English dictionary


rabbet |ˈrabət| — a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together

rabbi |ˈræbaɪ| — spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law

rabbinate |ˈræbɪnət| — rabbis collectively

rabbinic |ræˈbɪnɪk| — of or relating to rabbis or their teachings

rabbinical |rəˈbɪnɪkəl| — of or relating to rabbis or their teachings

rabbit |ˈræbɪt| — any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food

rabbit-fever |ˈræbɪtˌfiːvə| — (informal) tularemia

rabbit-hutch |ˈræbɪt hʌtʃ| — A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.

rabbit-warren |ˈræbɪt wɒrən| — An underground system of interconnected tunnels occupied by rabbits.

rabbitfish |ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ| — large European chimaera

rabbity |ˈræbɪtɪ| — Similar to a rabbit, rabbit-like.

rabble |ˈræbl| — a disorderly crowd of people

rabblement  — (obsolete) A crowd of common people; a rabble

rabid |ˈræbɪd| — marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

rabidity |rəˈbɪdɪtiː| — unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

rabidly |rabɪdleɪ| — in an extreme or fanatical manner

rabies |ˈreɪbiːz| — an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

raccoon |ræˈkuːn| — the fur of the North American racoon

race |reɪs| — any competition

race-card |ˈreɪskɑːrd| — The invocation of a person's race in a discussion in order to score points in that discussion.

race-hatred |ˈreɪsˌheɪtrɪd| — Hatred towards an ethnic group.

race-meeting |ˈreɪs miːtɪŋ| — A series of horse races at a particular racecourse on a particular day

racecourse |ˈreɪskɔːrs| — a course over which races are run

racehorse |ˈreɪshɔːrs| — a horse bred for racing

raceme |ræˈsiːm| — usually elongate cluster of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first

racemose |ˈræsʌˌməʊs| — having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow

racer |ˈreɪsər| — someone who drives racing cars at high speeds

races |ˈreɪsəz| — plural form of race

racetrack |ˈreɪstræk| — a course over which races are run

raceway |ˈreɪsweɪ| — a canal for a current of water

rachitic  — affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

rachitis |rəˈkaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the vertebral column

racial |ˈreɪʃl| — of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people

racialism |ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm| — discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

racialist |ˈreɪʃəlɪst| — a person with a prejudiced belief that one racial group is superior to others

racially |ˈreɪʃəlɪ| — with respect to race

racing |ˈreɪsɪŋ| — the sport of engaging in contests of speed

racism |ˈreɪsɪzəm| — the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

racist |ˈreɪsɪst| — a person with a prejudiced belief that one racial group is superior to others

rack |ræk| — framework for holding objects

rack-rent |ˈræk rent| — a rent equal or nearly equal to the annual value of the property

racket |ˈrækɪt| — a loud and disturbing noise

racketeer |ˌrækəˈtɪr| — someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)

racketeering |ˌrækɪˈtɪərɪŋ| — engaging in a racket

rackety |ˈrækɪtɪ| — uncontrollably noisy

racking |ˈrækɪŋ| — causing great physical or mental suffering

racoon |rəˈkuːn| — an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

racquet |ˈrækət| — a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games

racy |ˈreɪsɪ| — full of zest or vigor

radar |ˈreɪdɑːr| — measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects

raddle |ˈradl| — a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking

raddled |ˈrædld| — used until no longer useful

radial |ˈreɪdɪəl| — pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing

radian |ˈreɪdɪən| — the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)

radiance |ˈreɪdɪəns| — the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

radiancy |ˈreɪdiːənsiː| — the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

radiant |ˈreɪdɪənt| — radiating or as if radiating light

radiate |ˈreɪdɪeɪt| — send out rays or waves

radiation |ˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃn| — energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

radiative |ˈreɪdiːeɪtɪv| — (physics) of, relating to, or occurring through radiation

radiator |ˈreɪdɪeɪtər| — any object that radiates energy

radical |ˈrædɪkl| — (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

radicalism |ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm| — the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society

radicalize |ˈrædɪkəlaɪz| — make more radical in social or political outlook

radicalized |ˈrædəkəˌlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of radicalize

radically |ˈrædɪkəlɪ| — in a radical manner

radices |ˈrædɪˌsiːz| — plural form of radix

radicle |ˈradək(ə)l| — (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)

