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Raymond VII
French Raimond born July 1197, Beaucaire, France died Sept. 27, 1249, Millau Count of Toulouse (1222–49). He helped recover lands taken from his father, Raymond VI, and ...
Raymond, Alex
▪ American cartoonist born Oct. 2, 1909, New Rochelle, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 6, 1956, near Westport, Conn.       U.S. comic-strip artist notable for his creation of a ...
Raymond, Antonin
born May 10, 1888, Kladno, Bohemia died Nov. 21, 1976, Langhorne, Pa., U.S. Czech-born U.S. architect. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1910. He assisted Frank Lloyd Wright in ...
Raymond, Arthur Emmons
▪ 2000       American engineer who was the leader of the group at Douglas Aircraft Co. that designed the DC-3, which became one of the most popular and most durable ...
Raymond, Claude
▪ 2001       Haitian general (b. 1929—d. Feb. 9, 2000, Port-au-Prince, Haiti), was army chief of staff under Haitian dictator François (“Papa Doc”) Duvalier and ...
Raymond, Henry Jarvis
▪ American journalist born Jan. 24, 1820, near Lima, N.Y., U.S. died June 18, 1869, New York City  U.S. journalist and politician who, as first editor and chief proprietor ...
Raymond, Paul
▪ 2009 Geoffrey Anthony Quinn        British entertainment mogul born Nov. 15, 1925, Liverpool, Eng. died March 2, 2008, London, Eng. opened (1958) the U.K.'s first ...
Raynal, Guillaume-Thomas, abbé de
▪ French author born April 12, 1713, Saint-Geniez, France died March 6, 1796, Chaillot  French writer and propagandist who helped set the intellectual climate for the French ...
Raynaud syndrome
▪ pathology       condition occurring primarily in young women that is characterized by spasms in the arteries (artery) to the fingers that cause the fingertips to ...
Raynaud's disease
/ray nohz"/, Pathol. a vascular disorder of unknown cause, characterized by recurrent episodes of blanching and numbness of the fingers and toes and sometimes the tip of the nose ...
Raynaud's phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon [rā nōz′] n. 〚after M. Raynaud (1834-81), Fr physician〛 a secondary circulatory disorder, often associated with a primary vascular disease, ...
Ray·naud's disease (rā-nōzʹ) n. A circulatory disorder caused by insufficient blood supply to the hands and feet and resulting in cyanosis, numbness, pain, and, in extreme ...
(1931–) an English agony aunt (= journalist who replies to people’s letters about their personal problems). She worked for newspapers, radio and television. She has also ...
Raynouard, François-Juste-Marie
▪ French dramatist born September 18, 1761, Brignoles, France died October 27, 1836, Passy  French dramatist and Romance philologist who also played a part in the politics of ...
/ray"on/, n. 1. a regenerated, semisynthetic textile filament made from cellulose, cotton linters, or wood chips by treating these with caustic soda and carbon disulfide and ...
▪ Thailand       town, southern Thailand. It lies southeast of Bangkok, on the northeastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Rayong is a fishing port and produces tapioca ...
Ray·on·ism (rāʹə-nĭz'əm) n. A style of abstract painting allied to futurism, developed about 1911, in which forms are depicted as emitting rays of light.   [French ...
See Rayonism. * * *
See Rayonist. * * *
Rayonnant style
French style (13th century) that represents the height of Gothic architecture. During this period architects became less interested in achieving great size than in decoration, ...
/ray"euh nee/, adj. Heraldry. radiant (def. 4). [ < F rayonné (ptp. of rayonner to radiate, beam), equiv. to rayon (see RAYON) + -é -ATE1] * * *
/ray"suyd'bal"foor, -feuhr/, n. a town in S Ontario, in S Canada. 15,017. * * *
a large US company started in 1922 and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It specializes in areas such as computing, technology and engineering but is particularly known for the ...
Raytheon Company
▪ American company  major American industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in corporate and special-mission aircraft, defense systems, and defense and ...
