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rubber tree
noun Date: 1847 a tree that yields rubber; especially a South American tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the spurge family that is cultivated in plantations and is a chief ...
rubber-chicken
adjective Etymology: from the low quality of the food stereotypically served at such events Date: 1972 of, relating to, or being a series of social gatherings (as ...
rubber-stamp
transitive verb Date: 1918 1. to approve, endorse, or dispose of as a matter of routine or at the command of another 2. to mark with a rubber stamp
rubberized
adjective Date: 1908 coated or saturated with rubber or a rubber solution
rubberlike
adjective Date: 1922 resembling rubber especially in physical properties (as elasticity and toughness)
rubberneck
I. noun Date: circa 1896 1. an overly inquisitive person 2. tourist; especially one on a guided tour II. intransitive verb Date: 1896 1. to look about, stare, or listen ...
rubbernecker
noun see rubberneck II
rubbery
adjective Date: 1907 resembling rubber (as in elasticity, consistency, or texture)
Rubbia
biographical name Carlo 1934- Italian physicist
rubbing
noun Date: 1845 an image of a raised, incised, or textured surface obtained by placing paper over it and rubbing the paper with a colored substance
rubbing alcohol
noun Date: circa 1931 a cooling and soothing liquid for external application that contains approximately 70 percent denatured ethanol or isopropanol
rubbish
noun Etymology: Middle English robous Date: 15th century 1. useless waste or rejected matter ; trash 2. something that is worthless or nonsensical • rubbishy ...
rubbishy
adjective see rubbish
rubble
I. noun Etymology: Middle English robyl Date: 14th century 1. a. broken fragments (as of rock) resulting from the decay or destruction of a building b. a ...
rubboard
noun Date: 1864 washboard 3a
rubdown
noun Date: 1896 a brisk rubbing of the body (as to relax fatigued muscles)
rube
noun Etymology: Rube, nickname for Reuben Date: 1896 1. an awkward unsophisticated person ; rustic 2. a naive or inexperienced person
Rube Goldberg
also Rube Goldbergian adjective Etymology: Reuben (Rube) L. Goldberg died 1970 American cartoonist Date: 1931 accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done ...
Rube Goldbergian
adjective see Rube Goldberg
rubefacient
I. adjective Etymology: Latin rubefacient-, rubefaciens, present participle of rubefacere to make red, from rubeus reddish + facere to make — more at ruby, do Date: 1804 ...
rubella
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of rubellus reddish, from ruber red — more at red Date: 1883 German measles
rubellite
noun Etymology: Latin rubellus Date: circa 1796 a red tourmaline used as a gem
Rubenesque
adjective Date: 1913 of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works; especially plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way
Rubens
biographical name Peter Paul 1577-1640 Flemish painter • Rubensian adjective
Rubensian
adjective see Rubens
rubeola
noun Etymology: New Latin, from neuter plural of rubeolus reddish, from Latin rubeus Date: 1803 measles
Rubicon
I. noun Etymology: Latin Rubicon-, Rubico, river of northern Italy forming part of the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy whose crossing by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C. was ...
rubicund
adjective Etymology: Middle English rubicunde, from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be red; akin to Latin rubeus Date: 15th century ruddy • rubicundity noun
rubicundity
noun see rubicund
rubidium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin rubidus red, from rubēre Date: 1861 a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group that reacts violently with water and ...
Rubinstein
I. biographical name Anton 1829-1894 Russian pianist & composer II. biographical name Arthur 1887-1982 American (Polish-born) pianist
rubious
adjective Date: 1601 red, ruby
ruble
also rouble noun Etymology: Russian rubl' Date: 1554 — see money table
rubout
noun see rub out
rubric
noun Etymology: Middle English rubrike red ocher, heading in red letters of part of a book, from Anglo-French, from Latin rubrica, from rubr-, ruber red Date: 14th century 1. ...
rubrical
adjective see rubric
rubrically
adverb see rubric
rubricate
transitive verb (-cated; -cating) Date: 1570 1. to write or print as a rubric 2. to provide with a rubric • rubrication noun • rubricator noun
rubrication
noun see rubricate
rubricator
noun see rubricate
rubus
noun (plural rubus) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, blackberry Date: 15th century any of a genus (Rubus) of plants (as a blackberry or a raspberry) of the rose family with ...
ruby
I. noun (plural rubies) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rubi, rubin, from Medieval Latin rubinus, from Latin rubeus reddish; akin to Latin ruber red — more at ...
