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Rachel Tweet Definition of Rachel Like Definition of Rachel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) .
     
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))      
Ralph Tweet Definition of Ralph Like Definition of Ralph on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Randolph Tweet Definition of Randolph Like Definition of Randolph on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Randy Tweet Definition of Randy Like Definition of Randy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Randall and Randolph.
  2. (given name, female), diminutive of Miranda.
     
Raphael Tweet Definition of Raphael Like Definition of Raphael on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An archangel in Christianity (from the Apocryphal tale of Tobias ), Judaism, and Islam.
  2. (given name, male).
  3. A surname derived from the given name.
  4. An Italian Renaissance painter.
     
Ray Tweet Definition of Ray Like Definition of Ray on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Raymond.
     
Raymond Tweet Definition of Raymond Like Definition of Raymond on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
read Tweet Definition of read Like Definition of read on Facebook
noun 
  1. A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.
verb (reads, reading, read)
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
Have you this book?
He doesn't like to .
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.
He us a passage from his new book.
All right, class, who wants to next?
  1. (transitive) In telecommunications, to be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
Do you me?
  1. (context, transitive, UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
I am reading theology at university.
  1. (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
I can his feelings in his face.
  1. To consist of certain text.
On the door hung a sign that , "Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point."
  1. (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
Arabic reads backwards.
  1. (past of, read)
     
Rebecca Tweet Definition of Rebecca Like Definition of Rebecca on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
     
Red Tweet Definition of Red Like Definition of Red on Facebook
noun 
  1. A Communist
adjective 
  1. Communist
the Army
     
reed Tweet Definition of reed Like Definition of reed on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural: reeds)
  1. (countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
  2. (countable) The hollow stem of these plants.
  3. (countable) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
  4. (countable) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
  5. (uncountable) (as a material)
     
Reg Tweet Definition of Reg Like Definition of Reg on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. diminutive of Reginald
     
Reginald Tweet Definition of Reginald Like Definition of Reginald on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) derived from a Latinized form of Reynold, popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.
     
Reid Tweet Definition of Reid Like Definition of Reid on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Renata Tweet Definition of Renata Like Definition of Renata on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ).
     
Renee Tweet Definition of Renee Like Definition of Renee on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ) (alternative spelling of, Renée)
     
resin Tweet Definition of resin Like Definition of resin on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic
  2. Any synthetic compound of similar properties
     
Reuben Tweet Definition of Reuben Like Definition of Reuben on Facebook
noun 
  1. A grilled or toasted sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and either Russian dressing or Thousand Island dressing.
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) First son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Reuben.
  3. A male given name.
     
Reynold Tweet Definition of Reynold Like Definition of Reynold on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Reynold)
  1. (given name, male), today more popular in the forms Reginald and Ronald. Modern use is partly transferred from the surname.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.
     
Rich Tweet Definition of Rich Like Definition of Rich on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male); diminutive of Richard.
     
Richie Tweet Definition of Richie Like Definition of Richie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of 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 — see w:Richmond, the Wikipedia article.
     
Rick Tweet Definition of Rick Like Definition of Rick on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Richard.
     
Ricky Tweet Definition of Ricky Like Definition of Ricky on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Richard
     
rima Tweet Definition of rima Like Definition of rima on Facebook
noun (rimae)
  1. (anatomy) A cleft or gap between two symmetrical parts, particularly between the vocal folds.
  2. (astronomy) A crack or fissure on a lunar or planetary surface; a rille.
     
Ring Tweet Definition of Ring Like Definition of Ring on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. An Irish family name.
     
RIP Tweet Definition of RIP Like Definition of RIP on Facebook
initialism or R.I.P.
  1. rest in peace, Rest in peace. Typically found on tombstones.
     
Rita Tweet Definition of Rita Like Definition of Rita on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) taken into regular use in early twentieth century; diminutive of Latin and Spanish Margarita and Italian Margherita, all cognates of Margaret. An Italian Saint Rita was canonized in 1900.
     
Rob Tweet Definition of Rob Like Definition of Rob on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of the male given name Robert.
     
Robert Tweet Definition of Robert Like Definition of Robert on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), one of the most common English names since the Norman Conquest.
     
