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redispute
v., redisputed, redisputing. * * *
redissect
v.t. * * *
redissection
n. * * *
redissoluble
adj.; redissolubleness, n.; redissolubly, adv. * * *
redissolve
v., redissolved, redissolving. * * *
redistill
v.t. * * *
redistillable
adj.; redistillableness, n. * * *
redistribute
/ree'di strib"yooht/, v.t., redistributed, redistributing. 1. to distribute again or anew: The corporation will redistribute its share of the profits to its stockholders. 2. to ...
redistribution
—redistributional, redistributory /ree'di strib"yeuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /ree'dis treuh byooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. a distribution performed again or anew. 2. Econ. the theory, ...
redistributionist
/ree'dis tri byooh"sheuh nist/, n. Econ. a person who believes in, advocates, or supports income redistribution. [1975-80; REDISTRIBUTION + -IST] * * *
redistributive
/ree'di strib"yeuh tiv/, adj. Econ. favoring, supporting, or practicing income redistribution: the redistributive effects of public spending. [1880-85; REDISTRIBUTE + -IVE] * * *
redistrict
/ree dis"trikt/, v.t. to divide anew into districts, as for administrative or electoral purposes. [1840-50, Amer.; RE- + DISTRICT] * * *
redivert
v.t. * * *
redivide
v., redivided, redividing. * * *
redivision
n. * * *
redivivus
/red'euh vuy"veuhs, -vee"-/, adj. living again; revived. [1645-55; < L redivivus renewed, renovated] * * *
redivorce
n., v., redivorced, redivorcing. * * *
RedJacket
Red Jacket, Originally Segoyewatha. 1756?-1830. Seneca leader who advocated peace with the United States while resisting the geographic and cultural encroachment of settlers. * * ...
Redjedef
▪ king of Egypt also called  Djedefre        third king of the 4th dynasty (Egypt, ancient) (c. 2575–c. 2465 BCE) of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient). Redjedef was a ...
Redl, Alfred
▪ Austrian military officer born March 14, 1864, Lemberg, Austria died May 25, 1913, Vienna       chief of intelligence for the Austrian army from 1907 to 1912 and at ...
Redlands
/red"leuhndz/, n. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 43,619. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, San Bernardino county, southern California, U.S. ...
redlead
red lead (lĕd) n. A poisonous bright red powder, Pb3O4, used in paints, glass, pottery, and packing for pipe joints. * * *
Redleg
/red"leg'/, n. U.S. Hist. a member of a secret organization, formed in Kansas in 1862, that engaged in guerrilla activities during the Civil War. [so called from the red leggings ...
redlegged grasshopper
/red"leg'id, -legd'/ a migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus femur-rubrum, of the southwestern and midwestern U.S., having reddish skin on the underside of the hind legs: an ...
Redlich, Joseph
▪ Austrian politician and historian born June 18, 1869, Göding, Bohemia [now Hodonín, Czech Republic] died Nov. 12, 1936, Vienna, Austria       Austrian statesman and ...
redlight
red light n. 1. The red-colored light that signals traffic to stop. 2. Informal. A command to stop. * * *
redline
—redliner, n. v. /red"luyn'/; n. /red"luyn"/, v., redlined, redlining, n. v.t. 1. to treat by redlining (an area or neighborhood). 2. to establish the recommended safe speed of ...
redlining
/red"luy'ning/, n. a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, esp. ...
redly
/red"lee/, adv. with a red color or glow: a bonfire blazing redly in the dark. [1605-15; RED1 + -LY] * * *
Redman, Dewey
▪ 2007 Walter Redman        American jazz musician (b. May 17, 1931, Fort Worth, Texas—d. Sept. 2, 2006, Brooklyn, N.Y.), first became noted as a gracefully melodic ...
redmaple
red maple n. A medium-sized eastern North American maple (Acer rubrum) having reddish twigs and buds. * * *
redmeat
red meat n. Meat, especially beef, that is dark-colored before being cooked. * * *
Redmond
/red"meuhnd/, n. 1. John Edward, 1856-1918, Irish political leader. 2. a city in W central Washington. 23,318. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States       city, Deschutes ...