ruby glass
noun Date: 1797 glass of a deep red color containing selenium, an oxide of copper, or a chloride of gold
ruby spinel
noun Date: 1839 a usually red spinel used as a gem
ruby-throated hummingbird
noun Date: circa 1782 a hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of eastern North America having a bright metallic green back, whitish underparts, and in the adult male a red ...
rubythroat
noun Date: circa 1783 ruby-throated hummingbird
Rub‘ al-Khali
geographical name desert region S Arabia extending from Nejd S to Hadramawt area about 250,000 square miles (647,500 square kilometers)
ruche
or ruching noun Etymology: French ruche literally, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca bark Date: 1827 a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming • ...
ruched
adjective see ruche
ruching
noun see ruche
ruck
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, heap, pile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick — more at rick Date: 15th century 1. a. the usual run of persons or ...
rucksack
noun Etymology: German, from German dialect, from Rucken back + Sack sack Date: 1879 knapsack
ruckus
noun Etymology: probably blend of ruction and rumpus Date: circa 1890 row, disturbance
ruction
noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from insurrection Date: circa 1825 1. a noisy fight 2. disturbance, uproar
Ruda Slaska
geographical name commune S Poland population 169,789
rudbeckia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Olof Rudbeck died 1702 Swedish scientist Date: circa 1759 any of a genus (Rudbeckia) of North American chiefly perennial composite herbs ...
rudd
noun Etymology: probably from rud redness, red ocher, from Middle English rude, from Old English rudu — more at ruddy Date: 1526 a freshwater Eurasian cyprinid fish ...
rudder
noun Etymology: Middle English rother, from Old English rōther paddle; akin to Old English rōwan to row Date: 14th century 1. an underwater blade that is positioned at the ...
rudderless
adjective see rudder
rudderpost
noun Date: 1691 1. the shaft of a rudder 2. an additional sternpost in a ship with a single screw propeller to which the rudder is attached
ruddily
adverb see ruddy
ruddiness
noun see ruddy
ruddle
I. noun Etymology: diminutive of rud red ocher Date: 1538 red ocher II. transitive verb (ruddled; ruddling) Date: 1718 to color with or as if with red ocher ; redden
ruddock
noun Etymology: Middle English ruddok, from Old English rudduc; akin to Old English rudu Date: before 12th century archaic robin 1a
ruddy
adjective (ruddier; -est) Etymology: Middle English rudi, from Old English rudig, from rudu redness; akin to Old English rēad red — more at red Date: before 12th century 1. ...
ruddy duck
noun Date: 1814 an American duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) with a long tail of stiff feathers, a broad bill, and in the breeding male a brownish-red back and sides and a blue bill
rude
adjective (ruder; rudest) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin rudis; probably akin to Latin rudus rubble Date: 14th century 1. a. being in a rough or ...
rudely
adverb see rude
rudeness
noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being rude 2. a rude action
ruderal
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin ruderalis, from Latin ruder-, rudus rubble Date: circa 1858 growing where the natural vegetational cover has been disturbed by humans II. ...
rudiment
noun Etymology: Latin rudimentum beginning, from rudis raw, rude Date: 1548 1. a basic principle or element or a fundamental skill — usually used in plural 2. a. ...
rudimental
adjective see rudiment
rudimentarily
adverb see rudimentary
rudimentariness
noun see rudimentary
rudimentary
adjective Date: 1839 1. consisting in first principles ; fundamental 2. of a primitive kind 3. very imperfectly developed or represented only by a vestige • ...
Rudolf
biographical name 1858-1889 archduke & crown prince of Austria
Rudolf I
biographical name 1218-1291 Holy Roman emperor (1273-91); 1st of the Hapsburgs
Rudolf, Lake
geographical name — see turkana (Lake)
rue
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rewe, from Old English hrēow; akin to Old High German hriuwa sorrow Date: before 12th century regret, sorrow II. verb (rued; ruing) ...
rue anemone
noun Date: circa 1818 a delicate vernal North American herb (Anemonella thalictroides) of the buttercup family that has white flowers resembling those of the wood anemone ...
rueful
adjective Date: 13th century 1. exciting pity or sympathy ; pitiable 2. mournful, regretful • ruefully adverb • ruefulness noun
ruefully
adverb see rueful
ruefulness
noun see rueful
rufescent
adjective Etymology: Latin rufescent-, rufescens, present participle of rufescere to become reddish, from rufus red — more at red Date: 1817 reddish
ruff
I. noun or ruffe Etymology: Middle English ruf Date: 15th century a small freshwater European perch (Acerina cernua) II. noun Etymology: probably back-formation from ruffle ...
