Words starting with r

Words and definitions

Meaning of Raiae

Raiae means: The order of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sawfishes, skates, and rays; -- called also Rajae, and Rajii.

Meaning of Raid

Raid means: A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.

Meaning of Raid

Raid means: 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.

Meaning of Raided

Raided means: of Raid

Meaning of Raiding

Raiding means: of Raid

Meaning of Raid

Raid means: To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.

Meaning of Raider

Raider means: One who engages in a raid.

Meaning of Rail

Rail means: An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.

Meaning of Rail

Rail means: To flow forth; to roll out; to course.

Meaning of Rail

Rail means: 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.

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Meaning of Zander

Zander means: A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.

Meaning of Zampogna

Zampogna means: A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.

Meaning of Zamouse

Zamouse means: A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.

Meaning of Zamite

Zamite means: A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.

Meaning of Zamindari

Zamindari means: The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a zamindar.

Meaning of Zamindary

Zamindary means: Alt. of Zamindari

Meaning of Zamindar

Zamindar means: A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.

Meaning of Zamia

Zamia means: A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.

Meaning of Zambo

Zambo means: The child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo.

Meaning of Zambos

Zambos means: of Zambo

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