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reformability
See reform. * * *
reformable
See reformability. * * *
reformat
v., reformatted, reformatting. * * *
reformate
/ri fawr"mayt, -mit/, n. Chem. the product of the reforming process. [1945-50; REFORM + -ATE1] * * *
reformation
—reformational, adj. /ref'euhr may"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of reforming; state of being reformed. 2. (cap.) the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object ...
Reformation Day
▪ religious holiday       anniversary of the day Martin Luther is said to have posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Ger. (Oct. ...
reformational
See reformation. * * *
reformative
re·for·ma·tive (rĭ-fôrʹmə-tĭv) adj. Serving to induce reform. * * *
reformatory
/ri fawr"meuh tawr'ee, -tohr"ee/, adj., n., pl. reformatories. adj. 1. serving or designed to reform: reformatory lectures; reformatory punishments. n. 2. Also called reform ...
reformed
—reformedly /ri fawr"mid lee/, adv. /ri fawrmd"/, adj. 1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc. 2. improved in conduct, morals, etc. 3. (cap.) noting or pertaining to ...
Reformed and Presbyterian churches
▪ Christianity Introduction       name given to various Protestant churches that share a common origin in the Reformation in 16th-century Switzerland. Reformed is the ...
Reformed church
Any of several Protestant groups strongly influenced by Calvinism. They are often called by national names (Swiss Reformed, Dutch Reformed, etc.). The name was originally used ...
Reformed Church in America
a Protestant denomination having a Calvinist theology and originally called the Dutch Reformed Church. * * * ▪ American Protestant denomination       church that ...
Reformed Church in Hungary
▪ Hungarian Protestant denomination Hungarian  Magyarországi Református Egyház,         Reformed church that developed in Hungary during and after the 16th-century ...
Reformed Church of France
▪ French Protestant denomination French  Église Reformée de France,        church organized in 1938 by merging several Reformed churches that had developed in ...
Reformed League
▪ association of churches, Germany German  Reformierter Bund,         voluntary association of German Reformed churches founded at Marburg in 1884 to aid Reformed ...
reformed spelling
a revised orthography intended to simplify the spelling of English words, esp. to eliminate unpronounced letters, as by substituting thru for through, tho for though, slo for ...
reformer
/ri fawr"meuhr/, n. 1. a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society. 2. (cap.) any of the leaders of the Reformation. [1520-30; REFORM + -ER1] * * *
reforming
/ri fawr'ming/ n. Chem. the process of cracking low-octane petroleum fractions in order to increase the octane number. [1920-25; REFORM + -ING1] * * * ▪ ...
reformism
reformism [ri fôr′miz΄əm] n. the practice or advocacy of reform, esp. political or social reform reformist n., adj. * * * re·form·ism (rĭ-fôrʹmĭz'əm) n. A doctrine ...
reformist
—reformism, n. /ri fawr"mist/, n. 1. a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer. 2. a member of any reformed denomination. adj. 3. Also, reformistic. of or belonging ...
ReformJudaism
Reform Judaism n. The branch of Judaism introduced in the 19th century that seeks to reconcile historical Judaism with modern life and does not require strict observance of ...
reformschool
reform school n. See reformatory. * * *
reformulate
—reformulation, n. /ree fawr"myeuh layt'/, v.t., reformulated, reformulating. 1. to formulate again. 2. to formulate in a different way; alter or revise: to reformulate our ...
refortify
v.t., refortified, refortifying. * * *
reforward
v.t. * * *
refound
v.t. * * *
refract
—refractable, adj. —refractedly, adv. —refractedness, n. /ri frakt"/, v.t. 1. to subject to refraction. 2. to determine the refractive condition of (an eye). [1605-15; < L ...
refractile
/ri frak"tl, -tuyl/, adj. refractive (def. 2). [1840-50; REFRACT + -ILE] * * *
refracting telescope
refracting telescope n. 1. a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece 2. a similar ...
refracting telescope.
