Words containing r

Meaning of 18-karat gold

18-karat gold means: an alloy that contains 75 per cent gold

Meaning of 1st baron beaverbrook

1st baron beaverbrook means: British newspaper publisher and politician (born in Canada); confidant of Winston Churchill (1879-1964)

Meaning of 1st baron verulam

1st baron verulam means: English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

Meaning of 1st earl attlee

1st earl attlee means: British statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)

Meaning of 1st earl baldwin of bewdley

1st earl baldwin of bewdley means: English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)

Meaning of 1st earl of balfour

1st earl of balfour means: English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)

Meaning of 1st viscount montgomery of alamein

1st viscount montgomery of alamein means: English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)

Meaning of 2 chronicles

2 chronicles means: the second of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC

Meaning of 2 esdras

2 esdras means: an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations

Meaning of 2-hitter

2-hitter means: a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits

Meaning of Androgeny

androgeny means: male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization

Meaning of Arbiter

arbiter means: someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

Meaning of Arbiter

arbiter means: someone with the power to settle matters at will

Meaning of Be-all and end-all

be-all and end-all means: the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

Meaning of Chemical property

chemical property means: a property used to characterize materials in reactions that change their identity

Meaning of Electronic musical instrument

electronic musical instrument means: a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically

Meaning of Elisabeth vigee-lebrun

elisabeth vigee-lebrun means: French painter noted for her portraits (1755-1842)

Meaning of Filoviridae

filoviridae means: a family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees)

Meaning of Great st john's wort

great st john's wort means: perennial shrub having large star-shaped yellow flowers in narrowly pyramidal cymes

Meaning of Law-breaking

law-breaking means: (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

Meaning of Lorazepam

lorazepam means: tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia

Meaning of Measureless

measureless means: without limits in extent or size or quantity

Meaning of Menispermum

menispermum means: climbing herbs

Meaning of Monetarist

monetarist means: an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money

Meaning of Northern hemisphere

northern hemisphere means: the hemisphere that is to the north of the equator

Meaning of Planimeter

planimeter means: a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure

Meaning of Riffraff

riffraff means: disparaging terms for the common people

Meaning of Shakspere

shakspere means: English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)

Meaning of Somatic sensory system

somatic sensory system means: the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs

Meaning of Speed of light

speed of light means: the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second

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