Redmond, John
▪ Irish politician born Sept. 1, 1856, Ballytrent, County Wexford, Ire. died March 6, 1918, London, Eng.  Irish Nationalist Party leader who devoted his life to negotiating ...
Redmond,John Edward
Redmond, John Edward. 1856-1918. Irish nationalist politician who succeeded Charles Parnell as the principal advocate of Irish home rule. His support for Britain during World War ...
redmulberry
red mulberry n. A deciduous eastern North American tree (Morus rubra) having irregularly lobed leaves and edible, red to purple fruit. * * *
redmullet
red mullet n. See goatfish. * * *
redneck
/red"nek'/, Informal (often disparaging). n. 1. an uneducated white farm laborer, esp. from the South. 2. a bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class. adj. 3. Also, ...
redness
/red"nis/, n. the quality or state of being red. [bef. 900; ME rednesse, OE readnes; see RED1, -NESS] * * *
redo
v. /ree dooh"/; n. /ree"dooh'/, v., redid, redone, redoing, n., pl. redos, redo's. v.t. 1. to do again; repeat. 2. to revise or reconstruct: to redo the production schedule. 3. ...
redoak
red oak northernred oak Quercus rubra Wendy Smith n. Either of two eastern North American deciduous trees (Quercus rubra or Q. falcata) having deeply and acutely lobed leaves ...
redocher
red ocher n. A form of hematite used as a red pigment. * * *
redock
v. * * *
redocket
v.t., redocketed, redocketing. * * *
redocument
v.t. * * *
redolence
redolence [red′'l əns] n. the quality or state of being redolent: also redolency SYN.- SCENT * * * red·o·lence (rĕdʹl-əns) also red·o·len·cy (-l-ən-sē) n. The ...
redolent
—redolence, redolency, n. —redolently, adv. /red"l euhnt/, adj. 1. having a pleasant odor; fragrant. 2. odorous or smelling (usually fol. by of): redolent of garlic. 3. ...
redolently
See redolent. * * *
redominate
v., redominated, redominating. * * *
redon
v.t., redonned, redonning. * * *
Redon
/reuh don"/; Fr. /rddeuh dawonn"/, n. Odilon /ohd"l on'/; Fr. /aw dee lawonn"/, 1840-1916, French painter and etcher. * * *
Redon, Odilon
born April 20, 1840, Bordeaux, Fr. died July 6, 1916, Paris French painter, lithographer, and etcher. He studied under Jean-Léon Gérome and learned lithography under Henri ...
Redon,Odilon
Re·don (rə-dŏnʹ, -dôɴʹ), Odilon. 1840-1916. French artist and forerunner of surrealism whose works include eerie lithographs and floral paintings. * * *
Redonda
▪ island, Antigua and Barbuda       the smallest of the three islands that constitute the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Redonda is located among the Lesser Antilles in ...
redondilla
Sp. /rdde'dawn dee"lyah/, n. Pros. a Spanish verse form in which each stanza consists of four lines, each with eight syllables, and a rhyme scheme abba. [1830-40; < Sp, equiv. to ...
Redondo Beach
/ri don"doh/ a city in SW California. 57,102. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, Los Angeles county, southern California, U.S. It is adjacent to Palos Verde ...
RedondoBeach
Re·don·do Beach (rĭ-dŏnʹdō) A city of southern California, a residential suburb of Los Angeles on the Pacific Ocean. Population: 60,167. * * *
redone
re·done (rē-dŭnʹ) v. Past participle of redo. * * *
redosier
red osier n. A North American shrub (Cornus sericea) often growing in dense clumps and having red branches, white flowers, and bluish-white drupes. * * *
redouble
—redoubler, n. /ree dub"euhl/, v., redoubled, redoubling, n. v.t. 1. to double; make twice as great: to redouble one's efforts. 2. to echo or reecho. 3. Bridge. to double the ...
redoubt
/ri dowt"/, n. Fort. 1. an isolated work forming a complete enclosure of any form, used to defend a prominent point. 2. an independent earthwork built within a permanent ...