radii |ˈreɪdɪaɪ| — plural form of radius

radio |ˈreɪdɪəʊ| — medium for communication

radio-controlled |ˈreɪdɪəʊkənˈtrəʊld| — operated and guided by radio

radio-gramophone |ˌreɪdɪəʊ ˈɡræməfəʊn| — electronic equipment consisting of a combination of a radio receiver and a record player

radioactive |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈæktɪv| — exhibiting or caused by radioactivity

radioactivity |ˌreɪdɪəʊækˈtɪvətɪ| — the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

radiobroadcast |ˈreɪdɪəʊˈbrɔːdkɑːst| — To broadcast by radio.

radiocarbon |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːrbən| — a radioactive isotope of carbon

radiochemistry |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkemɪstrɪ| — the chemistry of radioactive substances

radiogenic |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈdʒenɪk| — Of, pertaining to, or caused by radioactivity

radiogram |ˈreɪdɪəʊɡræm| — a message transmitted by wireless telegraphy

radiogramophone |ˈreɪdɪəʊˈɡræməfəʊn| — A gramophone record player that incorporates a radio receiver.

radiograph |ˈreɪdɪəʊɡræf| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

radiographic |ˌreɪdɪəˈɡræfɪk| — relating to or produced by radiography

radiolocation |ˌreɪdiːəʊləʊˈkeɪʃən| — measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects

radiologic  — Of or pertaining to radiology.

radiological |ˌredɪəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to radiology

radiologist |ˌreɪdɪˈɑlədʒɪst| — a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease

radiology |ˌreɪdɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation

radioman |ˈreɪdɪəʊmæn| — A person who operates a radio transceiver, especially when a title or position in a crew.

radiometer |ˌreɪdɪˈɑːmɪtər| — meter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)

radionics |reɪdɪˈɑːnɪks| — Any of several techniques supposed to detect and modulate "life forces" and to provide healing using various electric black boxes. [from 20th c.]

radiophone |ˈreɪdiːəʊˈfəʊn| — a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables

radioscopy |ˌreɪdiːˈɑːskəpiː| — (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation

radiosensitive |reɪdiːəʊˈsensɪtɪv| — sensitive to radiation

radiosonde |ˈreɪdiːəʊˌsɑːnd| — A miniature radio carried aloft by an unmanned balloon to automatically transmit measurements of the upper air such as the wind speed, pressure, temperature, and relative humidity to a receiving station on the ground.

radiotelegraph |reɪdiːəʊˈteləɡræf| — telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire

radiotelephone  — telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire

radiotherapy |ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθerəpɪ| — (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

radish |ˈrædɪʃ| — pungent fleshy edible root

radium |ˈreɪdɪəm| — an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores

radius |ˈreɪdɪəs| — the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere

radix |ˈreɪdɪks| — (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

radon |ˈreɪdɑːn| — a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health

rafale |rəˈfeɪl| — A short burst of artillery fire.

raff |ˈræf| — A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.

raffia |ˈræfɪə| — leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.

raffish |ˈræfɪʃ| — marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

raffle |ˈræfl| — a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money

raft |ræft| — a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers

rafter |ˈræftər| — one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

rafting |ˈræftɪŋ| — Present participle of raft.

raftsman |ˈraftsmən| — someone who travels by raft

rag |ræɡ| — a small piece of cloth or paper

rag-and-bone-man |ˌræɡənˈbəʊnmæn| — (UK) a man who deals in scrap metal and recycled junk.

rag-doll  — A doll made from cloth and stuffed with rags.

ragamuffin |ˈræɡəmʌfɪn| — a dirty shabbily clothed urchin

rage |reɪdʒ| — a feeling of intense anger

rageful  — full of rage, enraged

ragged |ˈræɡɪd| — being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn

ragging |ˈræɡɪŋ| — Present participle of rag.

raggy |ˈraɡɪ| — raglike; like a rag.

