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raca

raca
(a.) A term of reproach used by the Jews of our Savior's time, meaning "worthless."

race

race
(n.) A root.
(n.) The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.
(n.) Company; herd; breed.
(n.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
(n.) Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.
(n.) Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
(n.) A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
(n.) Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
(n.) Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.
(n.) Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
(n.) A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.
(n.) The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
(n.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
(v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
(v. i.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.
(v. t.) To raze.
(v. t.) To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
(v. t.) To run a race with.

rack

rack
(a.) An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something.
(a.) An engine of torture, consisting of a large frame, upon which the body was gradually stretched until, sometimes, the joints were dislocated; -- formerly used judicially for extorting confessions from criminals or suspected persons.
(a.) An instrument for bending a bow.
(a.) A grate on which bacon is laid.
(a.) A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts.
(a.) A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc.
(a.) A piece or frame of wood, having several sheaves, through which the running rigging passes; -- called also rack block. Also, a frame to hold shot.
(a.) A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.
(a.) A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky loads.
(a.) A distaff.
(a.) A bar with teeth on its face, or edge, to work with those of a wheel, pinion, or worm, which is to drive it or be driven by it.
(a.) That which is extorted; exaction.
(n.) Same as Arrack.
(n.) The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.
(n.) A wreck; destruction.
(n.) Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky.
(n.) A fast amble.
(v.) To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse.
(v. i.) To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.
(v. t.) To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.
(v. t.) To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints.
(v. t.) To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
(v. t.) To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
(v. t.) To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.
(v. t.) To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.

racy

racy
(superl.) Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
(superl.) Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.

rads

rads
The unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material

raff

raff
(n.) A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.
(n.) The sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff.
(n.) A low fellow; a churl.
(v. t.) To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep.

raft

raft
Imp. & p. p. of Reave.
Of Reave
(n.) A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened together, either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in conveying other things; a float.
(n.) A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation.
(n.) A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
(v. t.) To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.

rage

rage
(n.) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will.
(n.) Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.
(n.) A violent or raging wind.
(n.) The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage.
(n.) To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.
(n.) To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds.
(n.) To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.
(n.) To toy or act wantonly; to sport.
(v. t.) To enrage.

ragi

ragi
East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient

rags

rags
Break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
Censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
Harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
A small piece of cloth or paper
Play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
Newspaper with half-size pages
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;
Music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
Treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
A week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

raia

raia
(n.) A genus of rays which includes the skates. See Skate.

raid

raid
(n.) A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
(n.) An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.
(v. t.) To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.

rail

rail
(n.) An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
(n.) A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
(n.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See Illust. of Style.
(n.) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
(n.) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
(n.) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
(v.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
(v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
(v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
(v. t.) To inclose with rails or a railing.
(v. t.) To range in a line.
(v. t.) To rail at.
(v. t.) To move or influence by railing.

rain

rain
(n.) Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.
(n.) To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.
(n.) To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
(n. & v.) Reign.
(v. t.) To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
(v. t.) To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.

raip

raip
(n.) A rope; also, a measure equal to a rod.

raja

raja
(n.) Same as Rajah.

rake

rake
(n.) An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, -- used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.
(n.) A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.
(n.) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; -- called also rake-vein.
(n.) The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.
(n.) the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general, of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.
(n.) A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roue.
(v. i.) To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.
(v. i.) To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
(v. i.) To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.
(v. i.) To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
(v. i.) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
(v. t.) To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
(v. t.) To collect or draw together with laborious industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together; as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
(v. t.) To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a flower bed.
(v. t.) To search through; to scour; to ransack.
(v. t.) To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does.
(v. t.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of the deck.

rale

rale
(n.) An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus.
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