/ray"town'/, n. a city in W Missouri, near Kansas City. 31,759. * * *
▪ ancient city, Iran also spelled  Ray, Rey, or Rai, Old  Persian  Ragha,  Latin  Rhagae,         formerly one of the great cities of Iran. The remains of the ...
Rayy ware
▪ ceramics  in Islamic (Islamic arts) ceramics, style of pottery found at Rayy, near Tehrān, and dating from the 12th century. Particularly characteristic is a fine minai ...
/rddah"sah/, n. la. (sometimes caps.) Mexican Spanish. See la raza. * * *
—razer, n. /rayz/, v.t., razed, razing. 1. to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings. 2. to shave or scrape off. Also, rase. [1540-50; ME ...
/ray zee"/, n., v., razeed, razeeing. n. 1. a ship, esp. a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck. v.t. 2. to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper ...
▪ Bulgaria also spelled  Rasgrad        town, northeastern Bulgaria, on the Beli Lom River. It is the largest producer of antibiotics in Bulgaria and also ...
(as used in expressions) Fakhr al Din al Razi Razi al Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al Razi * * *
Rāzī, al-
in full Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakariyyāʾ al-Rāzī Latin Rhazes born с 865, Rayy, Persia died 925 or 935, Rayy Persian alchemist and philosopher. He saw himself as the ...
Rāzī, ar-
▪ Persian physician in full  Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīyāʾ Ar-rāzī,  Latin  Rhazes  born c. 865, , Rayy, Persia [now in Iran] died 923/932, ...
Razin, Stenka
orig. Stepan Timofeyevich Razin born с 1630, Zimoveyskaya-na-Donu, Russia died June 16, 1671, Moscow Russian Cossack rebel. Born in the prosperous Don Cossack area, he ...
Razmara, Ali
▪ prime minister of Iran also spelled  ʿAlī Razmārā  born 1901, Tehrān, Iran died March 7, 1951, Tehrān       Iranian army officer and government official who ...
—razorless, adj. /ray"zeuhr/, n. 1. a sharp-edged instrument used esp. for shaving the face or trimming the hair. 2. an electrically powered instrument used for the same ...
razor clam
any bivalve mollusk of the family Solenidae, esp. of the genus Ensis, having a long, rectangular, slightly curved shell. Also called jackknife clam. [1880-85, Amer.] * * * Any ...
razor wire
razor wire n. wire with sharp cutting edges, typically stretched in coils as a barricade or atop fences * * *
razor wire.
See concertina wire. Also called razor ribbon. * * *
razor-billed auk
/ray"zeuhr bild'/ a black and white auk, Alca torda, of the American and European coasts of the northern North Atlantic, having a compressed black bill encircled by a white band. ...
ra·zor-billed auk (rāʹzər-bĭld') n. A sea bird (Alca torda) of the northern Atlantic, having black-and-white plumage and a white-ringed, flattened bill. * * *
/ray"zeuhr bak'/, n. 1. a finback or rorqual. 2. a wild or semiwild hog with a ridgelike back, common in the southern U.S. 3. a sharp narrow ridge or range of hills. adj. 4. ...
razorbill [rā′zərbil΄] n. an auk (Alca torda) of the N Atlantic coasts, with sooty black head and neck, white breast and belly, and a black, compressed bill encircled by a ...
ra·zor·blade also ra·zor blade (rāʹzər-blād') n. A thin sharp-edged piece of steel that can be fitted into a razor. * * *
razor bump n. A small swelling that develops when the sharpened point of a razor-cut hair shaft grows back into the skin, sometimes resulting in inflammation and infection. * * *
razor clam n. Any of various clams of the family Solenidae, characteristically having long narrow shells. * * *
/ray"zeuhr fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) razorfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) razorfishes. any of several wrasses of the genus Hemipteronatus having ...
razor wire PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A sharp-edged wire used for fences and barriers. * * *
/raz/, Slang. v.t. 1. to deride; make fun of; tease. n. 2. raspberry (def. 4). [1910-15, Amer.; short for RASPBERRY] * * *
/raz"ber'ee, -beuh ree, rahz"-/, n., pl. razzberries. raspberry (def. 4). * * *
/raz"ee euh/, n. a plundering raid. [1835-45; < F < Ar (Algerian) ghazya military raid, var. of Ar ghazwah] * * *
/raz"euhl daz"euhl/, n. Informal. 1. showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect, often without concomitant substance or worth; flashy theatricality: The ...
