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rostrum
noun (plural rostra or rostrums) Etymology: Latin, beak, ship's beak, from rodere to gnaw — more at rodent Date: 1542 1. [Latin Rostra, plural, a platform for speakers in ...
Roswell
geographical name 1. city NW central Georgia N of Atlanta population 79,334 2. city SE New Mexico population 45,293
rosy
adjective (rosier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. of the color rose b. having a pinkish usually healthy-looking complexion ; blooming c. marked by blushes 2. ...
rosy periwinkle
noun Date: 1982 a commonly cultivated subshrub (Catharanthus roseus syn. Vinca rosea) of the dogbane family that is native to the Old World tropics and is the source of ...
rot
I. verb (rotted; rotting) Etymology: Middle English roten, from Old English rotian; akin to Old High German rōzzēn to rot Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. ...
rota
noun Etymology: Latin, wheel — more at roll Date: 1619 1. capitalized [Medieval Latin, from Latin] a tribunal of the papal curia exercising jurisdiction especially in ...
Rota
I. biographical name Nino 1911-1979 Italian composer II. geographical name 1. island W Pacific at S end of the Marianas area 35 square miles (91 square kilometers) 2. town ...
rotameter
noun Etymology: Latin rota + English -meter Date: 1907 a gauge that consists of a graduated glass tube containing a free float for measuring the flow of a fluid
Rotarian
noun Etymology: Rotary (club) Date: 1911 a member of a major national and international service club
rotary
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin rotarius, from Latin rota wheel Date: circa 1731 1. a. turning on an axis like a wheel b. taking place about an axis 2. ...
rotary cultivator
noun Date: 1926 rototiller
rotary engine
noun Date: 1837 1. any of various engines (as a turbine) in which power is applied to vanes or similar parts constrained to move in a circular path 2. a radial engine in ...
rotary-wing aircraft
noun Date: 1935 rotorcraft; specifically helicopter — usually used in plural
rotatable
adjective see rotate II
rotate
I. adjective Etymology: Latin rota Date: 1785 having the parts flat and spreading or radiating like the spokes of a wheel II. verb (rotated; rotating) Etymology: Latin ...
rotation
noun Date: 1555 1. a. (1) the action or process of rotating on or as if on an axis or center (2) the act or an instance of rotating something b. one complete ...
rotational
adjective see rotation
rotative
adjective Date: 1778 1. turning like a wheel ; rotary 2. relating to, occurring in, or characterized by rotation • rotatively adverb
rotatively
adverb see rotative
rotator
noun Date: 1676 one that rotates or causes rotation; especially plural -tors or rotatores a muscle that partially rotates a part on its axis
rotator cuff
noun Date: 1961 a supporting and strengthening structure of the shoulder joint that is made up of the capsule of the shoulder joint blended with tendons and muscles as they ...
rotatory
adjective Date: 1741 1. of, relating to, or producing rotation 2. occurring in rotation
rotavirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin rota wheel + New Latin virus Date: 1974 any of a genus (Rotavirus) of reoviruses having a capsid composed of two layers and including ...
Rotblat
biographical name Joseph 1908- British (Polish-born) physicist
ROTC
abbreviation Reserve Officers' Training Corps
rote
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hruozza crowd Date: 14th century crowd III,1 II. noun Etymology: Middle ...
rotenone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Japanese roten derris plant Date: 1924 a crystalline insecticide C23H22O6 obtained from the roots of several ...
rotgut
noun Date: 1633 cheap or inferior liquor
Roth
biographical name Philip 1933- American writer
Rotherham
geographical name town N England in South Yorkshire NE of Sheffield area population 247,100
Rothesay
geographical name royal burgh SW Scotland on island of Bute population 5408
Rothko
biographical name Mark 1903-1970 American (Russian-born) painter
Rothschild
I. biographical name Mayer Amschel 1744-1812 German financier II. biographical name Nathan Mayer 1777-1836 son of preceding financier in London
roti
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu roṭī bread; akin to Sanskrit roṭika, kind of bread Date: 1919 a round soft flat unleavened bread; also such a bread wrapped around a ...
