Words starting with r

Words and definitions

Meaning of Rack

Rack means: To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.

Meaning of Rack

Rack means: To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.

Meaning of Rack

Rack means: To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, marline, etc.

Meaning of Rackabones

Rackabones means: A very lean animal, esp. a horse.

Meaning of Racker

Racker means: One who racks.

Meaning of Racker

Racker means: A horse that has a racking gait.

Meaning of Racket

Racket means: A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games.

Meaning of Racket

Racket means: A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.

Meaning of Racket

Racket means: A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.

Meaning of Racket

Racket means: A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoographer

Zoographer means: One who describes animals, their forms and habits.

Meaning of Zoogloea

Zoogloea means: A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zoogloea is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively.

Meaning of Zoogeographical

Zoogeographical means: Of or pertaining to zoography.

Meaning of Zoogeography

Zoogeography means: The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.

Meaning of Zoogony

Zoogony means: The doctrine of the formation of living beings.

Meaning of Zoogeny

Zoogeny means: Alt. of Zoogony

Meaning of Zoogenic

Zoogenic means: Of or pertaining to zoogeny, animal production.

Meaning of Zoogamy

Zoogamy means: The sexual reproduction of animals.

Meaning of Zoogamous

Zoogamous means: Of or pertaining zoogamy.

Meaning of Zooerythrine

Zooerythrine means: A peculiar organic red coloring matter found in the feathers of various birds.

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