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Rijswijk
geographical name commune SW Netherlands population 47,456
Riksmaal
noun see Riksmål
Riksmål
or Riksmaal noun Etymology: Norwegian, from rik kingdom + mål speech Date: 1913 bokmal
rile
transitive verb (riled; riling) Etymology: variant of roil Date: 1624 1. to make agitated and angry ; upset 2. roil 1 Synonyms: see irritate
riley
adjective Date: 1805 1. turbid 2. angry
Riley
biographical name James Whitcomb 1849-1916 American poet
Rilke
biographical name Rainer Maria 1875-1926 German poet
rill
I. noun Etymology: Dutch ril or Low German rille; akin to Old English rīth rivulet Date: 1538 a very small brook II. intransitive verb Date: 1610 to flow like a rill III. ...
rille
noun see rill III
rillet
noun Date: 1538 a little rill
rillettes
noun plural Etymology: French, plural, diminutive of rille, singular, piece of pork, from Middle French, dialect variant of reille board, lath, from Latin regula straightedge ...
rim
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rima; akin to Old Norse rimi strip of land Date: 13th century 1. a. brink b. the outer often curved or circular edge ...
Rímac
geographical name river 80 miles (129 kilometers) W Peru flowing SW through Lima into the Pacific
Rimbaud
biographical name (Jean-Nicholas-) Arthur 1854-1891 French poet
rime
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rim, from Old English hrīm; akin to Old Norse hrīm frost Date: before 12th century 1. frost 1b 2. an accumulation of granular ice tufts ...
rimester
variant of rhymester
rimfire
adjective Date: 1866 of a cartridge having the priming distributed in the rim of the shell • rimfire noun
Rimini
I. biographical name Francesca da — see polenta II. geographical name or ancient Ariminum commune & port N Italy on the Adriatic ESE of Ravenna population 128,119
rimland
noun Date: 1944 a region on the edge of the heartland
rimless
adjective see rim I
rimmed
adjective Date: 1729 having a rim — usually used in combination
Rimouski
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec on Gaspé Peninsula population 31,305
rimrock
noun Date: 1860 1. a top stratum or overlying strata of resistant rock of a plateau that outcrops to form a vertical face 2. the edge or face of a rimrock outcrop
Rimsky-Korsakov
biographical name Nikolay Andreyevich 1844-1908 Russian composer
rimy
adjective (rimier; -est) Date: before 12th century covered with rime ; frosty
rind
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German rinda bark, and probably to Old English rendan to rend Date: before 12th century 1. the bark of a ...
rinded
adjective see rind
rinderpest
noun Etymology: German, from Rinder, plural, cattle + Pest pestilence Date: 1865 an acute infectious usually fatal disease of ruminant mammals (as cattle) that is caused by a ...
ring
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hring; akin to Old High German hring ring, Old Church Slavic krǫgŭ circle Date: before 12th century 1. a circular band ...
ring a bell
phrasal to arouse a response
ring binder
noun Date: 1929 a loose-leaf binder in which split rings attached to a back hold the perforated sheets of paper
ring changes
phrasal see ring the changes
ring dance
noun Date: 1600 round dance 1
ring down the curtain
phrasal to conclude a performance or an action
ring finger
noun Date: before 12th century the third finger especially of the left hand counting the index finger as the first
Ring of Fire
geographical name belt of volcanoes & frequent seismic activity nearly encircling the Pacific
ring off
intransitive verb Date: 1882 chiefly British hang up 1
ring off the hook
phrasal to ring frequently or constantly with incoming calls
ring ouzel
noun Date: circa 1674 a dark Old World thrush (Turdus torquatus) with the male having a white breast band
ring road
noun Date: 1928 chiefly British a highway skirting an urban area
ring spot
noun Date: 1923 1. any of various plant diseases caused by viruses (genus Nepovirus of the family Comoviridae) and marked by circular lesions of usually chlorotic or necrotic ...
ring stand
noun Date: circa 1865 a metal stand consisting of a long upright rod attached to a heavy rectangular base that is used with rings and clamps for supporting laboratory apparatus
ring the changes
or ring changes phrasal to run through the range of possible variations
ring up
transitive verb Date: 1937 1. to total and record especially by means of a cash register 2. achieve
ring up the curtain
phrasal to begin a performance or an action
ring-a-levio
or ring-a-lievo noun Etymology: alteration of earlier ring relievo, from 1ring + relieve Date: circa 1901 a game in which players on one team are given time to hide and are ...
