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raise Tweet Definition of raise Like Definition of raise on Facebook
noun
  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.
rank Tweet Definition of rank Like Definition of rank on Facebook
noun
  1. position of a person, place, thing, or idea in relation to others based on a shared property such as physical location, population, or quality
Based on your test scores, you have a rank of 23.
  1. a level in an organization such as the military
Private First Class (PFC) is the lowest rank in the Marines.
  1. (context, taxonomy) a level in a scientific taxonomy system
Phylum is the taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class.
  1. (usu. pl) The lines or rows of people in an organization
He rose up through the ranks of the company from mailroom clerk to CEO.
  1. One of the horizontal lines of squares on a chessboard
  2. (music) In a pipe organ, a set of pipes of a certain quality for which each pipe corresponds to one key or pedal.
verb
  1. to give a person, place, thing, or idea a rank
Their defense is ranked third in the league
adjective
  1. Having a very strong and bad odor.
  2. Something which is disgusting.
reef Tweet Definition of reef Like Definition of reef on Facebook
noun
  1. A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water.
  2. & (South Africa) A large vein of auriferous quartz; hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore.
  3. (nautical) An arrangement to reduce the area of a sail in a high wind.
  4. A reef knot.
verb (reefs, reefing, reefed)
  1. (nautical) To take in part of a sail in order to adapt the size of the sail to the force of the wind.
riddle Tweet Definition of riddle Like Definition of riddle on Facebook
noun
  1. a verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature.
  2. a sieve
verb (riddles, riddling, riddled)
  1. to fill with holes
    • The shots from his gun began to the target.
      1. to fill or spread throughout; to pervade
    • Your argument is riddled with errors.
      1. to solve, answer, or explicate a riddle or question
    • Riddle me this...., meaning Answer the following question.
      1. to put something through a sieve
    • You have to the gravel before you lay it on the road.
riffle Tweet Definition of riffle Like Definition of riffle on Facebook
noun
  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.
ripper Tweet Definition of ripper Like Definition of ripper on Facebook
noun
  1. Something that rips (something).
  2. Someone who rips (something).
  3. A legislative bill or act that transfers powers of appointment from the usual holders to a chief executive or a board of officials.
  4. A murderer who kills and often mutilation, mutilates victims with a blade or similar sharp weapon.
  5. (context, mining) A hook-like tool used to tear away ore, rock, etc.
  6. (context, UK, slang) Something that is an excellent example of its kind.
  7. (computing) software, Software that extracts content from files or storage media.
road Tweet Definition of road Like Definition of road on Facebook
noun
  1. A narrow strip of land made suitable for travel between places. Modern roads are usually paved to accommodate wheeled vehicles.
  2. By extension, the path or route one takes; an effort.
Learning English is a long for newcomers.
  1. (defn, English)
Rob Tweet Definition of Rob Like Definition of Rob on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of the male given name Robert.
rocker Tweet Definition of rocker Like Definition of rocker on Facebook
noun
  1. A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.
  2. Hence, a rocking chair
  3. (surfing) The lengthwise curvature of a surfboard. (More rocker is a more curved board.)
All modern surfboards share a similar rocker design — Bruce Jones http://www.brucejones.com/longboar.htm
  1. Someone passionate about rock music.
  2. One who rocks something.
roof Tweet Definition of roof Like Definition of roof on Facebook
noun
  1. the cover at top of a building
  2. the upper part of a cavity
The palate is the of the mouth.
Archaeologists discovered that the cave's was decked with paintings.
verbto roof
  1. to cover or furnish with a roof
room Tweet Definition of room Like Definition of room on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) Space for something or to carry out an activity.
Give me some room, I can't breathe.
  1. (countable) A division in a building, enclosed by walls, a floor and a ceiling.
He went to the adjacent room.

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