ruffe
noun see ruff I
ruffed
adjective see ruff II
ruffed grouse
noun Date: circa 1782 a grouse (Bonasa umbellus) of United States and Canadian forests of which the male erects a ruff of black feathers and fans out a broad black-banded tail ...
ruffian
noun Etymology: Middle French rufian Date: 1531 a brutal person ; bully • ruffian adjective • ruffianism noun • ruffianly adjective
ruffianism
noun see ruffian
ruffianly
adjective see ruffian
ruffle
I. verb (ruffled; ruffling) Etymology: Middle English ruffelen; akin to Low German ruffelen to crumple Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. roughen, abrade b. ...
ruffly
adjective see ruffle II
Rufisque
geographical name city & port W Senegal population 137,150
rufiyaa
noun (plural rufiyaa) Etymology: probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Hindi rupīyā, rūpaiyā rupee Date: 1982 — see money table
rufous
adjective Etymology: Latin rufus red — more at red Date: 1782 reddish
rug
noun Etymology: Middle English *rug rag, tuft, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect rugga coarse rug, Old Norse rǫgg tuft Date: 1591 1. lap robe 2. a ...
rug rat
noun Date: 1975 slang a child not yet old enough for school
ruga
noun (plural rugae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, wrinkle — more at corrugate Date: 1775 an anatomical fold or wrinkle (as of the gastric mucous membranes) — usually ...
rugby
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Rugby School, Rugby, England Date: 1864 a football game in which play is continuous without time-outs or substitutions, interference ...
Rugby
geographical name town central England in Warwickshire on the Avon population 83,400
Rügen
geographical name island NE Germany in Baltic Sea off coast of Pomerania area 358 square miles (927 square kilometers); chief town Bergen
rugged
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle English *rug Date: 14th century 1. obsolete shaggy, hairy 2. having a rough uneven surface ; jagged 3. turbulent, ...
ruggedization
noun see ruggedize
ruggedize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1950 to strengthen (as a machine) for better resistance to wear, stress, and abuse • ruggedization noun
ruggedly
adverb see rugged
ruggedness
noun see rugged
rugger
noun Etymology: by alteration Date: 1893 British rugby; also a rugby player
rugola
noun Etymology: probably from Italian dialect; akin to Italian dialect ruga arugula, Italian ruca — more at rocket Date: 1973 arugula
rugosa
noun see rugosa rose
rugosa rose
noun Etymology: New Latin rugosa, specific epithet of Rosa rugosa rugose rose Date: 1892 any of various hardy thorny garden roses descended from a rose (Rosa rugosa) ...
rugose
adjective Etymology: Latin rugosus, from ruga Date: 1676 1. full of wrinkles 2. having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated • rugosity noun
rugosity
noun see rugose
rugulose
adjective Etymology: New Latin rugula, diminutive of Latin ruga Date: circa 1819 having small rugae ; finely wrinkled
Ruhr
geographical name 1. river 146 miles (235 kilometers) W Germany flowing NW & W to the Rhine 2. industrial district in valley of the Ruhr
ruin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ruine, from Anglo-French, from Latin ruina, from ruere to rush headlong, fall, collapse Date: 12th century 1. a. archaic a falling down ; ...
ruinate
I. adjective see ruin I II. transitive verb see ruin I
ruination
noun Date: 1664 ruin, destruction
ruiner
noun see ruin II
ruinous
adjective Date: 14th century 1. dilapidated, ruined 2. causing or tending to cause ruin • ruinously adverb • ruinousness noun
ruinously
adverb see ruinous
ruinousness
noun see ruinous
Ruisdael
or Ruysdael biographical name Jacob van 1628(or 1629)-1682 & his uncle Salomon van circa 1602-1670 Dutch painters
Ruislip Northwood
geographical name former urban district S England in Middlesex, now part of Hillingdon
rule
I. noun Etymology: Middle English reule, from Anglo-French, from Latin regula straightedge, rule, from regere to keep straight, direct — more at right Date: 13th century 1. ...
rule of the road
Date: 1871 a customary practice (as driving always on a particular side of the road or yielding the right of way) developed in the interest of safety and often subsequently ...