/raz"meuh taz"/, n. Informal. razzle-dazzle (def. 1). [1895-1900, Amer.; by alter.] * * *
Raʾs al-Khaymah
▪ emirate, United Arab Emirates also spelled  Ras al-Khaimah        constituent emirate of the United Arab Emirates (formerly Trucial States, or Trucial Oman). It ...
Raʾs Naṣrānī
▪ inlet and cape, Egypt formerly (until 1982)  Sharm ash Shaykh , also spelled  Sharm el-Sheikh , Hebrew  Mifraẕ Shelomo , English  Solomon's Bay        small ...
Symbol, Chem. rubidium. * * *
Also rby. To be(come) much, many, great. 1. a. rabbi, Reb2, rebbe, from Hebrew and Aramaic rabbî, my master, from rab(b), master, chief, from rab, to be(come) much, many, ...
red blood cell. * * *
☆ RBI or rbi [är΄bē΄ī′, ] sometimes [ rib′ē ] n. pl. RBIs or RBI, rbi's or rbi 〚r(un) b(atted) i(n)〛 a run driven in by a batter: an official statistic * * ...
Arabic root, to bind, tie. marabout1, from Arabic murābiṭ, posted, stationed, marabout, participle of rābaṭa, to be posted, derived stem of rabaṭa, to bind, tie. * * *
see rbb. * * *
Common Semitic *ʾarbaʿ-, four, and Central Semitic noun *rubʿ-, fourth, quarter. 1. Common Semitic *ʾarbaʿ-, four. Rabi, from Arabic rabīʿ, spring, fourth. 2. Central ...
RC abbrev. 1. Red Cross 2. remote control 3. Roman Catholic * * * RC abbr. 1. Red Cross. 2. Roman Catholic. * * *
RC Ch abbrev. Roman Catholic Church * * *
RCA Corp.
Major U.S. electronics and broadcasting conglomerate that was purchased by the General Electric Co. (GE) in 1986. RCA's subsidiaries at the time of the acquisition included NBC, ...
RCA Corporation
▪ American firm formerly  (1919–69) Radio Corporation Of America,         major American electronics and broadcasting conglomerate that is a unit of General ...
RCAF abbrev. Royal Canadian Air Force * * * RCAF abbr. Royal Canadian Air Force. * * *
RCC abbr. Roman Catholic Church. * * *
/ree klaym"/, v.t. 1. to claim or demand the return or restoration of, as a right, possession, etc. 2. to claim again. Also, reclaim. [1400-50; late ME. See RE-, CLAIM] * * *
/ree koyl"/, v.t., v.i. to coil again. [1860-65; RE- + COIL1] * * *
/ree'keuh lekt"/, v.t. 1. to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered). 2. to rally (one's faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose ...
/ree'keuh lek"sheuhn/, n. the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected. [1590-1600; RE- + COLLECTION] * * *
v. /ree kownt"/; n. /ree"kownt', ree kownt"/, v.t. 1. to count again. n. 2. a second or additional count, as of votes in an election. [1755-65; RE- + COUNT1] * * *
/ree kuv"euhr/, v.t. to cover again or anew. [1375-1425; late ME recoveren; see RE-, COVER] * * *
—re-creatable, adj. —re-creative, adj. —re-creator, n. /ree'kree ayt"/, v.t., re-created, re-creating. to create anew. [1580-90; RE- + CREATE] Syn. reproduce, remake. * * *
/ree'kree ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of creating anew. 2. something created anew. [1515-25; RE- + CREATION] * * *
/ree dres"/, v.t. to dress again. [1730-40; RE- + DRESS] * * *
re-embroidered [rē΄im broi′dərd] adj. embellished with beads, tiny pearls, ribbon, etc. sewn on, usually by hand: said as of lace for bridal gowns * * *
—re-formation, n. —re-former, n. /ree fawrm"/, v.t., v.i. to form again. [1300-50; ME; orig. identical with REFORM] * * *
re-fund (rē-fŭndʹ) tr.v. re-·fund·ed, re-·fund·ing, re-·funds 1. To fund anew. 2. To pay back (a debt) with new borrowing, especially to replace (a bond issue) with a ...
