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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.
real property Tweet Definition of real property Like Definition of real property on Facebook
noun (uncountable and countable: real properties)
  1. : property in the form of land as opposed to personal possessions; real estate
recapture Tweet Definition of recapture Like Definition of recapture on Facebook
verb to (recaptures, recaptured, recapturing)
  1. to capture something that has escaped before
The warden hoped to the escaped prisoners before they reached the town.
''New engine designs permit the vehicle to the kinetic energy lost through braking
recognition Tweet Definition of recognition Like Definition of recognition on Facebook
  1. the act of recognizing or the condition of being recognized
He looked at her for ten full minutes before dawned.
  1. An awareness that something observed has been observed before
  2. Acceptance as valid or true
The law was a of their civil rights.
  1. Official acceptance of the status of a new government by that of another country
  2. honor, favorable note, or attention
The charity gained plenty of for its efforts, but little money.
recoup Tweet Definition of recoup Like Definition of recoup on Facebook
  1. to make back, as an investment.
    He barely managed to his money, he sold out for just what he had invested.
recourse Tweet Definition of recourse Like Definition of recourse on Facebook
  1. The act of seeking assistance or advice.
recover Tweet Definition of recover Like Definition of recover on Facebook
  1. To cover again.
  2. To get better from; to recuperate.
  3. To win (something) back.
recovery Tweet Definition of recovery Like Definition of recovery on Facebook
noun (recover, ies)
  1. The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
  2. A return to normal health.
  3. A return to former status.
  4. Renewed growth after a slump (economy).
recusal Tweet Definition of recusal Like Definition of recusal on Facebook
  1. An act of recuse, recusing. To remove oneself from a decision/judgment because of a conflict of interest.
referee Tweet Definition of referee Like Definition of referee on Facebook
  1. (sport) An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game
    • :'The kicked Jim out of the game for fighting.'
      1. A person who settles a dispute
      2. A person who writes a letter of reference for someone
    • :'Your application, along with letters from three referees, should be received by January 31.'
      1. An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published
verb (referee, d)
  1. To act as a referee.
    • 'He has to three hockey games this weekend.'
    • 'She has to finish refereeing an article for Nature.'
regular Tweet Definition of regular Like Definition of regular on Facebook
  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.
  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
rejoin Tweet Definition of rejoin Like Definition of rejoin on Facebook
  1. To join again; to unite after separation.
  2. To come, or go, again into the presence of; to join the company of again.
Meet and rejoin me, in the pensive grot. Pope.
  1. To state in reply; -- followed by an object clause.
  2. (intransitive): To answer to a reply.
  3. (intransitive): (Law) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.
rejoinder Tweet Definition of rejoinder Like Definition of rejoinder on Facebook
  1. A reply to the answer to a previous question
release Tweet Definition of release Like Definition of release on Facebook
  1. (software) A version.
  2. Anything recently released or made available (as for sale).
''The video store advertised that it had all the latest "releases".
  1. That which is released, untied or let go.
They marked the occasion with a of butterflies.
verb (releas, ing)
  1. To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
  2. To let go (of); to cease to hold or contain.
He released his grasp on the lever.
  1. To make available to the public.
They released the new product later than intended.
  1. To free or liberate; to set free.
He was released after two years in prison.
  1. To discharge; to
They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
relief Tweet Definition of relief Like Definition of relief on Facebook
  1. the removal of stress or discomfort
  2. the feeling associated with the removal of stress or dicomfort
  3. something that relieves
  4. the person who takes over a shift for another
Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his has arrived.
  1. aid or assistance offered in time of need
  2. court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress
  3. tax savings.
  4. a type of artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background
  5. the difference made noticeable by a variation in light or color
  6. (geology) the different elevations of the earth's surface
remainder Tweet Definition of remainder Like Definition of remainder on Facebook
  1. A part or parts remain, remaining after some has/have been removed.
My son ate part of his cake and I ate the remainder.
You can have the remainder of my clothes.
  1. (commerce) Items left unsold and subject to reduction in price.
I got a really good price on this shirt because it was a remainder.
  1. (mathematics) The amount left over after subtracting the divisor as many times as possible from the dividend without producing a negative result. If (dividend) and d (divisor) are integers, then can always be expressed in the form n = dq + r, where q (quotation) and r () are also integers, and 0 ≤ r < d.
17 leaves a remainder of 2 when divided by 3.
11 divided by 2 is 5 remainder 1.
remedy Tweet Definition of remedy Like Definition of remedy on Facebook
noun (remedies)
  1. Something that corrects or counteracts.
  2. The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  3. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
verb (remedies, remedying, remedied, remedied)
  1. (transitive) To provide or serve as a remedy for.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 27.
    • : Nor is geometry, when taken into the assistance of natural philosophy, ever able to this defect,
remise Tweet Definition of remise Like Definition of remise on Facebook
  1. (music) The repetition or return of the opening material later in a composition.