ring-a-lievo
noun see ring-a-levio
ring-a-rosy
noun see ring-around-the-rosy
ring-around-a-rosy
noun see ring-around-the-rosy
ring-around-the-rosy
also ring-around-a-rosy noun Date: 1878 a children's singing game in which players dance around in a circle and at a given signal drop to the ground — called also ring-a-rosy
ring-billed gull
noun Date: 1844 a North American gull (Larus delawarensis) that as an adult is largely white with a gray mantle, dark wing tips, yellowish feet and legs, and a yellow bill ...
ring-neck
adjective see ring-necked
ring-necked
or ring-neck adjective Date: 1817 having a ring of color about the neck
ring-necked duck
noun Date: 1831 a North American duck (Aythya collaris) that has a white ring around the bill and in the male a faint narrow chestnut ring encircling the neck
ring-necked pheasant
noun Date: 1834 a Eurasian pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) that has been widely introduced as a game bird in North America and in which the males have a white neck ring and an ...
ring-porous
adjective Date: 1902 having vessels more numerous and usually larger in cross section in the springwood with a resulting more or less distinct line between the springwood ...
ring-tailed
adjective Date: 1729 1. having a tail marked with rings of differing colors 2. having a tail carried in a form approximating a circle
ringbark
transitive verb Date: 1884 girdle 2
ringbolt
noun Date: 1599 an eyebolt with a ring through its eye
ringbone
noun Date: 1523 a bony outgrowth on or near the articulating surface of the pastern or coffin bone of a horse that typically results from injury and usually produces lameness
ringdove
noun Date: 1538 1. wood pigeon 2. ringed turtle dove
ringed
adjective Date: 1513 1. encircled or marked with or as if with rings 2. composed or formed of rings
ringed turtle dove
noun Date: 1983 a small pale dove (Streptopelia risoria) that has a black ring around the sides and back of the neck, exists chiefly in domestication as a cage bird, and is ...
ringer
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sounds especially by ringing 2. a. (1) one that enters a competition under false representations (2) imposter, fake b. ...
Ringer solution
noun see Ringer's solution
Ringer's solution
noun Etymology: Sidney Ringer died 1910 English physician Date: 1893 a balanced aqueous solution that contains chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, and ...
ringgit
noun (plural ringgit or ringgits) Etymology: Malay, literally, serration, coin with milled edge Date: 1967 — see money table
ringing
adjective Date: 14th century 1. clear and full in tone ; resounding 2. vigorously unequivocal ; decisive • ringingly adverb
ringingly
adverb see ringing
ringleader
noun Date: 1503 a leader of a ring of individuals engaged especially in improper or unlawful activities
ringlet
noun Date: 1555 1. a small ring or circle 2. curl; especially a long curl of hair
ringlike
adjective see ring I
ringmaster
noun Date: 1859 one in charge of performances in a ring (as of a circus); broadly a supervisor or moderator especially of a performance or presentation
ringneck
noun Date: 1791 a ring-necked animal
ringside
I. noun Date: 1866 1. the area just outside a ring especially in which a contest occurs 2. a place from which one may have a close view II. adjective Date: 1896 being at ...
ringstraked
adjective Date: 1611 archaic marked with circular stripes
ringtail
noun Date: 1844 1. raccoon 2. a carnivore (Bassariscus astutus) of the western United States and Mexico that is related to and resembles the raccoon — called also ...
ringtail cat
noun see ringtail
ringtailed cat
noun see ringtail
ringtaw
noun Date: 1828 a game of marbles in which marbles are placed in a circle on the ground and shot at from the edge of the circle with the object being to knock them out of the ...
ringtoss
noun Date: 1871 a game in which the object is to toss a ring so that it will fall over an upright stick
ringworm
noun Date: 15th century any of several contagious fungal diseases of the skin, hair, or nails of humans and domestic animals that are characterized by ring-shaped discolored ...
rink
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) rinc area in which a contest takes place, from Anglo-French renc row, lists — more at rank Date: 1787 1. a. a smooth extent of ice ...
rinky-dink
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1913 1. small-time 2. old-fashioned
rinse
I. transitive verb (rinsed; rinsing) Etymology: Middle English rincen, from Anglo-French rincer, alteration of Old French recincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiare, from Latin ...
rinser
noun see rinse I
rinsing
noun Date: 1818 1. dregs, residue — usually used in plural 2. water that has been used for rinsing — usually used in plural
RIO
abbreviation radar intercept officer
Rio
geographical name Rio de Janeiro
Rio Branco
geographical name 1. — see branco 2. city W Brazil, capital of Acre municipal area population 196,923
Río Bravo
geographical name see Rio Grande 1
Rio de Janeiro
geographical name 1. state SE Brazil area 17,092 square miles (44,268 square kilometers), population 12,584,108 2. city, its capital & port on Guanabara Bay; former capital ...
