Old EnglishspEnglish
ReachnStretch out, extend. 2. the action in making the effort to vomit, hawk, retch
ReachnA continous stretch, as a waterway, land; sometimes found in place-names
ReachvbThe act of stretching. 2. To make effort to vomit
Reach phr"Out of Reach" - not able to be reached or attained.
Reach phr"Reach Down" - bring something from a higher point by stretching one's hand.
Reach phr"Reach For" - stretch out one's hand to grasp a weapon.
Reach phr"Reach for the Stars" - have high or ambitious aims.
Reach phr"Reach Somebody's Ears" - come to somebody's notice or attention.
Reach phr"Reach the Top of" - achieve success at the highest level in business, a sport, profession, politics, etc.
Reach phr"Reach to" - stretch as far as.
Reach phr"Reach Out for" - Extend one's hand to take something. 2. make a effort to grasp. 3. to communicate (with); to make contact with.
Reaching nThe action of one who reaches. 2. an attempt to grasp something by stretching.
ReachlessadjThat cannot be reached, unattainable, lofty. 2. without a reach.
Reach-me-downsnReady-made clothing or garments. 2. second-hand clothes.
ReadnThe stomach of an animal
ReadvbThink guess, discern the meaning of a riddle, dream. 2 inspect and interpret a loud or silently (signs representing speech)
Read phr"Read Back" - read aloud a message that has just been received so that the sender may check its accuracy. (computing) the act of reading data back from a location where it has been stored. 3. (aviation, telecommunications) The repetition of a message one has received, in order to acknowledge it. 4. the reading aloud by a court reporter or stenographer of testimony previously taken down in stenographic dictation, usually at the request of the presiding judge or parties involved in a deposition.
Read phr"Read Between the Lines" - gather meanings from a text that are not actually stated but implied.
Read phr"Read Down" -
Read phr"Read for" - study in order to gain a qualification, or the right to practice as a barrister.
Read phr"Read from" - read aloud a part of a book, etc.
Read phr"Read Into" - find something in the words of a speaker or writer which he did not intend.
Read phr"Read My Lips" - listen carefully (used to emphasis, somewhat rudely, the important of the words of the speaker)
Read phr"Read Off" - read completely (aloud or to oneself) a message, etc.
Read phr"Read Oneself to Sleep" - read with the intention or the hope of falling to sleep.
Read phr"Read Out" - read aloud to an audience something that interests them, or which they must take special notice of.
Read phr"Read Somebody Like a Book" - understand clearly what somebody's character is like.
Read phr"Read Somebody's Mind" - know or guess what somebody is thinking, wants or plans to do, esp. on a specific occasion.
Read phr"Read Something into Something Else" - extract a hidden, sometimes unintended meaning from.
Read phr"Read Through/Over" - read completely from beginning to end.
Read phr"Read Up " - acquire a knowledge of a subject through reading.
Read phr"Read Up On" - improve one's knowledge of something by reading, researching, and study; bring one knowledge of something up to date by reading, etc.
Read phr"Taken as Read" - assume something as true.
Read phr"You Need Your Head Read" - you should reconsider this matter.
ReadernOne who reads or peruses. 2. an interpreter of dreams. 3. a proof-reader. 4. an editor. 5. one who reads aloud from scripture etc. in a church or place of worship. 6. one reads aloud to pupils or students; a teacher, an instructor. 7. in the Inns of Court, a lecturer on law. 8. a title for books containing for instruction or exercise in reading
Readerhood nGroup of readers, readers collectively.
Readerless adjDevoid of readers.
ReadershipnThe readers, and the extent of those readers, of a newspaper, magazine, etc. 3. office or position of a reader
Reader-unfriendly adjSomething in learning, as a difficult grammatical rule, demonstrating its usage. 2. text difficult to read.
Readhead nOne who reads obsessively. 2. a person who lives their life through stories they read in books.
Readily advWithout showing reluctance; willingly. 2. without difficulty.
Read-innThe input or entry of data to a computer or electronic storage device.
