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rebait
v.t. * * *
rebake
v.t., rebaked, rebaking. * * *
rebalance
v., rebalanced, rebalancing. * * *
rebale
v.t., rebaled, rebaling. * * *
reballot
n., v.i. * * *
rebandage
v.t., rebandaged, rebandaging. * * *
rebank
v. * * *
rebaptism
n. * * *
rebaptize
v., rebaptized, rebaptizing. * * *
rebar
/ree"bahr'/, n. Building Trades Informal. a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete. Also, re-bar. [1960-65, Amer.; re(inforcing) bar] * * *
rebarbative
/ree bahr"beuh tiv/, adj. causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion; repellent. [1890-95; < F, fem. of rébarbatif, deriv. of rébarber to be unattractive, equiv. to ré- RE- + ...
rebate
rebate1 —rebatable, rebateable, adj. —rebater, n. n. /ree"bayt/; v. /ree"bayt, ri bayt"/, n., v., rebated, rebating. n. 1. a return of part of the original payment for some ...
rebated
/ri bay"tid/, adj. Heraldry. cut off or abridged in some way, as a cross potent formed as a swastika. [1580-90; REBATE1 + -ED2] * * *
rebatement
/ri bayt"meuhnt/, n. Heraldry. abatement (def. 5). [1555-65; REBATE1 + -MENT] * * *
rebater
See rebate1. * * *
rebathe
v., rebathed, rebathing. * * *
rebato
/reuh bah"toh, -bay"-/, n., pl. rebatos. rabato. * * *
rebbe
/rddeb"euh/, n. Yiddish. 1. a teacher in a Jewish school. 2. (often cap.) a title of respect for the leader of a Hasidic group. * * *
rebbetzin
/rddeb"i tsin/, n. Yiddish. the wife of a rabbi. Also, rebbitzin. * * *
rebeautify
rebeautify [spelling only] * * *
rebec
/ree"bek/, n. a Renaissance fiddle with a pear-shaped body tapering into a neck that ends in a sickle-shaped or scroll-shaped pegbox. Also, rebeck. [1745-55; < MF; r. ME ribibe < ...
Rebecca
/ri bek"euh/, n. 1. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "binding." 2. Douay Bible. Rebekah. * * *
Rebecca Riots
▪ United Kingdom [1839-44]       disturbances that occurred briefly in 1839 and with greater violence from 1842 to 1844 in southwestern Wales. The rioting (riot) was in ...
Rebecca West
➡ West (IV) * * *
Rebekah
/ri bek"euh/, n. the sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. Gen. 24-27. * * *
rebel
—rebellike, adj. n., adj. /reb"euhl/; v. /ri bel"/, n., adj., v., rebelled, rebelling. n. 1. a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the ...
Rebel Without a Cause
the US film (1955) which made James Dean famous. He plays a young person who resists his parents’ authority and gets into trouble with the police. Many US parents were shocked ...
rebel yell
a long, shrill battle cry used by Confederate troops in the U.S. Civil War. * * *
rebeldom
/reb"euhl deuhm/, n. 1. a region or territory controlled by rebels. 2. rebels collectively. 3. rebellious conduct. [1855-60; REBEL + -DOM] * * *
rebellion
/ri bel"yeuhn/, n. 1. open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government or ruler. 2. resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition. 3. the act of ...
rebellious
—rebelliously, adv. —rebelliousness, n. /ri bel"yeuhs/, adj. 1. defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to ...
rebelliously
See rebellious. * * *
rebelliousness
See rebelliously. * * *
Rebelo, Jorge
▪ Mozambican poet, lawyer, and journalist born 1940, Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa       African poet, lawyer, and journalist.       Rebelo studied ...
rebelyell
rebel yell n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See wahoo4. * * *
rebend
v.t., rebent, rebending. * * *
rebendable
adj. * * *
Reber, Grote
▪ 2003       American astronomer and radio engineer (b. Dec. 22, 1911, Wheaton, Ill.—d. Dec. 20, 2002, Tasmania, Australia), was widely regarded as the father of radio ...
rebid
v. /ree bid"/; n. /ree"bid'/, v., rebid, rebidding, n. v.t. 1. Bridge. to make a second bid in (a suit that one bid previously): He opened a spade and then rebid spades on the ...
