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Remer, Otto Ernst Fritz Adolf
▪ 1998       German military officer and political activist who was instrumental in thwarting a 1944 military coup against Adolf Hitler; active in neo-Nazi ...
v., remerged, remerging. * * *
—remigial /ri mij"ee euhl/, adj. /ree"meks/, n., pl. remiges /rem"i jeez'/. Ornith. one of the flight feathers of the wing. [1665-75; < L remex oarsman, equiv. to rem(us) oar + ...
Remick, Lee
▪ American actress born Dec. 14, 1935, Quincy, Mass., U.S. died July 2, 1991, Los Angeles, Calif.       American actress, known especially for portrayals of sensual, ...
/rem"euh fawrm'/, adj. shaped like an oar. [1855-60; < L rem(us) oar + -I- + -FORM] * * *
remiges [rem′ə jēz΄] pl.n. sing. remex [rē′meks] 〚ModL, pl. of remex < L, rower < remus, oar (see ROW2) + agere, to move (see ACT1)〛 the large quill feathers of a ...
See remex. * * *
Remigius of Reims, Saint
▪ French ecclesiast French  Saint Remi , or  Remy, de Reims , byname  Apostle of the Franks  born c. 437 died Jan. 13, c. 533, Reims, Fr.; feast day October ...
/rem"i greuhnt/, n. a person or thing that returns. [ < L remigrant- (s. of remigrans), prp. of remigrare. See RE-, MIGRATE, -ANT] * * *
v.i., remigrated, remigrating. * * *
n. * * *
v.t., remilitarized, remilitarizing. * * *
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adj. * * *
/ri muynd"/, v.t. to cause (a person) to remember; cause (a person) to think (of someone or something): Remind me to phone him tomorrow. That woman reminds me of my ...
/ri muyn"deuhr/, n. a person or thing that serves to remind. [1645-55; REMIND + -ER1] * * *
/ri muynd"feuhl/, adj. 1. reviving memory of something; reminiscent. 2. retaining memory of something; mindful. [1800-10; REMIND + -FUL] * * *
v., remined, remining. * * *
v., remineralized, remineralizing. * * *
v., remingled, remingling. * * *
/rem"ing teuhn/, n. 1. Eliphalet /i lif"euh lit/, 1793-1861, U.S. arms manufacturer. 2. Frederic, 1861-1909, U.S. painter and sculptor. * * *
Remington, Charles Lee
▪ 2008       American entomologist born Jan. 19, 1922, Reedville, Va. died May 31, 2007, Hamden, Conn. spent his entire career, beginning in 1948, at Yale University, ...
Remington, Eliphalet
born Oct. 28, 1793, Suffield, Conn., U.S. died Aug. 12, 1861, Ilion, N.Y. U.S. firearms manufacturer and inventor. The son of a blacksmith, he grew up on his father's farm near ...
Remington, Frederic
born Oct. 4, 1861, Canton, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 26, 1909, near Ridgefield, Conn. U.S. painter, illustrator, sculptor, and war correspondent. He studied at Yale University and ...
Rem·ing·ton (rĕmʹĭng-tən), Eliphalet. 1793-1861. American firearms manufacturer whose company was a major munitions supplier to the U.S. government and under his son Philo ...
Remington, Frederic. 1861-1909. American artist and journalist best known for his sculptures and paintings of the American West. * * *
/rem'euh nis"/, v.i., reminisced, reminiscing. to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence. [1820-30; back formation from REMINISCENCE] Syn. remember, ...
/rem'euh nis"euhns/, n. 1. the act or process of recalling past experiences, events, etc. 2. a mental impression retained and revived. 3. Often, reminiscences. a recollection ...
—reminiscently, adv. /rem'euh nis"euhnt/, adj. 1. awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually fol. by of): His style of writing is reminiscent of ...
