.
verb (rais, ing)
  1. To cause to rise.
Raise your hand if want to say something.
  1. To collect.
He raises a lot of money for charity.
  1. To be brought up; to mature
Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
  1. (poker) To respond to an initial bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
  1. To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
red light Tweet Definition of red light Like Definition of red light on Facebook
  1. A warning light, especially as a traffic signal indicating "stop".
We ran three red lights on the way to the hospital.
  1. A sign of a brothel.
    • 1978: Roxanne, you don't have to put on your . " Sting, "Roxanne"
renege Tweet Definition of renege Like Definition of renege on Facebook
verb (reneg, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To break a promise or commitment; to go back on one's word.
  2. (intransitive) In a card game, to break one's commitment to follow suit when capable.
  3. (transitive) (archaic) To deny; to renounce
renounce Tweet Definition of renounce Like Definition of renounce on Facebook
  1. (card games) An act of
    1. Verb, renouncing.
verb (renounc, ing)
  1. (transitive) To give up, resign, surrender.
  2. (transitive) To cast off, repudiate.
  3. (transitive) To decline further association with someone or something.
  4. (transitive) To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
  5. (intransitive) To make a renunciation of something.
  6. (intransitive) To surrender formally some right or trust.
  7. (intransitive)(cards) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
respond Tweet Definition of respond Like Definition of respond on Facebook
  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.
  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.
response Tweet Definition of response Like Definition of response on Facebook
  1. An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
  2. The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
  3. An oracular answer.
  4. (liturgics) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
  5. (liturgics) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
  6. A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  7. An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL
REST Tweet Definition of REST Like Definition of REST on Facebook
  1. (computing) w:Representational State Transfer, Representational State Transfer
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.
reverse Tweet Definition of reverse Like Definition of reverse on Facebook
  1. The opposite of front.
  2. The opposite of forward.
  3. The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
  4. The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
verb (revers, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To turn around, go in the opposite direction.
  1. Having the order of its constituents moved backwards in time or space.
We ate the meal in order with the dessert first and ending with the starter.
The mirror showed us a view of the scene.
  1. Causing movement in the opposite direction.
He selected gear.
review Tweet Definition of review Like Definition of review on Facebook
  1. A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
  1. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
  1. A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.
  1. A stage show made up of sketches etc.
The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
  1. A survey of the available items or material.
The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
  1. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
The Times Literary Review is published in London.
  1. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
  1. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.
  1. (obsolete) To see again.
  2. (obsolete) To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
  3. To survey; to look broadly over.
Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly historical approaches to the problem.
  1. To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
The critic reviews every new play in London.
revoke Tweet Definition of revoke Like Definition of revoke on Facebook
  1. The act of revoking in a game of cards.
  2. A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid.
  3. A violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the status of a more minor offense only because, when it happens, it is usually accidental.
verb (revokes, revoking, revoked)
  1. To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing
Your driver's license will be revoked.
  1. To fail to follow suit in a game of cards
riffle Tweet Definition of riffle Like Definition of riffle on Facebook
  1. A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed. Also one of the cleats, grooves or steps in such trough.
ringer Tweet Definition of ringer Like Definition of ringer on Facebook
  1. In the game of horseshoes, when the horseshoe lands around the pole.
  2. A person, animal, or entity which resembles another so closely as to be taken for the other. (Now usually in the phrase dead ringer)
  3. (Australian) a stockman; a drover
  4. A person highly proficient at a skill or sport who is brought in, often fraudulently, to supplement a team.
role-playing game Tweet Definition of role-playing game Like Definition of role-playing game on Facebook
noun (plural role-playing games)
  1. A type of game, played either with pencil and paper or on a computer, in which the player assumes the role of the main character. Abbreviation: RPG
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
roulette Tweet Definition of roulette Like Definition of roulette on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
  2. (countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.
  3. (countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
  4. (countable) (geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.
  5. (stamp-collecting) any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.
round Tweet Definition of round Like Definition of round on Facebook
  1. A circular object.
  2. A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds.
The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.
  1. An outburst of a certain event. For example, a round of applause.
  2. A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
  3. A serving of something; a dishing out of one of something to everybody, as in a round of drinks.
  4. A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
  5. A bullet, or any individual ammunition shell.
  6. A period of time in a boxing match in which boxers are permitted to fight before being signaled to returned to their designated corner.
  7. (context, engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
verb (rounds, rounding, rounded)
  1. To shape something into a curve.
The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
  1. (italbrac, with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
  1. To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
  1. To turn past a boundary.
Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
  1. To turn and attack someone or thing.
As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.
adjective (er, more)
  1. circular, Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
We sat at a table to make conversation easier.
  1. spherical, Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is , not flat.
  1. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
Our child's bed has corners for safety.
  1. plump, Plump
  2. complete, Complete, whole, not lacking.
The baker sold us a dozen.
  1. (mathematics) Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
One hundred is a nice number.
  1. (linguistics) pronounce, Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".
