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Rabat Tweet Definition of Rabat Like Definition of Rabat on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Morocco.
race Tweet Definition of race Like Definition of race on Facebook
noun
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
The Anglo-Saxon
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common, genetically linked, physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
  1. (context, controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia's article on w:Race_(historical_definitions), historical definitions of race.
The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are part of the same Mongoloid .
  1. (biology) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; informal for subspecies.
  2. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
  3. (figurative) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
The advent of the Internet has brought about a new of entrepreneur.
Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.
verb (rac, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
  2. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.
As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.
Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.
  1. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
Radnorshire Tweet Definition of Radnorshire Like Definition of Radnorshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An inland traditional county of Wales, bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, to the east by Herefordshire, to the south by Brecknockshire and to the west by Cardiganshire.
Ragusa Tweet Definition of Ragusa Like Definition of Ragusa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Sicily, Italy.
  2. The capital of the province of Ragusa.
Raipur Tweet Definition of Raipur Like Definition of Raipur on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Chhattisgarh (India).
Rajasthan Tweet Definition of Rajasthan Like Definition of Rajasthan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western India which has Jaipur as its capital.
Raleigh Tweet Definition of Raleigh Like Definition of Raleigh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the county seat of Wake County and the capital of North Carolina
  2. an English place name, surname and given name
  3. w:Walter Raleigh, Sir Walter Raleigh English explorer and soldier
  4. an English bicycle manufacturer
(wikipedia, Raleigh (bicycle))      
Ranchi Tweet Definition of Ranchi Like Definition of Ranchi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Jharkhand (India).
Randolph Tweet Definition of Randolph Like Definition of Randolph on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
Rangoon Tweet Definition of Rangoon Like Definition of Rangoon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The former and still widely used<ref>For example the US government still uses it (as of March 15, 2007; CIA - The World Factbook)</ref> spelling of the largest city and former capital of Myanmar (Burma). The spelling Yangon is preferred by the Burmese and has also become widely accepted. The administrative capital has been moved to Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw.
Ravenna Tweet Definition of Ravenna Like Definition of Ravenna on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. Capital of the province of Ravenna.
Reading Tweet Definition of Reading Like Definition of Reading on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Berkshire, England.
Recife Tweet Definition of Recife Like Definition of Recife on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Pernambuco (Brazil).
red deer Tweet Definition of red deer Like Definition of red deer on Facebook
noun
  1. browsing mammal, animal with antlers, Cervus elaphus
redding Tweet Definition of redding Like Definition of redding on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, redd)
Red Sea Tweet Definition of Red Sea Like Definition of Red Sea on Facebook
proper nounred, Red sea, Sea
  1. A long, narrow sea between Africa and the Arabian peninsula; links the Suez Canal with the Arabian Sea.
Regina Tweet Definition of Regina Like Definition of Regina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. present queen. see also Rex.
  2. Provincial capital of Saskatchewan (Canada) with a metropolitan population of about 248,000.
  3. (given name, female, from Latin, ) a female given name.
Rennes Tweet Definition of Rennes Like Definition of Rennes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Brittany, France
reunion Tweet Definition of reunion Like Definition of reunion on Facebook
noun
  1. The process or act of reuniting.
The took forever, but it was worth it.
It was a tearful as the trapped miners finally saw their loved ones again.
  1. A planned event at which members of a dispersed group meet together.
Are you going to the this year?
revel Tweet Definition of revel Like Definition of revel on Facebook
noun
  1. An instance of merry-making; a celebration.
    • Our revels now are ended. -- Shakespeare
verb (revels, revelling or reveling, revelled or reveled)
  1. To make merry; to have a gay, lively time.
    • 1997 The Art of Practicing, a Guid to Making Music from the Heart
    • : Slowing down doesn't have to feel like holding back. It can be an opportunity to in sounds and sensations, to not be so concerned about where we are going but to enjoy the moment and become comfortable where we are.
revere Tweet Definition of revere Like Definition of revere on Facebook
noun
  1. a revers
Reykjavik Tweet Definition of Reykjavik Like Definition of Reykjavik on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Iceland.
Rhine Tweet Definition of Rhine Like Definition of Rhine on Facebook
proper nounthe Rhine
  1. A river that flows through Switzerland, Germany, west Bavaria, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Rhineland Tweet Definition of Rhineland Like Definition of Rhineland on Facebook
noun
  1. general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany
Rhineland-Palatinate Tweet Definition of Rhineland-Palatinate Like Definition of Rhineland-Palatinate on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
Rhode Island Tweet Definition of Rhode Island Like Definition of Rhode Island on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Providence.
Rhodes Tweet Definition of Rhodes Like Definition of Rhodes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Dodecanese, Greece, in the Aegean Sea.
  2. A town on the island of Rhodes and the capital of the Dodecanese.
  3. A france, french town situated in w:Moselle, Moselle department, w:Lorraine, Lorraine
  4. A Fender electric piano
Rhone Tweet Definition of Rhone Like Definition of Rhone on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river in Switzerland and France that flows from the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea.
Richardson Tweet Definition of Richardson Like Definition of Richardson on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English patronymic surname from the given name Richard
Richmond Tweet Definition of Richmond Like Definition of Richmond on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Richmond upon Thames, a suburb of London in the United Kingdom.