Readiness nThe state or quality of being ready. 2. the quality of being quick or prompt; facility, aptitude. 3. a disposition for prompt compliance, willingness.
ReadingnThe act of perusing or printed matter; the practice of occupying oneself in this way. 2. the extent to which one reads or has read; literary knowledge, scholarship. 3 ability to read; the art of reading. 4. the action of uttering aloud of written or printed matter
ReadingdomnThe aggregate of readers; readers collectively.
Reading-down n
Reading roomnA room devoted to reading, esp. esp on in a club or public library, or intended for public use.
Reading-stone nA kind of the earliest form of lens, developed in the C8th, that was placed on top of a text to magnify the letters, so that people with eyesight problems can read more easily.
Reading-week nA week in a university calendar, during which there are no lectures for students, with the intention for students to use the time for reading or research.
Read-only nAttribute is a boolean attribute. When present, it specifies that an input field is read-only. A read-only input field cannot be modified (however, a user can tab to it, highlight it, and copy the text from it.)
Read-outnThe extraction or transfer of data from computer storage, medium or device. 2. a record or display of the output from a computer or scientific instrument.
Read-through nA first rehearsal of a play at which the actors read their parts from scripts.
Readworthy adjWorth reading.
Read-write adjCapable of reading existing data and accepting alterations of further imput.
Ready nAn expression (elliptical) for money.
ReadyadjIn a state of preparation for something, prompt, quick. 2. ordered or arranged
Ready phr"At the Ready" - be prepared for action.
Ready phr"Make Ready" - prepare.
Ready phr"Ready for Anything" - alert and willing to do, or cope with, however unusual or unforeseen it may be.
Ready phr"Ready, Steady, Go!" - said to start off esp. in a children race; said when two or more contestants are starting to do something together.
Ready phr"Ready to Drop" - exhausted.
Ready phr"Ready to Hand" - readily available, within easy reach.
Ready phr"Ready Up" - in Australia, to prepare for a dishonest purpose, as at card-playing.
Ready phr"Rough and Ready" - usable, practical, but not necessary stylish or well-finished.
Ready-madeadjPrepared beforehand or in advance. 2. easily fabricated or available without difficulty. 3. of clothing, made in a standard size, not to measure.
Ready-meal nA prepackaged, fresh or frozen meal that requires (often in a microwave) before being served, sometimes in its own package.
Ready-reckoner nbook of tabulated calculations, providing an easy and quick method of finding an amount of money, involved in a financial or commercial transaction.
Ready-room nThe room on an aircraft carrier where pilots are brief.
Ready-salted adjOf crisps, (potato chips)seasoned with salt but no other flavouring.
Ready-to-wearnClothing that is made to standard and is suitable and ready to wear; pret-a-porter.
Ready-willedadjOf a ready wit, intelligent, quick of apprehension
Ready-witted adjClever and mentally-alert in an emergency. 2. quick repartee.
Ready-wittednessnIntelligence, mental-alertness
ReafnSpoil, booty, loot. 2. garment, mantle
Ream nCream in OE: the scum or froth upon any liquid.
Ream vbTo froth or foam. 2. to be covered with cream. 3. to take the cream off; to skim 4. to make room, open up, widen, extend, enlarge
Reamer nAn instrument used to make a conical or tapered hole.
Reaming }adjFoaming, frothy, creamy.
Reaming-iron nA caulker blunt chisel for opening the seams between deckboards of a ship.
ReamyadjCreamy, frothy, scummy
Rean nA watercourse, gutter, a rhine, ryne, rill.
Reap nThe action of cutting grain for harvest. 2."The grim Reaper" 3. receive as the consequence of one's own or other actions.
ReapvbCutting or ripping grain for harvest. 2. to cut grain with a sickle. 3. to cut ripe standing grain,for harvesting. 4. to harvest. 5. to receive as fruits of one's labour.
Reap phr"Reap from" - gather a crop from; derive joy profit from.