  1. around, Around.
round trip Tweet Definition of round trip Like Definition of round trip on Facebook
  1. a journey that includes a return leg
"Margaret purchased a single round trip ticket to and from Chicago, as it was cheaper than buying two one-way tickets."
row Tweet Definition of row Like Definition of row on Facebook
  1. A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
  2. A line of entry, entries in a table, etc., going from left to right; as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
  1. (context, transitive, nautical) To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
  2. (context, intransitive, nautical) To propel a boat or other craft over water using oars.
royal flush Tweet Definition of royal flush Like Definition of royal flush on Facebook
  1. (poker) ace high straight with all cards the same suit
rubber bridge Tweet Definition of rubber bridge Like Definition of rubber bridge on Facebook
  1. The original form of contract bridge; so called because bonuses are awarded for scoring sufficient points to win games and thereby a rubber which is the best of 3 games.
rummy Tweet Definition of rummy Like Definition of rummy on Facebook
  1. Card game with many rule variants, conceptually similar to Mah Jongg
run Tweet Definition of run Like Definition of run on Facebook
  1. The act of running.
I just got back from my .
  1. The route taken while running.
Which did you do today?
  1. A flow of liquid; a leak.
The constant of water from the faucet annoys me.
  1. A small creek or part thereof.
  2. The amount of something made.
The book"s initial press will be 5,000 copies.
The of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
  1. A pace faster than a walk.
He broke into a .
  1. (context, of horses) A fast gallop.
  2. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day .
I"m having a of bad luck.
  1. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  2. A regular trip or route.
The bus on the Cherry Street is always crowded.
  1. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
He stood out from the usual of applicants.
  1. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
He set up a rabbit .
  1. An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
I need to make a to the store.
  1. A pleasure trip.
Let's go for a in the car.
  1. (sports) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  2. (sports) A point scored in baseball and cricket.
  3. (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  4. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  5. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
Financial insecurity led to a on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
  1. Any sudden large demand for something.
There was a on Christmas presents.
  1. Unrestricted use of an area.
He can have the of the house.
  1. A line of knit stitches that has unravelled.
I have a in my stocking.
  1. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  2. A production quantity in a factory.
Yesterday we did a of 12,000 units.
  1. (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
verb (runs, running, ran, run)
  1. (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
Run, Sarah, !
  1. (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
The horse ran the length of the track.
I have been running all over the building looking for him.
Sorry, I've got to ; my house is on fire.
  1. (intransitive, metaphorical) To move or spread quickly.
There's a strange story running around the neighborhood.
The flu is running through my daughter's kindergarten.
  1. (transitive) To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
Every day I my dog across the field and back.
I'll just the vacuum cleaner over the carpet.
Run your fingers through my hair.
  1. (transitive) To control or manage, be in charge of.
My uncle ran a corner store for forty years.
She runs the fundraising.
My parents think they my life.
  1. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow.
The river runs through the forest.
There's blood running down your leg.
  1. (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
Your nose is running.
Why is the hose still running?
My cup runneth over.
  1. (transitive) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
You'll have to the water a while before it gets hot.
Run the tap until the water gets hot.
  1. (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range of possibilities (often with a measure phrase).
The border runs for 3000 miles.
The leash runs along a wire.
The grain of the wood runs to the right on this table.
It ran in quality from excellent to substandard.
  1. (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
The sale will for ten days.
The contract runs through 2008.
The meeting ran late.
The book runs 655 pages.
The speech runs as follows:...
  1. (transitive) To make something extend in space.
I need to this wire along the wall.
  1. (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operate, operating or working normally.
My car stopped running.
That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
Buses don't here on Sunday.
  1. (transitive) To make a machine operate.
It's full. You can the dishwasher now.
Don't the engine so fast.
  1. (transitive) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
They ran twenty blood tests on me and they still don't know what's wrong.
Our coach had us running plays for the whole practice.
I will the sample.
Don't that software unless you have permission.
My computer is too old to the new OS.
  1. (transitive, or, intransitive) To compete in a race.
The horse will the Preakness next year.
I'm not ready to a marathon.
  1. (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election.
I have decided to for governor of California.
We're trying to find somebody to against him next year.
  1. (transitive) To make run in a race or an election.
He ran his best horse in the Derby.
The Green Party is running twenty candidates in this election.
  1. (intransitive) To be offered in one of the media.
The story will on the 6-o'clock news.
The latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatre.
Her picture ran on the front page of the newspaper.
  1. (transitive) To print or broadcast in the media.
a story
an ad
  1. (intransitive) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
He discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pink.
  1. (transitive) To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
a red light or stop sign
a blockade
  1. (transitive) To transport someone or something.
Could you me over to the store?
Please this report upstairs to director's office.
  1. (transitive) To smuggle illegal goods.
  1. (transitive, or, intransitive) To cost a large amount of money.
Buying a new laptop will you a thousand dollars.
  1. (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
  2. (intransitive, soccer) To carry a football down the field.
  3. (intransitive) Of stitches, to unravel.
My stocking is running.
  1. (intransitive) To flee away from a danger or towards help.
Whenever things get tough, she cuts and runs.
When he's broke, he runs to me for money.
  1. (transitive, agriculture) To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
Looks like we're gonna have to the tomatoes again.
  1. (past participle of, run)
  1. In a liquid state; melted; molten.
Put some butter on the vegetables.
  1. exhaust, Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)
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  1. somebody who runs
  2. (slang) A quick escape away from a scene
He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
  1. a type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, cf trainer; a sneaker
  2. a part of an apparatus that moves quickly
After the cycle completes, the travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
  1. a mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
  2. a strip of fabric used to decorate a table
The red makes the table so festive.
  1. a protective carpet cover for a high traffic area
How about we put down a clear in the front hall.
  1. (scuffleball) a forward playing position
  2. (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
  3. (baseball) A player who runs the bases
  4. (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.
  1. (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
  2. (botany) a long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.

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