See under telescope (def. 1). Also called refractor. [1755-65] * * *
refractingtelescope
re·fract·ing telescope (rĭ-frăkʹtĭng) a refracting telescope; f indicates the focus Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and ...
refraction
—refractional, adj. /ri frak"sheuhn/, n. 1. Physics. the change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in ...
refractional
See refraction. * * *
refractive
—refractively, adv. —refractiveness, n. /ri frak"tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to refraction. 2. Also, refractile. having power to refract. [1665-75; < LL refractivus (of ...
refractive index
Optics. See index of refraction. [1830-40] * * * ▪ physics also called  Index Of Refraction,         measure of the bending of a ray of light when passing from one ...
refractiveindex
refractive index n. See index of refraction. * * *
refractively
See refractional. * * *
refractiveness
See refractional. * * *
refractivity
/ree'frak tiv"i tee/, n. the power to refract. Also called refringence. [REFRACTIVE + -ITY] * * *
refractometer
—refractometric /ri frak'teuh me"trik/, adj. —refractometry, n. /ree'frak tom"i teuhr/, n. Optics. an instrument for determining the refractive index of a ...
refractor
/ri frak"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that refracts. 2. See refracting telescope. [1630-40; REFRACT + -OR2] * * *
refractorily
See refractory. * * *
refractoriness
See refractorily. * * *
refractory
—refractorily, adv. —refractoriness, n. /ri frak"teuh ree/, adj., n., pl. refractories. adj. 1. hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient: a refractory child. 2. ...
refractory period
Physiol. a short period after a nerve or muscle cell fires during which the cell cannot respond to additional stimulation. [1875-80] * * *
refracturable
adj. * * *
refracture
v., refractured, refracturing. * * *
refrain
refrain1 —refrainer, n. —refrainment, n. /ri frayn"/, v.i. 1. to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often fol. by from): I refrained from telling him what I ...
refrainer
See refrain1. * * *
refrainment
See refrainer. * * *
reframe
v.t., reframed, reframing. * * *
refrangibility
See refrangible. * * *
refrangible
—refrangibleness, refrangibility, n. /ri fran"jeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being refracted, as rays of light. [1665-75; RE- + FRANGIBLE] * * *
refrangibleness
See refrangibility. * * *
refreezable
adj. * * *
refreeze
v., refroze, refrozen, refreezing. * * *
refresco
/rdde frddes"kaw/, n., pl. refrescos /-kaws/. Spanish. a refreshment, as a soft drink. * * *
refresh
—refreshful, adj. —refreshfully, adv. /ri fresh"/, v.t. 1. to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively). 2. to stimulate (the memory). 3. to ...
refreshen
/ri fresh"euhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become fresh again; refresh. [1775-85; RE- + FRESHEN] * * *
refresher
/ri fresh"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that refreshes. 2. Brit. a partial or interim fee paid to a lawyer during a prolonged case. 3. See refresher course. [1375-1425; late ME ...
refresher course
a study course serving as a review of previous education. [1910-15] * * *
refreshing
—refreshingly, adv. —refreshingness, n. /ri fresh"ing/, adj. 1. having the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy, etc.: a refreshing nap. 2. pleasingly fresh or ...
refreshingly
See refreshing. * * *
refreshment
/ri fresh"meuhnt/, n. 1. something that refreshes, esp. food or drink. 2. refreshments, articles or portions of food or drink, esp. for a light meal. 3. the act of refreshing or ...
refried beans
Mexican Cookery. dried beans, cooked and mashed and then fried in lard, sometimes with onions and other seasonings. Also called frijoles refritos. [1955-60; RE- + FRIED] * * *
refriedbeans
re·fried beans (rēʹfrīd') pl.n. Beans that have been cooked and then mashed and fried with seasonings.   [Translation of Spanish frijoles refritos: frijoles, pl. of frijole, ...
refrig.