raging |ˈreɪdʒɪŋ| — characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

Raglan |ˈræɡlən| — a garment (coat or sweater) that has raglan sleeves

ragman |ˈraɡman| — A dealer in rags

ragout |ræˈɡuː| — well-seasoned stew of meat and vegetables

ragpicker |ˈraɡˌpɪkər| — an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood

rags |ˈræɡz| — plural form of rag

ragtag |ˈræɡtæɡ| — disparaging terms for the common people

ragtime |ˈræɡtaɪm| — music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

ragweed |ˈræɡwiːd| — widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity

ragwort |ˈræɡwɜːrt| — widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity

rah |ˈrɑː| — An exclamation of encouragement.

rah-rah |ˈrɑːˈrɑː| — Marked by noisy enthusiasm

raid |reɪd| — a sudden short attack

raider |ˈreɪdər| — someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

rail |reɪl| — a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

railcar |ˈreɪlkɑːr| — a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

railhead |ˈreɪlhed| — a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution

railing |ˈreɪlɪŋ| — a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

raillery |ˈreɪlərɪ| — light teasing repartee

railman |ˈreɪlmən| — A man who works on a railway.

railroad |ˈreɪlrəʊd| — line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

railroader |ˈreɪlrəʊdər| — an employee of a railroad

railway |ˈreɪlweɪ| — line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

railwayman |ˈreɪlweɪmən| — an employee of a railroad

raiment |ˈreɪmənt| — especially fine or decorative clothing

rain |reɪn| — water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

rain out |ˈreɪn ˈaʊt| — prevent or interrupt due to rain

rain-gauge |ˈreɪn ɡeɪdʒ| — A device, used in meteorology, to measure rainfall; a pluviometer.

rain-water |ˈreɪˌnwɒtər| — Alternative form of rainwater.

rainbow |ˈreɪnbəʊ| — an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain

raincoat |ˈreɪnkəʊt| — a water-resistant coat

raindrop |ˈreɪndrɑːp| — a drop of rain

rainfall |ˈreɪnfɔːl| — water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

rainforest |ˈreɪnfɔːrɪst| — a forest with heavy annual rainfall

rainless |ˈreɪnlɪs| — lacking rain

rainproof |ˈreɪnpruːf| — not permitting the passage of water

rainstorm |ˈreɪnstɔːrm| — a storm with rain

raintight |ˈreɪntaɪt| — So tight as to exclude rain.

rainwater |ˈreɪnwɔːtər| — drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds

rainwear |ˈreɪnwer| — Clothing worn as protection from rain.

rainworm |ˈreɪnwɜːm| — An earthworm.

rainy |ˈreɪnɪ| — (of weather) wet by periods of rain

raise |reɪz| — the amount a salary is increased

raised |reɪzd| — embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

raisin |ˈreɪzn| — dried grape

raising |ˈreɪzɪŋ| — the event of something being raised upward

raisins |ˈreɪˌzɪnz| — plural form of raisin

raj |ˈrɑːʒ| — British dominion over India (1757-1947)

raja |ˈrɑːdʒə| — a prince or king in India

rajah |ˈrɑːdʒə| — a prince or king in India

Rajpoot |ɑːajpɒɒt| — a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India

Rajput |ˈrɑːdʒpʊt| — a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India

rake |reɪk| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

rake up |ˈreɪk ʌp| — bring to light

rake-off |ˈreɪk ɒf| — a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster

rakehell |ˈreɪkhel| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

raker |ˈreɪkər| — A person who uses a rake.

rakish |ˈreɪkɪʃ| — marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

rakishly |ˈreɪkɪʃlɪ| — in a rakish manner

rale |rɑːl| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

rally |ˈrælɪ| — a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm

rallying |ˈrælɪɪŋ| — the act of mobilizing for a common purpose

ralph |ralf| — (slang) To vomit.

ram |ræm| — the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible

ramble |ˈræmbl| — an aimless amble on a winding course

rambler |ˈræmblər| — a person who takes long walks in the country

rambling |ˈræmblɪŋ| — spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly

rambunctious |ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs| — noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

rame  — (provincial, Northern England) To complain; moan; weep, cry.

ramie |ˈræmiː| — tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax

ramification |ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of branching out or dividing into branches

ramified |ˈræmɪfaɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of ramify

ramiform  — Having the shape of a branch.

ramify |ˈræməˌfaɪ| — have or develop complicating consequences

ramjet |ˈramˌjet| — a simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed

rammer |ˈræmər| — a tool for driving something with force

rammish |ˈræmɪʃ| — Like a ram; rank; lascivious.

