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noun Egyptian Religion.
a sun god of Heliopolis, a universal creator worshiped throughout Egypt (typically represented as a hawk-headed man bearing on his head the solar disk and the uraeus).
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also Re [rey] /reɪ/ .
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[ rah ]
/ rɑ /
the 10th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of rā
Other definitions for Ra (5 of 5)
Astronomy. right ascension.
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How to use Ra in a sentence
I had “dropped,” as we used to say in the R. A. F. in those days, “a tremendous clanger.”The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed|Michael Korda|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Well, if it were a foreign name it would probably be Marie B-r-a-c-q—if you are sure you've pronounced it right.The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux
“T-h-e f-i-n-e-s-t s-i-l-k r-a-g-s,” he expostulated 95 again holding two fingers under the nose of Rags Habakuk.Rootabaga Stories|Carl Sandburg
I think I shall be able to d-r-a-w-l like him by two oclock to-morrow, when he leaves.Old Times in Dixie Land|Caroline E. Merrick
An artist,” he continued, “Waller, R. A.––you know the name?Robinetta|Kate Douglas Wiggin
He was interested in the unfinished surname, and spelled out the letters carefully, B-r-a.The Lady of North Star|Ottwell J. Binns
British Dictionary definitions for Ra (1 of 3)
the chemical symbol for
British Dictionary definitions for Ra (2 of 3)
/ (rɑː) /
the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk's head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent
British Dictionary definitions for Ra (3 of 3)
astronomy right ascension
(in Britain) Royal Academician or Academy
(in Britain) Royal Artillery
Argentina (international car registration)
Word Origin for RA
(sense 5) from República Argentina
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Scientific definitions for Ra
The symbol for radium.
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