rotifer
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin rota + -fer Date: 1793 any of a class (Rotifera of the phylum Aschelminthes) of minute usually microscopic but many-celled chiefly ...
rotisserie
I. noun Etymology: French rôtisserie, from Middle French rostisserie, from rostir to roast — more at roast Date: circa 1920 1. a restaurant specializing in broiled and ...
roto
noun (plural rotos) Date: 1926 rotogravure
rotogravure
noun Etymology: German Rotogravur, blend of Latin rota wheel and German Photogravur photogravure Date: 1913 1. photogravure 2. a section of a newspaper devoted to ...
rotor
noun Etymology: contraction of rotator Date: 1903 1. a. a part that revolves in a stationary part b. the rotating member of an electrical machine 2. an assembly of ...
rotorcraft
noun (plural rotorcraft) Date: 1940 an aircraft (as a helicopter) whose lift is derived principally from rotating airfoils
Rotorua
geographical name city New Zealand in N central North Island population 53,700
rototill
transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from rototiller Date: 1939 to till or plow (soil) with a rototiller
rototiller
noun Etymology: from Rototiller, a trademark Date: 1923 a landscaping implement with engine-powered rotating blades used to lift and turn over soil
rotten
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English roten, from Old Norse rotinn; akin to Old English rotian to rot Date: 13th century 1. having rotted ; putrid 2. morally corrupt 3. ...
rotten borough
noun Date: 1784 an election district that has many fewer inhabitants than other election districts with the same voting power
rottenly
adverb see rotten I
rottenness
noun see rotten I
rottenstone
noun Date: 1677 a decomposed siliceous limestone used for polishing
rotter
noun Date: 1893 a thoroughly objectionable person
Rotterdam
geographical name city & port SW Netherlands on the Nieuwe Maas (river emptying into North Sea) population 589,707 • Rotterdammer noun
Rotterdammer
noun see Rotterdam
rottweiler
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Rottweil, city in Germany Date: 1907 any of a breed of tall powerful black-and-tan short-haired dogs of German origin ...
Rotuma
geographical name island SW Pacific N of Fiji Islands area 14 square miles (36 square kilometers); belongs to Fiji
rotund
adjective Etymology: Latin rotundus, probably alteration of Old Latin *retundus; akin to Latin rota wheel — more at roll Date: 1665 1. marked by roundness ; rounded 2. ...
rotunda
noun Etymology: Italian rotonda, from Latin rotunda, feminine of rotundus Date: 1645 1. a round building; especially one covered by a dome 2. a. a large round room b. ...
rotundity
noun see rotund
rotundly
adverb see rotund
rotundness
noun see rotund
roturier
noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 1586 a person not of noble birth
Rouault
biographical name Georges 1871-1958 French painter
Roubaix
geographical name city N France NE of Lille population 98,179
rouble
variant of ruble
roué
noun Etymology: French, literally, broken on the wheel, from past participle of rouer to break on the wheel, from Medieval Latin rotare, from Latin, to rotate; from the feeling ...
Rouen
geographical name city & port N France on the Seine population 105,470
rouge
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from rouge red, from Latin rubeus reddish — more at ruby Date: 1751 1. any of various cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or ...