1. refrigeration. 2. refrigerator. * * *
refrigerant
/ri frij"euhr euhnt/, adj. 1. refrigerating; cooling. 2. reducing bodily heat or fever. n. 3. a refrigerant agent, as a drug. 4. a liquid capable of vaporizing at a low ...
refrigerate
—refrigerative, refrigeratory /ri frij"euhr euh tawr'ee, -tohr"ee/, adj. /ri frij"euh rayt'/, v.t., refrigerated, refrigerating. to make or keep cold or cool, as for ...
refrigeration
/ri frij'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of refrigerating. 2. the state of being refrigerated. [1425-75; late ME refrigeracion < L refrigeration- (s. of refrigeratio). ...
refrigerative
See refrigeration. * * *
refrigerator
/ri frij"euh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a box, room, or cabinet in which food, drink, etc., are kept cool by means of ice or mechanical refrigeration. 2. the part of a distilling ...
refrigerator car
a freight car having either an ice chest or machinery for chilling perishables and sometimes having a heating unit to keep perishables from freezing. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
refrigerator-freezer
/ri frij"euh ray'teuhr free"zeuhr/, n. a large appliance housing one compartment for refrigerating food and another for freezing. [1960-65] * * *
refrigeratory
See refrigeration. * * *
refringence
/ri frin"jeuhns/ n. refractivity. [REFRING(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
refringent
/ri frin"jeuhnt/, adj. refracting; refractive. [1770-80; < L refringent- (s. of refringens), prp. of refringere to break up. See REFRACT, -ENT] * * *
refrustrate
v.t., refrustrated, refrustrating. * * *
refry
v., refried, refrying. * * *
reft
/reft/, v. a pt. and pp. of reave. * * *
refuel
—refuelable, adj. /ree fyooh"euhl/, v., refueled, refueling or (esp. Brit.) refuelled, refuelling. v.t. 1. to supply again with fuel: to refuel an airplane. v.i. 2. to take on ...
refuge
/ref"yoohj/, n., v., refuged, refuging. n. 1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm. 2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety. 3. ...
refugee
—refugeeism, n. /ref'yoo jee", ref"yoo jee'/, n. 1. a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc. 2. See ...
Refugee Council
the largest British organization which gives help and support to refugees and asylum seekers. It campaigns for fair treatment for refugees and works directly with people arriving ...
REFUGEES: Asylum in the U.S.
▪ 1994       In January the U.S. Coast Guard formed a flotilla around Haiti to stop refugees from fleeing to the United States. In the same month, Zoë Baird's ...
REFUGEES: The Cairo Conference
▪ 1995       World attention was focused on population issues as delegates from 175 countries gathered in Cairo on Sept. 5-13, 1994, for the International Conference on ...
refugium
/ri fyooh"jee euhm/, n., pl. refugia /-jee euh/. an area where special environmental circumstances have enabled a species or a community of species to survive after extinction in ...
refulgence
See refulgent. * * *
refulgency
See refulgence. * * *
refulgent
—refulgence, refulgency, refulgentness, n. —refulgently, adv. /ri ful"jeuhnt/, adj. shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera ...
refulgently
See refulgence. * * *
refunction
v.i. * * *
refund
refund1 —refundable, adj. —refundability, n. —refunder, n. —refundment, n. v. /ri fund", ree"fund/; n. /ree"fund/, v.t. 1. to give back or restore (esp. money); repay. 2. ...
refund annuity
Insurance. an annuity providing for a lump-sum payment or installment payments to the beneficiary for the amount remaining of the purchase price at the death of the annuitant. * ...
refundable
See refund. * * *
refunder
See refundable. * * *
refundment
See refundable. * * *
refurbish
—refurbishment, n. /ree ferr"bish/, v.t. to furbish again; renovate; brighten: to refurbish the lobby. [1605-15; RE- + FURBISH] Syn. refurnish, redecorate. * * *
refurbishment
See refurbish. * * *
refurnish
v.t. * * *
refusal
/ri fyooh"zeuhl/, n. 1. an act or instance of refusing. 2. priority in refusing or taking something; option. 3. complete resistance of a driven pile to further driving. [1425-75; ...
refuse
refuse1 —refusable, adj. —refuser, n. /ri fyoohz"/, v., refused, refusing. v.t. 1. to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award. 2. to decline to give; deny ...
refuse disposal system
 technique for the collection and disposal of the solid wastes of a community. The development and operation of these systems is often called solid-waste ...