/ree layd"/, v. pt. and pp. of re-lay. * * *
/ree lay"/, v.t., re-laid, re-laying. to lay again. Also, relay. [1580-90; RE- + LAY1] * * *
/ree lees"/, v., re-leased, re-leasing, n. v.t. 1. to lease again. 2. Law. to make over (land, property, etc.), as to another. n. 3. a contract for re-leasing land or ...
re-pay [spelling only] * * *
v.t. * * *
/ree pohz"/, v.t., v.i., re-posed, re-posing. to pose again. [RE- + POSE1] * * *
/ree'pri zent"/, v.t. to present again or anew. [1555-65; RE- + PRESENT2] * * *
/ree"pres"/, v.t., v.i. to press again or anew. [1870-75; RE- + PRESS1] * * *
re-price [spelling only] * * *
v.t. * * *
/ree proohv"/, v.t., v.i., re-proved, re-proved or re-proven, re-proving. to prove again. [1520-30; RE- + PROVE] * * *
/ree'ri kawrd"/, v.t. 1. to record (something) another time. 2. to transfer (a recording) from one process to another, as from shellac to long-playing record. [1925-30] * * *
/ree serrch"/, v.t., v.i. to search or search for again. [1740-50; RE- + SEARCH] * * *
/ree serrv"/, v.t., v.i., re-served, re-serving. to serve again. [1865-70; RE- + SERVE] * * *
v. /ree suyd"/; n. /ree"suyd'/, v., re-sided, re-siding, n. v.t. 1. to replace the siding on (a building). v.i. 2. to apply new siding, as to a house. n. 3. a piece or section of ...
/ree suy"ding/, n. material used to replace or augment siding. [see RE-SIDE, SIDING] * * *
/ree suyn"/, v.t., v.i. 1. to sign again. 2. to renew or extend a contract. [1795-1805] * * *
re-solve [spelling only] * * *
/ree sawrt"/, v.t. to sort or arrange (cards, papers, etc.) again. [1885-90; RE- + SORT] * * *
/ree sownd"/, v.i., v.t. to sound again. [1895-1900; RE- + SOUND1] * * *
/ree strayn"/, v.t., v.i. to strain again. [1870-75; RE- + STRAIN1] * * *
/ree trays"/, v.t., re-traced, re-tracing. to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing. Also, retrace. [1750-60; RE- + TRACE1] * * *
/ree tred"/, v.t., v.i., re-trod, re-trodden or re-trod, re-treading. to tread again. [1590-1600; RE- + TREAD] * * *
/ree treet"/, v.t., v.i. to treat again. [1880-85; RE- + TREAT] * * *
re-trod (rē-trŏdʹ) v. Past tense and a past participle of re-tread. * * *
re-trod·den (rē-trŏdʹn) v. A past participle of re-tread. * * *
/ree up"/, v.i., v.t., re-upped, re-upping. Mil. Informal. to reenlist. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
/ree up"tayk/, n. Physiol. the process by which the presynaptic terminal of a neuron reabsorbs and recycles the molecules of neurotransmitter it has previously secreted in ...
rupee. Also, re. * * *
Rural Electrification Administration. Also, R.E.A. * * *
REA Express, Inc.
▪ American company formerly (1918–29)  American Railway Express Company , or (1929–70)  Railway Express Agency, Inc.        American company that at one time ...