rebiddable
/ree bid"euh beuhl/, adj. Bridge. (of a suit) able to be bid twice, owing to length or strength, without support from one's partner. [1940-45; REBID + -ABLE] * * *
rebill
v.t. * * *
rebind
v., rebound, rebinding. * * *
rebirth
/ree berrth", ree"berrth'/, n. 1. a new or second birth: the rebirth of the soul. 2. a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival: the rebirth of ...
rebleach
v. * * *
reblend
v., reblended or reblent, reblending. * * *
reblister
v. * * *
reblock
v.t. * * *
rebloom
v.i. * * *
rebloomer
n. * * *
reblossom
v.i. * * *
reblown
adj. * * *
Rebmann, Johannes
▪ German explorer and missionary born Jan. 16, 1820, Gerlingen, Württemberg died Oct. 4, 1876, Korntal, near Stuttgart       German missionary and explorer, the first ...
reboant
/reb"oh euhnt/, adj. resounding or reverberating loudly. [1820-30; < L reboant- (s. of reboans, prp. of reboare to resound), equiv. to re- RE- + bo(are) to cry aloud (c. Gk ...
reboard
v.t. * * *
reboil
v. * * *
rebolt
v. * * *
rebook
v. * * *
reboot
reboot [rē bo͞ot′] vi., vt. Comput. to boot again, as to restore the computer to operation after a program failure * * * re·boot (rē-bo͞otʹ) tr.v. re·boot·ed, ...
rebop
/ree"bop'/, n. bop1. [imit.; cf. BEPOP] * * *
rebore
v., rebored, reboring. * * *
reborn
/ree bawrn"/, adj. having undergone rebirth. [1590-1600; RE- + BORN] * * *
reboso
/ri boh"soh/, n., pl. rebosos. rebozo. Also, rebosa /ri boh"seuh/. * * *
rebote
/ri boh"tee/, n. 1. the rear wall of a cancha or jai alai court. Cf. frontis. 2. a shot in which the ball is played as it comes off this wall. [ < Sp: a rebound, equiv. to re- ...
rebottle
v.t., rebottled, rebottling. * * *
rebound
v. /ri bownd", ree"bownd"/; n. /ree"bownd', ri bownd"/, v.i. 1. to bound or spring back from force of impact. 2. to recover, as from ill health or discouragement. 3. Basketball. ...
rebounder
/ree"bown'deuhr/, n. Basketball. a player who excels in gaining hold of rebounds. [1945-50; REBOUND + -ER1] * * *
rebozo
/ri boh"soh, -zoh/; Sp. /rdde baw"thaw, -saw/, n., pl. rebozos /-sohz, -zohz/; Sp. /-thaws, -saws/. a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders ...
Rebozo, Charles Gregory
▪ 1999       American banker who for over 40 years was Richard Nixon's best friend and confidant, remaining loyal throughout the scandal that brought down Nixon's ...
rebrace
v.t., rebraced, rebracing. * * *
rebrand
v.t. * * *
rebreak
v., rebroke, rebroken, rebreaking. * * *
rebreakage
n. * * *
rebreed
v., rebred, rebreeding. * * *
rebrew
v. * * *
rebrighten
v. * * *
rebroadcast
/ree brawd"kast', -kahst'/, v., rebroadcast or rebroadcasted, rebroadcasting, n. v.t. 1. to broadcast again from the same station. 2. to relay (a radio or television program, ...
rebroaden
v. * * *
rebrush
v.t. * * *
rebuckle
v., rebuckled, rebuckling. * * *
rebudget
v.t., rebudgeted, rebudgeting. * * *
rebuff
—rebuffable, adj. —rebuffably, adv. n. /ri buf", ree"buf/; v. /ri buf"/, n. 1. a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of a person making advances. 2. a peremptory refusal of a ...
rebuild
—rebuildable, adj. —rebuildability, n. —rebuilder, n. /ree bild"/, v., rebuilt or (Archaic) rebuilded; rebuilding. v.t. 1. to repair, esp. to dismantle and reassemble with ...