refusenik
/ri fyoohz"nik/, n. Informal. a Soviet citizen, usually Jewish, who was denied permission to emigrate from the Soviet Union. Also, refusnik. [1970-75; REFUSE + -NIK, perh. trans. ...
refuser
See refuse1. * * *
refutability
See refute. * * *
refutable
See refutability. * * *
refutably
See refutability. * * *
refutation
/ref'yoo tay"sheuhn/, n. an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof. Also, refutal /ri fyooht"l/. [1540-50; < L refutation- (s. of refutatio), equiv. to refutat(us) ...
refutative
/ri fyooh"teuh tiv/, adj. tending to refute; pertaining to refutation: refutative evidence. Also, refutatory. [1645-55; REFUTAT(ION) + -IVE] * * *
refute
—refutable /ri fyooh"teuh beuhl, ref"yeuh teuh-/, adj. —refutability, n. —refutably, adv. —refuter, n. /ri fyooht"/, v.t., refuted, refuting. 1. to prove to be false or ...
refuter
See refutability. * * *
reg
/reg/, n. Usually, regs. Informal. regulations. [by shortening] * * *
Reg
/rej/, n. a male given name, form of Reginald. * * *
reg-
To move in a straight line, with derivatives meaning “to direct in a straight line, lead, rule.” Oldest form *ə₃reg̑-, becoming *ə₃reg- in centum ...
Reg.
1. regiment. 2. queen. [ < L regina] * * *
reg.
1. regent. 2. regiment. 3. region. 4. register. 5. registered. 6. registrar. 7. registry. 8. regular. 9. regularly. 10. regulation. 11. regulator. * * *
regain
—regainable, adj. —regainer, n. /ree gayn"/, v.t. 1. to get again; recover: to regain one's health. 2. to succeed in reaching again; get back to: to regain the shore. n. 3. ...
regainer
See regain. * * *
regal
regal1 —regally, adv. —regalness, n. /ree"geuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a king; royal: the regal power. 2. befitting or resembling a king. 3. stately; ...
regal moth
a large moth, Citheronia regalis, having yellow spots on gray to olive forewings and on orange-red hind wings. [1850-55] * * * ▪ insect also called  Royal Moth, ...
regale
—regalement, n. —regaler, n. /ri gayl"/, v., regaled, regaling, n. v.t. 1. to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight. 2. to entertain with choice food or drink. v.i. 3. to ...
regalement
See regale. * * *
regalia
/ri gay"lee euh, -gayl"yeuh/, n. pl. 1. the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter. 2. the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office or order. 3. ...
regality
/ri gal"i tee/, n., pl. regalities. 1. royalty, sovereignty, or kingship. 2. a right or privilege pertaining to a sovereign. 3. a kingdom. 4. (in Scotland) a. territorial ...
regally
See regality. * * *
regalvanize
v.t., regalvanized, regalvanizing. * * *
regamble
v., regambled, regambling. * * *
Regan
/ree"geuhn/, n. (in Shakespeare's King Lear) the younger of Lear's two faithless daughters. Cf. Cordelia (def. 1), Goneril. * * *
Regan, Donald Thomas
▪ 2004       American businessman and politician (b. Dec. 21, 1918, Cambridge, Mass.—d. June 10, 2003, Williamsburg, Va.), was the innovative chairman of Merrill Lynch ...
regard
/ri gahrd"/, v.t. 1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor. 2. to have or show respect or concern for. 3. to think highly of; ...
regardant
/ri gahr"dnt/, adj. Heraldry. (of a beast) looking backward: a stag regardant. Also, reguardant. [1275-1325; ME < MF, prp. of regarder to REGARD] * * *
regardful
—regardfully, adv. —regardfulness, n. /ri gahrd"feuhl/, adj. 1. observant; attentive; heedful (often fol. by of): a man regardful of the feelings of others. 2. showing or ...
regardfully
See regardful. * * *
regardfulness
See regardfully. * * *
regarding
/ri gahr"ding/, prep. with regard to; respecting; concerning: He said nothing regarding the lost watch. [1785-95; REGARD + -ING2] * * *
regardless
—regardlessly, adv. —regardlessness, n. /ri gahrd"lis/, adj. 1. having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often fol. by of). 2. regardless of, in spite of; without ...