Río de la Plata
geographical name — see plata (Rio de la)
Río de Oro
geographical name territory NW Africa comprising the S zone of Western Sahara
Rio Grande
geographical name 1. (or Mexican Spanish Río Bravo) river 1885 miles (3034 kilometers) SW United States forming part of Mexico-U.S. boundary & flowing from San Juan Mountains ...
Rio Grande de Cagayan
geographical name — see Cagayan
Rio Grande do Norte
geographical name state NE Brazil capital Natal area 20,528 square miles (53,168 square kilometers), population 2,413,618
Rio Grande do Sul
geographical name state SE Brazil bordering on Uruguay capital Pôrto Alegre area 108,951 square miles (282,183 square kilometers), population 9,127,611
Río Muni
geographical name — see Mbini
Río Piedras
geographical name former city, since 1951 part of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rio Rancho
geographical name city central New Mexico, a N suburb of Albuquerque population 51,765
rioja
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1907 a wine from the Rioja region of Spain; especially a dry red wine from this region
Rioja, the
geographical name — see La Rioja
Ríos
biographical name Juan Antonio 1888-1946 president of Chile (1942-46)
riot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French riote rash action, noise, disorder Date: 13th century 1. archaic a. profligate behavior ; debauchery b. ...
riot act
noun Etymology: the Riot Act, English law of 1715 providing for the dispersal of riots upon command of legal authority Date: 1819 a vigorous reprimand or warning — used in ...
riot gun
noun Date: 1916 a small arm used to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death; especially a short-barreled shotgun
rioter
noun see riot II
riotous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. of the nature of a riot ; turbulent b. participating in riot 2. abundant, exuberant • riotously adverb • riotousness noun
riotously
adverb see riotous
riotousness
noun see riotous
Riouw
geographical name see Riau
RIP
abbreviation [Latin requiescat in pace] may he rest in peace, may she rest in peace; [Latin requiescant in pace] may they rest in peace
rip
I. verb (ripped; ripping) Etymology: Middle English rippen, from or akin to Middle Dutch reppen, rippen to pull, jerk Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to tear ...
rip cord
noun Date: 1907 1. a cord by which the gasbag of a balloon may be ripped open for a limited distance to release the gas quickly and so cause immediate descent 2. a cord or ...
rip current
noun Date: 1936 a strong usually narrow surface current flowing outward from a shore that results from the return flow of waves and wind-driven water
rip into
phrasal to tear into ; attack
rip off
transitive verb Date: 1967 1. a. rob; also cheat, defraud b. steal 2. to copy or imitate blatantly or unscrupulously 3. to perform, achieve, or score quickly or ...
Rip van Winkle
noun Date: circa 1820 a ne'er-do-well in a story in Washington Irving's Sketch Book who sleeps for 20 years
rip-off
noun Date: 1969 1. an act or instance of stealing ; theft; also a financial exploitation 2. a usually cheap exploitive imitation
rip-roaring
adjective Date: 1834 noisily excited or exciting
riparian
adjective Etymology: Latin riparius — more at river Date: circa 1841 relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a ...
riparian right
noun Date: circa 1860 a right (as access to or use of the shore, bed, and water) of one owning riparian land
ripe
adjective (riper; ripest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rīpe; akin to Old English rīpan, reopan to reap Date: before 12th century 1. fully grown and developed ...
ripely
adverb see ripe
ripen
verb (ripened; ripening) Date: 1561 intransitive verb to grow or become ripe transitive verb 1. to make ripe 2. a. to bring to completeness or perfection b. ...
ripener
noun see ripen
ripeness
noun see ripe
ripieno
noun (plural ripieni or -nos) Etymology: Italian, literally, filled up Date: circa 1930 tutti
Ripley
biographical name George 1802-1880 American literary critic & socialist
Ripon Falls
geographical name former waterfall in the Victoria Nile N of Lake Victoria; submerged by Owen Falls Dam
riposte
noun Etymology: French, modification of Italian risposta, literally, answer, from rispondere to respond, from Latin respondēre Date: 1707 1. a fencer's quick return thrust ...