Rea Silvia
/ree"euh sil"vee euh/, Rom. Legend. See Rhea Silvia. * * *
v.t. * * *
v.t., reabridged, reabridging. * * *
v.t. * * *
/ree'ab sawrp"sheuhn, -zawrp"-/, n. resorption (def. 2). * * *
v.i., reacceded, reacceding. * * *
v., reaccelerated, reaccelerating. * * *
v.t. * * *
v.t., reaccentuated, reaccentuating. * * *
v.t. * * *
n. * * *
n. * * *
v.t. * * *
v., reacclimated, reacclimating. * * *
v., reacclimatized, reacclimatizing. * * *
v., reaccommodated, reaccommodating. * * *
v.t., reaccompanied, reaccompanying. * * *
v.t. * * *
v., reaccumulated, reaccumulating. * * *
n. * * *
v.t., reaccused, reaccusing. * * *
v.t. * * *
—reachable, adj. —reachability, n. —reacher, n. /reech/, v.t. 1. to get to or get as far as in moving, going, traveling, etc.: The boat reached the shore. 2. to come to or ...
reach rod
a rod for operating a remote piece of machinery, as a valve. [1905-10] * * *
/reech"mee down'/, n., adj. Brit. hand-me-down. [1860-65] * * *
See reach. * * *
See reachable. * * *
reaching jib
Naut. genoa. [1920-25] * * *
v., reacidified, reacidifying. * * *
v.t., reacknowledged, reacknowledging. * * *
v.t. * * *
v.t., reacquired, reacquiring. * * *
/ree akt"/, v.i. 1. to act in response to an agent or influence: How did the audience react to the speech? 2. to act reciprocally upon each other, as two things. 3. to act in a ...
/ree ak"teuhns/, n. 1. Elect. the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating current, expressed in ohms: equal to the product of the sine of the angular phase ...
/ree ak"teuhnt/, n. 1. a person or thing that reacts. 2. Also called interactant. Chem. any substance that undergoes a chemical change in a given reaction. [1925-30; REACT + ...
—reactional, adj. —reactionally, adv. /ree ak"sheuhn/, n. 1. a reverse movement or tendency; an action in a reverse direction or manner. 2. movement in the direction of ...
reaction engine
Aeron., Rocketry. an engine that produces power as a reaction to the momentum given to gases ejected from it, as a rocket or jet engine. Also called reaction motor. [1865-70] * * ...
reaction formation
Psychoanal. a behavioral tendency developed in direct opposition to a repressed impulse. [1905-10] * * *
reaction mechanism
Introduction       in chemical reactions (chemical reaction), the detailed processes by which chemical substances are transformed into other substances. The reactions ...
reaction rate
Speed at which a chemical reaction proceeds, in terms of amount of product formed or amount of reactant consumed per unit of time. The reaction rate depends on the nature of the ...
reaction time
Psychol. the interval between stimulation and response. [1875-80] * * *
reaction turbine
a turbine driven by the reactive force of a fluid passing through the rotor blades. Cf. impulse turbine. [1880-85] * * *
reaction, heat of
Amount of heat that must be added or removed during a chemical reaction to keep all substances involved at the same temperature. If it is positive (heat must be added), the ...
—reactionism, reactionaryism, reactionarism /ree ak"sheuh neuh riz'euhm/, n. /ree ak"sheuh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. reactionaries. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, marked by, or ...
reaction engine n. An engine that develops thrust by the focused expulsion of matter, especially ignited fuel gases. * * *
reaction formation n. A psychological defense mechanism by which an objectionable impulse is expressed in an opposite or contrasting behavior. * * *
reaction time n. The interval of time between application of a stimulus and detection of a response. * * *
—reactivation, n. /ree ak"teuh vayt'/, v., reactivated, reactivating. v.t. 1. to render active again; revive. v.i. 2. to be active again. [1900-05; RE- + ACTIVATE] * * *
See reactivate. * * *
—reactively, adv. —reactiveness, n. /ree ak"tiv/, adj. 1. tending to react. 2. pertaining to or characterized by reaction. 3. Elect. pertaining to or characterized by ...
reactive component
Elect. the component in an alternating-current circuit that does not contribute power because it is 90° out of phase with the voltage or current. Also called wattless ...
reactive depression
depression occurring in response to some situational stress, as loss of one's job. Cf. endogenous depression. [1920-25] * * *
reactive dye
▪ chemistry       any of a class of highly coloured organic substances, primarily used for tinting textiles, that attach themselves to their substrates by a chemical ...
reactive schizophrenia
Psychiatry. a type of schizophrenia of rapid onset and brief duration that occurs in response to environmental factors. [1960-65] * * *
See reactive. * * *
See reactively. * * *
/ree'ak tiv"i tee/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being reactive. 2. Chem. the relative capacity of an atom, molecule, or radical to undergo a chemical reaction with another ...