regardlessly
See regardless. * * *
regardlessness
See regardlessly. * * *
regardlessof
regardless of prep. 1. In spite of: We will persevere regardless of past failures. 2. With no heed to: freedom for all, regardless of race or creed. * * *
regarment
v.t. * * *
regarnish
v.t. * * *
regarrison
v.t. * * *
regather
v. * * *
regatta
/ri gat"euh, -gah"teuh/, n. 1. a boat race, as of rowboats, yachts, or other vessels. 2. an organized series of such races. 3. (originally) a gondola race in Venice. 4. a strong, ...
regauge
v.t., regauged, regauging. * * *
regd.
registered. * * *
regear
v. * * *
regel
v.i., regelled, regelling. * * *
regelate
/ree"jeuh layt', ree'jeuh layt"/, v.i., regelated, regelating. to freeze by regelation. [1855-60; back formation from REGELATION] * * *
regelation
/ree'jeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. Physics. a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant ...
Régence
/ree"jeuhns/; Fr. /rdday zhahonns"/, adj. (often l.c.) noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of c1700-20, in which a transition occurs from the ...
Régence style
French style in the decorative arts that developed с 1710–1730, when Philippe II, duc d'Orléans, was regent of France. It marks the transition from the massive rectilinear ...
regency
/ree"jeuhn see/, n., pl. regencies, adj. n. 1. the office, jurisdiction, or control of a regent or body of regents exercising the ruling power during the minority, absence, or ...
Regency style
Style in the decorative arts and architecture produced in England during the regency (1811–20) and reign (1820–30) of George IV. Designers borrowed both structural and ...
regenerable
See regenerate. * * *
regeneracy
/ri jen"euhr euh see/, n. a regenerate state. [1620-30; REGENER(ATE) + -ACY] * * *
regenerate
—regenerable, adj. —regenerateness, n. v. /ri jen"euh rayt'/; adj. /ri jen"euhr it/, v., regenerated, regenerating, adj. v.t. 1. to effect a complete moral reform in. 2. to ...
regenerately
See regenerable. * * *
regeneration
/ri jen'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. act of regenerating; state of being regenerated. 2. Electronics. a feedback process in which energy from the output of an amplifier is fed back to ...
regenerative
—regeneratively, adv. /ri jen"euhr euh tiv, -euh ray'tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by regeneration. 2. tending to regenerate. [1350-1400; ME < ML ...
regenerative cooling
1. Physics. a method of cooling a gas, utilizing the rapid expansion of a compressed portion of the gas, before it becomes liquid, to cool the remainder. 2. Rocketry. the cooling ...
regenerative furnace
a furnace in which the incoming air is heated by regenerators. Cf. recuperative furnace. [1860-65] * * *
regeneratively
See regenerative. * * *
regenerator
/ri jen"euh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that regenerates. 2. (in a regenerative furnace) a chamber filled with checkerwork that is repeatedly heated by exhaust gases in ...
Regensburg
/rdday"geuhns boorddk'/, n. a city in central Bavaria, in SE Germany, on the Danube: battle 1809. 131,000. Also called Ratisbon. * * * ▪ Germany also called ...
regent
—regental, adj. —regentship, n. /ree"jeuhnt/, n. 1. a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign. 2. a ...
regent bowerbird
a bowerbird, Sericulus chrysocephalus, the males of which have deep black plumage with brilliant golden head, neck, and wing patches and build elaborate bowers. Also called ...
Regent diamond
▪ gem also called  Pitt diamond        a brilliant-cut stone with a slight blue tinge that once was the outstanding gem of the French crown jewels; it was discovered ...
Regent Street
a main street in central London, England, designed in 1813–23 by John Nash and named after the Prince Regent. It joins Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus and contains several ...
Regent's Park
▪ park, London, United Kingdom  park in the Greater London boroughs of Westminster (Westminster, City of) and Camden. It occupies an area of 487 acres (197 hectares) north ...
regental
See regent. * * *
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
(1978) Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that ruled unconstitutional the use of fixed quotas for minority applicants at professional schools. At issue was a ...
