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roach1 a short form of cockroach.
road a long, narrow course, often with a smooth surface, for vehicles and people to travel on from one place to another. Roads go through towns and also through the countryside. [2 definitions]
road map a map used by drivers that shows the streets, highways, and mileage in and between towns of an area.
roadrunner a fast North American bird that moves about on the ground instead of flying. The roadrunner has a long tail, a crest, and streaked feathers.
roadside the side or edge of a road. [2 definitions]
roam to move or travel around without a plan; wander. [2 definitions]
roan having a dark coat thickly sprinkled with white. [2 definitions]
roar to make a deep, loud cry or shout, as in anger, pain, or excitement. [4 definitions]
roast to cook or bake with dry heat in an oven or over an open fire. [6 definitions]
rob to steal from by using force or threats. [2 definitions]
robber a person who robs or steals by using force.
robbery the act of stealing money or property from a person or place; the act of robbing.
robe a long, loose gown worn at certain ceremonies. [2 definitions]
robin a large North American songbird that has a rusty red breast, a dark head and back, and a bright yellow bill. The North American robin is a type of thrush.
robot a machine that can perform some of the same tasks as a human being.
robust strong, healthy, and full of energy. [2 definitions]
rock1 a solid mass made up of minerals. Rock forms much of the earth's outer layer, including cliffs and mountains. [3 definitions]
rock2 to move strongly back and forth or from side to side. [6 definitions]
rocker one of the curved pieces on the bottom of a chair that allows it to have a rocking motion. [3 definitions]
rocket1 a flying device, shaped like a tube, that is driven by hot gases released from engines in its rear. Rockets are used to launch fireworks, signals, weapons, and spacecraft. [3 definitions]
rocking chair a chair mounted on rockers or springs that allow it to rock back and forth.