Rebuilding the World Trade Center
▪ 2004       One of the most vigorously contested architectural competitions in many years ended on Feb. 26, 2003, when representatives of the Lower Manhattan ...
rebuke
—rebukable, adj. —rebuker, n. —rebukingly, adv. /ri byoohk"/, v., rebuked, rebuking, n. v.t. 1. to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand. n. 2. sharp, ...
reburial
n. * * *
rebury
v.t., reburied, reburying. * * *
rebus
/ree"beuhs/, n., pl. rebuses. 1. a representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc., that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables: Two gates and a head is a ...
rebus sic stantibus
/ree"beuhs sik stan"teuh beuhs/, Internat. Law. (of the duration of the binding force treaty) for as long as the relevant facts and circumstances remain basically the ...
rebut
—rebuttable, adj. /ri but"/, v., rebutted, rebutting. v.t. 1. to refute by evidence or argument. 2. to oppose by contrary proof. v.i. 3. to provide some evidence or argument ...
rebuttal
/ri but"l/, n. an act of rebutting, as in a debate. [1820-30; REBUT + -AL2] Syn. rejoinder, refutation, denial, confutation. * * *
rebutter
rebutter1 /ri but"euhr/, n. a person who rebuts. [1785-95; REBUT + -ER1] rebutter2 /ri but"euhr/, n. Law. a defendant's answer to a plaintiff's surrejoinder. [1530-40; < AF ...
rebutton
v.t. * * *
rebuy
v., rebought, rebuying. * * *
rec
/rek/, n. Informal. recreation. [1925-30; by shortening] * * *
rec room
/rek/, Informal. a recreation room. [1960-65; by shortening] * * *
rec.
1. receipt. 2. (in prescriptions) fresh. [ < L recens] 3. recipe. 4. record. 5. recorder. 6. recording. * * *
Rec. Sec.
Recording Secretary. Also, rec. sec. * * *
recable
v., recabled, recabling. * * *
recage
v.t., recaged, recaging. * * *
recalcitrance
See recalcitrant. * * *
recalcitrancy
See recalcitrance. * * *
recalcitrant
—recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, n. /ri kal"si treuhnt/, adj. 1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory. 2. hard to deal with, manage, or ...
recalcitrate
—recalcitration, n. /ri kal"si trayt'/, v.i., recalcitrated, recalcitrating. to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance. [1615-25; < L recalcitratus, ptp. of ...
recalculate
—recalculation, n. /ree kal"kyeuh layt'/, v.t., recalculated, recalculating. to calculate again, esp. for the purpose of finding an error or confirming a previous ...
recalculation
See recalculate. * * *
recalescence
—recalescent, adj. /ree'keuh les"euhns/, n. Metall. a brightening exhibited by cooling iron as latent heat of transformation is liberated. [1870-75; recal(esce) to become hot ...
recalescent
See recalescence. * * *
recalibrate
v.t., recalibrated, recalibrating. * * *
recalk
v.t. * * *
recall
—recallable, adj. v. /ri kawl"/; n. /ri kawl", ree"kawl/ for 7-9, 12, 13; /ree"kawl/ for 10, 11, v.t. 1. to bring back from memory; recollect; remember: Can you recall what she ...
recall election
➡ recall * * * ▪ politics       method of election in which voters can oust an elected official before his official term has ended.       Like most populist ...
recallable
See recall. * * *
Recamier
/ray'keuh myay"/, n. a backless day bed of the Directoire and Empire periods, having raised ends of equal height. [1920-25; after Madame RÉCAMIER] * * *
Récamier
/rdday kann myay"/, n. Madame (Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard), 1777-1849, French social leader in the literary and political circles of Paris. * * *
Récamier, Jeanne Françoise Julie AdélaïdeBernard
Ré·ca·mi·er (rā'kəm-yāʹ, rā-käm-), Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard. 1777-1849. French socialite whose Parisian salon attracted noted literary and political ...
Récamier, Julie, dame de
▪ French patroness née  Bernard , byname  Madame de Récamier  born Dec. 4, 1777, Lyon died May 11, 1849, Paris  French hostess of great charm and wit whose salon ...