Reap phr"Reap What One's Sow" - be rewarded or punished (or not) in accordance with what one has done to deserve it.
Reaper nOne who reaps. 2. a machine who reaps; a harvester.
ReaperphrThe Grim Reaper: the personification of Death
Reaping-hook nA sickle.
Reap-reevenA harvest overseer
Reap-silver nA feudal due in lieu of services as a reaper, paid by the tenant to his lord.
ReaptimenHarvest time
Rear vbBring up and educate children. 2. breed and care for animals. 3. to cultivate crops. 4. of a horse, raising itself on its hind legs. 5. to put in, or set, an upright position. 6. to build. 7. rear or hold upward one's head. 8. extend to a great height. 9. lift, elevate, raise, train, educate.
Rear adjRare, half-roasted, half-cooked; underdone.
Rearing nThe bringing-up or caring of a child by its mother of father, or a foster parent. 2. a young animal cared by its mother until it's fully grown.
Rearing-bit nA bit with a curved mouthpiece to prevent horses from lifting their head when rearing.
Rearmouse nOE hreremus (reremouse): the bat - most likely the fluttering mouse; from hrearan : to move, flutter. The bat may fly, a mouse it is not.
Reave vbForcibly deprive of. 2. take by force or carry off. 3. make raids for plunder; plunder; reave.
ReavernRobber, plunderer, marauder, raider, pirate, sea-robber; reiver.
ReaveryadjOE: 'er' & 'y'; pertaining to robbery, plunder, piracy, reaving, or raiding.
ReckvbTo take care, pay heed to, concern oneself. 2. be of importance.
RecknPartly of an Old English word (reccan) of unknown origin and relating to Old High German (ruohhen) - care, concern, heed; importance
Reck phr"It Recks Little" - it is not very important.
Reck phr"Reck One's Own Rede" - to be governed by one's own better judgement.
Reckful adjFull of careful heed or attention, careful, caution.
Reckfulness nThe state or quality of being caring and heeding.
RecklessnCareless, negligent, unconcerned
Recklessly advWithout regard to the danger of the consequences of one's actions; rashly.
Recklessness nA lack of regard for the danger or consequences of one's actions; rashness.
ReckonvbThe original sense probably being to bring together, count, expect, think believe, suppose; opine, suppose, imagine, guess. 2. judge to be probable; calculate, estimate, count on, figure, forecast. 3. deem to be; see, consider, reckon, view, regard. 4. make a mathematical calculation or computation, cipher, compute, work out, figure. 5. have faith or confidence in; count, bet, depend, look, calculate. 6. take account of, count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute. 7. to count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute. 8. to charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. 9. to conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose. 10. to come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty. 11. to reckon for, to answer for; to pay the account for. 12. to count or depend on; to include as a factor within one's considerations.
Reckon phr"Day of Reckoning" - time when one will have to face one's past mistakes and wrongdoings.
Reckon phr"One Reckons" - one thinks, supposes.
Reckon phr"Out in One's Reckoning" - make a mistake, wrongly calculate.
Reckon phr"Reckon Among" - include with or as one of, count among. 2. consider particular member(s) of a group to be the best, worst of candidates, etc.
Reckon phr"Reckon As" - consider to be, or regard as an industry.
Reckon phr"Reckon for" - to answer for. 2. to pay the account for
Reckon phr"Reckon In" - include, as a part of bill, estimate.
Reckon phr"Reckon On or Upon" - to expect, count or depend or rely on. 2. to include as a factor within one's considerations. 3. make one's plans in the sure knowledge that something will happen, or in the case, depend on.
Reckon phr"Reckon Up" - find the sum, find total of.
Reckon phr"Reckon With" - be reckoned with. 2. to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. 3. to include as a factor in one's plans or calculations; to anticipate. 4. to deal with; to handle; tackle, with difficulty or hardship. 3. punish, deal with.
Reckon phr"Reckoned With" - to be dealt with only with difficulty.
Reckon phr"Reckon Without" - to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence,to reckon erroneously. 2. not include in one's plans or calculations some possibility.
