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Red Sea a part of the Indian Ocean. It lies between the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa. The Suez Canal connects it to the Mediterranean Sea.
reduce to make less in amount or size. [2 definitions]
reduction the act of reducing or state of being reduced. [2 definitions]
redwood a very tall evergreen tree found in northwestern North America. Redwoods live for a long time and are among the largest trees in the world. [2 definitions]
reed a tall grass with straight, jointed stalks that grows in low, wet areas. [2 definitions]
reef1 a ridge of rock, sand, or coral at or near the surface of ocean waters.
reek to put out a strong and unpleasant smell (often fol. by "of"). [2 definitions]
reel1 a spool or other device on which fishing line, cord, tape, film, or other material can be wound. [4 definitions]
reel2 to sway, stagger, or lose one's balance. [2 definitions]
reel3 a lively Scottish folk dance, or the music that it is danced to.
reelect to be chosen again by means of voting; to elect again.
reel off say quickly and easily.
reentry an act of entering again. [2 definitions]
ref (informal) a referee.
refer to send or direct to a source for help. [3 definitions]
referee a sports official who makes sure that players follow the rules of the game. [2 definitions]
reference the act or fact of mentioning. [3 definitions]
reference book a book that is a source of information. Dictionaries and encyclopedias are reference books.
refill to fill again. [2 definitions]
refine to make pure or fine.
reflect to throw back (light, heat, sound, or the like) from a surface. [5 definitions]