—reminiscentially, adv. /rem'euh neuh sen"sheuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to reminiscence; reminiscent. [1640-50; < LL reminiscenti(a) REMINISCENCE + -AL1] * * *
See reminiscent. * * *
See reminisce. * * *
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/rem"euh ped'/, Zool. adj. 1. having feet adapted for use as oars. n. 2. a remiped animal. [1820-30; < F rémipède. See REMIFORM, -PED] * * *
▪ France       town, Vosges département, Lorraine région, eastern France. It lies along the Moselle River near the latter's confluence with the Moselotte and is ...
/ri muyz"/, v.t., remised, remising. Law. to give up a claim to; surrender by deed. [1475-85; < MF, fem. ptp. of remettre to put back, deliver < L remittere to REMIT] * * *
—remissly, adv. —remissness, n. /ri mis"/, adj. 1. negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty, business, etc.: He's terribly remiss in his work. 2. characterized ...
See remissible. * * *
—remissibility, remissibleness, n. /ri mis"euh beuhl/, adj. that may be remitted. [1570-80; < MF < LL remissibilis. See REMISS, -IBLE] * * *
See remissibility. * * *
/ri mish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of remitting. 2. pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses. 3. abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc. 4. the ...
—remissively, adv. —remissiveness, n. /ri mis"iv/, adj. 1. characterized by remission or decrease. 2. producing or granting pardon or remission. [1375-1425; late ME: bringing ...
See remiss. * * *
See remissly. * * *
—remittable, adj. /ri mit"/, v., remitted, remitting, n. v.t. 1. to transmit or send (money, a check, etc.) to a person or place, usually in payment. 2. to refrain from ...
See remit. * * *
remittance. * * *
See remitment. * * *
/ri mit"l/, n. a remission. [1590-1600; REMIT + -AL2] * * *
/ri mit"ns/, n. 1. the sending of money, checks, etc., to a recipient at a distance. 2. money or its equivalent sent from one place to another. [1695-1705; REMIT + -ANCE] * * *
remittance man
a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home. [1885-90] * * *
/ri mi tee", -mit"ee/, n. a person or company to which a remittance is made. [1760-70; REMIT + -EE] * * *
See remittent. * * *
See remittence. * * *
—remittence, remittency, n. —remittently, adv. /ri mit"nt/, adj. 1. abating for a time or at intervals: remittent symptoms. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by a ...
See remittence. * * *
/ri mit"euhr/, n. 1. Law. a. the principle or operation by which a person who enters on an estate by a defective title, and who previously had an earlier and more valid title to ...
v. /ree miks"/; n. /ree"miks'/, v., remixed, remixing, n. v.t. 1. to mix again. 2. to mix and re-record the elements of (a musical recording) in a different way. n. 3. a remixed ...
remixture [spelling only] * * *
▪ bird family       bird family (order Passeriformes) that contains the penduline tits and, usually, the verdin. Some authorities class the eight species of these birds ...
Remizov, Aleksey Mikhaylovich
▪ Russian writer born July 6 [June 24, Old Style], 1877, Moscow died Nov. 26, 1957, Paris       Symbolist writer whose works had a strong influence on Russian writers ...
—remnantal, adj. /rem"neuhnt/, n. 1. a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like. 2. a fragment or scrap. 3. a small, unsold or unused piece of cloth, lace, ...
v., remobilized, remobilizing. * * *
—remodeler; esp. Brit., remodeller, n. /ree mod"l/, v.t., remodeled, remodeling or (esp. Brit.) remodelled, remodelling. 1. to model again. 2. to reconstruct; make ...
See remodel. * * *
v., remodernized, remodernizing. * * *
v., remodified, remodifying. * * *
v.t., remodulated, remodulating. * * *
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/ray'meuh lahd"/, n. rémoulade. * * *
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v.t., remollified, remollifying. * * *
See remonetize. * * *
—remonetization, n. /ree mon"i tuyz', -mun"-/, v.t., remonetized, remonetizing. to restore to use as legal tender: to remonetize silver. Also, esp. Brit., remonetise. [1875-80, ...