Reckoner na handbook of mathematical tables used to facilitate computation.
ReckoningnThe act of, or an instance of, counting, computation. 2. a settlement of accounts. 3. account, score, bill, as a hotel. 4. the calculation of a ship's position, esp. when made only by log and compass; dead reckoning. 5. an accounting to God for one's misdeeds.
Reckoning phr"By One's Reckoning" - by one's consideration. 2. on one's self-deeming.
RednRead of the colour of blood, sunset, clouds, rubies, glowing coal. 2. a widepread colour-name. 3. ruddy or rusty-colour
Red sfxA suffix forming nouns of condition or state, kindred, sibred, hatred.
Red phr"A Red Herring (Over Someone's Path)" - a factor deliberately introduced to mislead.
Red phr"In the Red" - in debt or financial difficulty.
Red phr"Like A Red Rag* to a Bull" - something that is liable to anger or provoke an angry response.
Red phr"Neither Fish, Flesh Nor Good Red Herring" - not classifiable by being neither one thing nor another.
Red phr"Red as Beetroot" - blushing, red in the face, because of embarrassment, shame etc.
Red phr"Reds Under the Bed" - Communists and left-wing wing activists, seen as threats to Western democracy, the instigators of industrial power.
Red phr"See Red" - be angry or infuriated.
Red phr"See/Get the Red Light" - be aware of approaching danger.
Red phr"The Red Meat of" - the more powerful or coarser, stuff (of something) as beef contrasted with mutton). 2. the essential or important part of something.
Red-back spidernVenomous spider found in Australia
Redbeet nBeetroot.
Red-belt nTerritory under the political control of the political control of the former USSR. 2. elsewhere an area of communist strength or influence.
Red-blooded adjVigorous, virile, full of life, spirited. 2. Restored to health, strength after illness or exhaustion.
Redbook nA book containing the names of all the persons in the higher services of the state. 2. list of the 'important' person in a society.
Redbreast nThe Robin, a singing bird so named because of its red coloring.
Red chip nA share in a Chinese company that is traded on the Hong Kong stock market.
Redd n(colloquial) To put in order; to make tidy; generally with up, as 'to redd up' a house'. 2. to free from entanglement. 3. to free from embarrassment. 4. to fix boundaries. 5. to comb hair.) 6. to separate combatants. 7. to settle, usually a quarrel. 8. to save, rescue, deliver
ReddvbPerhaps from O.E. and related to rid - to save, deliver, rescue, free a person. 2. to save from burning; put out a fire. 3. arrange, tidy, compose, settle.
Redd phr"Redd Up" - to clean up, esp. a room.
Red deer nThe wild deeer in Britian, often called a stag.
ReddenvbTo make or become red, blush. 2. to impart a red colour to a substance or thing.
Reddening nThe action or effect of the verb 'redd'.
Reddish adjRather or somewhat red.
Reddishness nThe state or condition of being reddish.
ReddlenRed ochre, ruddle
Red dwarf nAn old relatively cool star.
ReddyadjRed, ruddy, reddish, redly
RedenCounsel, rede or advice given by one person to another. 2. counsel, decision, or resolve taken by one or more person; a plan, design, or scheme, devised or adopted. 3. tale narrative, story; a saying, proverb, saw.
RedevbTo take rede or counsel together or with another, to deliberate. 2. also of one person; to take counsel for others. 3. to agree upon, resolve, decide after consultation or deliberation. 4, to read or expound a riddle or a dream. 5. to advise (a thing); to give advice or counsel. 6. to think, imagine, guess. 7. to interpret, explain; resolve. 8. to relate, tell.
RedevbTo comb the hair (reding-comb: a hair comb); to clear the way; to clean up or clean out; to clear a way for oneself
Reck phr"Reck One's Own Rede" - to be governed by one's own better judgement.
Red earth nA red soil found in tropical areas, containing oxidised iron.
Redecraft nLogic.