Redoubt,Mount
Re·doubt (rēʹdout'), Mount A volcano, 3,111 m (10,200 ft) high, of southern Alaska. The highest peak of the Aleutian Range, it erupted in 1989 for the first time in 25 ...
redoubtable
—redoubtableness, n. —redoubtably, adv. /ri dow"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that is to be feared; formidable. 2. commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like. [1325-75; ME ...
redoubtably
See redoubtable. * * *
redoubted
/ri dow"tid/, adj. 1. dreaded; formidable. 2. respected; renowned. [1375-1425; late ME, ptp. of redouten to fear, dread. See REDOUBTABLE, -ED2] * * *
redound
/ri downd"/, v.i. 1. to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing. 2. to result or accrue, as to a person. 3. to come back or ...
redout
/red"owt'/, n. a condition experienced by pilots and astronauts in which blood is forced to the head and results in a reddening of the field of vision during rapid deceleration ...
Redouté, Pierre Joseph
born July 10, 1759, Saint-Hubert, Luxembourg died June 20, 1840, Paris, France French botanical painter. He became a favoured artist at the court of France, patronized by kings ...
redowa
/red"euh weuh, -veuh/, n. a Bohemian dance in two forms, one resembling the waltz or the mazurka, the other resembling the polka. [1855-60; < F rédowa or G Redowa < Czech ...
redox
/ree"doks/, n., adj. Chem. oxidation-reduction. [1820-30; by shortening and inversion] * * *
redpanda
red panda n. See panda. * * *
redpepper
red pepper n. 1. The pungent, red, podlike fruit of any of several cultivars of the pepper plants, Capsicum frutescens and C. annum. 2. See cayenne pepper. * * *
redpine
red pine n. An evergreen timber tree (Pinus resinosa) of northeast North America, having long flexible glossy leaves grouped in fascicles of two. Also called Norway pine. * * *
redpoll
/red"pohl'/, n. either of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown ...
redpuccoon
red puccoon n. See bloodroot. * * *
redraft
v.t. /ree"draft', -drahft'/, n. 1. a second draft or drawing. 2. Finance. a draft on the drawer or endorsers of a protested bill of exchange for the amount of the bill plus the ...
redraw
v. redrew, redrawn, redrawing, n. * * *
redrawer
n. * * *
redream
v., redreamed or redreamt, redreaming. * * *
redress
—redressable, redressible, adj. —redresser, redressor, n. n. /ree"dres, ri dres"/; v. /ri dres"/, n. 1. the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses. 2. relief from ...
redresser
See redress. * * *
redressor
See redresser. * * *
redribbon
red ribbon n. An emblem, badge, or rosette made of red ribbon that is awarded as the second prize in a competition. * * *
redrill
v. * * *
redrive
v., redrove, redriven, redriving. * * *
RedRiver
Red River 1. or in China Yu·an Jiang (yo͞oʹänʹ jyängʹ, ywänʹ) and in Vietnam Hong Ha (hôngʹ häʹ) or Song Hong (sôngʹ hôngʹ) A river of southeast Asia rising in ...
redroop
v.i. * * *
redroot
/red"rooht', -root'/, n. 1. a North American plant, Lachnanthes caroliniana (or L. tinctoria), having sword-shaped leaves, woolly, yellowish flowers, and a red root. 2. any of ...
redrug
v.t., redrugged, redrugging. * * *
redry
v., redried, redrying. * * *
redsalmon
red salmon n. See sockeye salmon. * * *
RedSea
Red Sea A long narrow sea between northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is linked with the Mediterranean to the north through the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal and ...
redshank
/red"shangk'/, n. an Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet. [1515-25; RED1 + SHANK] * * * ▪ bird group  either of two species of Old World shorebirds ...
redshift
/red"shift'/, n. Astron. a shift toward longer wavelengths of the spectral lines emitted by a celestial object that is caused by the object moving away from the earth. Also, red ...
redshifted
/red"shif'tid/, adj. (of radiation) having undergone a redshift. Also, red-shifted. [1960-65; REDSHIFT + -ED2] * * *
redshirt
/red"sherrt'/, n. 1. a high-school or college athlete kept out of varsity competition for one year to develop skills and extend eligibility. v.t. 2. to withdraw (an athlete) from ...