Récamier, Madame de
orig. Jeanne-Françoise-Julie-Adélaïde Bernard in full Jeanne-Françoise-Julie-Adélaïde, dame de Récamier born Dec. 4, 1777, Lyon, France died May 11, 1849, Paris French ...
recampaign
v. * * *
recanalization
/ree kan'l euh zay"sheuhn, ree'keuh nal'-/, n. Surg. the reopening of a previously occluded passageway within a blood vessel. [1950-55; RE- + CANALIZE + -ATION] * * *
recancel
v.t., recanceled, recanceling or (esp. Brit.) recancelled, recancelling. * * *
recane
v.t., recaned, recaning. * * *
recant
—recantation /ree'kan tay"sheuhn/, n. —recanter, n. —recantingly, adv. /ri kant"/, v.t. 1. to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), esp. formally; ...
recantation
See recant. * * *
recanter
See recantation. * * *
recap
recap1 —recappable, adj. v. /ree"kap', ree kap"/; n. /ree"kap'/, v., recapped, recapping, n. v.t. 1. to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared ...
recapitalization
/ree kap'i tl euh zay"sheuhn/, n. a revision of a corporation's capital structure by an exchange of securities. [1925-30; RE- + CAPITALIZATION] * * *
recapitalize
/ree kap"i tl uyz'/, v.t., recapitalized, recapitalizing. to renew or change the capital of. Also, esp. Brit., recapitalise. [1940-45; RE- + CAPITALIZE] * * *
recapitulate
/ree'keuh pich"euh layt'/, v., recapitulated, recapitulating. v.t. 1. to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize. 2. Biol. (of an organism) ...
recapitulation
—recapitulative, recapitulatory /ree'keuh pich"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /ree'keuh pich'euh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of recapitulating or the state of being ...
recapitulationtheory
recapitulation theory n. See biogenetic law. * * *
recapitulative
See recapitulate. * * *
recapitulatory
See recapitulative. * * *
recaption
/ree kap"sheuhn/, n. Law. the taking back without violence of one's property or a member of one's family or household unlawfully in the possession or custody of ...
recapture
—recapturable, adj. /ree kap"cheuhr/, v., recaptured, recapturing, n. v.t. 1. to capture again; recover by capture; retake. 2. (of a government) to take by recapture. 3. to ...
recarbonize
recarbonize [spelling only] * * *
recarburize
—recarburization, n. —recarburizer, n. /ree kahr"beuh ruyz', -byeuh-/, v.t., recarburized, recarburizing. Metall. to add carbon to (steel), as in an open-hearth furnace, as ...
recarpet
v.t. * * *
recarry
v.t., recarried, recarrying. * * *
recarve
v., recarved, recarving. * * *
recast
—recaster, n. v. /ree kast", -kahst"/; n. /ree"kast', -kahst'/, v., recast, recasting, n. v.t. 1. to cast again or anew. 2. to form, fashion, or arrange again. 3. to remodel or ...
recatalog
v.t. * * *
recatalogue
v.t., recatalogued, recataloguing. * * *
recategorize
v.t., recategorized, recategorizing. * * *
recaution
v.t. * * *
recce
/rek"ee/, n. (esp. in British military use) reconnaissance: a pilot who spent three months on recce. Also, recco /rek"oh/, reccy /rek"ee/. [1940-45; by shortening and alter.] * * ...
recd
recd abbrev. received * * *
recd.
received. Also, rec'd. * * *
recede
recede1 /ri seed"/, v.i., receded, receding. 1. to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw. 2. to become more distant. 3. (of a color, form, ...
receipt
/ri seet"/, n. 1. a written acknowledgment of having received a specified amount of money, goods, etc. 2. receipts, the amount or quantity received. 3. the act of receiving or ...
receiptor
/ri see"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who receipts. 2. Law. a person to whom attached property is delivered for safekeeping in return for a bond to produce it when the litigation ...
receivable
—receivability, receivableness, n. /ri see"veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. fit for acceptance; acceptable. 2. awaiting receipt of payment: accounts receivable. 3. capable of being ...
receive
/ri seev"/, v., received, receiving. v.t. 1. to take into one's possession (something offered or delivered): to receive many gifts. 2. to have (something) bestowed, conferred, ...
received
/ri seevd"/, adj. generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea. [1400-50; late ME; see RECEIVE, -ED2] * * *
Received Pronunciation
the pronunciation of British English considered to have the widest geographical distribution and the fewest regional peculiarities, originally the pronunciation of educated ...