ripped
adjective Date: 1970 1. slang being under the influence of alcohol or drugs ; high, stoned 2. having high muscle definition
ripper
noun Date: 1611 1. one that rips; especially a machine used to break up solid material (as rock or ore) 2. an excellent example or instance of its kind
ripping
adjective Etymology: probably from present participle of 1rip Date: 1846 chiefly British excellent, delightful
ripple
I. verb (rippled; rippling) Etymology: perhaps frequentative of 1rip Date: circa 1671 intransitive verb 1. a. to become lightly ruffled or covered with small waves ...
ripple effect
noun Date: 1966 a spreading, pervasive, and usually unintentional effect or influence — compare domino effect
ripple mark
noun Date: 1833 1. one of a series of small ridges produced especially on sand by the action of wind, a current of water, or waves 2. a striation across the grain of wood ...
ripple-marked
adjective see ripple mark
rippler
noun see ripple I
ripply
adjective see ripple II
riprap
I. noun Etymology: obsolete riprap sound of rapping Date: 1833 1. a foundation or sustaining wall of stones or chunks of concrete thrown together without order (as in deep ...
ripsaw
noun Date: 1846 a coarse-toothed saw used to cut wood in the direction of the grain — compare crosscut saw
ripsnorter
noun Date: 1840 something extraordinary ; humdinger • ripsnorting adjective
ripsnorting
adjective see ripsnorter
ripstop
adjective Date: 1949 of, relating to, or being a fabric woven with a double thread at regular intervals so that small tears do not spread • ripstop noun
riptide
noun Date: 1862 rip current
Ripuarian
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin Ripuarius Date: 1781 of, relating to, or constituting a group of Franks settling in the fourth century on the Rhine near Cologne
RISC
abbreviation reduced instruction-set computer; reduced instruction-set computing
rise
I. intransitive verb (rose; risen; rising) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rīsan; akin to Old High German rīsan to rise Date: before 12th century 1. a. to ...
riser
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that rises (as from sleep) 2. the upright member between two stair treads 3. a stage platform on which performers are placed for greater ...
risibility
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1620 1. laughter 2. the ability or inclination to laugh — often used in plural
risible
adjective Etymology: Late Latin risibilis, from Latin risus, past participle of ridēre to laugh Date: 1557 1. a. capable of laughing b. disposed to laugh 2. arousing ...
risibles
noun plural Date: 1785 sense of the ridiculous ; sense of humor
risibly
adverb see risible
rising
I. noun Date: 14th century insurrection, uprising II. adverb Date: circa 1772 approaching a stated age ; nearly
rising diphthong
noun Date: 1888 a diphthong in which the second element is more sonorous than the first (as \wi\ in \ˈkwit\ quit)
rising rhythm
noun Date: 1881 rhythm with stress occurring regularly on the last syllable of each foot — compare falling rhythm
rising star
noun Date: 1767 a person or thing that is growing quickly in popularity or importance in a particular field
risk
I. noun Etymology: French risque, from Italian risco Date: circa 1661 1. possibility of loss or injury ; peril 2. someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard 3. ...
risk capital
noun Date: 1944 venture capital
risk factor
noun Date: 1949 something that increases risk or susceptibility
risker
noun see risk II
riskiness
noun see risky
riskless
adjective see risk I
risky
adjective (riskier; -est) Date: 1827 attended with risk or danger ; hazardous Synonyms: see dangerous • riskiness noun
risorgimento
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, literally, rising again, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere — more at resurrection Date: 1902 1. often capitalized ...
risotto
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, from riso rice — more at rice Date: 1855 rice cooked usually in meat or seafood stock and seasoned (as with Parmesan cheese or ...
risperidone
noun Etymology: perhaps from fluor- + is- + piperidine + -one Date: 1988 an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 used especially to treat schizophrenia
risqué
adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of risquer to risk, from risque Date: 1867 verging on impropriety or indecency ; off-color
rit
abbreviation ritardando
Ritalin
trademark — used for a preparation of methylphenidate
ritard
noun Date: circa 1890 ritardando
ritardando
I. adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from Latin retardandum, gerund of retardare to retard Date: circa 1811 with a gradual slackening in tempo — used as a direction ...