redshoulderedhawk
red·should·ered hawk (rĕdʹshōl'dərd) n. A medium-sized North American hawk (Buteo lineatus), having rufous shoulder feathers and found typically in wet woodlands and ...
redskin
/red"skin'/, n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive). a North American Indian. [1690-1700, Amer.; RED1 + SKIN] * * *
redsnapper
red snapper n. Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, of tropical and semitropical waters, having red or reddish bodies. * * *
redsnow
red snow n. Snow on which red-pigmented algae has grown, commonly found in Arctic and Alpine regions. * * *
redspider
red spider n. Any of various small red mites of the family Tetranychidae that feed on vegetation, causing damage to the leaves. Also called spider mite. * * *
RedSquare
Red Square A large open area in central Moscow bordered by the Kremlin, Lenin's tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the GUM department store. Major Soviet holidays, such as May Day ...
redsquill
red squill n. 1. See sea onion. 2. A powder prepared from the bulbs of the red squill and used as a rat poison. * * *
redsquirrel
red squirrel n. A North American squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) having reddish or tawny fur. * * *
redstart
/red"stahrt'/, n. 1. any of several small, Old World thrushes, usually with reddish-brown tails, esp. Phoenicurus phoenicurus (European redstart). 2. any of several fly-catching, ...
Redstone
/red"stohn'/, n. a U.S. surface-to-surface ballistic missile powered by a single rocket engine. [after Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama] * * *
Redstone, Sumner
▪ 2002       “The words step down, the word retire … is not in my dictionary. I love what I'm doing. I know I'm at the top of my game.” These sentiments were ...
redtape
red tape n. The collection or sequence of forms and procedures required to gain bureaucratic approval for something, especially when oppressively complex and ...
redtide
red tide n. A bloom of dinoflagellates that causes reddish discoloration of coastal ocean waters. Certain dinoflagellates of the genus Gonyamlax produce toxins that kill fish and ...
redtop
/red"top'/, n. any of several grasses of the genus Agrostis having reddish panicles, as A. gigantea, widely cultivated for lawns and pasturage. [1785-95, Amer.; RED1 + TOP1] * * *
redub
v.t., redubbed, redubbing. * * *
reducción
▪ South American Indian community Spanish“contraction”, Portuguese  redução        in Latin America, an Indian community set up under ecclesiastical or royal ...
reduce
/ri doohs", -dyoohs"/, v., reduced, reducing. v.t. 1. to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc.: to reduce one's weight by 10 pounds. 2. to lower in degree, ...
reduced
/ri doohst", -dyoohst"/, adj. 1. that is or has been reduced. 2. Math. noting a polynomial equation in which the second highest power is missing: The cubic equation x3 - 4x + 4 = ...
reduced mass
Mech. a quantity obtained when one particle is moving about another, larger particle that is also moving, equivalent to the mass of the smaller particle, were the larger particle ...
reduced paid-up insurance
/payd"up'/ life insurance in which a nonforfeiture value is used to purchase a reduced amount of fully paid-up insurance of the same kind as the surrendered policy. * * *
reducer
/ri dooh"seuhr, -dyooh"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that reduces. 2. Photog. a. an oxidizing solution for lessening the density of an exposed negative. b. a developing agent. 3. ...
reducibility
See reducer. * * *
reducible
—reducibility, reducibleness, n. —reducibly, adv. /ri dooh"seuh beuhl, -dyooh"-/, adj. 1. capable of being reduced. 2. Math. a. of or pertaining to a polynomial that can be ...
reducibly
See reducer. * * *
reducing agent
Chem. a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process. [1795-1805] * * *
reducing glass
a lens or mirror that produces a virtual image of an object smaller than the object itself. * * *
reducingagent
re·duc·ing agent (rĭ-do͞oʹsĭng, -dyo͞oʹ-) n. A substance that chemically reduces other substances, especially by donating an electron or electrons. * * *
reduct
/ri dukt"/, v.t. to reduce. [ < L reductus, ptp. of reducere; see REDUCE] * * *
reductant
re·duc·tant (rĭ-dŭkʹtənt) n. A reducing agent.   [reduction + -ant.] * * *
reductase
/ri duk"tays, -tayz/, n. Biochem. any enzyme acting as a reducing agent. [1900-05; REDUCT(ION) + -ASE] * * *
reductase test
a test for the bacterial content in milk to determine its fitness for drinking. [1905-10] * * *
reductio ad absurdum
/ri duk"tee oh' ad" ab serr"deuhm, -zerr"-, -shee oh'/, Logic. a reduction to an absurdity; the refutation of a proposition by demonstrating the inevitably absurd conclusion to ...