Rouget de Lisle
biographical name Claude-Joseph 1760-1836 French army officer & composer
rough
I. adjective (rougher; roughest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rūh; akin to Old High German rūh rough, Lithuanian raukas wrinkle Date: before 12th century 1. ...
rough bluegrass
noun Date: circa 1925 a forage grass (Poa trivialis) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is naturalized in North America
rough breathing
noun Date: 1746 1. a mark ʽ used in Greek over some initial vowels to show that they are aspirated or over ρ to show that it is voiceless 2. the sound indicated by a mark ...
rough cut
noun Date: 1937 a print of an incompletely edited motion picture
rough endoplasmic reticulum
noun Date: 1972 endoplasmic reticulum studded with ribosomes
rough fish
noun Date: 1843 a usually freshwater fish (as a buffalo or freshwater drum) considered undesirable as a food or sport fish and often viewed as a competitor of more desirable ...
rough it
phrasal to live under harsh or primitive conditions
rough lemon
noun Date: 1900 1. a hybrid lemon that forms a large spreading thorny tree, bears rough-skinned fruit, and is important chiefly as a rootstock for other citrus trees 2. the ...
Rough Rider
noun see roughrider 2
rough trade
noun Date: circa 1935 male homosexuals who are or affect to be rugged and potentially violent; also such a homosexual
rough-and-ready
adjective Date: 1810 crude in nature, method, or manner but effective in action or use
rough-and-tumble
I. noun Date: 1792 rough disorderly unrestrained fighting or struggling; also infighting II. adjective Date: 1832 1. marked by rough-and-tumble ; also rough-and-ready ...
rough-dry
I. transitive verb Date: 1778 to dry (laundry) without smoothing or ironing II. adjective Date: 1854 being dry after laundering but not ironed or smoothed over
rough-edged
adjective Date: 1942 lacking refinement or polish
rough-hew
transitive verb (-hewed; rough-hewn; -hewing) Date: 1530 1. to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing 2. to form crudely
rough-hewn
adjective Date: 1530 1. being in a rough, unsmoothed, or unfinished state ; crudely formed 2. lacking refinement
rough-legged hawk
noun Date: 1811 a large circumpolar arctic hawk (Buteo lagopus) that winters southward and typically has a white tail with a wide black band or bands at the tip
roughage
noun Date: circa 1900 fiber 1d; also food containing much indigestible material acting as fiber
roughcast
I. transitive verb (-cast; -casting) Date: circa 1501 1. to plaster (as a wall) with roughcast 2. to shape or form roughly II. noun Date: 1579 1. a rough model 2. a ...
roughen
verb (roughened; roughening) Date: 1582 transitive verb to make rough or rougher intransitive verb to become rough
rougher
noun see rough IV
roughhouse
I. noun Date: 1887 violence or rough boisterous play II. verb (roughhoused; roughhousing) Date: 1902 transitive verb to treat in a boisterously rough manner intransitive ...
roughish
adjective see rough I
roughleg
noun Date: 1895 rough-legged hawk
roughly
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a rough manner: as a. with harshness or violence b. in crude fashion ; imperfectly 2. without completeness or exactness ; ...
roughneck
I. noun Date: 1836 1. a. a rough or uncouth person b. rowdy, tough 2. a worker of an oil-well-drilling crew other than the driller II. adjective Date: 1916 having ...
roughness
noun see rough I
roughrider
noun Date: 1733 1. one who is accustomed to riding unbroken or little-trained horses 2. (usually Rough Rider) a member of the first United States Volunteer Cavalry ...
roughshod
I. adjective Date: circa 1688 1. shod with calked shoes 2. marked by tyrannical force II. adverb Date: 1813 in a roughly forceful manner
rouille
noun Etymology: French, literally, rust; from its color Date: 1951 a peppery garlic sauce
roulade
noun Etymology: French, literally, act of rolling Date: circa 1706 1. a florid vocal embellishment sung to one syllable 2. a slice of usually stuffed meat that is rolled, ...
rouleau
noun (plural rouleaux) Etymology: French Date: 1693 a little roll; especially a roll of coins put up in paper
roulette
I. noun Etymology: French, literally, small wheel, from Old French roelete, diminutive of roele wheel, rowel, from Late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota wheel — more at ...
