English dictionary


rial |riːˈɔːl| — the basic unit of money in Yemen; equal to 100 fils

riant |ˈraɪənt| — showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness

rib |rɪb| — support resembling the rib of an animal

ribald |ˈrɪbld| — a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

ribaldry |ˈrɪbldri| — ribald humor

riband |ˈribənd| — a ribbon used as a decoration

ribband |ˈrɪbənd| — a ribbon used as a decoration

ribbed |rɪbd| — (of the surface) having a rough, riblike texture

ribbing |ˈrɪbɪŋ| — a framework of ribs

ribbon |ˈrɪbən| — any long object resembling a thin line

rice |raɪs| — grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished

rich |rɪtʃ| — people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)

riches |ˈrɪtʃɪz| — an abundance of material possessions and resources

richly |ˈrɪtʃli| — to an ample degree or in an ample manner

richness |ˈrɪtʃnəs| — the property of being extremely abundant

rick |rɪk| — a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

rickets |ˈrɪkɪts| — childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus

rickety |ˈrɪkəti| — inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

ricksha |ricksha| — a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person

rickshaw |ˈrɪkʃɔː| — a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person

ricochet |ˈrɪkəʃeɪ| — a glancing rebound

rictus |ˈrɪktəs| — a gaping grimace

rid |rɪd| — relieve from

riddance |ˈrɪdns| — the act of removing or getting rid of something

riddle |ˈrɪdl| — a difficult problem

ride |raɪd| — a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

ride out |ˈraɪd ˈaʊt| — hang on during a trial of endurance

rider |ˈraɪdər| — a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)

ridge |rɪdʒ| — a long narrow natural elevation or striation

ridged |ˈrɪdʒd| — having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship

ridgepole |ˈrɪdʒpoʊl| — a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters

ridicule |ˈrɪdɪkjuːl| — language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

ridiculous |rɪˈdɪkjələs| — inspiring scornful pity

riding |ˈraɪdɪŋ| — the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

Riesling |ˈriːzəlɪŋ| — white grape grown in Europe and California

rife |raɪf| — most frequent or common

riffle |ˈrɪfl| — a small wave on the surface of a liquid

riffraff |ˈrɪfˌræf| — disparaging terms for the common people

rifle |ˈraɪfl| — a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore

rifleman |ˈraɪflmən| — someone skilled in the use of a rifle

rifling |ˈraɪfəlɪŋ| — the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm

rift |rɪft| — a gap between cloud masses

rig |rɪɡ| — gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise

rig out |ˈri ˌɡout| — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

rig up |ˈrɪɡ ʌp| — erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

rigged |ˈrɪɡd| — fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)

rigger |ˈriɡər| — someone who rigs ships

rigging |ˈrɪɡɪŋ| — gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

right |raɪt| — an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

right away |ˈraɪt əˈweɪ| — without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

right-angled |ˈraɪt æŋɡəld| — forming a right angle or containing one or more right angles

right-down |ˈraɪt daʊn| — positively

right-hand |ˈrɑɪt ˈhænd| — located on or directed toward the right

right-handed |raɪt ˈhændɪd| — rotating to the right

right-hander |raɪt ˈhændər| — (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand

right-minded |ˈraɪt maɪndɪd| — disposed toward or having views based on what is right

right-wing |raɪt ˈwɪŋ| — believing in or supporting tenets of the political right

righteous |ˈraɪtʃəs| — morally justified

righteously |ˈraɪtʃəsli| — in a righteous manner

righteousness |ˈraɪtʃəsnəs| — adhering to moral principles

rightful |ˈraɪtfl| — legally valid

rightfully |ˈraɪtfəli| — by right

rightist |ˈraɪtəst| — a member of a right wing political party

rightly |ˈraɪtli| — with honesty

rightness |ˈraɪtnəs| — according with conscience or morality

rigid |ˈrɪdʒɪd| — incapable of or resistant to bending

rigidity |rɪˈdʒɪdəti| — the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending

rigidly |ˈrɪdʒədli| — in a rigid manner

rigmarole |ˈrɪɡməroʊl| — a set of confused and meaningless statements

rigor |ˈriɡər| — something hard to endure

rigorous |ˈrɪɡərəs| — rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

rigorously |ˈrɪɡərəsli| — in a rigorous manner

rigour |ˈrɪɡər| — the quality of being valid and rigorous

rile |raɪl| — cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

rill |rɪl| — a small stream

rim |rɪm| — the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

rime |raɪm| — ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

rimless |ˈrɪmləs| — lacking a rim or frame

rimy |ˈraɪmiː| — covered with frost

rind |raɪnd| — the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

rinderpest |ˈrɪndərpest| — an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes

