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quinquennium
noun (plural -niums or quinquennia) Etymology: Latin, from quinque five + annus year — more at five, annual Date: 1621 a period of five years
quinsy
noun (plural quinsies) Etymology: Middle English quinesie, from Anglo-French esquinauncy, quinancie, from Late Latin cynanche, from Greek kynanchē, from kyn-, kyōn dog + ...
quint
noun Date: 1934 quintuplet
quinta
noun Etymology: Spanish & Portuguese, quinta, farm rented at one fifth of its income, from Latin, feminine of quintus fifth Date: 1754 a country villa or estate especially in ...
quintain
noun Etymology: Middle English quintaine, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Latin quintana street in a Roman camp separating the fifth maniple from the sixth where a market was ...
quintal
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic qinṭār, from Late Greek kentēnarion, from Late Latin centenarium, from Latin, ...
Quintana Roo
geographical name state SE Mexico in E Yucatán capital Chetumal area 16,228 square miles (42,030 square kilometers), population 493,277
Quinte West
geographical name city Canada in SE Ontario at W end of Bay of Quinte population 41,409
Quinte, Bay of
geographical name inlet of Lake Ontario in Canada in SE Ontario; connected with Georgian Bay by Trent Canal
Quintero
biographical name Serafín & Joaquín — see Alvarez Quintero
quintessence
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French quinte essence, from Medieval Latin quinta essentia, literally, fifth essence Date: 15th century 1. the fifth and highest ...
quintessential
adjective see quintessence
quintessentially
adverb see quintessence
quintet
noun Etymology: quintet from Italian quintetto, from quinto fifth, from Latin quintus; quintette from French, from Italian quintetto Date: 1811 1. a musical composition or ...
quintic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin quintus fifth Date: 1853 of the fifth degree II. noun Date: 1856 a polynomial or a polynomial equation of the fifth degree
quintile
noun Etymology: Latin quintus + English 2-ile Date: 1922 any of the four values that divide the items of a frequency distribution into five classes with each containing one ...
Quintilian
biographical name circa A.D. 35-circa 100 Marcus Fabius Quintilianus Roman rhetorician
quintillion
noun Etymology: Latin quintus + English -illion (as in million) Date: 1674 — see number table • quintillion adjective • quintillionth adjective or noun
quintillionth
adjective or noun see quintillion
quintuple
I. adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold Date: 1570 1. ...
quintuplet
noun Date: 1873 1. a combination of five of a kind 2. one of five offspring born at one birth
quintuplicate
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin quintuplicatus, past participle of quintuplicare to quintuple, from quintuplus quintuple Date: 1656 1. consisting of or existing in ...
quip
I. noun Etymology: earlier quippy, perhaps from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure (often ironic), from quid what — more at quiddity Date: 1532 1. a. a clever usually ...
quipper
noun see quip II
quippy
adjective see quip I
quipster
noun Date: 1876 one who is given to quipping
quipu
noun Etymology: Spanish quipo, from Quechua khipu Date: 1704 a device made of a main cord with smaller varicolored cords attached and knotted and used by the ancient ...
quire
I. noun Etymology: Middle English quair four sheets of paper folded once, collection of sheets, from Anglo-French quaier, from Vulgar Latin *quaternum set of four, from Latin ...
Quirinal
geographical name hill in Rome, Italy, one of seven on which the ancient city was built — see Aventine
Quirino
biographical name Elpidio 1890-1956 president of the Philippine Republic (1948-53)
Quirinus
noun Etymology: Latin Date: 14th century an early state god of the Romans later identified with Romulus
quirk
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1565 1. a. an abrupt twist or curve b. a peculiar trait ; idiosyncrasy c. accident, vagary 2. a groove separating a bead ...
quirkily
adverb see quirk I
quirkiness
noun see quirk I
quirkish
adjective see quirk I
quirky
adjective see quirk I
quirt
I. noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish cuarta Date: 1845 a riding whip with a short handle and a rawhide lash II. transitive verb Date: 1887 to strike or drive with a quirt
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
foreign term Etymology: Latin who will keep the keepers themselves?
quis separabit?
foreign term Etymology: Latin who shall separate (us)? — motto of the Order of St. Patrick
quisling
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Vidkun Quisling died 1945 Norwegian politician who collaborated with the Nazis Date: 1940 traitor 2, collaborator • quislingism ...