ramose |ˈreɪməʊs| — having branches

ramous  — having branches

ramp |ræmp| — an inclined surface connecting two levels

rampage |ˈræmpeɪdʒ| — violently angry and destructive behavior

rampageous |ræmˈpeɪdʒəs| — displaying raging violence; often destructive

rampancy  — The state of being rampant.

rampant |ˈræmpənt| — unrestrained and violent

rampart |ˈræmpɑːrt| — an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

ramrod |ˈræmrɑːd| — a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm

ramshackle |ˈræmʃækl| — in deplorable condition

ran |ræn| — Simple past tense of run.

ranch |ræntʃ| — farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

rancher |ˈræntʃər| — a person who owns or operates a ranch

ranching |ˈræntʃɪŋ| — farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)

ranchman |ˈræntʃmʌn| — An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch.

rancid |ˈrænsɪd| — (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition

rancidity |rænˈsɪdɪtiː| — the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)

rancidness |ˈrænsɪdnɪs| — the property of being rancid

rancor |ˈræŋkər| — a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

rancorous |ˈræŋkərəs| — showing deep-seated resentment

rancour |ˈræŋkər| — a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

rand |rænd| — the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents

randan |rænˈdæn| — (Scotland) Riotous or disorderly behaviour.

random |ˈrændəm| — lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance

randomised  — set up or distributed in a deliberately random way

randomization  — a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance

randomize |ˈrændəmaɪz| — arrange in random order

randomized |ˈrændəˌmaɪzd| — set up or distributed in a deliberately random way

randomly |ˈrændəmlɪ| — in a random manner

randomness |ˈrændəmnəs| — (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

randy |ˈrændɪ| — feeling great sexual desire

ranee |ˈrɑːniː| — (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

rang |ræŋ| — Simple past tense of ring. (only in senses related to a bell — etymology 2)

range |reɪndʒ| — an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

range-finder |ˈreɪndʒfaɪndər| — Alternative spelling of rangefinder.

range-pole |ˈreɪndʒpəʊl| — A rod or pole, marked with alternating red and white bands, used by surveyors for sighting

rangeland |ˈreɪndʒland| — land suitable for grazing livestock

ranger |ˈreɪndʒər| — a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier

ranging |ˈreɪndʒɪŋ| — wandering freely

rangy |ˈreɪndʒɪ| — tall and thin and having long slender limbs

rani |ˈrɑːniː| — (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

rank |ræŋk| — a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

rank-and-file  — Common soldiers, as would be arrayed in a grid pattern with ranks and files.

ranked |ˈræŋkt| — arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks

ranker |ˈræŋkər| — a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status

ranking |ˈræŋkɪŋ| — position on a scale in relation to others in status or rank or achievement

rankle |ˈræŋkl| — gnaw into; make resentful or angry

rankling |ˈræŋkəlɪŋ| — Present participle of rankle.

rankness |ˈræŋknəs| — the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

ranks |ˈræŋks| — plural form of rank

ransack |ˈrænsæk| — steal goods; take as spoils

ransom |ˈrænsəm| — money demanded for the return of a captured person

rant |rænt| — a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

ranter |ˈræntər| — someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner

ranunculi |rəˈnʌŋkjʊlaɪ| — plural form of ranunculus

ranunculus |rəˈnʌŋkjələs| — annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot

rap |ræp| — a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

rapacious |rəˈpeɪʃəs| — living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

rapacity |rəˈpæsətɪ| — extreme gluttony

rape |reɪp| — Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

rape-oil |ˈreɪpˈɔɪl| — rapeseed oil

rapid |ˈræpɪd| — a part of a river where the current is very fast

rapid-fire |ˈræpɪdˈfaɪə| — (of a gun) Able to fire bullets in quick succession.

