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beginning with letter R
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r. Tweet Definition of r. Like Definition of r. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. rare
rd. Tweet Definition of rd. Like Definition of rd. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. road
Rod Tweet Definition of Rod Like Definition of Rod on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male)
Roman mile Tweet Definition of Roman mile Like Definition of Roman mile on Facebook
noun
  1. an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards.
rule Tweet Definition of rule Like Definition of rule on Facebook
noun
  1. A regulation, law, guideline.
  2. A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.
  3. Something to keep order.
verb (rul, ing)
  1. To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.
ruler Tweet Definition of ruler Like Definition of ruler on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, ruler, ruler (measuring device))
  1. A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement, a rule, a straightedge with markings, a measure
  2. A leader of a nation, one who rules
rundlet Tweet Definition of rundlet Like Definition of rundlet on Facebook
noun
  1. A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons.
  2. A measure for liquids, as for wine, usually 18.5 gallons.
1882, Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
running Tweet Definition of running Like Definition of running on Facebook
noun
  1. The action of the verb to run.
His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
  1. The activity of running as a form of exercise or as a sport.
Running is good exercise.
verb
  1. (present participle of, run)
adjective
  1. That which runs or run.
running paint
running taps
adverb
  1. (context, informal) consecutively; in a row
Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years .

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