ring |rɪŋ| — a characteristic sound

ring out |ˈrɪŋ ˈaʊt| — sound loudly

ring up |ˈrɪŋ ʌp| — to perform and record a sale on a cash register

ringdove |ˈrɪŋˌdʌv| — greyish Old World turtledove with a black band around the neck; often caged

ringed |ˈrɪŋd| — shaped like a ring

ringer |ˈrɪŋər| — a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)

ringing |ˈrɪŋɪŋ| — the sound of a bell ringing

ringleader |ˈrɪŋliːdər| — a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)

ringlet |ˈrɪŋlət| — a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

ringleted |ˈrɪŋlɪtɪd| — (of hair) shaped into ringlets

ringmaster |ˈrɪŋmæstər| — the person in charge of performances in a circus ring

ringtail |ˈrɪŋˌteɪl| — raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings

ringworm |ˈrɪŋwɜːrm| — infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

rink |rɪŋk| — building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating

rinse |rɪns| — a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint

rinsing |ˈrɪnsɪŋ| — the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing

riot |ˈraɪət| — a public act of violence by an unruly mob

rioter |ˈraɪətər| — troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority

rioting |ˈraɪətɪŋ| — a state of disorder involving group violence

riotous |ˈraɪətəs| — produced or growing in extreme abundance

rip |ˌɑːr aɪ ˈpiː| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

rip off |ˈrɪp ˈɒf| — deprive somebody of something by deceit

rip out |ˈrɪp ˈaʊt| — remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

rip up |ˈrɪp ʌp| — tear into shreds

rip-off |ˈrɪp ɒf| — the act of stealing

riparian |raɪˈperiən| — of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream

ripe |raɪp| — fully prepared or eager

ripen |ˈraɪpən| — cause to ripen or develop fully

ripeness |ˈraɪpnəs| — the state of being ripe

riposte |rɪˈpoʊst| — a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

ripper |ˈrɪpər| — a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife

ripping |ˈrɪpɪŋ| — resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree

ripple |ˈrɪpl| — a small wave on the surface of a liquid

rippling |ˈrɪpəlɪŋ| — a small wave on the surface of a liquid

ripsaw |ˈrɪpsɔːr| — a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood

rise |raɪz| — a growth in strength or number or importance

risen |ˈrɪzən| — (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon

riser |ˈraɪzər| — a person who rises (especially from bed)

risibility |ˌrɪzəˈbɪlɪti| — a disposition to laugh

risible |ˈrɪzəbl| — arousing or provoking laughter

rising |ˈraɪzɪŋ| — a movement upward

risk |rɪsk| — a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

riskiness |ˈrɪskinəs| — a state of danger involving risk

risky |ˈrɪski| — involving risk or danger

risotto |rɪˈsɔːtoʊ| — rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese

risque |ˌrɪˈskeɪ| — suggestive of sexual impropriety

rissole |ˈrɪsoʊl| — minced cooked meat or fish coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried in deep fat

rite |raɪt| — an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

ritual |ˈrɪtʃuəl| — any customary observance or practice

ritualism |ˈrɪtʃʊəlɪzəm| — the study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies

ritualist |ˈrɪtʃʊəlɪst| — an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms

ritualistic |ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk| — of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism

ritually |ˈrɪtʃuəli| — in a ceremonial manner

rival |ˈraɪvl| — the contestant you hope to defeat

rivalry |ˈraɪvlri| — the act of competing as for profit or a prize

rive |raɪv| — tear or be torn violently

river |ˈrɪvər| — a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

riverbank |ˈrɪvərbæŋk| — the bank of a river

riverbed |ˈrivərˌbed| — a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river

riverside |ˈrɪvərsaɪd| — the bank of a river

rivet |ˈrɪvɪt| — ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

riveter |ˈrɪvɪtər| — a worker who inserts and hammers rivets

rivulet |ˈrɪvjələt| — a small stream

riyal |riˈɑːl| — the basic unit of money in Saudi Arabia