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RI

or R.I.

  1. Rhode Island (approved especially for use with zip code).
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R. & I.1

  1. king and emperor.
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Origin of R. & I.1

From the Latin word Rēx et Imperātor

R. & I.2

  1. queen and empress.
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Origin of R. & I.2

From the Latin word Rēgīna et Imperātrīx

R.I.1

  1. Queen and Empress.
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Origin of R.I.1

From the Latin word Rēgīna et Imperātrīx

R.I.2

  1. King and Emperor.
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Origin of R.I.2

From the Latin word Rēx et Imperātor
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Examples from the Web for ri

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Ri tzam tzakbal Tolom, “throwing the extremities of Tolgom.”

  • The autopilot of RI 276 had no intention of letting this happen, of course.

    Pushbutton War

    Joseph P. Martino

  • This Sidi ben Tart'ri was of course none other than Tartarin.

    Tartarin de Tarascon

    Alphonse Daudet

  • Then noticing the long face of poor Sidi Tart'ri, he changed tack.

    Tartarin de Tarascon

    Alphonse Daudet

  • It must be that there had been some potent spell in Aunt Ri's handling.

    Ramona

    Helen Hunt Jackson


British Dictionary definitions for ri

RI

abbreviation for
  1. Regina et Imperatrix
  2. Rex et Imperator
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Royal Institution
  5. religious instruction
  6. (Republic of) Indonesia (international car registration)
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Word Origin

(sense 1) Latin: Queen and Empress (sense 2) Latin: King and Emperor (sense 6) R(epublic of) I(ndonesia)
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