rule of thumb
Date: 1692 1. a method of procedure based on experience and common sense 2. a general principle regarded as roughly correct but not intended to be scientifically accurate
rule out
transitive verb Date: 1869 1. exclude, eliminate 2. to make impossible ; prevent
ruled surface
noun Date: 1862 a surface generated by a moving straight line with the result that through every point on the surface a line can be drawn lying wholly in the surface
ruleless
adjective Date: 15th century not restrained or regulated by law
ruler
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that rules; specifically sovereign 2. a worker or a machine that rules paper 3. a smooth-edged strip (as of wood or metal) that is usually ...
rulership
noun see ruler
ruling
I. noun Date: 15th century an official or authoritative decision, decree, statement, or interpretation (as by a judge on a point of law) II. adjective Date: 1593 1. a. ...
ruly
adjective Etymology: back-formation from unruly Date: 1837 obedient, orderly
rum
I. noun Etymology: probably short for obsolete rumbullion rum Date: 1654 1. an alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product (as molasses) 2. alcoholic liquor ...
rum-running
adjective or noun see rumrunner
Rumania
geographical name see Romania
Rumanian
variant of Romanian
rumba
also rhumba noun Etymology: American Spanish Date: 1916 a ballroom dance of Cuban origin in 2/4 or 4/4 time with a basic pattern of step-close-step and marked by a delayed ...
rumble
I. verb (rumbled; rumbling) Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle High German rummeln to rumble Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to make a low heavy rolling ...
rumble seat
noun Date: 1912 a folding seat in the back of an automobile (as a coupe or roadster) not covered by the top
rumble strip
noun Date: 1962 a strip of corrugated pavement (as along the edge of a highway) that causes rumbling and vibration when driven over
rumbler
noun see rumble I
rumbling
noun Date: 14th century 1. rumble 2. general but unofficial talk or opinion often of dissatisfaction — usually used in plural
rumbly
adjective Date: 1874 tending to rumble or rattle
rumbustious
adjective Etymology: alteration of robustious Date: 1778 chiefly British rambunctious • rumbustiously adverb, chiefly British • rumbustiousness noun, chiefly British
rumbustiously
adverb see rumbustious
rumbustiousness
noun see rumbustious
Rumelia
geographical name a division of the old Ottoman Empire including Albania, Macedonia, & Thrace
rumen
noun (plural rumina or rumens) Etymology: New Latin rumin-, rumen, from Latin Date: circa 1728 the large first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which cellulose is ...
Rumford
biographical name Count — see Benjamin Thompson
ruminal
adjective see rumen
ruminant
I. noun Date: 1661 a ruminant mammal II. adjective Date: 1691 1. a. (1) chewing the cud (2) characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed b. of or ...
ruminantly
adverb see ruminant II
ruminate
verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin ruminatus, past participle of ruminari to chew the cud, muse upon, from rumin-, rumen rumen; perhaps akin to Sanskrit romantha act of ...
rumination
noun see ruminate
ruminative
adjective see ruminate
ruminatively
adverb see ruminate
ruminator
noun see ruminate
rummage
I. verb (rummaged; rummaging) Etymology: 2rummage Date: 1582 intransitive verb 1. to make a thorough search or investigation 2. to engage in an undirected or haphazard ...
rummage sale
noun Date: circa 1858 a usually informal sale of miscellaneous goods; especially a sale of donated articles conducted by a nonprofit organization (as a church or charity) to ...
rummager
noun see rummage I
rummer
noun Etymology: German or Dutch; German Römer, from Dutch roemer Date: 1654 a large-bowled footed drinking glass often elaborately etched or engraved
rummy
I. adjective (rummier; -est) Etymology: 2rum Date: 1828 queer, odd II. noun (plural rummies) Etymology: 1rum Date: 1851 drunkard III. noun Etymology: perhaps from ...
rumor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars Date: 14th century ...
rumormonger
noun Date: 1884 a person who spreads rumors • rumormongering noun
rumormongering
noun see rumormonger
rumour
chiefly British variant of rumor
rump
noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish rumpe rump; akin to Middle High German rumph torso Date: 15th century 1. a. the upper rounded part ...
rumple
I. noun Date: circa 1520 fold, wrinkle II. verb (rumpled; rumpling) Etymology: Dutch rompelen; akin to Old High German rimpfan to wrinkle Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. ...
rumply
adjective (rumplier; -est) Date: 1833 having rumples
rumpus
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1764 a usually noisy commotion
rumpus room
noun Date: 1939 a room usually in the basement of a home that is used for games, parties, and recreation
rumrunner
noun Date: 1920 a person or ship engaged in bringing prohibited liquor ashore or across a border • rum-running adjective or noun
Rumsfeld
biographical name Donald Henry 1932- United States secretary of defense (1975-77; 2001- )
run
I. verb (ran; also chiefly dialect run; run; running) Etymology: Middle English ronnen, alteration of rinnen, verbi. (from Old English iernan, rinnan & Old Norse rinna) & of ...