Rede-givenThe giving of rede, advice or counsel.
Rede-giver nAn adviser or counseller
RedelessadjDevoid or destitute of counsel, esp of, persons having no resource in difficulty or emergency; not knowing what to do. 2. with no to advise; foolish, unwise.
Rede-wiseadjWise in counsel or advice.
Red-eye nA red reflection from a person's retina seen in a flash photograph with the flashgun to close to the camera lens. 2. cheap whisky (slang).
Red-eye flight nAn airline flight on which a passenger is unable to get adequate sleep.
Red fire nA mixture of easily combustible ingredients, especially strontium salts, that burns with a red light.
Red fox nA common fox, Vulpes vulpes, of Eurasia and north americausually havinn areddish or fawn coat.
Rad-hair adjHaving red hair.
Red hair nA person with red hair.
Red-haired adjHaving red hair.
Red-handed adjIn the very act of crime, having the existence of guilt still upon the person esp. as in the phrase: "caught red-handed" 2. having the hands red with blood, sanguinary, violent.
Red-handedly advIn the act of being caught red-handed.
Red-handedness nThe act or instance of being caught red-handed.
Red hat nRedhats are neither white hat nor black hat, but a mix of both. 2. red hats are people who are hired to find security holes in a network, do so, but create new exploits in order to take advantage of later. See: "white hat, black hat, gray hat". 2. a cardinal hat with its flat broad-brim formerly bestowed upon them; hence the office of cardinal.
Red-headed adjOf a person having red hair. 2. of birds having a red head.
Red-headedness nThe state or appearance of having red hair or being red-headed.
Red heat nThe temperature or state of something so hot as to emit red light. 2. great excitement.
Red-herring nDried smoked herring. 2. a misleading clue or distraction (so called from the practice of using the scent of red herring in training hounds).
Red-hotadjOf persons, highly inflamed or excited, violently enthusiastic; extreme in some opinion or view. 2. Outstanding uninhibited, lively, sexy, passionate. Of things, action etc., burning, scorching, urgent, violent, furious. 3. Sensational, lively, exciting, intense. 4. very warm favorite (as a favorite for a horse-race, football match. 5. Unfair, unreasonable (Australian slang).
RedilyadvWisely, discreetly, prudently. 2. precisely, certainly, assuredly, redliness.
RedinessnWisdom, discretion, prudence. 2.Certainty, certain knowledge, asuredness
Red Ironwood nA tree with reddish-brown wood with strong resistant to insects, used for turnery, sleepers (Queensland ronwood).
RedlandnPloughed land, fallowed land, arable land. 2. sandy or clayey soil of a reddish colour
Red Laws nThe civil code of ancient Rome.
Red lead nA red form of lead oxide used as a pigment.
RedlightnA warning light, one instructing traffic to stop; a red light. 2 in a fig. sense: a signal of danger; a warning; signal to pause or desist in some course of action or thought. 3. a sign of a brothel; a light on a building or premise as a sign of a brothel.
Redly advIn a red manner.
Red meat nThe red meat that is when raw (eg. beef or lamb).
Red-mist nRage, anger, sufficient to stop clear thinking, as 'a red-mist came over the casual, placid preacher'.
RednecknUsu. a member of the white rural, labouring class of the southern States of USA, but also applied to similar classes of folk in Australia and New Zealand. 2. one whose attitudes are considered characteristic of this class. 3. a reactionary or person with "red-necked" views.
Redness nThe state or quality of being red.
Red-nettlenA variety of stinging nettle.
Red Nose Day nA day, usually annually, on which a charitable organization encourages the public to engage in fund raising for charity, sometimes for a specific charity, as 'Cot Death".
Red oak nOne of the several having a dense cross-grained wood, as the northern red oak.
Red-ragnThe tongue (slang). 2. An action or source of extreme provocation or annoyance. 3. something which excites violent indignation.
Red rose nThe emblem of Lancashire or the lancastrians.