Roumanian
variant of Romanian
round
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rund, reund, from Latin rotundus — more at rotund Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) having every part of the ...
round angle
noun Date: circa 1934 an angle of 360° or 2 π radians
round clam
noun Date: circa 1843 quahog
round dance
noun Date: 1683 1. a folk dance in which participants form a ring and move in a prescribed direction 2. a ballroom dance in which couples progress around the room 3. a ...
Round Lake Beach
geographical name village NE Illinois population 25,859
round lot
noun Date: circa 1902 the standard unit of trading in a security market usually amounting to 100 shares of stock
round on
phrasal to turn against ; assail
Round Rock
geographical name town central Texas N of Austin population 61,136
round steak
noun Date: 1864 a steak cut from the round of beef — see beef illustration
round table
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. capitalized R&T the large circular table of King Arthur and his knights b. the knights of King Arthur 2. (usually roundtable) a ...
round the clock
phrasal see around the clock
round up
transitive verb Date: 1847 1. to collect (as cattle) by means of a roundup 2. to gather in or bring together from various quarters
round window
noun Date: 1718 a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea
round-robin
noun Etymology: from the name Robin Date: circa 1730 1. a. a written petition, memorial, or protest to which the signatures are affixed in a circle so as not to indicate ...
round-shouldered
adjective Date: 1586 having the shoulders stooping or rounded
round-the-clock
adjective Date: 1937 around-the-clock
round-trip
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1851 a trip to a place and back usually over the same route
roundabout
I. adjective Date: 1608 circuitous, indirect • roundaboutness noun II. noun Date: 1755 1. a circuitous route ; detour 2. British merry-go-round 3. a short ...
roundaboutness
noun see roundabout I
roundball
noun Date: 1971 basketball
rounded
adjective Date: 1587 1. made round ; flowing rather than jagged or angular 2. fully developed • roundedness noun
roundedness
noun see rounded
roundel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rondel, roundel, from rund round — more at round Date: 14th century 1. a round figure or object (as a circular panel, ...
roundelay
noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Middle French rondelet, diminutive of rondel Date: 15th century 1. a simple song with a refrain 2. a poem with a refrain ...
rounder
noun Date: 1828 1. plural but singular in construction a game of English origin that is played with ball and bat and that somewhat resembles baseball 2. a dissolute person ; ...
Roundhead
noun Etymology: from the Puritans' cropping their hair short in contrast to the Cavaliers Date: 1641 1. a member of the parliamentary party in England at the time of Charles ...
roundheaded
adjective Date: 1729 having a round head
roundhouse
noun Date: 1589 1. archaic lockup 2. a circular building for housing and repairing locomotives 3. a blow delivered with a wide swing • roundhouse adjective
roundish
adjective Date: 1545 somewhat round
roundly
adverb Date: 15th century 1. a. in a complete or thorough manner ; thoroughly b. by nearly everyone ; widely 2. in a plainspoken manner ; bluntly 3. with ...
roundness
noun see round I
roundsman
noun Date: 1795 1. one that makes rounds 2. a supervisory police officer of the grade of sergeant or just below
roundtable
noun see round table 2
roundup
noun Date: 1873 1. a. (1) the act or process of collecting animals (as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in (2) the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged ...
roundwood
noun Date: 1782 timber used (as for poles) without being squared by sawing or hewing
roundworm
noun Date: 1565 nematode; also a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (as a spiny-headed worm) as distinguished from a flatworm
roup
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1808 any of various respiratory disorders of poultry
Rous
biographical name Francis Peyton 1879-1970 American pathologist
Rous sarcoma
noun Etymology: F. Peyton Rous died 1970 American physician Date: circa 1911 a sarcoma of chickens caused by a retrovirus (species Rous sarcoma virus of the genus ...
rouse
I. verb (roused; rousing) Etymology: Middle English, to shake the feathers Date: 1531 transitive verb 1. archaic to cause to break from cover 2. a. to stir up ; ...
rouseabout
noun Date: 1861 Australian an unskilled worker
rousement
noun see rouse I
rouser
noun see rouse I
rousing
adjective Date: 1640 1. a. giving rise to excitement ; stirring b. brisk, lively 2. exceptional, superlative • rousingly adverb
rousingly
adverb see rousing
Rousseau
I. biographical name Henri (-Julien-Félix) 1844-1910 le Douanier French painter II. biographical name Jean-Jacques 1712-1778 French (Swiss-born) philosopher & writer • ...