/ri mon"streuhns/, n. 1. an act or instance of remonstrating. 2. a protest: deaf to remonstrances. [1470-80; < MF, equiv. to remonstr(er) ( < ML remonstrare to point out; see ...
—remonstrantly, adv. /ri mon"streuhnt/, adj. 1. remonstrating; expostulatory. n. 2. a person who remonstrates. 3. (cap.) one of the Dutch Arminians whose doctrinal differences ...
See remonstrant. * * *
—remonstratingly, adv. —remonstration /ree'mon stray"sheuhn, rem'euhn-/, n. —remonstrative /ri mon"streuh tiv/, adj. —remonstratively, adv. —remonstrator /ri mon"stray ...
See remonstrate. * * *
See remonstration. * * *
See remonstration. * * *
See remonstration. * * *
/ri mon"teuhnt/, adj. 1. (of certain roses) blooming more than once in a season. n. 2. a remontant rose. [1880-85; < F, prp. of remonter to REMOUNT] * * *
/rem"euhr euh/, n. 1. any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ...
/ri mawrs"/, n. 1. deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction. 2. Obs. pity; compassion. [1325-75; ME < MF remors < ML remorsus, equiv. to L remord(ere) to bite again, ...
—remorsefully, adv. —remorsefulness, n. /ri mawrs"feuhl/, adj. 1. full of remorse. 2. characterized by or due to remorse: a remorseful mood. [1585-95; REMORSE + -FUL] Syn. 1, ...
See remorseful. * * *
See remorsefully. * * *
—remorselessly, adv. —remorselessness, n. /ri mawrs"lis/, adj. without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless. [1585-95; REMORSE + -LESS] Syn. ruthless, unrelenting, ...
See remorseless. * * *
See remorselessly. * * *
v.t., remortgaged, remortgaging. * * *
➡ mortgages * * *
—remotely, adv. —remoteness, n. /ri moht"/, adj., remoter, remotest, n. adj. 1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of ...
remote control
—remote-control, adj. 1. control of the operation or performance of an apparatus from a distance, as the control of a guided missile by radio signals. 2. Also called remote. a ...
remote sensing
the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body. * * *
See remote control. * * *
See remote-control. * * *
remote control n. 1. The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals. 2. A device used to control an apparatus or ...
See remote. * * *
See remotely. * * *
/ri moh"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of removing; removal. 2. Obs. departure. [1350-1400; ME remosion < L remotion- (s. of remotio) a putting back, removing. See REMOTE, -ION] * * *
v.t., remotivated, remotivating. * * *
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/ray'meuh lahd"/; Fr. /rdday mooh lannd"/, n. a cold sauce made with mayonnaise and various condiments and herbs, as chopped pickles, capers, mustard, parsley, chervil, and ...
v. /ree mownt"/; n. /ree"mownt', ree mownt"/, v.t., v.i. 1. to mount again; reascend. n. 2. a fresh horse or supply of fresh horses. [1325-75; ME remounten < OF remonter. See ...
See removable. * * *
—removability, removableness, n. —removably, adv. /ri mooh"veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may be removed. 2. Math. a. (of a singularity of a function of a complex variable) noting ...
removable cartridge n. A hard disk that has a self-contained casing, can be removed from the drive, and has greater storage capacity than floppy disks. * * *
See removability. * * *
See removability. * * *
/ri mooh"veuhl/, n. 1. the act of removing. 2. change of residence, position, etc. 3. dismissal, as from an office. [1590-1600; REMOVE + -AL2] * * *
/ri moohv"/, v., removed, removing, n. v.t. 1. to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table. 2. to take off or shed (an article of ...
—removedly /ri mooh"vid lee, -moohvd"-/, adv. —removedness, n. /ri moohvd"/, adj. 1. remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from. 2. distant by a given number of ...