/ree ak"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that reacts or undergoes reaction. 2. Elect. a device whose primary purpose is to introduce reactance into a circuit. 3. Immunol., Vet. ...
reactor core n. The central part of a nuclear reactor where atomic fission occurs. * * *
reactor vessel n. The protective containment vessel surrounding the nuclear fission core in a nuclear reactor. * * *
read1 /reed/, v., read /red/, reading /ree"ding/, n. v.t. 1. to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read ...
/reed/, n. 1. George, 1733-98, American political leader: served in the Continental Congress 1774-77. 2. Sir Herbert, 1893-1968, English critic and poet. 3. a male given name: ...
Read, Herbert Harold
▪ British geologist born Dec. 17, 1889, Whitstable, Kent, Eng. died March 29, 1970, Whitstable       geologist known for his research on the origins of ...
Read, Opie
▪ American writer born Dec. 22, 1852, Nashville, Tenn., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1939, Chicago, Ill.       American journalist, humorist, novelist, and lecturer. Read ...
Read, Sir Herbert
▪ British art critic in full  Sir Herbert Edward Read  born December 4, 1893, Muscoates Grange, Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire [now Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire], England died ...
Read (rēd), George. 1733-1798. American Revolutionary leader, politician, and jurist. Delaware's delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787), he championed the rights of ...
/reed"ohn"lee/, adj. Computers. of or pertaining to files or memory that can be read but cannot normally be changed. * * *
read-only memory
Computers. See ROM. [1965-70] * * *
read-on·ly memory (rēdʹōnʹlē) n. ROM. * * *
/reed"throoh'/, n. 1. reading (def. 1). 2. reading (def. 7). Also, readthrough. [1960-65; n. use of v. phrase read through] * * *
read/write head
/reed"ruyt"/, Computers. an electromagnetic device, as in a disk or tape drive, that reads data from or writes data on a magnetic disk or tape. Also called head. * * *
/ree'deuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. Also, readableness. the state or quality of being readable. 2. Typography. the property of type that affects the ease with which printed matter can be ...
—readably, adv. /ree"deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easy or interesting to read. 2. capable of being read; legible: readable handwriting. 3. pertaining to letter mail with addresses and ...
See readability. * * *
See readability. * * *
v.t. * * *
adj. * * *
n. * * *
adj.; readaptively, adv.; readaptiveness, n. * * *
v.t. * * *
n. * * *
v.t., readdressed or readdrest, readdressing. * * *
/reed/, n. Charles, 1814-84, English novelist. * * *
Reade, Charles
born June 8, 1814, near Ipsden, Oxfordshire, Eng. died April 11, 1884, London English novelist and dramatist. Though trained in law and an administrator at Oxford University, ...
/ree"deuhr/, n. 1. a person who reads. 2. a schoolbook for instruction and practice in reading: a second-grade reader. 3. a book of collected or assorted writings, esp. when ...
Reader's Digest
U.S.-based monthly magazine. Founded by DeWitt and Lila Wallace, it was first published in 1922 as a digest of articles of topical interest and entertainment value condensed ...
readerly and writerly
▪ literature       opposite types of literary text, as defined by the French critic Roland Barthes (Barthes, Roland) in his book S/Z (1970). Barthes used the terms ...
/ree"deuhr ship'/, n. 1. the people who read or are thought to read a particular book, newspaper, magazine, etc.: The periodical has a dwindling readership. 2. the duty, status, ...
Reader’s Digest
a US magazine, published each month, which is one of the most popular in the world. It was started in 1922 by DeWitt and Lila Wallace and is now read in 19 languages by more than ...