run a fever
or run a temperature phrasal to have a fever
run a temperature
phrasal see run a fever
run a tight ship
phrasal to have strict and exacting standards in controlling or managing something (as a business)
run across
phrasal to meet with or discover by chance
run after
phrasal 1. pursue, chase; especially to seek the company of 2. to take up with ; follow
run against
phrasal 1. to meet suddenly or unexpectedly 2. to work or take effect unfavorably to ; disfavor, oppose
run along
intransitive verb Date: 1902 to go away ; be on one's way ; depart
run away
intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to leave quickly in order to avoid or escape something b. to leave home; especially elope 2. to run out of control ; ...
run away with
phrasal 1. to take away in haste or secretly; especially steal 2. to outshine the others in (as a theatrical performance) 3. to carry or drive beyond prudent or ...
run by
or run past phrasal to present to (as for evaluation)
run circles around
or run rings around phrasal to show marked superiority over ; defeat decisively or overwhelmingly
run down
verb Date: circa 1578 transitive verb 1. a. to collide with and knock down b. to run against and cause to sink 2. a. to chase to exhaustion or until captured ...
run dry
phrasal 1. to use up an available supply 2. to become exhausted or spent
run for one's money
phrasal a serious challenge to one's supremacy
run in
verb Date: 1817 transitive verb 1. a. to insert as additional matter b. to make (typeset matter) continuous without a paragraph or other break 2. to arrest for a ...
run interference
phrasal to provide assistance by or as if by clearing a path through obstructions
run into
phrasal 1. a. to change or transform into ; become b. to merge with c. to mount up to 2. a. to collide with b. to meet by chance
run low on
phrasal to approach running out of
run off
verb Date: 1683 transitive verb 1. a. to recite, compose, or produce rapidly b. to cause to be run or played to a finish c. to decide (as a race) by a runoff ...
run off with
phrasal to carry off ; steal
run on
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to talk or narrate at length 2. to keep going ; continue transitive verb 1. to continue (matter in type) without a break ...
run one's mouth
phrasal to talk excessively or foolishy
run out
verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to come to an end ; expire b. to become exhausted or used up 2. to jut out transitive verb 1. a. to ...
run out of
phrasal to use up the available supply of
run out on
phrasal desert
run out the clock
phrasal see kill the clock
run over
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to exceed a limit 2. overflow transitive verb 1. to go over, examine, repeat, or rehearse quickly 2. to collide with, ...
run past
phrasal see run by
run rings around
phrasal see run circles around
run riot
phrasal 1. to act wildly or without restraint 2. to occur in profusion
run short
phrasal to become insufficient
run short of
phrasal to use up ; run low on
run the numbers
phrasal to perform calculations
run the table
phrasal 1. to sink all remaining shots without missing in pool 2. to win all remaining contests
run through
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. pierce 2. to spend or consume wastefully and rapidly 3. to read or rehearse without pausing 4. a. carry out, do b. to ...
run to
phrasal to mount up to
run to seed
phrasal see go to seed
run up
verb Date: 1664 intransitive verb to grow rapidly ; shoot up transitive verb 1. bid up 2. to stitch together quickly 3. to erect hastily 4. to achieve by ...
run upon
phrasal to run across ; meet with
run with
phrasal 1. to use or exploit fully ; make the most of 2. to publicize widely
run-and-gun
adjective Date: 1977 relating to or being a fast, freewheeling style of play in basketball that de-emphasizes set plays and defense
run-and-shoot
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1977 a freewheeling style of offense in football that emphasizes passing
run-down
adjective Date: circa 1821 1. worn-out, exhausted 2. completely unwound 3. being in poor repair ; dilapidated
run-in
noun Date: 1857 1. British the final part of a race or racetrack 2. altercation, quarrel 3. something inserted as a substantial addition in copy or typeset matter
run-of-mine
adjective see run-of-the-mine
run-of-paper
adjective Date: circa 1923 to be placed anywhere in a newspaper at the option of the editor
run-of-the-mill
adjective Date: 1930 not outstanding in quality or rarity ; average, ordinary
run-of-the-mine
or run-of-mine adjective Date: 1903 1. not graded 2. run-of-the-mill
run-on
I. adjective Date: 1877 continuing without rhetorical pause from one line of verse into another II. noun Date: circa 1909 1. something (as a dictionary entry) that is run ...