quislingism
noun see quisling
quit
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English quite, quit, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century released from obligation, charge, or penalty; especially free II. verb (quit; also ...
quitch
noun Etymology: Middle English *quicche, from Old English cwice; akin to Old High German quecca couch grass Date: before 12th century quack grass
quitclaim
transitive verb Date: 14th century to release or relinquish a legal claim to; especially to release a claim to or convey by a quitclaim deed • quitclaim noun
quitclaim deed
noun Date: 1755 a legal instrument used to release one person's right, title, or interest to another without providing a guarantee or warranty of title
quite
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from quite, adjective, quit Date: 14th century 1. wholly, completely 2. to an extreme ; positively — often used as an intensifier ...
quite a bit
phrasal a considerable amount
quite a few
phrasal many
Quito
geographical name city capital of Ecuador population 1,100,847
quitrent
noun Date: 15th century a fixed rent payable to a feudal superior in commutation of services; specifically a fixed rent due from a socage tenant
quits
adjective Etymology: Middle English, quit, probably from Medieval Latin quittus, alteration of Latin quietus at rest Date: 1663 being on even terms by repayment or requital
quittance
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. discharge from a debt or an obligation b. a document evidencing quittance 2. recompense, requital
quitter
noun Date: 1611 one that quits; especially one that gives up too easily ; defeatist
quittor
noun Etymology: Middle English quiture pus, discharge, from Anglo-French Date: 1703 a purulent inflammation of the feet especially of horses and donkeys
quiver
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French quivre, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cocer quiver, Old High German kohhari Date: 14th century 1. a case for ...
quiveringly
adverb see quiver II
quixote
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615) by Cervantes Date: 1648 a quixotic person • quixotism noun ...
quixotic
adjective Etymology: Don Quixote Date: 1718 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly ...
quixotical
adjective see quixotic
quixotically
adverb see quixotic
quixotism
noun see quixote
quixotry
noun see quixote
quiz
I. noun (plural quizzes) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1749 1. an eccentric person 2. practical joke 3. the act or action of quizzing; specifically a short oral or ...
quiz program
noun see quiz show
quiz show
noun Date: 1944 an entertainment program (as on radio or television) in which contestants answer questions — called also quiz program
quizmaster
noun Date: 1943 one who puts the questions to contestants in a quiz show
quizzer
noun see quiz II
quizzical
adjective Date: 1797 1. comically quaint 2. mildly teasing or mocking 3. expressive of puzzlement, curiosity, or disbelief • quizzicality noun • quizzically ...
quizzicality
noun see quizzical
quizzically
adverb see quizzical
Qumran, Khirbat
geographical name — see Khirbat Qumran
quo vadis?
foreign term Etymology: Latin whither are you going?
quo warranto
noun Etymology: Middle English quo waranto, from Medieval Latin quo warranto by what warrant; from the wording of the writ Date: 15th century 1. a. an English writ ...
quoad hoc
foreign term Etymology: Latin as far as this ; to this extent
quod
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1700 slang British prison
quod erat demonstrandum
foreign term Etymology: Latin which was to be proved
quod erat faciendum
foreign term Etymology: Latin which was to be done
quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus
foreign term Etymology: Latin what (has been held) always, everywhere, by everybody
quod vide
foreign term Etymology: Latin which see
quodlibet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quodlibet, neuter of quilibet any whatever, from qui who, what + libet it pleases, from libēre to ...
quoin
I. noun Etymology: alteration of 1coin Date: 1532 1. a. a solid exterior angle (as of a building) b. one of the members (as a block) forming a quoin and usually ...
Quoirez
biographical name Françoise — see Françoise Sagan
quoit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English coite Date: 15th century 1. a flattened ring of iron or circle of rope used in a throwing game 2. plural but singular in construction a ...
quokka
noun Etymology: Nyungar (Australian aboriginal language of southwest Western Australia) gwaga Date: 1830 a stocky herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus of the family ...
quoll
noun Etymology: short for je-quoll, from Guugu Yimidhirr (Australian aboriginal language of northern Queensland) dhigul Date: 1770 any of a genus (Dasyurus) of small spotted ...