/red"l ee/, adv. 1. promptly; quickly; easily: The information is readily available. 2. in a ready manner; willingly: He readily agreed to help us. [1275-1325; ME redily. See ...
/red"ee nis/, n. 1. the condition of being ready. 2. ready movement; promptness; quickness. 3. ready action; ease; facility. 4. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a ...
/ree"ding/, n. 1. the action or practice of a person who reads. 2. Speech. the oral interpretation of written language. 3. the interpretation given in the performance of a ...
/red"ing/, n. 1. Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquis of, 1860-1935, Lord Chief Justice of England 1913-21; viceroy of India 1921-26. 2. a city in Berkshire, in S England. ...
reading chair
a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on ...
Reading Company
▪ American railway       American railroad in Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware, absorbed into the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in 1976. At its peak in the ...
reading desk
1. a desk for use in reading, esp. by a person standing. 2. a lectern in a church. [1695-1705] * * *
reading notice
a short advertisement placed at the bottom of a column, as on the front page of a newspaper, and often set in the same print as other matter. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
reading room
a room set aside for reading, as in a library or club. [1750-60] * * *
Reading, Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of, Earl Of Reading, Viscount Erleigh Of Erleigh, Viscount Reading Of Erleigh, Baron Reading Of Erleigh
▪ British statesman born Oct. 10, 1860, London, Eng. died Dec. 30, 1935, London       politician, lord chief justice of England, and diplomat.       Called to ...
read·ing desk (rēʹdĭng) n. A desk or stand, usually with a slanted top, for holding a book or papers for a standing reader. * * *
reading frame n. One of the three possible ways in which an mRNA sequence of nucleotides can be read as a series of base triplets to specify the amino acids in a protein chain. * ...
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—readjustable, adj. —readjuster, n. /ree'euh just"/, v.t. to adjust again or anew; rearrange. [1735-45; RE- + ADJUST] * * *
See readjust. * * *
/ree'euh just"meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of readjusting or the state of being readjusted. 2. Finance. a rearrangement in the financial structure of a corporation, usually less drastic ...
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/reed"owt'/, n. 1. Computers. the output of information from a computer in readable form. Cf. printout. 2. the information displayed on a graduated instrument. Also, ...
v., readvertised, readvertising. * * *
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/red"ee/, adj., readier, readiest, v., readied, readying, n., interj. adj. 1. completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; Dinner ...
ready money
money that is in hand or may be obtained quickly or easily; cash. [1870-75] * * *
ready reckoner
reckoner (def. 2). [1750-60] * * *
ready room
a room in which members of an aircrew await their orders for takeoff. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
/red"ee mayd"/, adj. 1. made in advance for sale to any purchaser, rather than to order: a ready-made coat. 2. made for immediate use. 3. unoriginal; conventional. n. 4. ...
/red"ee miks', -miks"/, n. 1. a commercial preparation in which the principal ingredients have already been mixed for easy use: a novice cook's reliance on ready-mixes. adj. 2. ...
See ready-mix. * * *
/red"ee teuh wair"/, n. 1. clothing made in standard sizes; ready-made clothing. adj. 2. pertaining to or dealing in such clothing: the ready-to-wear business; a ready-to-wear ...
—ready-wittedly, adv. —ready-wittedness, n. /red"ee wit"id/, adj. having a quick wit or intelligence. [1575-85] * * *
/red"ee mayd"/, n. an everyday manufactured object, as a bottle rack, a snow shovel, a urinal, or a comb, that may by the creative act of selection and designation by an artist ...
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/ray"geuhn/, n. Ronald (Wilson), born 1911, 40th president of the U.S. 1981-89. * * *
Reagan, John Henninger
▪ United States political leader born Oct. 8, 1818, Sevier County, Tenn., U.S. died March 6, 1905, Palestine, Texas       American congressman who was postmaster ...
Reagan, Maureen
▪ 2002       American political activist (b. Jan. 4, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. Aug. 8, 2001, Granite Bay, Calif.), was the daughter of former president Ronald ...

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