run-on sentence
noun Date: 1914 a sentence containing two or more clauses not connected by the correct conjunction or punctuation
run-over
adjective Date: circa 1934 extending beyond the allotted space
run-through
noun Date: 1923 a usually cursory reading, summary, or rehearsal
run-up
noun Date: 1834 1. the act of running up something 2. a usually sudden increase in volume or price 3. chiefly British a period immediately preceding an action or event
runabout
noun Date: 1549 1. one who wanders about ; stray 2. a light usually open wagon, car, or motorboat
runagate
noun Etymology: alteration of renegate, from Medieval Latin renegatus — more at renegade Date: 1547 1. vagabond 2. fugitive, runaway
runaround
noun Date: 1915 1. deceptive or delaying action especially in response to a request 2. matter typeset in shortened measure to run around something (as a cut)
runaway
I. noun Date: 1547 1. one that runs away from danger, duty, or restraint ; fugitive 2. the act of running away out of control; also something (as a horse) that is running ...
runback
noun Date: 1929 a run made in football after catching an opponent's kick or intercepting a pass
runcible spoon
noun Etymology: coined with an obscure meaning by Edward Lear Date: 1871 a sharp-edged fork with three broad curved prongs
Runcie
biographical name Robert Alexander Kennedy 1921-2000 archbishop of Canterbury (1980-91)
runcinate
adjective Etymology: Latin runcinatus, past participle of runcinare to plane off, from runcina plane Date: 1776 pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downward — see leaf ...
rundle
noun Etymology: Middle English roundel circle — more at roundel Date: 1565 1. a step of a ladder ; rung 2. the drum of a windlass or capstan
rundlet
or runlet noun Etymology: Middle English roundelet, from Anglo-French rondelet — more at roundelay Date: 14th century a small barrel ; keg
rundown
noun Date: 1908 1. a play in baseball in which a base runner who is caught off base is chased by two or more opposing players who throw the ball from one to another in an ...
Rundstedt
biographical name (Karl Rudolf) Gerd von 1875-1953 German field marshal
rune
noun Etymology: Old Norse & Old English rūn mystery, runic character, writing; akin to Old High German rūna secret discussion, Old Irish rún mystery Date: 1690 1. any of ...
Runeberg
biographical name Johan Ludvig 1804-1877 Finnish poet
rung
I. past participle of ring II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hrung crossbar; akin to Gothic hrunga staff and perhaps to Old English hring ring — more at ...
runic
adjective see rune
runless
adjective see run II
runlet
noun Date: circa 1755 rivulet, streamlet
runnel
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English rinel, from Old English rynel; akin to Old English rinnan to run — more at run Date: before 12th century rivulet, streamlet
runner
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. one that runs ; racer b. base runner c. ballcarrier 2. a. messenger b. one that smuggles or distributes illicit or contraband ...
runner bean
noun Date: 1882 chiefly British scarlet runner bean
runner's high
noun Date: 1978 a feeling of euphoria that is experienced by some individuals engaged in strenuous running and that is held to be associated with a release of endorphins by ...
runner-up
noun (plural runners-up; also runner-ups) Date: 1842 the competitor that does not win first place in a contest; especially one that finishes in second place
running
I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. the action of running b. race 2. physical condition for running 3. management, care II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. ...
running back
noun Date: 1924 a football back (as a halfback or fullback) who carries the ball on running plays
running board
noun Date: 1860 a footboard especially at the side of an automobile
running dog
noun Date: 1927 one who blindly follows someone else's orders ; lackey
running gear
noun Date: 1662 1. the working and carrying parts of a machine (as a locomotive) 2. the parts of an automobile chassis not used in developing, transmitting, and controlling ...
running hand
noun Date: 1576 handwriting in which the letters are usually slanted and the words formed without lifting the pen
running head
noun Date: 1839 a headline repeated on consecutive pages (as of a book) — called also running headline
running headline
noun see running head
running knot
noun Date: 1611 slipknot
running light
noun Date: 1881 any of the lights carried by a vehicle (as a ship or automobile) that indicate size, position, or course
running mate
noun Date: 1727 1. companion 2. a horse entered in a race to set the pace for a horse of the same owner or stable 3. a candidate running for a subordinate place on a ...
running start
noun Date: 1926 flying start
running stitch
noun Date: 1844 a small even stitch run in and out in cloth

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