quondam
adjective Etymology: Latin, at one time, formerly, from quom, cum when; akin to Latin qui who — more at who Date: 1539 former, sometime
Quonset
trademark — used for a prefabricated shelter having a semicircular arching roof of corrugated metal
quorum
noun Etymology: Middle English, quorum of justices of the peace, from Latin, of whom, genitive plural of qui who; from the wording of the commission formerly issued to justices ...
quorum pars magna fui
foreign term Etymology: Latin in which I played a great part
quos deus vult perdere prius dementat
foreign term Etymology: Latin those whom a god wishes to destroy he first drives mad
quot
abbreviation quotation
quot homines, tot sententiae
foreign term Etymology: Latin there are as many opinions as there are men
quota
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin quota pars how great a part Date: 1618 1. a proportional part or share; especially the share or proportion assigned to each in a ...
quotability
noun see quotable
quotable
adjective Date: 1811 fit for or worth quoting • quotability noun
quotation
noun Date: 1607 1. something that is quoted; especially a passage referred to, repeated, or adduced 2. a. the act or process of quoting b. (1) the naming or ...
quotation mark
noun Date: circa 1859 one of a pair of punctuation marks “ ” or ‘ ’ used chiefly to indicate the beginning and the end of a quotation in which the exact phraseology of ...
quote
I. verb (quoted; quoting) Etymology: Medieval Latin quotare to mark the number of, number references, from Latin quotus of what number or quantity, from quot how many, (as) many ...
quoter
noun see quote I
quoth
verb past Etymology: Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say Date: before 12th century archaic said — used ...
quotha
interjection Etymology: alteration of quoth he Date: 1519 archaic — used especially to express surprise or contempt
quotidian
adjective Etymology: Middle English cotidian, from Anglo-French, from Latin quotidianus, cotidianus, from quotidie every day, from quot (as) many as + dies day — more at ...
quotient
noun Etymology: Middle English quocient, modification of Latin quotiens how many times, from quot how many Date: 15th century 1. the number resulting from the division of one ...
quotient group
noun Date: 1893 a group whose elements are the cosets of a normal subgroup of a given group — called also factor group
quotient ring
noun Date: circa 1958 a ring whose elements are the cosets of an ideal in a given ring
Qŭqon
geographical name — see Kokand
Qur'an
I. noun see Koran II. see Quran
Qur'anic
adjective see Koran
Quran
or Qur'an variant of Koran
Quranic
adjective see Koran
Quttinirpaaq National Park
geographical name reservation N Canada in NE Ellesmere Island
qv
abbreviation Etymology: Latin quod vide which see
QWERTY
noun Usage: often not capitalized Etymology: from the first six letters in the second row of the keyboard Date: 1929 a standard typewriter keyboard — called also QWERTY ...
QWERTY keyboard
noun see QWERTY
qy
abbreviation query
r
abbreviation 1. radius 2. rain 3. range 4. rare 5. real 6. recto 7. red 8. repeat 9. rerun 10. resistance 11. right 12. roentgen 13. rook 14. rough ...
R
I. abbreviation 1. rabbi 2. radial 3. radical — used especially of a monovalent hydrocarbon radical 4. Rankine 5. Reaumur 6. recipe 7. registered trademark — ...
R & B
abbreviation rhythm and blues
R & D
abbreviation research and development
R & R
abbreviation rest and recreation; rest and recuperation; rest and relaxation
R factor
noun Etymology: resistance Date: 1962 a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by ...
r-color
noun Date: 1935 an acoustic effect of a simultaneously articulated \r\ imparted to a vowel by retroflexion or constriction of the tongue • r-colored adjective
r-colored
adjective see r-color
R-value
noun Etymology: probably from thermal resistance Date: 1948 a measure of resistance to the flow of heat through a given thickness of a material (as insulation) with higher ...
ra
abbreviation range
RA
abbreviation 1. regular army 2. right ascension 3. Royal Academician; Royal Academy
Ra
I. noun Etymology: Egyptian r‘ Date: 1877 the Egyptian sun god and chief deity II. symbol radium
Ra's al Khaymah
or Ras al-Khaimah geographical name sheikhdom, member of United Arab Emirates
Ra's at Tīb
geographical name — see bon (Cape)
Ra's at Tib
geographical name see Bon, Cape
RAAF
abbreviation Royal Australian Air Force
Raba
geographical name river 160 miles (257 kilometers) SE Austria & W Hungary flowing E & NE into the Danube
Rabat
geographical name city capital of Morocco on Atlantic coast population 518,616
Rabaul
geographical name city Bismarck Archipelago at E end of New Britain; formerly capital of Territory of New Guinea population 17,022
Rabbah Ammon
geographical name see Amman
Rabbah Ammon, Rabbath Ammon
geographical name — see Amman
Rabbath Ammon
geographical name see Amman
rabbet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rabet, perhaps from Middle French rabat act of forcing down, from Old French rabattre to force down, fold over, reduce — more at rebate ...