Rousseauesque
adjective see Rousseau II
Rousseauian
adjective see Rousseau II
Rousseauism
noun Date: 1865 1. the philosophical, educational, and political doctrines of Jean Jacques Rousseau 2. the return to or glorification of a simpler and more primitive way of ...
Rousseauist
noun see Rousseauism
Rousseauistic
adjective see Rousseauism
Roussillon
geographical name region & former province S France bordering on the Pyrenees & the Mediterranean capital Perpignan
roust
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of 1rouse Date: 1658 to drive (as from bed) roughly or unceremoniously
roustabout
noun Date: 1868 1. a. deckhand b. longshoreman 2. an unskilled or semiskilled laborer especially in an oil field or refinery 3. a circus worker who erects and ...
rouster
noun Date: 1883 1. deckhand 2. longshoreman
rout
I. noun Etymology: Middle English route band, company of soldiers, crowd, from Anglo-French rute band, from Vulgar Latin *rupta, from Latin, feminine of ruptus, past participle ...
route
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rute, from Vulgar Latin *rupta (via), literally, broken way, from Latin rupta, feminine of ruptus, past participle Date: ...
route march
noun see route step
route step
noun Date: 1861 a style of marching in which troops maintain prescribed intervals but are not required to keep in step or to maintain silence — called also route march
routeman
noun Date: 1918 a person who is responsible for making sales or deliveries on an assigned route
router
I. noun Date: 1818 one that routs: as a. a routing plane b. a machine with a revolving vertical spindle and cutter for milling out the surface of wood or metal II. ...
routeway
noun Date: 1946 chiefly British route 3a
routh
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1668 chiefly Scottish plenty
routine
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from route traveled way Date: 1676 1. a. a regular course of procedure b. habitual or mechanical performance of an ...
routinely
adverb see routine II
routinization
noun see routinize
routinize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1921 to discipline in or reduce to a routine • routinization noun
roux
noun (plural roux) Etymology: French, from beurre roux brown butter Date: 1813 a cooked mixture of flour and fat used as a thickening agent in a soup or a sauce
Rouyn-Noranda
geographical name town Canada in SW Quebec population 28,270
rove
I. verb (roved; roving) Etymology: earlier, to shoot at random, wander, of unknown origin Date: 1536 intransitive verb to move aimlessly ; roam transitive verb to ...
rove beetle
noun Etymology: perhaps from 1rove Date: circa 1771 any of a family (Staphylinidae) of often predatory active beetles having a long body and very short wing covers beneath ...
rover
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from roven to rob; akin to Old English rēafian to reave — more at reave Date: 14th century pirate II. noun Date: ...
roving
I. adjective Etymology: 1rove Date: 1590 1. a. not restricted as to location or area of concern b. capable of being shifted from place to place ; mobile 2. inclined ...
Rovuma
geographical name see Ruvuma
row
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rōwan; akin to Middle High German rüejen to row, Latin remus oar Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to ...
row house
noun Date: 1921 one of a series of houses connected by common sidewalls and forming a continuous group
rowan
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect raun rowan; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red Date: 1801 1. either of two mountain ashes with ...
rowanberry
noun Date: 1814 rowan 2
rowboat
noun Date: 1538 a small boat designed to be rowed
rowdily
adverb see rowdy I
rowdiness
noun see rowdy I
rowdy
I. adjective (rowdier; -est) Etymology: perhaps irregular from 5row Date: 1819 coarse or boisterous in behavior ; rough; also characterized by such behavior • rowdily ...