See removed. * * *
See removedly. * * *
/ri mooh"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that removes. 2. Law. the transfer of a case from one court to another, as by a writ of error. [1585-95; REMOVE + -ER1] * * *
a British company formed in 1945 which employs people with physical handicaps (= conditions that affect their ability to walk, see, speak, etc.). It has many factories producing ...
/rddem"shuyt/, n. a city in W Germany, in the Ruhr region. 132,100. * * * ▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It lies ...
/rem"seuhn/, n. Ira, 1846-1927, U.S. chemist and educator. * * *
Remsen, Ira
▪ American chemist born Feb. 10, 1846, New York City died March 4, 1927, Carmel, Calif., U.S.       American chemist and university president, codiscoverer of ...
REM sleep n. A stage in the normal sleep cycle during which dreams occur and the body undergoes marked changes including rapid eye movement, loss of reflexes, and increased pulse ...
/reuh mooh"deuh/; Sp. /rdde mooh"dhah/, n., pl. remudas /-deuhz/; Sp. /-dhahs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the ...
v., remultiplied, remultiplying. * * *
See remunerate. * * *
See remunerability. * * *
—remunerable, adj. —remunerabilisylty, n. —remunerably, adv. —remunerator, n. /ri myooh"neuh rayt'/, v.t., remunerated, remunerating. 1. to pay, recompense, or reward for ...
/ri myooh'neuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of remunerating. 2. something that remunerates; reward; pay: He received little remuneration for his services. [1470-80; earlier ...
—remuneratively /ri myooh"neuh ray'tiv lee, -neuhr euh tiv-/, adv. —remunerativeness, n. /ri myooh"neuhr euh tiv, -neuh ray'tiv/, adj. 1. affording remuneration; profitable: ...
See remunerative. * * *
See remuneratively. * * *
See remunerability. * * *
/ree"meuhs/, n. 1. Rom. Legend. See under Romulus (def. 1). 2. Uncle. See Uncle Remus. * * *
or jen In Confucianism, the most basic of all virtues, variously translated as "humaneness" or "benevolence. " It originally denoted the kindness of rulers to subjects. ...
Ren and Stimpy
a US television cartoon series that was shown on the Nickelodeon channel between 1991 and 1996. It was criticized by some people because of the disgusting personal habits of its ...
Ren Zhongyi
▪ 2006       Chinese government official (b. September 1914, Weixian, Hebei province, China—d. Nov. 15, 2005, Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China), was one of the ...
/ree"neuh/, n. a female given name, form of Marina. * * *
v.t. * * *
/ren'euh sahns", -zahns", -sahonns", ren"euh sahns', -zahns', -sahonns'/; esp. Brit. /ri nay"seuhns/, n. 1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, ...
Renaissance architecture
Style of architecture, reflecting the rebirth of Classical culture, that originated in Florence in the early 15th century and spread throughout Europe, replacing the medieval ...
Renaissance man
1. a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a present-day man who has acquired profound ...
Renaissance Revival
a mid-Victorian architectural style adapting the classical forms of 15th- and 16th-century Italian architecture, especially palace architecture, usually characterized by ...
Renaissance woman
(sometimes l.c.) a woman who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field. * * *
Renaissance man n. A man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences. * * *
Renaissance woman n. A woman who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences. * * *
/ri nay"seuhnt/, adj. renascent. [1860-65; < F, prp. of renaître to be reborn; see RENAISSANCE, -ANT] * * *
/reen"l/, adj. of or pertaining to the kidneys or the surrounding regions. [1650-60; < LL renalis, equiv. to L ren(es) kidneys (pl.) + -alis -AL1] * * * (as used in ...
renal artery
▪ anatomy       one of the pair of large blood vessels that branch off from the abdominal aorta (the abdominal portion of the major artery leading from the heart) and ...