rabbet joint
noun Date: circa 1828 a joint formed by fitting together rabbeted boards or timbers
rabbi
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek rhabbi, from Hebrew rabbī my master, from rabh master + -ī my Date: before 12th century 1. ...
rabbin
noun Etymology: French Date: 1579 rabbi
rabbinate
noun Date: 1702 1. the office or tenure of a rabbi 2. the whole body of rabbis
rabbinic
or rabbinical adjective Date: 1612 1. of or relating to rabbis or their writings 2. of or preparing for the rabbinate 3. comprising or belonging to any of several sets of ...
Rabbinic Hebrew
noun Date: circa 1909 the Hebrew used especially by medieval rabbis
rabbinical
adjective see rabbinic
rabbinically
adverb see rabbinic
rabbinism
noun Date: 1652 rabbinic teachings and traditions
rabbit
I. noun (plural rabbit or rabbits) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English rabet, probably from Middle French dialect (Walloon) robett, from obsolete or dialect ...
rabbit ears
noun plural Date: 1952 an indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape
rabbit fever
noun Date: 1925 tularemia
rabbit hole
noun Etymology: from the rabbit hole that Alice enters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Date: 1980 a bizarre or difficult state or situation — usually used in the ...
rabbit punch
noun Date: 1915 a short chopping blow delivered to the back of the neck or the base of the skull • rabbit-punch transitive verb
rabbit warren
noun Date: 1766 1. warren 2a 2. warren 3b
rabbit-eared bandicoot
noun Date: 1865 bilby
rabbit-punch
transitive verb see rabbit punch
rabbitbrush
noun Date: circa 1890 any of several low branching composite shrubs (genus Chrysothamnus and especially C. nauseosus) of the alkali plains of western North America that are ...
rabbiter
noun see rabbit II
rabbitry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1838 a place where domestic rabbits are kept; also a rabbit-raising enterprise
rabbity
adjective see rabbit I
rabble
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rabel pack of animals Date: 14th century 1. a disorganized or confused collection of things 2. a. a disorganized or disorderly crowd of ...
rabble-rouser
noun Date: 1843 one that stirs up (as to hatred or violence) the masses of the people ; demagogue • rabble-rousing noun or adjective
rabble-rousing
noun or adjective see rabble-rouser
rabblement
noun Date: 1548 1. rabble 2. disturbance
Rabelais
biographical name François circa 1483-1553 French humorist & satirist
Rabelaisian
adjective Date: 1817 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Rabelais or his works 2. marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism
Rabi
I. noun Etymology: Arabic rabī‘ Date: circa 1769 either of two months of the Islamic year: a. Rabi al-Awwal b. Rabi al-Thani II. biographical name Isidor Isaac ...
Rabi al-Awwal
noun Etymology: Arabic rabī' al-awwal, literally, first Rabi Date: 1979 the third month of the Islamic year — see month table
Rabi al-Thani
noun Etymology: Arabic rabī' al-thānī, literally, second Rabi Date: 1983 the fourth month of the Islamic year — see month table
rabic
adjective Date: 1885 of or relating to rabies
rabid
adjective Etymology: Latin rabidus mad, from rabere Date: 1594 1. a. extremely violent ; furious b. going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling, ...
rabidity
noun see rabid
rabidly
adverb see rabid
rabidness
noun see rabid
rabies
noun (plural rabies) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, madness, from rabere to rave — more at rage Date: circa 1598 an acute virus disease of the nervous system of mammals ...