Received Standard
the form of educated English spoken originally in southern England and having Received Pronunciation as a chief distinguishing feature. Also called Received Standard ...
ReceivedPronunciation
Re·ceived Pronunciation (rĭ-sēvdʹ) n. A pronunciation of British English, originally based on the speech of the upper class of southeastern England and characteristic of the ...
ReceivedStandard English
Received Standard English n. British English characterized especially by Received Pronunciation. * * *
receiver
/ri see"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that receives. 2. a device or apparatus that receives electrical signals, waves, or the like, and renders them perceptible to the senses, ...
receiver general
pl. receivers general. a public official in charge of the government's treasury. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
receivership
/ri see"veuhr ship'/, n. Law. 1. the condition of being in the hands of a receiver. 2. the position or function of being a receiver in charge of administering the property of ...
receiving blanket
a small blanket, usually of cotton, for wrapping an infant, esp. following a bath. [1925-30] * * *
receiving end
the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, esp. an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase at or on the receiving end): The corporation is on the ...
receiving line
a row formed by the hosts, guests of honor, or the like, for receiving guests formally at a ball, reception, etc. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
receiving set
Radio. a radio receiver. [1915-20] * * *
receivingblanket
re·ceiv·ing blanket (rĭ-sēʹvĭng) n. A lightweight blanket used to wrap a baby especially after a bath. * * *
receivingend
receiving end n. The position in which one is subject to an often unpleasant action or effect: elderly patients on the receiving end of Medicare cutbacks. * * *
receivingline
receiving line n. A line of people formed to greet arriving guests individually, as at a formal gathering. * * *
recelebrate
v., recelebrated, recelebrating. * * *
recement
v. * * *
recency
See recent. * * *
recension
—recensionist, n. /ri sen"sheuhn/, n. 1. an editorial revision of a literary work, esp. on the basis of critical examination of the text and the sources used. 2. a version of a ...
recensor
v.t. * * *
recent
—recency, recentness, n. —recently, adv. /ree"seuhnt/, adj. 1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip. 2. ...
recently
See recency. * * *
recentness
See recency. * * *
recentralize
v., recentralized, recentralizing. * * *
recentrifuge
v.t., recentrifuged, recentrifuging. * * *
recept
—receptual /ri sep"chooh euhl/, adj. —receptually, adv. /ree"sept/, n. an idea formed by the repetition of similar percepts, as successive percepts of the same ...
receptacle
/ri sep"teuh keuhl/, n. 1. a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something: a receptacle for trash. 2. Bot. the modified or expanded portion of the stem or axis that ...
receptible
—receptibility, n. /ri sep"teuh beuhl/, adj. adapted to or suitable for reception. [1565-75; < LL receptibilis that may be acquired again, equiv. to L recept(us) (ptp. of ...
reception
/ri sep"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of receiving or the state of being received. 2. a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception. 3. a function or occasion when ...
reception desk
1. a desk at which a receptionist works, as in an office. 2. a counter, as at a hotel, at which guests are registered. Also called front desk. [1935-40] * * *
reception room
a room for receiving visitors, clients, patients, etc. [1820-30] * * *
receptionism
/ri sep"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine that in the communion service the communicant receives the body and blood of Christ but that the bread and wine are not ...
receptionist
/ri sep"sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person employed to receive and assist callers, clients, etc., as in an office. 2. Theol. a person who advocates receptionism. [1865-70; RECEPTION + ...
receptive
—receptively, adv. —receptivity /ree'sep tiv"i tee/, receptiveness, n. /ri sep"tiv/, adj. 1. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting. 2. able or quick to ...
receptively
See receptive. * * *
receptiveness
See receptively. * * *
receptivity
See receptively. * * *
receptor
/ri sep"teuhr/, n. 1. Physiol. an end organ or a group of end organs of sensory or afferent neurons, specialized to be sensitive to stimulating agents, as touch or heat. 2. Cell ...
recertify
v.t., recertified, recertifying. * * *
recess
/ri ses", ree"ses/, n. 1. temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity. 2. a period of such withdrawal. 3. a receding part or space, as a bay or alcove in a ...