Regent’s Park
a park in central London, England, designed by John Nash for the Prince Regent and completed in 1828. It contains an outdoor theatre, flower gardens, sports fields and a large ...
Reger
/rdday"geuhrdd/, n. Max /mahks/, 1873-1916, German composer and pianist. * * *
Reger, (Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian)
born March 19, 1873, Brand, Bavaria, Ger. died May 11, 1916, Leipzig German composer and organist. From 1890 to 1893 he studied at Sondershausen and Wiesbaden and taught piano, ...
Reger, Max
▪ German composer byname of  Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger   born March 19, 1873, Brand, Bavaria, Ger. died May 11, 1916, Leipzig  German composer and teacher ...
regerminate
v., regerminated, regerminating. * * *
regerminative
adj.; regerminatively, adv. * * *
reges
reges [rē′jēz΄] n. pl. of REX (n. 2) * * *
reggae
/reg"ay/, n. a style of Jamaican popular music blending blues, calypso, and rock-'n'-roll, characterized by a strong syncopated rhythm and lyrics of social protest. [ < Jamaican ...
Reggie Kray
➡ Kray twins * * *
Reggio Calabria
/rdded"jaw kah lah"brddyah/ a seaport in S Italy, on the Strait of Messina: almost totally destroyed by an earthquake 1908. 178,094. Also, Reggio di Calabria /rdded"jaw dee' kah ...
Reggio di Calabria
Reggio di Calabria [re′jō dē kə lä′brē ə] seaport in Calabria, S Italy, on the Strait of Messina: pop. 178,000: also Reggio Calabria * * * ancient Rhegium City (pop., ...
Reggio Emilia
/rdded"jaw e mee"lyah/ a city in N Italy. 129,725. Also, Reggio nell'Emilia /rdded"jaw nel'le mee"lyah/. * * *
Reggio nell'Emilia
Reggio nell'Emilia [re′jō nel΄ā mēl′yə] commune in NC Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: pop. 133,000: also Reggio Emilia * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Regium Lepidi, ...
Reggiodi Calabria
Reg·gio di Ca·la·bri·a (rĕjʹē-ō dē kä-läʹbrē-ä, rĕdʹjō) also Reggio Calabria A city of extreme southern Italy on the Strait of Messina opposite Sicily. Founded ...
Reggionell'Emilia
Reggio nell'E·mi·lia (nĕlʹĕ-mēlʹyä) also Reggio Emilia A city of north-central Italy west-northwest of Bologna. Founded by Romans in the second century B.C., it was ...
Reggy
/rej"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Reginald. Also, Reggie. * * *
regicidal
See regicide. * * *
regicide
—regicidal, adj. /rej"euh suyd'/, n. 1. the killing of a king. 2. a person who kills a king or is responsible for his death, esp. one of the judges who condemned Charles I of ...
regild
v.t., regilded or regilt, regilding. * * *
regime
/reuh zheem", ray-/, or, sometimes, /-jeem"/, n. 1. a mode or system of rule or government: a dictatorial regime. 2. a ruling or prevailing system. 3. a government in power. 4. ...
regimen
/rej"euh meuhn, -men', rezh"-/, n. 1. Med. a regulated course, as of diet, exercise, or manner of living, intended to preserve or restore health or to attain some result. 2. ...
regiment
n. /rej"euh meuhnt/; v. /rej"euh ment'/, n. 1. Mil. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting ...
regimental
—regimentally, adv. /rej'euh men"tl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a regiment. n. 2. regimentals, the uniform of a regiment. [1695-1705; REGIMENT + -AL1] * * *
regimentally
See regimental. * * *
regimentals
regimentals [rej΄ə ment′'lz] pl.n. 1. the uniform and insignia worn by a particular regiment 2. military uniform * * * reg·i·men·tals (rĕj'ə-mĕntʹlz) pl.n. 1. The ...
regimentation
/rej'euh men tay"sheuhn, -meuhn-/, n. 1. the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented. 2. the strict discipline and enforced uniformity characteristic of military ...