renal calculus
Pathol. See kidney stone. * * *
renal capsule
▪ anatomy       thin membranous sheath that covers the outer surface of each kidney. The capsule is composed of tough fibres, chiefly collagen and elastin (fibrous ...
renal carcinoma
▪ pathology also called  Clear-cell Carcinoma, Hypernephroid Tumour, or Hypernephroma,         malignant tumour affecting the epithelial (covering and lining) cells ...
renal cell carcinoma
or hypernephroma Malignant tumour of the cells that cover and line the kidney. It usually affects persons over age 50 who have vascular disorders of the kidneys. It seldom ...
renal collecting tubule
▪ anatomy also called  Duct Of Bellini,         any of the long narrow tubes in the kidney that concentrate and transport urine from the nephrons, the chief ...
renal corpuscle
renal corpuscle n. MALPIGHIAN BODY (sense 2) * * * ▪ anatomy also called  malpighian body        filtration unit of vertebrate nephrons, functional units of the ...
renal cyst
Any of several types of cysts in the kidneys. Some are present at birth; others are caused by tubular obstruction. Large cysts can cause backaches and a dragging sensation. ...
renal osteodystrophy
▪ pathology also called  renal rickets        chronic, probably hereditary disorder characterized by kidney dysfunction, bone-mineral loss and rickets-type ...
renal pelvis
▪ anatomy       enlarged upper end of the ureter, the tube through which urine flows from the kidney to the urinary bladder. The pelvis, which is shaped somewhat like a ...
renal pyramid
▪ anatomy       any of the triangular sections of tissue that constitute the medulla, or inner substance, of the kidney. The pyramids consist mainly of tubules that ...
renal system
▪ anatomy Introduction  in humans (human body), organ system that includes the kidneys, where urine is produced, and the ureters, bladder, and urethra for the passage, ...
renal system disease
Introduction  any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human excretory system. They include benign and malignant tumours, infections and inflammations, and obstruction ...
renal clearance n. The volume of plasma completely cleared of a specific compound per unit time and measured as a test of kidney function. * * *
renal corpuscle n. See Malpighian corpuscle. * * *
renal pelvis n. See pelvis. * * *
v.t., renamed, renaming. * * *
▪ guerrilla organization, Mozambique byname of  Mozambican National Resistance , Portuguese  Resistência Nacional Moçambicana         guerrilla organization that ...
/ri nan"/; Fr. /rddeuh nahonn"/, n. Ernest /err"nist/; Fr. /erdd nest"/, 1823-92, French philologist, historian, and critic. * * *
Renan, (Joseph-) Ernest
born Feb. 28, 1823, Tréguier, France died Oct. 2, 1892, Paris French philosopher, historian, and scholar of religion. He trained for the priesthood but left the Catholic ...
Renan, Ernest
▪ French scholar Introduction born Feb. 28, 1823, Tréguier, Fr. died Oct. 2, 1892, Paris       French philosopher, historian, and scholar of religion, a leader of the ...
—Renardine /ren"euhr din, -deen'/, adj. /ren"euhrd/, n. Reynard. * * *
Renard, Charles
▪ French military engineer born 1847, France died 1905, France       French military engineer, chief builder of the first true dirigible; i.e., an airship that could be ...
Renard, Jules
▪ French author born Feb. 22, 1864, Châlons-sur-Mayenne, Fr. died May 22, 1910, Paris  French writer best known for Poil de carotte (1894; Carrots, 1946), a bitterly ...
Renart, Jean
▪ French poet flourished 1200–22       French poet, author of romances of adventure, whose work rejected the fey atmosphere and serious morality that had ...
/ri nas"euhns, -nay"seuhns/, n. (sometimes l.c.) Renaissance. [1720-30; RENASC(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
/ri nas"euhnt, -nay"seuhnt/, adj. being reborn; springing again into being or vigor: a renascent interest in Henry James. [1720-30; < L renascent- (s. of renascens), prp. of ...
