9 letter word starting with ra

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
rabbeting present participle & vb. noun of Rabbet
rabbinism noun A rabbinic expression or phraseology; a peculiarity of the language of the rabbins., The teachings and traditions of the rabbins.
rabbinist noun One among the Jews who adhered to the Talmud and the traditions of the rabbins, in opposition to the Karaites, who rejected the traditions.
rabbinite noun Same as Rabbinist.
rabbiting noun The hunting of rabbits.
rabdoidal adjective See Sagittal.
rabdology noun The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier’s bones. See Napier’s bones.
rabidness noun The quality or state of being rabid.
rachidian adjective Of or pertaining to the rachis; spinal; vertebral. Same as Rhachidian.
rachitome noun A dissecting instrument for opening the spinal canal.
racketing present participle & vb. noun of Racket
rack-rent noun A rent of the full annual value of the tenement, or near it; an excessive or unreasonably high rent., To subject to rack-rent, as a farm or tenant.
racleness noun See Rakelness.
raconteur noun A relater; a storyteller.
radiantly adverb In a radiant manner; with glittering splendor.
radiating present participle & vb. noun of Radiate
radiately adverb In a radiate manner; with radiation or divergence from a center.
radiation noun The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness., The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.
radiative adjective Capable of radiating; acting by radiation.
radically adverb In a radical manner; at, or from, the origin or root; fundamentally; as, a scheme or system radically wrong or defective., Without derivation; primitively; essentially.
radicated imp. & past participle of Radicate, Rooted, Having roots, or possessing a well-developed root., Having rootlike organs for attachment.
radicular adjective Of or pertaining to roots, or the root of a plant.
radiolite noun A hippurite.
raffinose noun A colorless crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained from the molasses of the sugar beet.
rafflesia noun A genus of stemless, leafless plants, living parasitically upon the roots and stems of grapevines in Malaysia. The flowers have a carrionlike odor, and are very large, in one species (Rafflesia Arnoldi) having a diameter of two or three feet.
ragabrash noun An idle, ragged person.
ragpicker noun One who gets a living by picking up rags and refuse things in the streets.
railingly adverb With scoffing or insulting language.
rainbowed adjective Formed with or like a rainbow.
raininess noun The state of being rainy.
rajahship noun The office or dignity of a rajah.
rakehelly adjective Dissolute; wild; lewd; rakish.
rakeshame noun A vile, dissolute wretch.
rakestale noun The handle of a rake.
rake-vein noun See Rake, a mineral vein.
raku ware A kind of earthenware made in Japan, resembling Satsuma ware, but having a paler color.
ralliance noun The act of rallying.
ramagious adjective Wild; not tame.
ramifying present participle & vb. noun of Ramify
rampantly adverb In a rampant manner.
ramparted imp. & past participle of Rampart
ramuscule noun A small ramus, or branch.
rancheros plural of Ranchero
rancidity noun The quality or state of being rancid; a rancid scent or flavor, as of old oil.
rancorous adjective Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.
rangement noun Arrangement.
ransacked imp. & past participle of Ransack
ransoming present participle & vb. noun of Ransom
ranterism noun The practice or tenets of the Ranters.
rantingly adverb In a ranting manner.
rantipole noun A wild, romping young person., Wild; roving; rakish., To act like a rantipole.
ranunculi plural of Ranunculus
rapacious adjective Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force., Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird., Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
rapidness noun Quality of being rapid; rapidity.
raptorial adjective Rapacious; living upon prey; — said especially of certain birds., Adapted for seizing prey; — said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals., Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of Aves.
rapturing present participle & vb. noun of Rapture
rapturist noun An enthusiast.
rapturize verb t. & i. To put, or be put, in a state of rapture.
rapturous adjective Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as, rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause.
rarefying present participle & vb. noun of Rarefy
rascaldom noun State of being a rascal; rascality; domain of rascals; rascals, collectively.
rascaless noun A female rascal.
rascality noun The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud., The poorer and lower classes of people.
raskolnik noun One of the separatists or dissenters from the established or Greek church in Russia.
raspatory verb A surgeon’s rasp.
raspberry noun The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idaeus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry., The shrub bearing this fruit.
ratepayer noun One who pays rates or taxes.
ratifying present participle & vb. noun of Ratify
rationale adjective An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.
ratsbaned adjective Poisoned by ratsbane.
rattlebox noun A toy that makes a rattling sound; a rattle., An American herb (Crotalaria sagittalis), the seeds of which, when ripe, rattle in the inflated pod., Any species of Crotalaria, a genus of yellow-flowered herbs, with inflated, many-seeded pods.
rattlings noun pl. Ratlines.
rattooned imp. & past participle of Rattoon
ravelling of Ravel
ravishing present participle & vb. noun of Ravish, Rapturous; transporting.
ravissant adjective In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.
ray grass A perennial European grass (Lolium perenne); — called also rye grass, and red darnel. See Darnel, and Grass.
rayonnant adjective Darting forth rays, as the sun when it shines out.
razorable adjective Ready for the razor; fit to be shaved.
razorback noun The rorqual.
razorbill noun A species of auk (Alca torda) common in the Arctic seas. See Auk, and Illust. in Appendix., See Cutwater, 3.