Regin
/ray"gin/, n. (in the Volsunga Saga) a smith, the brother of Fafnir, who raises Sigurd and encourages him to kill Fafnir in the hope of gaining the gold he guards. * * *
regina
—reginal, adj. /ri juy"neuh, -jee"-/, n. 1. queen. 2. (usually cap.) the official title of a queen: Elizabeth Regina. [1425-75; late ME < L regina] * * * City (pop., 2001: ...
Regina
/ri juy"neuh/ for 1; /reuh jee"neuh, -juy"-/ for 2, n. 1. a city in and the capital of Saskatchewan, in the S part, in S Canada. 149,593. 2. a female given name: from a Latin ...
reginal
reginal [ri jī′nəl] adj. 〚ML reginalis < L regina: see REGINA1〛 of, like, fit for, or characteristic of a queen; queenly; royal * * *
Reginald
/rej"euh neuhld/, n. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning "counsel and rule." * * * (as used in expressions) Bolton Guy Reginald Hall Sir Peter Reginald ...
Reginald of Châtillon
▪ prince of Antioch Reginald also spelled  Raynald  or  Reynald , French  Renaud de Châtillon  born , Châtillon-sur-Loing, France died July 4, 1187, Galilee, Palestine ...
Regino Von Prüm
▪ clergyman and chronicler also called Reginon born , Altriys, near Speyer, Upper Lorraine [Germany] died c. 915, , Trier       cleric and chronicler who composed ...
Régio, José
▪ Portuguese author and critic pseudonym of  José Maria dos Reis Pereira   born Sept. 17, 1901, Vila do Conde, Port. died Dec. 22, 1969, Portalegre       Portuguese ...
Regiomontanus
/ree'jee oh mon tay"neuhs, -tah"-, rej'ee-/; Ger. /rdday'gee oh mohn tah"noos/, n. See Müller, Johann. * * * ▪ German mathematician Latin name of  Johannes Müller von ...
region
/ree"jeuhn/, n. 1. an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body: a region of the earth. 2. Usually, regions. the vast or indefinite entirety of a space or area, or ...
regional
—regionally, adv. /ree"jeuh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a region of considerable extent; not merely local: a regional meeting of the Boy Scouts. 2. of or pertaining to a ...
regional assemblies
➡ devolution * * *
regional development program
Any government program designed to encourage the industrial and economic development of regions beset by joblessness or other economic hardship. Most industrialized countries ...
regional enteritis
Pathol. See Crohn's disease. Also called regional ileitis. * * *
regional member
one of the 56 elected members of the Scottish Parliament who represents one of the eight Scottish Parliament Regions, in addition to the 73 MSP s who represent a constituency. In ...
regionalanesthesia
regional anesthesia n. Anesthesia characterized by the loss of sensation in a circumscribed region of the body, produced by the application of a regional anesthetic, usually by ...
regionalanesthetic
regional anesthetic n. Any of various anesthetic drugs, usually administered by local injection, that produce regional anesthesia. * * *
regionalism
—regionalist, n., adj. —regionalistic, adj. /ree"jeuh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. Govt. the principle or system of dividing a city, state, etc., into separate administrative ...
regionalist
See regionalism. * * *
regionalistic
See regionalist. * * *
regionalization
See regionalize. * * *
regionalize
—regionalization, n. /ree"jeuh nl uyz'/, v.t., v.i., regionalized, regionalizing. to separate into or arrange by regions. Also, esp. Brit., regionalise. [1920-25; REGIONAL + ...
regionally
See regional. * * *
regions
➡ council area * * *
regird
v.t., regirded, or regirt, regirding. * * *
Regis
/ree"jis/, n. a male given name. * * *
régisseur
/ray'zheuh serr"/; Fr. /rdday zhee suerdd"/, n., pl. régisseurs /-suerdd"/. someone responsible for the staging of a theatrical work, esp. of a ballet; director. [ < F: manager, ...
register
—registerer, n. —registrability /rej'euh streuh bil"i tee/, n. —registrable, registerable, adj. /rej"euh steuhr/, n. 1. a book in which records of acts, events, names, ...
register of wills
(in some states of the U.S.) the official charged with the probate of wills or with the keeping of the records of the probate court. [1945-50; register, appar. var. of earlier ...
register ton
register ton n. TON1 (sense 4) * * *
register ton.