/reuh nah"teuh/; It. /rdde nah"tah/, n. a female given name. * * *
v., renationalized, renationalizing. * * *
re·na·tur·a·tion (rē-nā'chər-āʹshən) n. The process by which proteins or complementary strands of nucleic acids re-form their native conformations.   [From renature, ...
/ree nay"cheuhr/, v.t., renatured, renaturing. to restore (a denatured substance) to its former, natural state. [1925-30; RE- + NATURE; cf. DENATURE] * * *
Renaud De Montauban
▪ legendary hero       hero of an Old French chanson de geste of the same name (also known as Les Quatre Fils Aymon [“The Four Sons of Aymon”]), whose story may ...
Renaudot, Théophraste
▪ French journalist born 1586?, Loudun, France died Oct. 25, 1653, Paris  physician and social-service administrator who, as the founder of France's first newspaper, is ...
/reuh nawlt"/; Fr. /rddeuh noh"/, n. Louis /looh"ee/; Fr. /lwee/, 1843-1918, French jurist: Nobel peace prize 1907. * * * ▪ French company in full  Régie Nationale Des ...
Renault, Louis
▪ French industrialist born 1877, Paris, France died Oct. 24, 1944, Paris       manufacturer who built the largest automobile company in France.       Renault ...
Renault, Mary
▪ British author pseudonym of  Mary Challans   born Sept. 4, 1905, London, Eng. died Dec. 13, 1983, Cape Town, S.Af.       British-born South African novelist, best ...
Renault,Jean Louis
Re·nault (rə-nōʹ), Jean Louis. 1843-1918. French jurist who represented France at The Hague Conference of 1907. He shared the 1907 Nobel Peace Prize. * * *
v.t., renavigated, renavigating. * * *
n. * * *
/ren kon"teuhr/; Fr. /rddahonn kawonn"trddeu/, n., pl. rencontres /-teuhrz/; Fr. /-trddeu/. rencounter. [ < F] * * *
/ren kown"teuhr/, n. Also, rencontre. 1. a hostile meeting; battle. 2. a contest of any kind. 3. a casual meeting. v.t., v.i. 4. to encounter casually. 5. Obs. to meet ...
—rendible, adj. /rend/, v., rent, rending. v.t. 1. to separate into parts with force or violence: The storm rent the ship to pieces. 2. to tear apart, split, or divide: a ...
(1930– ) an English author of detective and mystery novels. Her main character is Chief Inspector Wexford, and her books include Wolf to the Slaughter (1967), Shake Hands ...
Rendell, Ruth
▪ British author in full  Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh , original surname  Grasemann , pseudonym  Barbara Vine  born Feb. 17, 1930, London, ...
render1 —renderable, adj. —renderer, n. /ren"deuhr/, v.t. 1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless. 2. to do; perform: to render a service. 3. to ...
See render. * * *
See renderable. * * *
/ren"deuhr ing/, n. 1. an act or instance of interpretation, rendition, or depiction, as of a dramatic part or a musical composition: her rendering of the part of Hedda. 2. a ...
rendering works
(used with a sing. v.) a factory or plant that renders and processes livestock carcasses into tallow, hides, fertilizer, etc. Also called rendering plant. * * *
/rahn"deuh vooh', -day-/; Fr. /rddahonn de vooh"/, n., pl. rendezvous /-voohz'/; Fr. /-vooh"/, v., rendezvoused /voohd'/, rendezvousing /-vooh'ing/. n. 1. an agreement between ...
/ren dish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of rendering. 2. a translation. 3. an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music. 4. Archaic. surrender. [1595-1605; < MF, alter. of ...
▪ Germany       town, Schleswig-Holstein Land (state), northern Germany. It lies on the Eider River and the Kiel Canal (there bridged), west of Kiel. An old fortress ...