rite
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ritus; akin to Greek arithmos number — more at arithmetic Date: 14th century 1. a. a prescribed form or manner governing the ...
rite of passage
Date: 1909 a ritual associated with a crisis or a change of status (as marriage, illness, or death) for an individual
ritonavir
noun Etymology: rito- (perhaps by shortening & alteration from protease) + -navir (as in saquinavir) Date: 1995 an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N6O5S2 administered ...
ritornello
noun (plural ritornelli or -nellos) Etymology: Italian, diminutive of ritorno return, from ritornare to return, from ri- re- + tornare to turn, from Latin, to turn on a lathe ...
ritual
I. adjective Etymology: Latin ritualis, from ritus rite Date: 1570 1. of or relating to rites or a ritual ; ceremonial 2. according to religious law 3. done in ...
ritualism
noun Date: 1843 1. the use of ritual 2. excessive devotion to ritual • ritualist noun • ritualistic adjective • ritualistically adverb
ritualist
noun see ritualism
ritualistic
adjective see ritualism
ritualistically
adverb see ritualism
ritualization
noun see ritualize
ritualize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1842 intransitive verb to practice ritualism transitive verb 1. to make a ritual of 2. to impose a ritual on • ritualization noun
ritually
adverb see ritual I
ritziness
noun see ritzy
ritzy
adjective (ritzier; -est) Etymology: Ritz hotels, noted for their opulence Date: 1920 1. snobbish 2. impressively or ostentatiously fancy or stylish ; fashionable, posh ...
riv
abbreviation river
rival
I. noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin rivalis one using the same stream as another, rival in love, from rivalis of a stream, from rivus stream — ...
rivalrous
adjective Date: 1812 given to rivalry ; competitive
rivalry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1598 the act of rivaling ; the state of being a rival ; competition
rive
verb (rived; riven; also rived; riving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse rīfa; akin to Greek ereipein to tear down Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. ...
river
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English rivere, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *riparia, from Latin, feminine of riparius riparian, from ripa bank, shore; ...
river blindness
noun Date: 1953 onchocerciasis
river duck
noun Date: 1837 dabbler b
river horse
noun Date: 1563 hippopotamus
river otter
noun Date: 1801 any of various Old and New World otters (especially genera Lutra and Lontra); especially one (Lontra canadensis) of Alaska, Canada, and the conterminous ...
River Plate
geographical name see Plata, Río de la
Rivera
biographical name Diego 1886-1957 Mexican painter
riverbank
noun Date: 1565 the bank of a river
riverbed
noun Date: 1833 the channel occupied by a river
riverboat
noun Date: 1565 a boat for use on a river
riverfront
noun Date: 1855 the land or area along a river
riverine
adjective Date: 1860 1. relating to, formed by, or resembling a river 2. living or situated on the banks of a river
Rivers
biographical name Larry 1923-2002 originally Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg American artist
riverside
noun Date: 14th century the side or bank of a river
Riverside
geographical name 1. city S California population 255,166 2. city SW Ohio E of Dayton population 23,545
Riverton
geographical name city N central Utah S of Salt Lake City population 25,011
riverward
or riverwards adverb or adjective Date: 1833 toward a river
riverwards
adverb or adjective see riverward
rivet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, clinch on a nail, rivet, from Old French, from river to attach, rivet, probably from rive border, edge, bank, from Latin ripa Date: 15th ...
riveter
noun see rivet II
riveting
adjective Date: 1677 having the power to fix the attention ; engrossing, fascinating • rivetingly adverb
rivetingly
adverb see riveting
riviera
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: from the Riviera, region in southeastern France and northwestern Italy Date: 1766 a coastal region frequented as a resort area and ...
Riviera
geographical name coast region SE France & NW Italy bordering on the Mediterranean — see cote d'azur
Riviera Beach
geographical name city SE Florida N of West Palm Beach population 29,884
rivière
noun Etymology: French, literally, river, from Old French rivere Date: 1879 a necklace of precious stones (as diamonds)
rivulet
noun Etymology: Italian rivoletto, diminutive of rivolo, from Latin rivulus, diminutive of rivus stream — more at run Date: 1587 a small stream
Riyadh
geographical name city capital of the Nejd & of Saudi Arabia population 666,840
riyal
I. noun also rial Etymology: Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real real Date: 1928 — see money table II. variant of rial
Riza Shah Pahlavi
biographical name variant of Reza Shah Pahlavi
Rizal
biographical name José Protasio 1861-1896 Filipino patriot
Rizzio
or Riccio biographical name David circa 1533-1566 Italian musician & favorite of Mary, Queen of Scots
Rjukan
geographical name town S Norway W of Oslo near Rjukan Falls (waterfall 780 feet or 238 meters)
rm
abbreviation room
rms
abbreviation root-mean-square
RN
I. noun Date: 1903 registered nurse II. abbreviation Royal Navy
RNA
noun Etymology: ribonucleic acid Date: 1948 any of various nucleic acids that contain ribose and uracil as structural components and are associated with the control of ...