recession
recession1 /ri sesh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of receding or withdrawing. 2. a receding part of a wall, building, etc. 3. a withdrawing procession, as at the end of a religious ...
recessional
/ri sesh"euh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a recession of the clergy and choir after the service. 2. of or pertaining to a recess, as of a legislative body. n. 3. a hymn or ...
recessional moraine
Geol. a moraine marking a temporary halt in the general retreat of a glacier. Cf. terminal moraine. [1905-10] * * *
recessionary
/ri sesh"euh ner'ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, or causing recession, esp. economic recession: recessionary market pressures. [1955-60; RECESSION + -ARY] * * *
recessionproof
/ri sesh"euhn proohf'/, adj. not susceptible to an economic recession: a recessionproof economy; He wants a long-term contract to make his job recessionproof. [1975-80; ...
recessive
—recessively, adv. —recessiveness, n. /ri ses"iv/, adj. 1. tending to go, move, or slant back; receding. 2. Genetics. of or pertaining to a recessive. 3. Phonet. (of an ...
recessively
See recessive. * * *
recessiveness
See recessively. * * * Failure of one of a pair of genes (alleles) present in an individual to express itself in an observable manner because of the greater influence, or ...
Rechabite
▪ Israelite sect       member of a conservative, ascetic Israelite sect that was named for Rechab, the father of Jehonadab. Jehonadab was an ally of Jehu, a ...
rechallenge
v.t., rechallenged, rechallenging. * * *
rechannel
v.t., rechanneled, rechanneling or (esp. Brit.) rechannelled, rechannelling. * * *
recharacterize
v.t., recharacterized, recharacterizing. * * *
recharge
—recharger, n. v. /ree chahrj"/; n. /ree chahrj", ree"chahrj'/, v., recharged, recharging, n. v.t. 1. to charge again with electricity. 2. Informal. to refresh or restore; ...
rechargeable
—rechargeability, n. /ree chahr"jeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. (of a storage battery) capable of being charged repeatedly. Cf. cordless (def. 2). n. 2. a rechargeable battery. [1945-50; ...
recharger
See rechargeable. * * *
rechart
v.t. * * *
recharter
v.t., n. * * *
réchauffé
Fr. /rdday shoh fay"/, n., pl. réchauffés Fr. /-fay"/ 1. a warmed-up dish of food. 2. anything old or stale brought into service again. [1795-1805; < F, ptp. of réchauffer = ...
réchauffspté
Fr. /rdday shoh fay"/, n., pl. réchauffsptés Fr. /-fay"/. 1. a warmed-up dish of food. 2. anything old or stale brought into service again. [1795-1805; < F, ptp. of réchauffer ...
recheck
v. n. * * *
recherché
/reuh shair"shay, reuh shair shay"/; Fr. /rddeuh sherdd shay"/, adj. 1. sought out with care. 2. very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure. 3. of studied refinement or ...
rechew
rechew [spelling only] * * *
Rechitsa
▪ Belarus also spelled  Rečica,         city and centre of Rechitsa rayon (sector), Gomel oblast (province), Belarus, a port on the Dnieper River. The city dates ...
rechoose
v., rechose, rechosen, rechoosing. * * *
rechoreograph
v.t. * * *
rechristen
v.t. * * *
rechromatograph
v.t. * * *
Rechy, John
▪ American writer in full  John Francisco Rechy  born March 10, 1934, El Paso, Texas, U.S.       American novelist whose semiautobiographical works explore the worlds ...
recidivate
/ri sid"euh vayt', ree-/, v.i. recidivated, recidivating. to engage in recidivism; relapse. [1520-30; < ML recidivatus ptp. of recidivare to relapse. See RECIDIVISM, -ATE1] * * *
recidivism
—recidivist, n., adj. —recidivistic, recidivous, adj. /ri sid"euh viz'euhm/, n. 1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime. 2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward ...
recidivist
See recidivism. * * *
recidivistic
See recidivist. * * *
recidivous
See recidivist. * * *
Recife
/reuh see"feuh/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Pernambuco province, in NE Brazil. 1,249,821. Formerly, Pernambuco. * * * formerly Pernambuco Port and city (pop., 2002 ...
recip.
