- Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
- Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
- Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
- A noise of mirth. -Herbert.
- Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
- Rough; shaggy; rugged.
- What shepherd owns those sheep? -Dryden.
verb (reads, reading, read)
- A reading or an act of reading, especially an actor's part of a play.
- (context, transitive, intransitive) To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.
- Have you this book?
- He doesn't like to .
- (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?
- (transitive) In telecommunications, to be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.
- Do you me?
- (context, transitive, UK) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks.
- I am reading theology at university.
- (transitive) To interpret or infer a meaning, significance, etc.
- I can his feelings in his face.
- To consist of certain text.
- On the door hung a sign that , "Proper Safety Equipment Required Beyond This Point."
- (intransitive) Of text, etc., to be interpreted or read in a particular way.
- Arabic reads backwards.
- (past of, read)
- The property of being capable of being read, legibility.
- The property of being easy or engaging to read.
- The book book lacked . Even reading each sentence three times didn't make its intent clear.
- A person who reads a publication.
- A person who recites literary works, usually to an audience.
- A proofreader.
- (context, mostly, UK) A university lecturer below a professor.
- A book of exercises to accompany a textbook.
- A literary anthology.
- A lay of minor cleric who reads lessons in a church service.
- A device such as a card reader or microfilm reader.
- A newspaper advertisement designed to look like an news article rather than a commercial solicitation.
- (italbrac, obsolete except in dialects) The cream of milk.
- (italbrac, obsolete except in dialects) A froth or scum.
- To enlarge a hole, especially using a reamer; to bore a hole wider.
- To shape or form, especially using a reamer.
- To remove (material) by reaming.
- To remove burrs and debris from a freshly bored hole.
- (slang) To yell at or berate.
- (slang) To perform anilingus.
noun ((plural) rectos)
- The right-hand page of a book.
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
- (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
- (transitive) To enter in a register.
- (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
- (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
- (transitive) To express outward signs.
- (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
- the removal of stress or discomfort
- the feeling associated with the removal of stress or dicomfort
- something that relieves
- the person who takes over a shift for another
- Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his has arrived.
- aid or assistance offered in time of need
- court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress
- tax savings.
- a type of artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background
- the difference made noticeable by a variation in light or color
- (geology) the different elevations of the earth's surface
- the reproduction, reprinting and copying of graphics, especially using electromechanical or photographic methods
verb (revers, ing)
- The opposite of front.
- The opposite of forward.
- The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
- The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
- (intransitive) To turn around, go in the opposite direction.
- 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.
- Causing movement in the opposite direction.
- He selected gear.
verb (revis, ing)
- A review or a revision.
- (printing) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
- (obsolete) To look at again, to reflect on
- To review, alter and amend, especially of written material
- This statute should be revised.
- To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination
- I should be revising, not editing Wiktionary! I have an exam in a few days.
- A large stream of water that alters the nearby landscape. Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.
- Any large flow of a liquid in a single body (e.g., 'a river of blood').
- (poker) The last card received by a player in poker
- (poker) To improve one"s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.
- Johnny rivered me by drawing that Ace of spades
- The act of rolling, or state of being rolled.
- the roll of a ball
- the roll of waves
- That which rolls; a roller
- Specifically, a heavy cylinder used to break clods.
- Specifically, one of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls.
- That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
- Specifically, a document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
- Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
- Specifically, a quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
- Specifically, A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
- A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
- (nautical) The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching.
- A heavy, reverberatory sound.
- the roll of cannon
- the roll of thunder
- The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
- (obsolete) Part; office; duty; rí´le.
- A measure of parchments, containing five dozen.
- 1882: Parchement is sold by the dozen, and by the roll of five dozens. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 594.
- the rotation angle about the longitudinal axis
- the roll of an aircraft
- The act of, or total resulting from, rolling one or more dice.
- Make your roll.
- Whoever gets the highest moves first.
- (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.
- (ergative) To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface.
- roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel
- To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over.
- roll a sheet of paper
- roll clay or putty into a ball''
- To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; often with up
- roll up a parcel
- (ergative) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling.
- a river rolls its waters to the ocean
- (ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out.
- roll forth someone's praises
- roll out sentences
- To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers.
- roll a field
- roll paste
- roll steel rails
- (ergative) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
- To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
- (geometry) To apply (one line or surface) to another without slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface) into successive contact with another, in such a manner that at every instant the parts that have been in contact are equal.
- To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
- (US slang) A manner of behaving or a way of doing certain things; a general disposition toward a situation.
- I was going to kick his ass, but he wasn't worth getting all worked up over, I don't like that.
- 2006, Times Herald-Record, Tuesday, November 21, by Chris McKenna?. At http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061121/NEWS/611210321.
- :"This is how we in Spring Valley," one teen reportedly boasted.
- (transitive or intransitive) To throw dice.
- (transitive) To roll dice such that they form a given pattern or total.
- If you doubles, you get an extra turn.
- With two dice, you're more likely to seven than ten.
- To turn over and over.
- The child rolled on the floor.
- To tumble in gymnastics.
- (nautical) when a nautical vessel rotates on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
- (biblical) An abbreviation used for the book of Romans, an epistle in the New Testament of the Bible.
proper noun (plural) Romans
- A native or resident of Rome.
- A native or resident of the Roman Empire
- Of or from Rome.
- Of or from the Roman Empire
- A printing process by which the paper is rolled through intaglio cylinders.
- A print made by such a method.
- The portion of a printed work produced by this method.
- (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.
- (countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.
- (countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
- (countable) (geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.
- (stamp-collecting) any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.
- (colloquial) A royal person; a member of a royal family.
- Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
- Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.
- (nautical) In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.
verb (rul, ing)
- A regulation, law, guideline.
- A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.
- Something to keep order.
- To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.
- An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
- ''I heard his brother had a with the police the other day.
- the title or short title of a volume printed at the top of left-hand text pages or sometimes of all text pages -- called also a running head