reductioad absurdum
re·duc·ti·o ad ab·sur·dum (rĭ-dŭkʹtē-ō ăd əb-sûrʹdəm, -zûrʹ-, -shē-ō) n. pl. re·duc·ti·o·nes ad absurdum (-ōʹnēz, -nās) Disproof of a proposition by ...
reduction
—reductional, adj. /ri duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of reducing or the state of being reduced. 2. the amount by which something is reduced or diminished. 3. a form produced by ...
reduction division
Biol. 1. the first division of meiosis in which the number of chromosomes is reduced to half the original number. 2. meiosis. [1890-95] * * *
reduction potential
Physical Chem. (in a galvanic cell) the potential of the electrode at which reduction occurs. Cf. oxidation potential. * * *
reduction ratio
an expression of the number of times by which an original document has been reduced in a microcopy. * * *
reductional
See reduction. * * *
reductionism
—reductionist, n., adj. —reductionistic, adj. /ri duk"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. the theory that every complex phenomenon, esp. in biology or psychology, can be explained by ...
reductionist
See reductionism. * * *
reductionistic
See reductionist. * * *
reductive
—reductively, adv. —reductiveness, n. /ri duk"tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or producing reduction or abridgment: an urgent need for reductive ...
reductively
See reductive. * * *
reductivism
—reductivist, n. /ri duk"teuh viz'euhm/, n. reductionism. [1965-70; REDUCTIVE + -ISM] * * *
reductivist
See reductivism. * * *
reductor
/ri duk"teuhr/, n. Chem. a tube with a stopcock at one end, usually filled with a metal, for reducing a constituent in a solution. [REDUCT(ION) + -OR2] * * *
redundancy
/ri dun"deuhn see/, n., pl. redundancies. 1. the state of being redundant. 2. superfluous repetition or overlapping, esp. of words. 3. a redundant thing, part, or amount; ...
redundancy pay
Brit. See severance pay. [1965-70] * * *
redundant
—redundantly, adv. /ri dun"deuhnt/, adj. 1. characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style. 2. being in excess; exceeding ...
redundant check
Computers. See parity check. * * *
redundantly
See redundant. * * *
redupl.
reduplication. * * *
reduplicate
v. /ri dooh"pli kayt', -dyooh"-/; adj. /ri dooh"pli kit, -kayt', -dyooh"-/, v., reduplicated, reduplicating, adj. v.t. 1. to double; repeat. 2. Gram. to form (a derivative or ...
reduplication
/ri dooh'pli kay"sheuhn, -dyooh'-/, n. 1. the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated. 2. something resulting from reduplicating. 3. Gram. a. reduplicating as a ...
reduplicative
—reduplicatively, adj. /ri dooh"pli kay'tiv, -dyooh"-/, adj. 1. tending to reduplicate. 2. pertaining to or marked by reduplication. [1560-70; REDUPLICATE + -IVE] * * *
reduplicatively
See reduplicative. * * *
redust
v.t. * * *
reduviid
/ri dooh"vee id, -dyooh"-/, n. See assassin bug. [1885-90; < NL Reduviidae, family name, equiv. to Reduvi(a) type genus (L: hangnail) + -idae -ID2] * * *
redux
/ri duks"/, adj. brought back; resurgent: the Victorian era redux. [1650-60; < L: returning (as from war or exile), n. deriv. (with pass. sense) of reducere to bring back; see ...
reduzate
/rej"oo zayt'/, n. Geochem. a sediment that has not undergone oxidation, as of coal, oil, sulfur, and sulfides. [ < G Reduzat reduction] * * *
redvalerian
red valerian n. A Mediterranean perennial plant (Centranthus ruber) having glabrous ovate leaves and fragrant crimson to pale red flowers borne in dense terminal clusters. * * *
redware
redware1 /red"wair'/, n. an early American earthenware made from red clay. [1790-1800; RED1 + WARE1] redware2 /red"wair'/, n. a large brown seaweed, Laminaria digitata, common ...