Rabin
biographical name Yitzhak 1922-1995 prime minister of Israel (1974-77; 1992-95)
Rabinowitz
biographical name Solomon — see Sholem Aleichem
raccoon
also racoon noun (plural raccoon or raccoons; also racoon or racoons) Etymology: Virginia Algonquian raugroughcun, arocoun Date: 1608 1. a. a small nocturnal carnivore ...
raccoon dog
noun Date: 1868 a small omnivorous canid (Nyctereutes procyonoides) of eastern Asia having a long yellowish-brown coat and facial markings resembling that of a raccoon — ...
race
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ras, from Old Norse rās; akin to Old English rǣs rush Date: 14th century 1. chiefly Scottish the act of running 2. a. a strong or ...
race riot
noun Date: 1890 a riot caused by racial dissensions or hatreds
race runner
noun Date: 1910 a swift North American lizard (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus) that has six narrow stripes down the back
Race, Cape
geographical name headland, SE point of Newfoundland, Canada
race-baiting
noun Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1961 the making of verbal attacks against members of a racial group
racecourse
noun Date: 1764 1. a course for racing 2. raceway 1
racehorse
noun Date: circa 1626 a horse bred or kept for racing
racemate
noun Date: 1907 a racemic compound or mixture
raceme
noun Etymology: Latin racemus bunch of grapes; probably akin to Greek rhag-, rhax grape Date: 1785 a simple inflorescence (as in the lily-of-the-valley) in which the flowers ...
racemic
adjective Etymology: racemic acid, a compound with such a structure obtained from grape juice, ultimately from Latin racemus Date: 1892 of, relating to, or constituting a ...
racemization
noun Date: 1895 the action or process of changing from an optically active compound into a racemic compound or mixture • racemize verb
racemize
verb see racemization
racemose
adjective Etymology: Latin racemosus full of clusters, from racemus Date: 1698 having or growing in the form of a raceme
racer
noun Date: 1648 1. one that races or is used for racing 2. any of various active American colubrid snakes (genus Coluber and Mastigophis): as a. black racer b. blue ...
racetrack
noun Date: circa 1835 a usually oval course for racing
racetracker
noun Date: 1953 one who frequents a racetrack
racewalk
intransitive verb see racewalking
racewalker
noun see racewalking
racewalking
noun Date: 1954 the competitive sport of racing at a fast walk while maintaining continuous foot contact with the ground and keeping the supporting leg straight • racewalk ...
raceway
noun Date: 1828 1. a canal for a current of water 2. a channel for loosely holding electrical wires in buildings 3. race I,5 4. a course for racing; especially a track ...
rachet
variant of ratchet
rachis
noun (plural rachises; also rachides) Etymology: New Latin rachid-, rachis, from Greek rhachis; akin to Greek rhachos thorn, Lithuanian ražas dry twig, tine Date: 1785 1. ...
rachitic
adjective Etymology: New Latin rachitis rickets, from Greek rhachitis spinal disease, from rhachis Date: 1797 rickety
Rachmaninoff
biographical name Sergey Vasilyevich 1873-1943 Russian composer, pianist, & conductor
racial
adjective Date: 1862 1. of, relating to, or based on a race 2. existing or occurring between races • racially adverb
racialism
noun Date: 1907 a theory that race determines human traits and capacities; also racism • racialist noun or adjective • racialistic adjective
racialist
noun or adjective see racialism
racialistic
adjective see racialism
racialize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1930 to give a racial character to
racially
adverb see racial
Racibórz
or German Ratibor geographical name city SW Poland in Silesia on the Oder population 62,833
racily
adverb see racy I
Racine
I. biographical name Jean 1639-1699 French dramatist • Racinian adjective II. geographical name city SE Wisconsin S of Milwaukee population 81,855
raciness
noun see racy I
racing
noun Date: 1630 the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races
racing form
noun Date: 1910 an information sheet giving details of past performance (as for racehorses) for use by bettors
Racinian
adjective see Racine I
racism
noun Date: 1933 1. a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular ...
racist
noun or adjective see racism
rack
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rak rain cloud, rapid movement Date: 14th century a wind-driven mass of high often broken clouds II. intransitive verb Date: 1590 to fly ...
rack railway
noun Date: 1884 a railway having between its rails a rack that meshes with a gear wheel or pinion of the locomotive for traction on steep grades
rack rent
noun Etymology: 4rack Date: 1743 1. an excessive or unreasonably high rent 2. British the highest rent that can be earned on a property
rack up
transitive verb Date: 1949 achieve, gain
rack-rent
transitive verb Date: 1621 to subject to rack rent
rack-renter
noun Date: 1680 one that pays or exacts rack rent
racker
noun see rack IV
racket
I. noun or racquet Etymology: Middle French raquette, ultimately from Medieval Latin rasceta wrist, carpus, modification of Arabic rusgh wrist Date: circa 1520 1. a ...