Red rotnFungal decay of standing trees, timber or sugar-cane having red-brown rolled tissue
RedshanknA cardinal. 2. an inhabitant of the Scottish Highlands or Ireland.
Red snow nSnow reddened by the presence of a minute algae, Protococcus nivalis, found in artcic and mountainous regions where its reddish color at one time caused it to be regarded as a foreboding of evil.
Red shiftnThe displacement of the spectrum to longer wavelengths in the light coming from distant galaxies etc. in recession.
Red streak nA variety of apple, suitable for cider-making.
Red tide nThe discoloration of the sea caused by the outbreak of an toxic red dinoflagellates.
Red-to-red adjA nautical term describing the condition in which two sea-going ships travelling in opposite directions pass each other on their port sides, making their red navigation lights face each other. 2. connecting between two batteries' positive terminals, for instance when jump starting a car
Redwards advTowards the red end of the spectrum.
Redware nA large brown seaweed 'Laminaria digitalia' of the New England coast, sometimes used for food.
Red-watch nOne of the three watches at sea when not more than one-third of the ship's company is closed up at 'cruising' stations.
Redweed nThe corn poppy.
Redwood nA Sequoia esp. the very tall Sequoia sempervivus of the western US. 2. any tree with reddish wood.
Red-wud adjStark mad; woody.
Red-yellow adjOne of the range of colors situated between red and yellow portions of the visible spectrum, sharing the hue of each but identiale with neither.
ReenA stream, channel, waterway, river.( perhaps rep. OE: "ea" - the "R" being the fem. article.
Reedn Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water. 2. the hollow stem of these plants. 3. music: the part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it. 4. music: a musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed. 5. weaving: a comb-like tool for beating the weft when weaving. 6. architecture: reeding. 7. mining: tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting. 8. straw prepared for thatching a roof
Reed phr"A Broken Reed" - a supporter who has failed; something not to be trusted for support. 2. a weak adherent.
Reed phr"A Reed Shaken by the Wind" - a person blown about by every wind of doctrine. 2. one not firm in his belief.
Reed-bed nA bed or growth of reeds.
Reeded adjCovered by reeds.
Reed-less adjReedless: without or not covered by reeds.
Reed-pipenAn organ pipe having a reed whose vibrations set in motion the air column.
Reed-sparrownA common british bird, "Emberiza schoendis" frequenting reedy place- also called the Reed Bunting. 2. the Sedge-warbler.
Reediness nQuality or state of being reedy.
Reedy adjFull of reeds. 2. like a reed, esp. in weakness or slenderness. 2. of a voice like a reed instrument in tone, not full.
ReeknSmoke, vapor, steam. 2. a foul or stale smell. 3. a vapor, a visible exhalation (esp. from a chimney).
ReekvbTo smell strongly and unpleasantly. 2. have an unpleasant or suspicious associations. 3. to emit or give off smoke or fumes.
Reek phr"Auld Reekie" - the city of Edinburgh.
Reek phr"Reek to high Heaven" - to be patently unethical.
Reek phr"Reek Of" - have a strong (and unpleasant) odor of tobacco, garlic, alcohol. 2. suggest something strongly unpleasant, as an atmosphere, discussion.
Reeking nSmelling, esp. of smoke or other vapors.
Reeking-housenAn inhabited house
ReekingadjOf dead or mangled bodies, still warm. 2. sending out, full of, unwholesome or unpleasant fumes or smell
ReekyadjSmokey, smelly, exhalation. 2. soiled by emitting smoke.
ReelnO.E hreol - a cylindrical device on which a film, tape etc., or (British) thread yarn, wire, etc.are wound. 3. a quantity of thread etc. wound on a reel. 4. a revolving part in various machine.
Reel nConfusion, bewilderment, shock.
Reel vbWind a thread on a fishing line etc. on a reel. 2. stand or walk unsteadily;stagger from side to side. shaken mentally or physically.
Reel phr"Leave somebody Reeling" - to leave a person in a state of mind.