redwing
/red"wing'/, n. 1. a European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut-red flank and axillary feathers. 2. See red-winged blackbird. [1650-60; RED1 + WING] * * *
redwolf
red wolf n. A small reddish wolf (Canis rufus) of the southeast United States, having gray or black highlights and existing almost exclusively in captivity. * * *
redwood
redwood1 /red"wood'/, n. 1. a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 ft. (107 m): the state tree of ...
Redwood City
a city in W California. 54,965. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, seat (1856) of San Mateo county, California, U.S. It lies on the western shore of San ...
Redwood National Park
a national park in N California: redwood forest with some of the world's tallest trees. 172 sq. mi. (445 sq. km). * * * National park, northwestern corner of California, U.S. It ...
Redwood, John Alan
▪ 1997       As the Conservative government of British Prime Minister John Major stumbled from one crisis to the next, a young politician who had served briefly as a ...
RedwoodCity
Red·wood City (rĕdʹwo͝od') A city of western California northwest of Palo Alto. It is a residential community with an electronics industry. Population: 66,072. * * *
redye
v.t., redyed, redying. * * *
ree
ree1 /ree/, n. reeve3. ree2 /ree, ray/, v.t., reed, reeing. Brit. Dial. to sift (grain, peas, beans, etc.). [1350-1400; ME < ?] * * *
Ree
/ree/ n. Arikara. * * *
reearn
v.t. * * *
Reebok
a company that makes sports shoes, usually worn by young people for fashion rather than sport: a pair of Reeboks. * * *
reecho
/ree ek"oh/, v., reechoed, reechoing, n., pl. reechoes. v.i. 1. to echo back, as a sound. 2. to give back an echo; resound. v.t. 3. to echo back. 4. to repeat like an echo. n. 5. ...
reechy
/ree"chee/, adj. reechier, reechiest. Archaic. 1. smoky or sooty. 2. squalid or filthy. [1425-75; late ME, equiv. to reech (dial. var. of REEK) + -Y1] * * *
reed
—reedlike, adj. /reed/, n. 1. the straight stalk of any of various tall grasses, esp. of the genera Phragmites and Arundo, growing in marshy places. 2. any of the plants ...
Reed
/reed/, n. 1. Sir Carol, 1906-76, British film director. 2. Ishmael (Scott), born 1938, U.S. novelist and poet. 3. John, 1887-1920, U.S. journalist and poet. 4. Stanley Forman ...
reed bunting
an Old World bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, inhabiting marshy areas. [1775-85] * * *
reed canary grass.
See under canary grass. [1750-60] * * *
reed instrument
Music. a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe. Also called reed. * * * Any musical wind instrument that sounds when the player's breath or air ...
reed mace
cattail. [1540-50] * * *
reed organ
a musical keyboard instrument, as the harmonium or American organ, having small metal reeds through which air is forced to produce the sound. [1850-55, Amer.] * * * ▪ musical ...
reed pipe
an organ pipe having a reed that is vibrated by air to produce the sound. [1250-1300; ME] * * *
reed stop
a set of reed pipes in a pipe organ. [1720-30] * * *
reed warbler
a small Old World warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, inhabiting marshy places. [1795-1805] * * *
Reed, Ishmael
▪ American author in full  Ishmael Scott Reed   born Feb. 22, 1938, Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S.       African-American author of poetry, essays, and satiric ...
Reed, Janet
▪ 2001       American dancer (b. Sept. 15, 1916, Tolo, Ore.—d. Feb. 28, 2000, Seattle, Wash.), was noted not only for her technique but also for her charm, vivacity, ...
Reed, Jerry
▪ 2009 Jerry Reed Hubbard        American country musician and actor born March 20, 1937, Atlanta, Ga. died Aug. 31, 2008, Brentwood, Tenn. won the admiration of ...
