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Revolutionary War see "American Revolution."
revolve to turn or spin in place. [3 definitions]
revolver a pistol with a revolving cylinder that holds bullets. A revolver can fire several shots without having to be loaded each time.
reward something of value that is promised to someone for good work or a good deed. [3 definitions]
rewind to wind again, or to wind back (a cassette tape or the like) to the original position or to a preceding position.
reword to write or say again using different words.
rewound the past tense and past participle of rewind.
Rhine a river of Central Europe. It flows from Switzerland through Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea.
rhinoceros a large mammal with hooves and very thick skin. Rhinoceroses have one or two horns on their noses. They eat plants. Wild rhinoceroses live in Africa and southern Asia. Four of the five kinds of rhinoceroses are in danger of becoming extinct.
Rhode Island a state in the northeastern United States on the Atlantic Coast. Its capital is Providence. (abbreviation: RI)
rhododendron a shrub or small tree with flat evergreen leaves and clusters of bright pink, red, purple, white, or yellow flowers.
rhombus a flat, closed figure in which all four sides are equal in length, and both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.
rhubarb a plant with long green or reddish stalks, which are often cooked with sugar and eaten in pies and other desserts. The leaves of rhubarb are poisonous.
rhyme a word that ends with the same or almost the same sound as another word. [6 definitions]
rhyme or reason apparent sense or logic.
rhythm movement marked by the regular repetition of sounds. [2 definitions]
rhythmic having a rhythm; relating to rhythm; rhythmical.
rhythmical having to do with rhythm. [2 definitions]
RI an abbreviation for Rhode Island.
rib1 one of the set of bones that curve from the spine around the chest of a person or animal. [2 definitions]
ribbon a narrow strip or band of colorful material used to hold the hair or to tie up presents. [3 definitions]