Rendsburg faience
▪ pottery       German tin-glazed earthenware produced between 1764 and 1772 in the town of Rendsburg at a factory founded by Caspar Lorenzen and Christian Friedrich ...
ren·dzi·na (rĕn-jēʹnə) n. A dark soil that develops under grass on limestone and chalk.   [Polish rędzina.] * * *
(as used in expressions) Chateaubriand François Auguste René viscount of Chirac Jacques René Chouteau René Auguste Clair René René Lucien Chomette Descartes René Dubos ...
René I
▪ duke of Anjou byname  René Of Anjou,  French  René D'anjou  born Jan. 16, 1409, Angers, Fr. died July 10, 1480, Aix-en-Provence  duke of Bar (from 1434), duke of ...
/reuh nay"/; Fr. /rddeuh nay"/, n. a female given name, French form of Renata. * * *
Renée of France
▪ French duchess French  Renée de France,  Italian in full  Renata di Francia, Duchessa (duchess) di Ferrara   born Oct. 25, 1510, Blois, Fr. died June 12, 1574, ...
Renée Zellweger
➡ Zellweger * * *
/ren"i gayd'/, n. 1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another. 2. an apostate from a religious faith. adj. 3. of or like a renegade; traitorous. [1575-85; < Sp renegado ...
/ren'i gay"doh, -gah"-/, n., pl. renegados. a renegade. [1590-1600; < Sp] * * *
v.t., renegated, renegating. * * *
n. * * *
—reneger, n. /ri nig", -neg", -neeg"/, v., reneged, reneging, n. v.i. 1. Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play. 2. to ...
See renege. * * *
See renegotiate. * * *
renegotiable-rate mortgage
/ree'ni goh"shee euh beuhl rayt', -sheuh beuhl-/ a type of home mortgage for which monthly payments stay constant for a term, usually of three to five years, and the interest ...
—renegotiable /ree'ni goh"shee euh beuhl, -sheuh beuhl/, adj. —renegotiation, n. /ree'ni goh"shee ayt'/, v., renegotiated, renegotiating. v.t. 1. to negotiate again, as a ...
See renegotiable. * * *
v., reneutralized, reneutralizing. * * *
—renewably, adv. —renewedly /ri nooh"id lee, -nyooh"-/, adv. —renewer, n. /ri nooh", -nyooh"/, v.t. 1. to begin or take up again, as an acquaintance, a conversation, etc.; ...
See renewable. * * *
—renewability, n. /ri nooh", -nyooh"/, adj. 1. able to be renewed: a library book that is not renewable. n. 2. something that is renewable. [1720-30; RENEW + -ABLE] * * *
renewable energy
any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy, as biomass, solar, wind, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric power, that is not derived from fossil or nuclear ...
See renewability. * * *
/ri nooh"euhl, -nyooh"-/, n. 1. the act of renewing. 2. the state of being renewed. 3. an instance of this. [1675-85; RENEW + -AL2] * * *
re·new·ed·ly (rĭ-no͞oʹĭd-lē, -nyo͞oʹ-) adv. Over again; anew. * * *
See renew. * * *
/ren"frooh/, n. a historic county in SW Scotland. Also called Renfrewshire /ren"frooh shear', -sheuhr/. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       royal burgh (town), ...
Renfrewshire [Ren′frewshir΄, Ren′frewshər] 1. another name for RENFREW (the county) 2. administrative division of SW Scotland * * * ▪ council area, Scotland, United ...
/reng"geuh/, n. Pros. See linked verse. [1875-80; < Japn < MChin, equiv. to Chin lián link + ge song] * * * Japanese linked-verse poetry in which two or more poets supply ...
Rengao language
also called  Rȯngao,  or  Rangao,         language of the North Bahnaric subbranch of Bahnaric, a branch of the Mon-Khmer family (itself a part of the Austroasiatic ...
Renger-Patzsch, Albert
▪ German photographer born June 22, 1897, Würzburg, Bavaria [Germany] died September 27, 1966, Wamel Dorf, Über Soest, West Germany       German photographer whose ...