Reel phr"Off the Reel" - immediately, straight away
Reel phr"Reel Back" - move back out of control, stagger back (after receiving a strong blow or shock).
Reel phr"Reel In" - wind a fishing line onto the reel fastened to the end of a rod, causing the line to rise from the water.
Reel phr"Reel Off" - say, recite or repeat something quickly and smoothly, as a list, or catalogue.
Reel phr"Reel Up" - to pull up something towards you, by winding around a reel the wire of line attached to it.
Reel phr"Right from the Reel" - without intermission, continuously.
Reeler nA person employed to wind material onto a reel.
ReestnOE: reost. The share-beam of a plough. 2. a mould board. 3. a piece of wood or iron fixed between the mould-board.
Reeve nThe chief magistrate of a town or district. 2. an official supervising a landowner estate. 3. In America a chief official in a village or small town. 4. in Canada, president of a town or village council. 5. in early England, certain officials charged with fiscal and judicial duties, as shire-reeve (sheriff,) borough reeve, a steward, bailiff.
ReevelandnLand belonging to the sheriff (recorded in the domesday book).
Reeve-polenThe Saxon way of counting.
Reeve-shipnThe office of a reeve.
Reghel-bocnBook of monastic rules.
RegwortnStinking gleddon or ringwort: "reg" earlier form of "ring"
Rehadj(Ray): rough, stormy, fierce, violent, troubled, disturbed (in the mind). Etymology obscure: OE=OS, hreh becomes "ray" or "reh". Rehliche (rehlike/raylike) and rehship/rayship.
ReifnThat which is taken by force or robbery: spoil, plunder, booty; reifing. 2. the act or practice of robbery, reavery; application.
Reif-birdnBird of prey or plunder; also: "reif fowl"
ReighnThe fish called the "Ray"
RekevbTo cover up in earth or ashes; to bury
RekelsnIncense; "rekel-fat": censer
RekenadjRapid, violent, terrible (in OE only). 2. Of persons: ready, prompt, straightforward. 3.Of language: honest, sincere, smooth, elegant, beautiful.
RekenlyadvQuickly, immediately, promptly, properly.
Rend nThe violent separation of parts. 2. the tearing or pulling apart of something.
RendvbTear or wrench forcibly. 2. split or divide into pieces or into factions, a country by internecine. 3. cause emotional pain to, or distress the heart etc. 4. to pass through the air noisily.
Rend phr"Rend and Tear" - usually applied to the sundering of textile materials.
Rend phr"Rend One's Hair" - display extreme grief or rage.
RendlesnRennet, runnet
RendlingnCurdling, settling formation of rendles.
Rendled-woodnBarked oak
RerdnVoice, utterance, cry, din; rerd. 2. loud or noisy cry. 3. noise or din made by crying or roaring. 4. a noisy tongue (fig); rerd. 5. uproar, rerd or clamour, tumult made by a number of persons or animals. 6. noise or din of any kind; rerd. 7. "rerding" : clamour, tumult.
RerdvbTo speak, discourse. 2. to make a noise, to roar, resound.
RerevbTo cry, resound, roar
Reremouse nA bat (O.E. hrermus).
ResevbA rush or run. 2. a swift course or rapid movement. 3. the act of running or moving rapidly or impetuously. 4. the act of rushing or running against or upon others- as a rush into battle. 5. "in rese" or "on rese": in a rush or run; hence in haste to get from one place to another.
ResenAn onset, assault, attack, sally, rese, rush into battle. 2. action proceeding from a sudden or violent impulse. 3. wantonness, recklessness, rashness; rese. 4. hot or hasty temper, anger, impulsiveness; rese. 5. natural impulse to something; sudden violent impulse. 6. paroxyn ttack, fainting; rese. 7. sudden violent act. 8. a moment, short space in time; rese.
RestvbBe at rest. 2. stay the same; remain in a certain state. 3. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax. 4. give a rest to, as when injured or ill. 5. rest on or as if on a pillow. 6. sit, as on a branch, as a bird. 7. not move; be in a resting position. 8. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying. 9. be inactive, refrain from acting. 10. have a place in relation to something else, as one's fate.