  2. (fencing) A renewal of a failed action, without withdrawing the arm.
verb (remis, ing)
  1. To surrender all interest in a property by execute, executing a deed, to quitclaim.
remit Tweet Definition of remit Like Definition of remit on Facebook
  1. (context, chiefly, UK) terms of reference; set of responsibilities.
verb (remit, t, ing)
  1. To transmit or send, as money in payment.
repetition Tweet Definition of repetition Like Definition of repetition on Facebook
  1. The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
  2. (weightlifting): A single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.
replevin Tweet Definition of replevin Like Definition of replevin on Facebook
  1. an action to recover personal property unlawfully taken; the writ or procedure of such action
  1. (transitive) to replevy
    • 1998: Arranged about her are artificial flowers that appear in their varied pale and pastel colors to be faded from the sun. As if perhaps replevined from some desert grave. " Cormac McCarthy?, Cities of the Plain
replevy Tweet Definition of replevy Like Definition of replevy on Facebook
verb (replev, i, ed)
  1. to return goods to their rightful owner by replevin; to recover goods
replication Tweet Definition of replication Like Definition of replication on Facebook
  1. Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced
  2. copy; reproduction.
  3. In law: a response from the plantiff to the defendant's plea
reply Tweet Definition of reply Like Definition of reply on Facebook
noun (replies)
  1. A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
  2. Something given in reply.
verb (repl, i, ed)
  1. To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
  2. To act or gesture in response.
  3. To repeat something back; to echo.
report Tweet Definition of report Like Definition of report on Facebook
  1. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.
A by the telecommunications ministry showed that the phone network has a severe capacity problem.
  1. (ballistics) The loud echo sound from a gun.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...a pistol-shot, flash and , came from the hedge-side.
  1. (intransitive) (news) To relate details of an event or incident.
This was our correspondent reporting from Baghdad, Iraq.
  1. (intransitive) (military) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.
  2. (transitive): To notify of.
The nuclear plant reported the incident to the authorities.
Riots have been reported from a remote province of the country.
  1. To be accountable.
    The financial director reports to the CEO
representation Tweet Definition of representation Like Definition of representation on Facebook
  1. What represent, represents another thing.
  2. Figure, image or idea that substitute, substitutes reality.
  3. Theatrical performance.
reprise Tweet Definition of reprise Like Definition of reprise on Facebook
  1. (music) A repetition of a phrase, or a return to an earlier theme.
    1. A recurrence or resumption of an action.
    2. (fencing) A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the on guard position.
verb (repris, ed)
  1. To repeat or resume an action
res Tweet Definition of res Like Definition of res on Facebook
  1. (form of, short form, reservation).
  1. (rfv-sense) To materialize in a Virtual World
Rescue Tweet Definition of Rescue Like Definition of Rescue on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in California (zip code 95672)
residue Tweet Definition of residue Like Definition of residue on Facebook
  1. whatever remains after something else has been removed
  2. (chemistry) the substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process
  3. whatever property or effects are not specifically bequeathed by a testator
  4. (mathematics) a form of complex number
residuum Tweet Definition of residuum Like Definition of residuum on Facebook
noun (residu, a)
  1. The solid material remaining after the liquid in which it was dissolved has been evaporated; a residue.
res judicata Tweet Definition of res judicata Like Definition of res judicata on Facebook
  1. An issue that is before a court, has already been decided by another court, and that therefore must be dismissed by the current court.
REST Tweet Definition of REST Like Definition of REST on Facebook
  1. (computing) w:Representational State Transfer, Representational State Transfer
reversioner Tweet Definition of reversioner Like Definition of reversioner on Facebook
  1. (legal) A person who possesses the reversion to an estate or office.
revert Tweet Definition of revert Like Definition of revert on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, reversion)
  1. One who, or that which, reverts.
  2. (italbrac, Muslim usage) A convert to Islam.
  1. To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
  2. To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate;to get back..
  3. To change back.
  4. To return; to come back.
If they attack, we will to the bunker.
  1. To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
  2. To return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
  3. To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
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.
revival Tweet Definition of revival Like Definition of revival on Facebook
  1. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
  2. Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
  3. Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
  4. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
  5. Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
  6. Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
  7. Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
  8. Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc.
  9. Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification, 2.
revocation Tweet Definition of revocation Like Definition of revocation on Facebook
  1. The action of revoking.
riot Tweet Definition of riot Like Definition of riot on Facebook
  1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
  2. Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
  3. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  1. To create or take part in a riot.
riparian Tweet Definition of riparian Like Definition of riparian on Facebook
  1. Of or related to the bank of a river or stream.
robbery Tweet Definition of robbery Like Definition of robbery on Facebook
noun (robber, ies)
  1. the act or practice of robbing.
  2. larceny from the person or presence of another by violence or threat.
rout Tweet Definition of rout Like Definition of rout on Facebook
  1. A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
  2. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
  3. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
  1. To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
  2. To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
  3. To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
  4. To defeat an enemy completely and force them to retreat

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