▪ labour organization, Japan in full  Nihon Rōdō Kumiai Sōrengōkai         (Japanese: “Japanese Trade Union Confederation”), the largest national labour ...
/rdde"nee/, n. Guido /gwee"daw/, 1575-1642, Italian painter. * * *
Reni, Guido
born Nov. 4, 1575, Bologna, Papal States died Aug. 18, 1642, Bologna Italian painter. Apprenticed to the Flemish painter Denis Calvaert at 10, he was later influenced by the ...
Re·ni (rāʹnē), Guido. 1575-1642. Italian painter whose lyrical, idealistic works include the Crucifixion of Saint Peter (1603) and the Aurora fresco (1613-1614). * * *
a combining form meaning "kidney," used in the formation of compound words: reniform. [ < L reni-, comb. form of renes kidneys] * * *
/ren'euh flerr"/, n. Psychiatry. a person who is sexually aroused or gratified by odors. [ < F, equiv. to renifl(er) to sniff + -eur -EUR] * * *
/ren"euh fawrm', ree"neuh-/, adj. kidney-shaped: a reniform leaf; hematite in reniform masses. [1745-50; < NL reniformis. See RENI-, -FORM] * * *
/ree"nin/, n. Biochem. a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin. [1890-95; REN(I)- + -IN2] * * * ▪ ...
renin-angiotensin system
▪ physiology       physiological system that regulates blood pressure.        renin is an enzyme secreted into the blood from specialized cells (cell) that ...
See renitent. * * *
See renitence. * * *
—renitency, renitence, n. /ri nuyt"nt, ren"i teuhnt/, adj. 1. resisting pressure; resistant. 2. persistently opposing; recalcitrant. [1695-1705; < L renitent- (s. of renitens), ...
▪ province, The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), central Netherlands (Netherlands, The). Renkum is situated on the Lower Rhine (Neder Rijn) River, immediately ...
▪ South Australia, Australia       town, southeastern South Australia, located on the Murray River 130 miles (209 km) northeast of Adelaide. The site was first settled ...
Renmin Ribao
▪ Chinese newspaper Chinese“People's Daily” Wade-Giles romanization  Jen-min Jih-pao        daily newspaper published in Beijing as the official organ of the ...
/ren"min"bee"/, n. the currency of the People's Republic of China, the basic unit of which is the yuan. [1955-60; < Chin rénmínbi, equiv. to rénmín people + bì currency] * * ...
Renn, Ludwig
▪ German novelist pseudonym of  Arnold Friedrich Vieth von Golssenau   born April 22, 1889, Dresden, Germany died July 21, 1979, East Berlin, East Germany [now Berlin, ...
Rennell Island
▪ island, Solomon Islands also called  Mu Nggava,         southernmost of the Solomon Islands, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, 130 miles (209 km) south of ...
Rennell, James
▪ British geographer born , Dec. 3, 1742, Chudleigh, Devon, Eng. died March 29, 1830, London  the leading British geographer of his time. Rennell constructed the first nearly ...
Renner, Karl
born Dec. 14, 1870, Unter-Tannowitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Dec. 31, 1950, Doebling, Austria Austrian chancellor (1918–20, 1945) and president (1945–50). A lawyer, ...
/ren/, n. a city in and the capital of Ille-et-Vilaine, in NW France: former capital of Brittany; scene of trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1899. 205,733. * * * City (pop., 1999: ...
Rennes faience
▪ pottery       French tin-glazed earthenware, produced in Rennes, distinguished by the use of manganese purple. Most original products have an extreme rocaille shape ...
/ren"it/, n. 1. the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals. 2. the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of the ...
/ren"ee/, n. John, 1761-1821, Scottish engineer. * * *
Rennie, John
born June 7, 1761, Phantassie, East Lothian, Scot. died Oct. 4, 1821, London, Eng. Scottish civil engineer. He built three bridges across the Thames at London: Waterloo Bridge ...

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