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R

1
or r

[ ahr ]

noun

, plural R's or Rs, r's or rs.
  1. the 18th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter R or r, as in ran, carrot, or rhyme.
  3. something having the shape of R .
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter R or r.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter R or r.


R.

2
or R.

abbreviation for

  1. (in prescriptions) take.

R

3

[ ahr ]

verb

  1. Informal. are:

    Oysters R in season.

R.

4

abbreviation for

  1. rabbi.
  2. Radical.
  3. radius.
  4. railroad.
  5. railway.
  6. (in South Africa) rand; rands.
  7. Réaumur.
  8. rector.
  9. redactor.
  10. regina.
  11. Republican.
  12. response.
  13. rex.
  14. river.
  15. road.
  16. royal.
  17. ruble.
  18. rupee.
  19. Theater. stage right.

R

5

abbreviation for

  1. Trademark. restricted: a rating assigned to a movie by the MPA indicating that children under the age of 17 will not be admitted to a theater showing the film unless accompanied by an adult. Compare G 3( def ), NC-17, PG 1, PG-13.

R

6

abbreviation for

  1. Chemistry. radical.
  2. Mathematics. ratio.
  3. regular: a man's suit or coat size.
  4. Electricity. resistance.
  5. Theater. stage right.
  6. Physics. roentgen.
  7. Chess. rook.

R

7
Symbol.
  1. the 18th in order or in a series.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 80. Compare Roman numerals.
  3. Biochemistry. arginine ( def ).
  4. registered trademark: written as superscript ® following a name registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

r

8
Ecology.
  1. the theoretical intrinsic rate of increase of a population, equivalent to the difference between the birth and death rates divided by the number of individuals in the population.

r

9

abbreviation for

, plural rs,
  1. Electricity. resistance.
  2. plural rs rupee.

r.

10

abbreviation for

, plural rs.
  1. rabbi.
  2. railroad.
  3. railway.
  4. range.
  5. rare.
  6. Commerce. received.
  7. recipe.
  8. replacing.
  9. residence.
  10. right.
  11. rises.
  12. river.
  13. road.
  14. rod.
  15. royal.
  16. rubber.
  17. ruble.
  18. Baseball. run; runs.
  19. plural rs rupee.

R.

1

abbreviation for

  1. rabbi
  2. rector
  3. Regina
  4. Republican
  5. response (in Christian liturgy)
  6. Rex
  7. River
  8. Royal


r.

2

abbreviation for

  1. rare
  2. recto
  3. Alsor rod (unit of length)
  4. ruled
  5. cricket baseball run(s)

R

3

symbol for

  1. chem radical
  2. currency
    1. rand
    2. rupee
  3. Réaumur temperature (scale)
  4. physics electronics resistance
  5. roentgen or röntgen
  6. chess rook
  7. Royal
  8. chem gas constant
  9. in the US and Australia
    1. restricted exhibition (used to describe a category of film certified as unsuitable for viewing by anyone under the age of 18)
    2. ( as modifier )

      an R film

r

4

/ ɑː /

noun

  1. the 18th letter and 14th consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually an alveolar semivowel, as in red

R.

5

abbreviation for

  1. registered (trademark)
  2. right
  3. river
  4. rouble

r

  1. Abbreviation of radius


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Word History and Origins

Origin of R1

From the Latin word recipe

Origin of R2

An American designation established in 1968

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Word History and Origins

Origin of R1

(sense 3) Latin: Queen

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Idioms and Phrases

see three R's .

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Example Sentences

For his part, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has expressed his “full confidence” in Representative Scalise.

As Americans, we still have a right to air both our dirty laundry and our R-Rated films.

After a successful summer working alongside R, he officially offered her the reigns of La Domaine.

“No one else anywhere has had this much experience dealing with couples,” explained R.

After a stint with a replacement Head Mistress went sour, R seriously considered shutting down La Domaine for good.

Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.

"To R——," replied the man, as he turned silently and sullenly to retrace his steps.

Ego r improbaui, veritus scilicet, ne vel Galli, vel eti Gtiles hoc interpretartur in fidei nostr iniuri.

But step before her with my arms clasping a tin can with a geranium plant r Heaven forbid!

Sit down, Dorothy Chance, Ye'r welcome to what we ha'; not 'specting company you'll find no junkets at table.

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