Reed, Jimmy
▪ American musician in full  Mathis James Reed  born Sept. 6, 1925, Dunleith, Miss., U.S. died Aug. 29, 1976, Oakland, Calif.       American singer, harmonica player, ...
Reed, John
born Oct. 22, 1887, Portland, Ore., U.S. died Oct. 19, 1920, Moscow, Russia U.S. journalist. He attended Harvard University and began writing for the radical socialist journal ...
Reed, Leonard
▪ 2005       American tap dancer (b. Jan. 7, 1907, Lightning Creek, Okla.—d. April 5, 2004, Covina, Calif.), gained his greatest fame as one of the inventors—along ...
Reed, Lou
▪ American musician byname of  Lewis Alan Reed  born March 2, 1942, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.    singer-songwriter whose place in the rock pantheon rests primarily on his role ...
Reed, Oliver
▪ 2000       British character actor who brought a dark intensity to more than 50 motion pictures, notably Oliver! (1968), Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The ...
Reed, Sir Carol
born Dec. 30, 1906, London, Eng. died April 25, 1976, London British film director. He made his stage debut as an actor in 1924 and as a director in 1927, staging Edgar ...
Reed, Stanley F.
▪ United States jurist in full  Stanley Forman Reed  born Dec. 31, 1884, Minerva, near Maysville, Ky., U.S. died April 3, 1980, Huntington, N.Y.       associate ...
Reed, Thomas B
▪ American politician born Oct. 18, 1839, Portland, Maine, U.S. died Dec. 7, 1902, Washington, D.C.  vigorous U.S. Republican Party leader who, as speaker of the U.S. House ...
Reed, Thomas B(rackett)
born Oct. 18, 1839, Portland, Maine, U.S. died Dec. 7, 1902, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. He served in the Maine legislature and was elected to the U.S. House of ...
Reed, Walter
born Sept. 13, 1851, Belroi, Va., U.S. died Nov. 22, 1902, Washington, D.C. U.S. pathologist and bacteriologist. He received a medical degree at age 18 from the University of ...
Reed, Willis
born June 25, 1942, Hico, La., U.S. U.S. basketball player. Drafted by the New York Knicks in 1964, he averaged 19.5 points in his first season and was named Rookie of the ...
Reed,John
Reed (rēd), John. 1887-1920. American journalist. A World War I correspondent, he was in Petrograd during the October Revolution (1917), an experience he recounted in Ten Days ...
Reed,Thomas Brackett
Reed, Thomas Brackett. 1839-1902. American politician. A U.S. representative from Maine (1877-1899), he twice served as Speaker of the House (1889-1891 and 1895-1899). * * *
Reed,Walter
Reed, Walter. 1851-1902. American physician and army surgeon who proved that yellow fever was transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. * * *
Reed-Sternbergcell
Reed-Stern·berg cell (rēdʹstûrnʹbûrg') n. A giant binucleated or multinucleated macrophage that is characteristic of Hodgkin's disease.   [After Dorothy M.Reed ...
reedbird
/reed"berrd'/, n. Southern U.S. bobolink. [1640-50; REED + BIRD] * * *
reedbuck
/reed"buk'/, n., pl. reedbucks, (esp. collectively) reedbuck. any of several yellowish African antelopes of the genus Redunca, living near lakes and rivers, the male of which has ...
reedfish
      eellike African fish related to the bichir (q.v.). * * *
reedify
v.t., reedified, reedifying. * * *
reediness
See reedy. * * *
reeding
/ree"ding/, n. Archit. 1. a set of moldings, as on a column, resembling small convex fluting. 2. ornamentation consisting of such moldings. 3. a number of narrow, vertical ...
reedit
v.t. * * *
Reedley
/reed"lee/, n. a town in central California. 11,071. * * *
reedling
/reed"ling/, n. Brit. Dial. the bearded tit. [1820-30; REED + -LING1] * * * ▪ bird also called  Bearded Tit        (species Panurus biarmicus), songbird often placed ...
reedmace
reed mace n. See cattail. * * *
reedman
/reed"man'/, n., pl. reedmen. a musician who plays a reed instrument. [1870-75; REED + MAN1] * * *
reedorgan
reed organ n. A harmonium. * * *
reedpipe
reed pipe n. Music An organ pipe with a reed that vibrates and produces a tone when air is forced through it. * * *
Reeds, Plain of
Vietnamese Dong Thap Muoi Low, swampy region, a northwestern extension of the Mekong River delta, southern Vietnam and eastern Cambodia. It has been partially reclaimed by a ...