rapidity |rəˈpɪdətɪ| — a rate that is rapid

rapidly |ˈræpɪdlɪ| — with speed

rapids |ˈræpɪdz| — plural form of rapid

rapier |ˈreɪpɪər| — a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges

rapine |ˈræpaɪn| — the act of despoiling a country in warfare

rapist |ˈreɪpɪst| — someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse

rappee |ræˈpiː| — strong snuff made from dark coarse tobacco

rapper |ˈræpər| — someone who performs rap music

rapport |ræˈpɔːr| — a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

rapprochement |ˌræprəʊʃˈmɑːn| — the reestablishing of cordial relations

rapscallion |ræpˈskælɪən| — a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

rapt |ræpt| — feeling great rapture or delight

raptor |ˈræptər| — any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals

raptorial |ˌræpˈtɔːrɪəl| — living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

rapture |ˈræptʃər| — a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

rapturous |ˈræptʃərəs| — feeling great rapture or delight

rare |rer| — not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness

rarebit |ˈrerbɪt| — cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast

raree-show |ˈreərɪʃəʊ| — an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass

rarefaction |ˌreərɪˈfækʃən| — a decrease in the density of something

rarefied |ˈrerəfaɪd| — having low density

rarefy |ˈrerəfaɪ| — lessen the density or solidity of

rarely |ˈrerlɪ| — not often

rareness |ˈrernəs| — noteworthy scarcity

rareripe |ˈreəraɪp| — An onion, peach, etc. that ripens early.

raring |ˈrerɪŋ| — (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

rarity |ˈrerətɪ| — noteworthy scarcity

rascal |ˈræskl| — a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

rascaldom |ˈrɑːskəldəm| — The state of being a rascal.

rascality |ræˈskælɪtiː| — the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

rascally |ˈræskəlɪ| — playful in an appealingly bold way

rase |ˈreɪz| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground

rash |ræʃ| — any red eruption of the skin

rasher |ˈræʃər| — a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America

rashly |ˈræʃlɪ| — in a hasty and foolhardy manner

rashness |ˈræʃnəs| — the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

rasp |ræsp| — uttering in an irritated tone

raspberry |ˈræzberɪ| — woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries

rasper |ˈræspʌr| — A person who, or thing that rasps (scrapes)

rasping |ˈræspɪŋ| — uttering in an irritated tone

rat |ræt| — any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

rat-a-tat |ˈrætəˈtæt| — a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)

rat-catcher |ˈrætkætʃʌr| — a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin

rat-tat |ˌrat ˈtat| — a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)

rat-trap |ˈrættræp| — A device used for capturing rats.

ratable |ˈreɪtəbəl| — liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes

ratafee |ˌrætʌˈfiː| — sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

ratafia |rætʌˈfiːə| — sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

rataplan |ˌrætʌˈplæn| — the sound made by beating a drum

ratcatcher |ˈrætkætʃʌr| — One who catches rats; particularly one who does so professionally.

ratchet |ˈrætʃɪt| — mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

ratchet-wheel |ˈrætʃɪtwiːl| — A toothed wheel either held in position or turned by an engaging detent or pawl.

rate |reɪt| — a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

rateable |ˈreɪtəbəl| — liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes

rated |ˈreɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of rate

ratepayer |ˈreɪtpeɪər| — a person who pays local rates (especially a householder)

rater |ˈreɪtər| — One who provides a rating or assessment.

ratface |ˈrætfeɪs| — A face with murine features.

rath |rʌθ| — (historical) A walled enclosure, especially in Ireland; a ringfort built sometime between the Iron Age and the Viking Age.

rathe |ˈreɪð| — (poetic) ripening or blooming early.

rather |ˈræðər| — on the contrary

rathskeller |ˈræθˌskelər| — a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall

ratification |ˌrætəfəˈkeɪʃən| — making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

ratified |ˈrætəˌfaɪd| — formally approved and invested with legal authority

ratify |ˈrætɪfaɪ| — approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

rating |ˈreɪtɪŋ| — an appraisal of the value of something

ratio |ˈreɪʃɪəʊ| — the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

ratiocinate |ræʃiːˈɑːsəˌˌneɪt| — reason methodologically and logically

ratiocination |ˌrætɪˌɒsɪˈneɪʃən| — the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

ration |ˈræʃn| — the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

ration-card |ˈræʃənkɑːrd| — a food stamp

rational |ˈræʃnəl| — an integer or a fraction

rationale |ˌræʃəˈnæl| — (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

rationalism |ˈræʃnəlɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience

rationalist |ˈræʃənəlɪst| — someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes

rationalistic |ˌræʃənəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism

rationality |ˌræʃəˈnælətɪ| — the state of having good sense and sound judgment

rationalization |ˌræʃənələˈzeɪʃən| — the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason

rationalize |ˈræʃnəlaɪz| — defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

rationalizer |ˈræʃənəlaɪzər| — One who rationalizes.