1. reciprocal. 2. reciprocity. * * *
recipe
/res"euh pee/, n. 1. a set of instructions for making or preparing something, esp. a food dish: a recipe for a cake. 2. a medical prescription. 3. a method to attain a desired ...
recipience
/ri sip"ee euhns/, n. 1. the act of receiving; reception. 2. the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness. Also, recipiency. [1880-85; RECIPI(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
recipient
/ri sip"ee euhnt/, n. 1. a person or thing that receives; receiver: the recipient of a prize. adj. 2. receiving or capable of receiving. [1550-60; < L recipient- (s. of ...
reciprocal
—reciprocality, reciprocalness, n. —reciprocally, adv. /ri sip"reuh keuhl/, adj. 1. given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect. 2. given, performed, ...
reciprocal exchange
an unincorporated association formed so that its members can participate in reciprocal insurance. * * *
reciprocal inhibition
Psychiatry. the theory that the pairing of an anxiety-provoking stimulus with anxiety-reducing reactions will weaken the association between the stimulus and the ...
reciprocal insurance
insurance in which members of a reciprocal exchange, acting through an attorney-in-fact, insure themselves and each other. * * *
reciprocal leveling
Survey. leveling between two widely separated points in which observations are made in both directions to eliminate the effects of atmospheric refraction and the curvature of the ...
reciprocal ohm
Elect. siemens. * * *
reciprocal translocation
Genetics. an exchange of segments between two nonhomologous chromosomes. [1940-45] * * *
reciprocality
See reciprocal. * * *
reciprocally
See reciprocality. * * *
reciprocalness
See reciprocality. * * *
reciprocalpronoun
reciprocal pronoun n. A pronoun or pronominal phrase, such as each other, that expresses mutual action or relationship. * * *
reciprocate
—reciprocative, reciprocatory /ri sip"reuh keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —reciprocator, n. /ri sip"reuh kayt'/, v., reciprocated, reciprocating. v.t. 1. to give, feel, etc., ...
reciprocating engine
any engine employing the rectilinear motion of one or more pistons in cylinders. Also called displacement engine, piston engine. [1815-25] * * *
reciprocatingengine
re·cip·ro·cat·ing engine (rĭ-sĭpʹrə-kā'tĭng) n. An engine whose crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in a cylinder. * * *
reciprocation
/ri sip'reuh kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of reciprocating. 2. a returning, usually for something given. 3. a mutual giving and receiving. 4. the state of being ...
reciprocative
See reciprocate. * * *
reciprocator
See reciprocative. * * *
reciprocity
/res'euh pros"i tee/, n. 1. a reciprocal state or relation. 2. reciprocation; mutual exchange. 3. the relation or policy in commercial dealings between countries by which ...
Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
▪ Hawaii-United States       free-trade agreement between the United States and the Hawaiian kingdom that guaranteed a duty-free market for Hawaiian sugar in exchange ...
recircle
v., recircled, recircling. * * *
recirculate
v., recirculated, recirculating. * * *
recision
/ri sizh"euhn/, n. an act of canceling or voiding; cancellation. [1605-15; < L recision- (s. of recisio) a pruning, reduction, equiv. to recis(us), ptp. of recidere to cut back ...
récit
récit [rā sē′] n. pl. récits [rāsē′] 〚Fr〛 Literature a narrative, or story, esp. that part in which the events are recounted as distinguished from the parts ...
recit.
Music. recitative. * * *
recital
—recitalist, n. /ri suyt"l/, n. 1. a musical entertainment given usually by a single performer or by a performer and one or more accompanists. 2. a similar entertainment in a ...
recitalist
See recital. * * *
recitatif
/res'i teuh teef"/, n. recitative2. * * *
recitation
/res'i tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of reciting. 2. a reciting or repeating of something from memory, esp. formally or publicly. 3. oral response by a pupil or pupils to a teacher ...
recitative
recitative1 /res"i tay'tiv, ri suy"teuh-/, adj. pertaining to or of the nature of recital. [1855-60; RECITE + -ATIVE] recitative2 /res'i teuh teev"/, Music. adj. 1. of the nature ...

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