Reedsport
▪ Oregon, United States       city, Douglas county, southwestern Oregon, U.S., on the Pacific Coast near the mouth of the Umpqua River at its confluence with the Smith ...
reedstop
reed stop n. Music A stop on an organ made up of or controlling reed pipes. * * *
reeducate
—reeducation, n. —reeducative, adj. /ree ej"oo kayt'/, v.t., reeducated, reeducating. 1. to educate again, as for new purposes. 2. to educate for resumption of normal ...
reeducation
See reeducate. * * *
reedy
—reediness, n. /ree"dee/, adj., reedier, reediest. 1. full of reeds: a reedy marsh. 2. consisting or made of a reed or reeds: a reedy pipe. 3. like a reed or reeds: reedy ...
reef
reef1 /reef/, n. 1. a ridge of rocks or sand, often of coral debris, at or near the surface of the water. 2. Mining. a lode or vein. [1575-85; earlier riff(e) < D ...
reef knot
Naut. a square knot used in reefing sails. Also called flat knot. [1835-45] * * *
reef whitetip shark.
See whitetip shark (def. 1). * * *
reefer
reefer1 /ree"feuhr/, n. 1. Naut. a person who reefs. 2. a short, close-fitting coat or jacket of thick cloth, similar to a pea jacket. 3. a woman's tailored, fitted, single- or ...
reeffish
/reef"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) reeffish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) reeffishes. any of several damselfishes, as Chromis insolatus, that live ...
reefknot
reef knot n. Nautical A square knot used in reefing sails. * * *
reefy
See reef1. * * *
reeject
v.t. * * *
reek
—reeker, n. —reekingly, adv. —reeky, adj. /reek/, n. 1. a strong, unpleasant smell. 2. vapor or steam. v.i. 3. to smell strongly and unpleasantly. 4. to be strongly ...
reeker
See reek. * * *
reeky
See reeker. * * *
reel
reel1 —reelable, adj. /reel/, n. 1. a cylinder, frame, or other device that turns on an axis and is used to wind up or pay out something. 2. a rotatory device attached to a ...
reel and bead.
See bead and reel. * * *
reel-to-reel
/reel"teuh reel"/, adj. of or pertaining to an audio sound-equipment system or motion-picture camera or projector through which the tape or film must be threaded onto a take-up ...
reel-to-reel tape.
See open-reel tape. [1975-80] * * *
reelable
See reel1. * * *
reelect
v.t. * * *
reelectable
adj. * * *
reelection
n., adj. * * *
reelectrify
v.t., reelectrified, reelectrifying. * * *
reeled silk
a long strand made of silk reeled from a number of cocoons and not twisted or thrown. Cf. spun silk (def. 1). [1825-35] * * *
reeler
/ree"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that reels. 2. a machine for burnishing the exterior and interior of seamless tubing. [1590-1600; REEL1 + -ER1] * * *
reelevate
v.t., reelevated, reelevating. * * *
reelevation
n. * * *
Reelfoot Lake
▪ lake, Tennessee, United States       shallow lake on the boundary between Lake and Obion counties in northwestern Tennessee, U.S., near Tiptonville. It was formed by ...
reeligible
adj.; reeligibly, adj. * * *
reeling
reel·ing (rēʹlĭng) n. Maine Sustained noise, as from hammering: “Hark that reeling, now, you'll wake the baby!” (Anonymous).   Regional Note: In the granite quarries ...
reels
➡ Scottish country dancing * * *
reemanate
v.i., reemanated, reemanating. * * *
reembark
v. * * *
reembellish
v.t. * * *
reembody
v.t., reembodied, reembodying. * * *
reembrace
v.t., reembraced, reembracing. * * *
reemerge
v.i., reemerged, reemerging. * * *
reemergent
adj. * * *
reemersion
n. * * *
reemigrate
v.i., reemigrated, reemigrating. * * *

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