rationalizing |ˈræʃənəlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of rationalize.

rationally |ˈræʃənəlɪ| — in a rational manner

rationing |ˈræʃənɪŋ| — the act of rationing

rations |ˈræʃənz| — plural form of ration

ratlin |ˈrætlɪn| — (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

ratline |ˈrætlɪn| — (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

ratsbane |ˈrætsˌbeɪn| — a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer

rattan |ræˈtæn| — climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes

ratteen |ræˈtiːn| — (archaic) a thick, coarse, woolen twill

ratten |ˈrætn| — 1867, Report Presented to the Trades Unions Commissioners by the Examiners Appointed to Inquire Into Acts of Intimidation, Outrage, Or Wrong Alleged to Have Been Promoted, Encouraged, Or Connived at by Trades Unions in the Town of Sheffield, Great Britain

ratter |ˈradər| — a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

rattle |ˈrætl| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

rattle on |ˈrætəl ɑːn| — talk incessantly and tiresomely

rattlebox |ˈrat(ə)lbɒks| — any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops

rattlebrained |ˈrætlbreɪnd| — lacking sense or discretion

rattlepated |ˈrætlpeɪtɪd| — lacking sense or discretion

rattler |ˈratlər| — pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken

rattlesnake |ˈrætlsneɪk| — pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken

rattletrap |ˈradlˌtrap| — Mechanically unreliable or in disrepair.

rattletraps  — plural form of rattletrap

rattling |ˈrætlɪŋ| — a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

rattrap  — a difficult entangling situation

ratty |ˈrætɪ| — showing signs of wear and tear

raucous |ˈrɔːkəs| — unpleasantly loud and harsh

raucously |ˈrɔːrkəslɪ| — with a raucous sound

raunch |rɔːn(t)ʃ| — the quality of lacking taste and refinement

raunchy |ˈrɔːntʃɪ| — earthy and sexually explicit

ravage |ˈrævɪdʒ| — (usually plural) a destructive action

ravages |ˈrævɪdʒəz| — plural form of ravage

rave |reɪv| — a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played

rave-up |ˈreɪv ʌp| — a raucous gathering

ravel |ˈrævl| — French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)

ravel out |ˈrævəl ˈaʊt| — disentangle

ravelin |ˈravlən| — A fortification outside a castle used to split an attacking force; composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon

raven |ˈreɪvn| — large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

ravenous |ˈrævənəs| — extremely hungry

raver |ˈreɪvər| — a participant in a rave dancing party

ravin |ˈravən| — (obsolete) ravenous

ravine |rəˈviːn| — a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)

raving |ˈreɪvɪŋ| — declaiming wildly

ravings |ˈreɪvɪŋz| — plural form of raving Usual form.

ravish |ˈrævɪʃ| — force (someone) to have sex against their will

ravishing |ˈrævɪʃɪŋ| — stunningly beautiful

ravishment |ˈrævɪʃmənt| — a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

raw |rɔː| — informal terms for nakedness

rawhide |ˈrɔːhaɪd| — untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes

rawness |ˈrɒnəs| — a chilly dampness

ray |reɪ| — a column of light (as from a beacon)

Rayah |ˈraɪə| — (pejorative) A member of the tax-paying lower class of Ottoman society.

rayon |ˈreɪɑːn| — a synthetic silklike fabric

raze |reɪz| — tear down so as to make flat with the ground

razee |reɪˈziː| — (nautical) An armed ship with its upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, such as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate.

razor |ˈreɪzər| — edge tool used in shaving

razor-strop |ˈreɪzəstrɒp| — A broad, heavy leather strop, designed to whet a razor on

razorback |ˈreɪzərˌbæk| — a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States

razorbill |ˈreɪzərbɪl| — black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill

razored |ˈreɪzəd| — simple past tense and past participle of razor

razz |ræz| — a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

razzia |ˈræziːə| — A plundering and destructive incursion; a foray; a raid.

razzle-dazzle |ˌrazəl ˈdazəl| — any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent

razzmatazz |ˌræzməˈtæz| — any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent

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