  2. The capital of Virginia in United States of America.
  3. One of the five boroughs of New York City, comprising Staten Island.
  4. Also the names of many other places in the world &mdash; see w:Richmond, the Wikipedia article.
Ridley Tweet Definition of Ridley Like Definition of Ridley on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English surname
  2. a male or female given name derived from the surname
RIF Tweet Definition of RIF Like Definition of RIF on Facebook
initialism
  1. Reading is Fundamental
  2. reduction in force, Reduction in Force
Riga Tweet Definition of Riga Like Definition of Riga on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Latvia.
Rimini Tweet Definition of Rimini Like Definition of Rimini on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  2. Capital of the province of Rimini: a port and resort.
Ringwood Tweet Definition of Ringwood Like Definition of Ringwood on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Hampshire, England
Rio Branco Tweet Definition of Rio Branco Like Definition of Rio Branco on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State capital of Acre (Brazil).
Rio de Janeiro Tweet Definition of Rio de Janeiro Like Definition of Rio de Janeiro on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in southeastern Brazil.
  2. Capital of Rio de Janeiro state and former capital of Brazil.
Rio Grande do Norte Tweet Definition of Rio Grande do Norte Like Definition of Rio Grande do Norte on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern Brazil which has Natal as its capital.
Rio Grande do Sul Tweet Definition of Rio Grande do Sul Like Definition of Rio Grande do Sul on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in southern Brazil which has Porto Alegre as its capital.
Riverside Tweet Definition of Riverside Like Definition of Riverside on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A district of Cardiff, Wales, located by the w:River Taff, River Taff
  2. A name common to a number of districts, cities and counties.
Riyadh Tweet Definition of Riyadh Like Definition of Riyadh on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of Saudi Arabia.
Rochester Tweet Definition of Rochester Like Definition of Rochester on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city name, originally of the w:Rochester, Medway, Rochester in Kent, England.
  2. A British surname.
Rockies Tweet Definition of Rockies Like Definition of Rockies on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Plural of Rocky.
the Rockies
  1. The Rocky Mountains, a mountain range in North America.
Rogers Tweet Definition of Rogers Like Definition of Rogers on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an English patronymic surname derived from Roger
  2. a town in Arkansas
ROK Tweet Definition of ROK Like Definition of ROK on Facebook
initialism
  1. Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Rom. Tweet Definition of Rom. Like Definition of Rom. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the book of Romans, an epistle in the New Testament of the Bible.
Roma Tweet Definition of Roma Like Definition of Roma on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A people believed to have originated in India and now found throughout Europe, particularly Eastern Europe; the people known as Gypsy, Gypsies.
  2. An Austronesian language of Indonesia.
  3. A variety of tomato.
  4. A city in Texas on the Rio Grande, pop. (2000) 9,617 (see w:Roma, Texas, Roma, Texas in Wikipedia)
Romania Tweet Definition of Romania Like Definition of Romania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in South-Eastern Europe, bordered by Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.
Rome Tweet Definition of Rome Like Definition of Rome on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Latium, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of the province of Latium and also of Italy.
  3. The Roman Empire
Roosevelt Tweet Definition of Roosevelt Like Definition of Roosevelt on Facebook
proper noun
  1. American surname of Dutch origin, derived from words meaning rose and open country; borne by two Presidents of U.S.
  2. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male) given in honor of the Presidents.
Roseau Tweet Definition of Roseau Like Definition of Roseau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Dominica.
Rostock Tweet Definition of Rostock Like Definition of Rostock on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Roswell Tweet Definition of Roswell Like Definition of Roswell on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in New Mexico, known for its UFO landing reports.
Rotterdam Tweet Definition of Rotterdam Like Definition of Rotterdam on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city and port in the Netherlands.
Rouen Tweet Definition of Rouen Like Definition of Rouen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A historical city in Haute-Normandie, Normandie, France
Roumania Tweet Definition of Roumania Like Definition of Roumania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (archaic) An older spelling of Romania.
Roy Tweet Definition of Roy Like Definition of Roy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
RSA Tweet Definition of RSA Like Definition of RSA on Facebook
noun
  1. (initialism) (cryptography) the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman encryption algorithm
  2. (initialism) Royal Society of Arts
RSFSR Tweet Definition of RSFSR Like Definition of RSFSR on Facebook
initialism
  1. (historical) The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1917"1991), largest republic of the USSR.
Rubicon Tweet Definition of Rubicon Like Definition of Rubicon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) An ancient Latin name for a small river in northern Italy which flows into the Adriatic Sea. It marked the boundary between the Roman province of Gaul and the Roman heartland. Its crossing by Julius Caesar in 49 BC began a civil war.
Rugby Tweet Definition of Rugby Like Definition of Rugby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Warwickshire, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated
Rumania Tweet Definition of Rumania Like Definition of Rumania on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (archaic) An older spelling of Romania.
Ruse Tweet Definition of Ruse Like Definition of Ruse on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in northeastern Bulgaria
Russia Tweet Definition of Russia Like Definition of Russia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Asia and Europe. Official name: Russian Federation.
Russian Federation Tweet Definition of Russian Federation Like Definition of Russian Federation on Facebook
proper nounRussian federation, Federation
  1. formerly a republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Russia.
Rutland Tweet Definition of Rutland Like Definition of Rutland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A small inland county of England bordered by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
Rwanda Tweet Definition of Rwanda Like Definition of Rwanda on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Rwandese Republic.
  2. A Bantu language of Rwanda; also known as Kinyarwanda.
rye Tweet Definition of rye Like Definition of rye on Facebook
noun
  1. A grass, Secale cereale, or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale.
  2. Rye whisky.
  3. Rye bread.

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