Rest nFreedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility). 2. a support on which things can be put. 3. a musical notation indicating a silence. 4. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb). 5. a state of inaction "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon". 6. a pause for relaxation; a short rest.
Rest phr"At Rest" - not moving, still, motionless, dead.
Rest phr"Be Resting" - not moving, not agitated or troubled, dead.
Rest phr"Come to Rest" - cease moving.
Rest phr"Day of Rest" - Sunday.
Rest phr"Go to Rest" - die, go to the grave and repose.
Rest phr"God Rest His/Her Soul" - may God grant one's soul repose.
Rest phr"Lay to Rest" - bury in a grave, entombed, inter.
Rest phr"Put Somebody's Mind to Rest" - reassure, calm.
Rest phr"Rest Her/ His Soul" - may he/she 'sleep' in eternal peace.
Rest phr"Rest On One's Oars" - have a break from hard work.
Rest phr"Rest Up" - rest oneself thoroughly.
Rest phr"Rest Upon" - have, as its basis, be based upon; depend upon.
Rest phr"Rest With" - be the duty or responsibility of.
Rest phr"Set at Rest" - set or relieve a person's mind of anxiety or worry, etc
Rest phr"Why Don't You Give It a Rest" - desist, stop doing it.
Rest balknA ridge left unploughed between two furrows.
Rest daynThe Sabbath; Sunday, the day of rest.
RestedadjCeased, abstain, relieved from exertion. 2. refreshed or reinvigorated by rest.
Restful adjCharacterized by, or the nature of, productive of, rest or repose. 2. free from strife or disturbance. 3. quiet, peaceful, taking, giving or enjoying rest; soothing, peaceful, quiet.
Restfully adjIn a quiet, restful soothing manner.
Restfulness nThe state or quality of being restful. 2. quietness, tranquility, calmness.
Rest-harrow nA field shrub (Ononis arvensis) with tough roots, also called cammock.
Resthold nA hold in wrestling designed to restore one's energy while holding one's opponent in a lock. 2. generally, in various situations, an act of containment or stabilization.
Rest-home nA place where old or frail persons can be cared for.
Rest house nA place of refreshment for travellers.
Restiness nThe quality of being restive; restiveness.
RestingadjThat rests or is taking a rest. 2. remaining stationary. 3. dormant.
RestlessadjDeprived of rest; finding no rest; uneasy in mind or spirit. 2. marked by unrest; affording no rest. 3. constantly stirring or active, or desiruous to be so; averse to being quiet or settled. 4. impatient. 5. of conditions: unceasing, continuous. 6. of things: never ceasing or pausing. 7. restlessly.
Restlessness nUnsettled state of mind or body.
Restroom nA room in a workplace in which workers can spend a rest period. 2. a place where a mother can attend to the needs of a baby or young child.
RetchvbTo make an effort to vomit, to throw-up; reach.
RetchingnThe action of trying to vomit.
Retchless adj'Reckless' - of persons: careless of consequences of one's actions; heedless of something. 2. lacking in prudence or caution. 3. of action, conduct, things, etc. characterized or distinguished by carelessness or heedless rashness.
RetheadjOf persons or disposition: fierce, cruel, harsh, stern, asperic, severe, strict. 2, keen, eager, zealous. 3. of things, dreadful, terrible, severe, furious. 4. of the sea, rain, floods: terrible, furious, disastrous.
RethenessnFierceness, cruelty, severeness, strictness. 2. eagerness, zealotry. 3. dread, terror, furousity. 4. disaster, terror.
RewnIn adverbial phrases, such as "by rew" meaning in order, successively. "On or in a rew" meaning in a row or line. 2. a row or line of persons or things; a rank or series. 3. a hedgerow. 5. a streak or stripe. 6. a line in a book. 7. marked with lines or stripes, as in rewing.
Rewth nPity, rue, compassion, sorrow, regret, repentance.
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