Robin Tweet Definition of Robin Like Definition of Robin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. (given name, female), also associated with the bird robin.
  3. A fictional comic book superhero, the sidekick of Batman.
     
Robinson Tweet Definition of Robinson Like Definition of Robinson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname derived from the given name Robin
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
     
Rock Tweet Definition of Rock Like Definition of Rock on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
Rod Tweet Definition of Rod Like Definition of Rod on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Roderick Tweet Definition of Roderick Like Definition of Roderick on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive: Rod.
     
Rodger Tweet Definition of Rodger Like Definition of Rodger on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Variant spelling of the male given name Roger.
     
Rodney Tweet Definition of Rodney Like Definition of Rodney on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name
     
Roger Tweet Definition of Roger Like Definition of Roger on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Roland Tweet Definition of Roland Like Definition of Roland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.
  2. (given name, male)
     
Romeo Tweet Definition of Romeo Like Definition of Romeo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. One of the main characters of w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's play w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet.
  2. A boyfriend.
  3. A man who is a great lover.
  4. By analogy with the Shakesperean character, a man who is in love with a woman from a family, party or country opposing his own.
  5. A man who has married without the consent of his parent-in-law, parents-in-law.
  6. The letter R in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
     
Ronald Tweet Definition of Ronald Like Definition of Ronald on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Rosa Tweet Definition of Rosa Like Definition of Rosa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ) (also popular in Italy, Spain and Portugal)
     
Rose Tweet Definition of Rose Like Definition of Rose on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), vernacular form of the medieval Rosa, reinforced by the English noun rose
  2. A diminutive of the given name Rosemary
     
Rosemarie Tweet Definition of Rosemarie Like Definition of Rosemarie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, Rosemary)
     
Rosemary Tweet Definition of Rosemary Like Definition of Rosemary on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
     
rosette Tweet Definition of rosette Like Definition of rosette on Facebook
noun 
  1. An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.
  2. An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.
  3. A red color. See roset.
  4. A rose burner. See under rose.
  5. Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins.
  6. A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.
(webster)      
Ross Tweet Definition of Ross Like Definition of Ross on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish habitational surname derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century.
     
rosy Tweet Definition of rosy Like Definition of rosy on Facebook
noun 
  1. (British English, slang) tea
I wish a cup of Rosy.
adjective (rosier, rosiest)
  1. rose-coloured
  2. optimistic
     
Roxanne Tweet Definition of Roxanne Like Definition of Roxanne on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Persian, ) from Persian.
     
Roy Tweet Definition of Roy Like Definition of Roy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
rube Tweet Definition of rube Like Definition of rube on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
  2. (pejorative) An unsophisticated or unintelligent person.
     
Ruby Tweet Definition of Ruby Like Definition of Ruby on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
  2. (computing) A programming language.
  3. (CockneyRS?) A curry, short for Ruby Murray.
     
Rudolph Tweet Definition of Rudolph Like Definition of Rudolph on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
     
Rufus Tweet Definition of Rufus Like Definition of Rufus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) Two persons mentioned in the New Testament ( Mark 15:21 and Romans 16:13)
  2. (given name, male) taken to use in the seventeenth century.
     
Rupert Tweet Definition of Rupert Like Definition of Rupert on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (mostly U.K.) (given name, male), a Low German variant of Robert brought to England by a Prince Rupert in the seventeenth century.
     
Russell Tweet Definition of Russell Like Definition of Russell on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English, Scottish and Irish surname from the Norman nickname for someone with red hair
  2. A male given name, derived from the surname
     
rusty Tweet Definition of rusty Like Definition of rusty on Facebook
adjective (rust, ier)
  1. Affected by rust.
  2. Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.
  3. Having red or reddish-brown hair.
  4. Lacking recent experience, out of practice, especially with respect to a skill or activity.
     
Ruth Tweet Definition of Ruth Like Definition of Ruth on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Ruth)
  1. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. (biblical character) Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
  3. (given name, female, from Hebrew), rarely used by non-Jews in the Middle Ages. Taken into regular use by Puritans .
     
Ryan Tweet Definition of Ryan Like Definition of Ryan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A common Irish surname.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname, popular in all English-speaking countries from the 1970s to the 1990s.
     

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