rowdyish
adjective see rowdy I
rowdyism
noun Date: 1842 rowdy character or behavior
Rowe
biographical name Nicholas 1674-1718 English poet & dramatist; poet laureate (1715-18)
rowel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rowelle, from Anglo-French roele small wheel — more at roulette Date: 15th century a revolving disk with sharp marginal points at the end ...
rowen
noun Etymology: Middle English rowein, from Anglo-French regain, rewain, from re- + gain, waine arable land, produce, profit — more at gain Date: 15th century aftermath 1
rower
noun see row I
rowing
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the propelling of a boat by means of oars ; the action of one that rows 2. the sport of racing in shells
rowing boat
noun Date: 1820 chiefly British rowboat
rowing machine
noun Date: 1848 an exercise machine that simulates the action of rowing
Rowland
biographical name Frank Sherwood 1927- American chemist
Rowlandson
biographical name Thomas 1756-1827 English caricaturist
Rowlett
geographical name city NE Texas, a suburb of Dallas population 44,503
Rowley
biographical name William 1585?-?1642 English actor & dramatist
Rowling
biographical name J(oanne) K(athleen) 1965- British writer
rowlock
noun Etymology: probably by alteration Date: circa 1750 chiefly British oarlock
Roxas y Acuña
biographical name Manuel 1892-1948 Philippine statesman; president of the Philippine Republic (1946-48)
Roxburgh
or Roxburghshire geographical name former county SE Scotland capital Jedburgh
Roxburghshire
geographical name see Roxburgh
Roy
geographical name city NE Utah SW of Ogden population 32,885
royal
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English roial, from Anglo-French real, roial, from Latin regalis, from reg-, rex king; akin to Old Irish rī (genitive rīg) king, Sanskrit ...
royal antler
noun Date: circa 1727 the third tine above the base of a stag's antler
royal blue
noun Date: 1789 a vivid purplish blue
royal flush
noun Date: circa 1868 a straight flush having an ace as the highest card — see poker illustration
Royal Gorge
geographical name section of the canyon of Arkansas River S central Colorado
royal jelly
noun Date: 1817 a highly nutritious secretion of the pharyngeal glands of the honeybee that is fed to the very young larvae in a colony and to all queen larvae
Royal Leamington Spa
geographical name — see Leamington 2
Royal Oak
geographical name city SE Michigan N of Detroit population 60,062
royal palm
noun Date: circa 1861 any of a genus (Roystonea) of palms chiefly of the Caribbean region; especially a tall graceful pinnate-leaved palm (R. regia) native to Cuba that is ...
royal poinciana
noun Date: circa 1900 a showy Madagascan tree (Delonix regia syn. Poinciana regia) widely planted for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers — called also ...
royal purple
noun Date: 1661 a dark reddish purple
Royal Tunbridge Wells
or Tunbridge Wells geographical name town SE England in Kent population 44,506
royalism
noun Date: 1793 monarchism
royalist
noun Date: 1643 1. often capitalized an adherent of a king or of monarchical government: as a. cavalier 3 b. Tory 4 2. a reactionary business tycoon • royalist ...
royally
adverb see royal I
royalty
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English roialte, from Anglo-French realté, roialté, from real Date: 14th century 1. a. royal status or power ; sovereignty b. a ...
