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ratans

ratans
A switch made from the stems of the rattan palms

ratany

ratany
(n.) Same as Rhatany.

ratbag

ratbag
1. a despicable person

rather

rather
(a.) Prior; earlier; former.
(a.) Earlier; sooner; before.
(a.) More readily or willingly; preferably.
(a.) On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
(a.) Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.
(a.) More properly; more correctly speaking.
(a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.

ratify

ratify
(n.) To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or contract; to ratify a nomination.

ration

ration
(n.) A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
(n.) Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.
(v. t.) To supply with rations, as a regiment.

ratios

ratios
The relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree; "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"
The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

ratite

ratite
(a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
(n.) One of the Ratitae.

ratoon

ratoon
(n.) Same as Rattoon, n.
(n.) A rattan cane.
(v. i.) Same as Rattoon, v. i.

rattan

rattan
(n.) One of the long slender flexible stems of several species of palms of the genus Calamus, mostly East Indian, though some are African and Australian. They are exceedingly tough, and are used for walking sticks, wickerwork, chairs and seats of chairs, cords and cordage, and many other purposes.

ratten

ratten
(v. t.) To deprive feloniously of the tools used in one's employment (as by breaking or stealing them), for the purpose of annoying; as, to ratten a mechanic who works during a strike.

ratter

ratter
(n.) One who, or that which, rats, as one who deserts his party.
(n.) Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier. See Terrier.

rattle

rattle
(n.) A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum.
(n.) Noisy, rapid talk.
(n.) An instrument with which a rattling sound is made; especially, a child's toy that rattles when shaken.
(n.) A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.
(n.) A scolding; a sharp rebuke.
(n.) Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.
(n.) The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; -- chiefly observable at the approach of death, when it is called the death rattle. See R/le.
(v. i.) To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.
(v. i.) To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles.
(v. i.) To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour.
(v. t.) To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain.
(v. t.) To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise.
(v. t.) Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's judgment; to rattle a player in a game.
(v. t.) To scold; to rail at.

retail

retail
(a.) Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
(n.) To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.
(n.) To sell at second hand.
(n.) To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander.
(v.) The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.

retain

retain
(v. i.) To belong; to pertain.
(v. i.) To keep; to continue; to remain.
(v. t.) To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like.
(v. t.) To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
(v. t.) To restrain; to prevent.

retake

retake
(v. t.) To take or receive again.
(v. t.) To take from a captor; to recapture; as, to retake a ship or prisoners.

retard

retard
(n.) Retardation; delay.
(v. i.) To stay back.
(v. t.) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate.
(v. t.) To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations.

retene

retene
(n.) A white crystalline hydrocarbon, polymeric with benzene. It is extracted from pine tar, and is also found in certain fossil resins.
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