racketeer
I. noun Date: 1928 one who obtains money by an illegal enterprise usually involving intimidation II. verb Date: 1928 intransitive verb to carry on a racket transitive ...
rackety
adjective Date: 1773 1. noisy 2. rowdy 3. rickety
rackful
noun see rack III
Rackham
biographical name Arthur 1867-1939 British illustrator
rackingly
adverb see rack IV
rackle
adjective Etymology: Middle English rakel Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish impetuous
raclette
noun Etymology: French, literally, scraper, from racler to scrape, from Middle French, from Old Occitan rasclar, from Vulgar Latin *rasiculare, from Latin rasus, past participle ...
racon
noun Etymology: radar beacon Date: 1945 radar beacon
raconteur
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from raconter to tell, from Old French, from re- + aconter, acompter to tell, count — more at account Date: 1828 a person who ...
racoon
variant of raccoon
racquet
noun see racket I
racquetball
noun Date: 1968 a game similar to handball that is played on a 4-walled court with a short-handled racket and a larger ball; also the ball used in this game
racy
I. adjective (racier; -est) Etymology: 3race Date: circa 1650 1. a. full of zest or vigor b. having a strongly marked quality ; piquant c. risque, suggestive 2. ...
rad
I. noun Etymology: radiation absorbed dose Date: circa 1953 a unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation equal to an energy of 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material II. ...
radar
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: radio detecting and ranging Date: 1941 1. a device or system consisting usually of a synchronized radio transmitter and receiver ...
radar astronomy
noun Date: 1959 astronomy in which celestial bodies in the solar system are studied by analyzing the return of radio waves directed at them
radar beacon
noun Date: 1945 a radar transmitter that upon receiving a radar signal emits a signal which reinforces the normal reflected signal or which introduces a code into the ...
radar gun
noun Date: 1977 a handheld device that uses radar to measure the speed of a moving object
radarscope
noun Etymology: radar + oscilloscope Date: 1945 the oscilloscope or screen serving as the visual indicator in a radar receiver
Radcliffe
biographical name Ann 1764-1823 née Ward English novelist
raddle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English radel, from diminutive of rad-, red red Date: 14th century red ocher II. transitive verb (raddled; raddling) Date: 1631 to mark or paint ...
raddled
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1694 1. being in a state of confusion ; lacking composure 2. broken-down, worn
Radetzky
biographical name Joseph 1766-1858 Graf Radetzky von Radetz Austrian field marshal
radi-
or radio- combining form Etymology: French, from Latin radius ray 1. radiant energy ; radiation 2. radioactive 3. radium ; X-rays 4. radioactive isotopes ...
radial
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius ray Date: 1570 1. arranged or having parts arranged like rays 2. a. relating to, placed like, or ...
radial cleavage
noun Date: 1973 holoblastic cleavage that is typical of deuterostomes and that is characterized by arrangement of the blastomeres of each upper tier directly over those of the ...
radial engine
noun Date: 1909 a usually internal combustion engine with cylinders arranged radially like the spokes of a wheel
radial keratotomy
noun Date: 1980 a surgical operation on the cornea for the correction of myopia that involves flattening it by making a series of incisions in a radial pattern resembling the ...
radial symmetry
noun Date: 1872 the condition of having similar parts regularly arranged around a central axis • radially symmetrical adjective
radial tire
noun see radial II
radial-ply tire
noun see radial II
radially
adverb see radial I
radially symmetrical
adjective see radial symmetry
radian
noun Date: 1879 a unit of plane angular measurement that is equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc whose length equals the radius or approximately ...
radiance
noun Date: 1600 1. the quality or state of being radiant 2. a deep pink 3. the flux density of radiant energy per unit solid angle and per unit projected area of ...
radiancy
noun Date: 1602 radiance
radiant
I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. radiating rays or reflecting beams of light b. vividly bright and shining ; glowing 2. marked by or expressive of love, ...
radiant energy
noun Date: 1870 energy traveling as electromagnetic waves
radiant flux
noun Date: 1917 the rate of emission or transmission of radiant energy
radiant heat
noun Date: 1621 heat transmitted by radiation as contrasted with that transmitted by conduction or convection

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