RNA polymerase
noun Date: circa 1962 any of a group of enzymes that promote the synthesis of RNA using DNA or RNA as a template
RNA virus
noun Date: 1963 a virus (as a paramyxovirus or a retrovirus) whose genome consists of RNA
RNAase
noun see RNase
RNase
also RNAase noun Etymology: RNA + -ase Date: 1957 ribonuclease
rnd
abbreviation round
Ro-Ro
noun Etymology: roll on, roll off Date: 1969
roach
I. noun (plural roach; also roaches) Etymology: Middle English roche, from Anglo-French roche, rosse Date: 13th century 1. a silver-green European freshwater cyprinid fish ...
roach back
noun Date: 1874 an arched back (as of a dog)
roach clip
noun Date: 1968 a metal clip that resembles tweezers and is used by marijuana smokers to hold a roach
road
noun Etymology: Middle English rode, from Old English rād ride, journey; akin to Old English rīdan to ride Date: 14th century 1. roadstead — often used in plural 2. ...
road agent
noun Date: 1863 a highwayman who formerly operated especially on stage routes in unsettled districts
road hog
noun Date: 1891 a driver of an automotive vehicle who obstructs others especially by occupying part of another's traffic lane
road map
noun Date: 1883 1. a map showing roads especially for automobile travel 2. a. a detailed plan to guide progress toward a goal b. a detailed explanation
road metal
noun Date: 1818 broken stone or cinders used in making and repairing roads or ballasting railroads
road race
noun see road racing
road racing
noun Date: 1828 racing over public roads; especially automobile racing over roads or over a closed course designed to simulate public roads • road race noun
road rage
noun Date: 1988 a motorist's uncontrolled anger that is usually provoked by another motorist's irritating act and is expressed in aggressive or violent behavior
road roller
noun Date: circa 1876 one that rolls roadways; specifically a machine with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roadbeds
road show
noun Date: 1908 1. a theatrical performance given by a troupe on tour 2. a special engagement of a new motion picture usually at increased prices 3. a promotional ...
road test
noun Date: 1906 1. a test of a vehicle under practical operating conditions on the road 2. a test on the road of a person's driving ability as a requirement for a driver's ...
road trip
noun Date: 1953 1. a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games 2. an extended trip in a motor vehicle • road-trip intransitive verb
road warrior
noun Date: 1982 a person who travels frequently especially on business
road-killed
adjective see roadkill
road-trip
intransitive verb see road trip
roadability
noun Date: circa 1914 the qualities (as steadiness and balance) desirable in an automobile on the road
roadbed
noun Date: circa 1840 1. a. the bed on which the ties, rails, and ballast of a railroad rest b. the ballast or the upper surface of the ballast on which the ties rest ...
roadblock
noun Date: 1940 1. a. a barricade often with traps or mines for holding up an enemy at a point on a road covered by fire b. a road barricade set up especially by law ...
roadholding
noun Date: 1932 chiefly British the qualities of an automobile that tend to make it respond precisely to the driver's steering
roadhouse
noun Date: 1857 an inn or tavern usually outside city limits providing liquor and usually meals, dancing, and often gambling
roadie
noun Etymology: road + -ie Date: 1969 a person who works (as by moving heavy equipment) for traveling entertainers
roadkill
noun Date: 1972 1. the remains of an animal that has been killed on a road by a motor vehicle 2. one that falls victim to intense competition • road-killed adjective
roadless
adjective see road
roadrunner
noun Date: 1856 a largely terrestrial bird (Geococcyx californianus) of the cuckoo family that has a long tail and a crest, is a speedy runner, and inhabits arid regions ...
roadside
noun Date: 1744 the strip of land along a road ; the side of a road • roadside adjective
roadstead
noun Date: 1556 a place less enclosed than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor

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