Royce
biographical name Josiah 1855-1916 American philosopher
rozzer
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1893 slang British police officer
RP
abbreviation 1. Received Pronunciation 2. relief pitcher 3. reprint; reprinting 4. Republic of the Philippines
RPG
noun Etymology: report program generator Date: 1966 a computer language that generates programs from the user's specifications especially to produce business reports
RPh
abbreviation registered pharmacist
rpm
abbreviation revolutions per minute
rps
abbreviation revolutions per second
RPT
abbreviation registered physical therapist
RPV
noun Etymology: remotely piloted vehicle Date: 1970 an unmanned aircraft flown by remote control and used especially for reconnaissance
RQ
abbreviation respiratory quotient
RR
abbreviation 1. railroad 2. rural route
rRNA
noun Date: circa 1965 ribosomal RNA
RRT
abbreviation registered respiratory therapist
RS
abbreviation 1. Received Standard 2. recording secretary 3. revised statutes 4. Royal Society
RSA
abbreviation Republic of South Africa
RSFSR
abbreviation Etymology: Russian Rossiĭskaya Sovetskaya Federativnaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
RSI
abbreviation repetitive strain injury; repetitive stress injury
RSV
abbreviation 1. Revised Standard Version 2. respiratory synctial virus
RSVP
I. intransitive verb (RSVP'd or RSVPed; RSVP'ing or RSVPing) Date: 1953 to respond to an invitation II. abbreviation Etymology: French répondez s'il vous plaît please ...
rt
abbreviation 1. right 2. route
RT
abbreviation 1. respiratory therapist; respiratory therapy 2. room temperature 3. round-trip
rte
abbreviation route
rtw
abbreviation ready-to-wear
Ru
symbol ruthenium
RU-486
noun Etymology: Roussel-UCLAnglo-French, the drug's French manufacturer + 486, laboratory serial number Date: 1983 a drug C29H35NO2 taken orally to induce abortion especially ...
ruana
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, woolen fabric Date: circa 1903 a woolen covering resembling a poncho
Ruanda
geographical name see Rwanda
Ruanda-Urundi
or Belgian East Africa geographical name former trust territory E central Africa bordering on Lake Tanganyika & comprising two districts, Ruanda (capital Kigali) & Urundi ...
Ruapehu, Mount
geographical name volcano 9175 feet (2796 meters) New Zealand in Tongariro National Park; highest peak in North Island
rub
I. verb (rubbed; rubbing) Etymology: Middle English rubben; akin to East Frisian rubben to rub, scrape, Icelandic rubba to scrape Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. ...
rub elbows
or rub shoulders phrasal to associate closely ; mingle
rub in
transitive verb Date: 1851 to harp on (as something unpleasant) ; emphasize
rub off
intransitive verb Date: 1950 to become transferred • rub-off noun
rub one's nose in
phrasal to bring forcefully or repeatedly to one's attention
rub out
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to obliterate or extinguish by or as if by rubbing 2. to destroy completely; specifically kill, murder • rubout noun
rub shoulders
phrasal see rub elbows
rub the wrong way
phrasal to arouse the antagonism or displeasure of ; irritate
rub up
transitive verb Date: 1572 1. to revive or refresh knowledge of ; recall 2. to improve the keenness of (a mental faculty)
rub-off
noun see rub off
Rubaiyat stanza
noun Etymology: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, quatrains translated by Edward FitzGerald (1859) Date: 1940 an iambic pentameter quatrain with a rhyme scheme aaba
rubato
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, literally, robbed Date: circa 1883 a fluctuation of tempo within a musical phrase often against a rhythmically steady accompaniment
rubber
I. noun Date: 1536 1. a. one that rubs b. an instrument or object (as a rubber eraser) used in rubbing, polishing, scraping, or cleaning c. something that prevents ...
rubber band
noun Date: 1886 a continuous band of rubber used in various ways (as for holding together a sheaf of papers)
rubber bridge
noun Date: 1936 a form of contract bridge in which settlement is made at the end of each rubber
rubber cement
noun Date: 1886 an adhesive consisting typically of a dispersion of vulcanized rubber in an organic solvent
rubber check
noun Etymology: from its coming back like a bouncing rubber ball Date: 1921 a check returned by a bank because of insufficient funds in the payer's account
rubber plant
noun Date: 1888 a plant that yields rubber; especially a tall tropical widely cultivated Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family that is frequently dwarfed as a ...
rubber stamp
noun Date: 1881 1. a stamp of rubber for making imprints 2. a. a person who echoes or imitates others b. a mostly powerless yet officially recognized body or person ...

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