See under ton1 (def. 6). [1905-10] * * *
register tonnage
Naut. the volume of a vessel, esp. the net tonnage as measured officially and registered for purposes of taxation. [1855-60] * * *
registered
/rej"euh steuhrd/, adj. 1. recorded, as in a register or book; enrolled. 2. Com. officially listing the owner's name with the issuing corporation and suitably inscribing the ...
registered bond
a bond recorded in the name of the owner. Cf. bearer bond. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
registered companies
➡ companies * * *
registered dietitian
a person who has fulfilled all the educational and examination requirements of the American Dietetic Association for recognition as a qualified nutrition specialist. * * *
Registered General Nurse
n (abbr RGN) (in Britain) a nurse who is qualified to care for patients in hospitals, schools and elsewhere, after a training period of at least three years. * * *
registered mail
prepaid first-class mail that has been recorded at a post office prior to delivery for safeguarding against loss, theft, or damage during transmission. [1850-55] * * *
registered nurse
a graduate nurse who has passed a state board examination and been registered and licensed to practice nursing. Abbr.: R.N. [1895-1900] * * *
registered representative
Stock Exchange. an employee of a member firm of a stock exchange, authorized to execute orders for the clients of the firm. * * *
registeredmail
registered mail n. Mail that is recorded by the post office when sent and at each point on its route so as to assure safe delivery. * * *
registerednurse
registered nurse n. Abbr. RN A graduate trained nurse who has passed a state registration examination and has been licensed to practice nursing. * * *
registerer
See register. * * *
registrable
See registerer. * * *
registrant
/rej"euh streuhnt/, n. a person who registers or is registered. [1885-90, Amer.; < ML registrant- (s. of registrans) prp. of registrare. See REGISTER, -ANT] * * *
registrar
—registrarship, n. /rej"euh strahr', rej'euh strahr"/, n. 1. a person who keeps a record; an official recorder. 2. an agent of a bank, trust company, or other corporation who ...
registrate
/rej"euh strayt'/, v.i., registrated, registrating. to select and combine pipe organ stops. [1475-85; < ML registratus (ptp. of registrare). See REGISTER, -ATE1] * * *
registration
—registrational, adj. /rej'euh stray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of registering. 2. an instance of this. 3. an entry in a register. 4. the group or number registered. 5. an official ...
registration number
➡ driving * * *
registration numbers
➡ number plate * * *
registry
/rej"euh stree/, n., pl. registries. 1. the act of registering; registration. 2. a place where a register is kept; an office of registration. 3. register (defs. 1, 2). 4. the ...
regium donum
▪ religion       (Latin: “royal gift”), annual grant made from public funds to Presbyterian ministers in Ireland and to Nonconformist ministers (those not part of ...
regius
/ree"jee euhs, -jeuhs/, adj. 1. of or belonging to a king. 2. (of a professor in a British university) holding a chair founded by or dependent on the sovereign. [ < L regius ...
regiusprofessor
re·gius professor (rēʹjəs, -jē-əs) n. One holding a professorship established by royal subsidy at any of certain older British universities.   [From Latin rēgius, royal, ...
regive
v. regave, regiven, regiving. * * *
Regla
▪ Cuba       city, west-central Cuba. Situated on the southeastern shore of La Habana Bay, Regla was a centre for smuggling activities in the 19th century. It is now an ...
reglaze
v.t., reglazed, reglazing. * * *
regle
/ree"geuhl/, n. a groove or channel for guiding a sliding door. [1895-1900; < F règle straightedge, RULE ( < L regula)] * * *
Règlement Organique
▪ Romanian history English  Organic Statute,  Russian  Organichesky Reglament,  Romanian  Regulamentul Organic,  or (plural)  Regulamentele Organice, ...
reglet
/reg"lit/, n. 1. Archit. a. a groove for guiding or holding a panel, window sash, etc. b. a narrow, flat molding; fillet. 2. Print. a. a thin strip, usually of wood, less than ...

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