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rainfall a falling of rain. [2 definitions]
rainforest a dense evergreen forest, mostly found in tropical areas, that receives a large amount of rain all year long.
rainy having much rain.
raise to move to a higher position; lift. [8 definitions]
raisin a sweet grape that has been dried for eating.
rake1 a tool that has a long handle and a row of teeth or prongs at one end. It is used to gather hay or fallen leaves or to smooth down soil. [4 definitions]
rally1 to unite again or raise the spirits of after a disappointment or failure. [5 definitions]
RAM the information a computer stores for a short time and can recall quickly. RAM stands for "random access memory."
ram an adult male sheep. [5 definitions]
Ramadan the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. [2 definitions]
ramble to wander or stroll without any particular goal; roam. [3 definitions]
ramp a sloping platform or other surface connecting two different levels.
ramrod a rod that fits inside the barrel of a gun. A ramrod is used for pushing gunpowder into the barrel or for cleaning the barrel of the gun.
ran past tense of run.
ranch a large farm where cattle, horses, or sheep are raised. There are many ranches in the plains of the United States and South America. [2 definitions]
random made or done without purpose or pattern; made or done by chance.
rang past tense of ring2.
range the two points or limits between which something can vary, or the distance between the limits. [8 definitions]
ranger a person whose work is looking after or patrolling a park, forest, or other natural area. [2 definitions]
rank1 a position in society. [6 definitions]
rank2 having a strong and very bad smell or taste. [3 definitions]