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Learning English words starting r and their meaning

What will I learn from the lesson words starting with r and their meaning?

During this lesson you will be able to look up words that you have seen in the lesson you are doing it will give you a brief explanation and tell you if it's a verb, noun, adjective, adverb, preposition, pronoun or conjunction.

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The Parts of Speech

  • n. (noun) - a name word
  • v. (verb) - an action word
  • ad. (adjective/adverb) - a describing word
  • prep. (preposition) - a word used to show a relation
  • pro. (pronoun) - a word used in place of a noun
  • conj. (conjunction) - a joining word

Words beginning with r

  • race - v. to run; to take part in a competition to decide who or what can move fastest; to take part in a campaign for political office; n. one of the major groups that humans can be divided into because of a common physical similarity, such as skin color
  • radar - n. a device that uses radio signals to learn the position or speed of objects that may be too far away to be seen
  • radiation - n. waves of energy from something that produces heat or light; energy from a nuclear substance, which can be dangerous
  • radio - n. the system of sending and receiving signals or sounds through the air without wires
  • raid - v. to make a sudden attack; n. a sudden attack carried out as an act of war, or for the purpose of seizing or stealing something
  • railroad - n. a road for trains; a company that operates such a road and its stations and equipment
  • rain - n. water falling from the sky
  • raise - v. to lift up; to move to a higher position; to cause to grow; to increase
  • rape - v. to carry out a sexual attack by force against a person
  • rare - ad. not common; not usual; not often
  • rate - n. speed; a measure of how quickly or how often something happens; the price of any thing or service that is bought or sold
  • reach - v. to put a hand toward; to arrive at; to come to
  • react - v. to act as a result of or in answer to
  • read - v. to look at and understand the meaning of written words or numbers
  • ready - ad. prepared; completed; organized; willing
  • real - ad. true; truly existing; not false
  • realistic - ad. in agreement with the way things are
  • reason - n. the cause for a belief or act; purpose; something that explains
  • reasonable - ad. ready to listen to reasons or ideas; not extreme; ready or willing to compromise
  • rebel - v. to act against a government or power, often with force; to refuse to obey; n. one who opposes or fights against the government of his or her country
  • receive - v. to get or accept something given, offered or sent
  • recent - ad. a short time ago
  • recession - n. a temporary reduction in economic activity, when industries produce less and many workers lose their jobs
  • recognize - v. to know or remember something or someone that was known, known about or seen before; to accept another nation as independent and establish diplomatic ties with its government
  • record - v. to write something in order to have it for future use; to put sound or pictures in a form that can be kept and heard or seen again; n. a writing that shows proof or facts about something
  • recover - v. to get again something that was lost, stolen or taken away ("The police recovered the stolen money."); to return to normal health or normal conditions She is expected to recover from the operation.")
  • red - ad. having the color like that of blood
  • reduce - v. to make less or smaller in number, size or amount; to cut
  • reform - v. to make better by changing; to improve; n. a change to a better condition
  • refugee - n. a person who has been forced to flee because of unjust treatment, danger or war
  • refuse - v. to reject; to not accept, give or do something
  • register - v. to have one's name officially placed on a list of people permitted to vote in an election or take part in an educational program
  • regret - n. a feeling of sadness or sorrow about something that is done or that happens
  • reject - v. to refuse to accept, use or believe
  • relations - n. understandings or ties between nations; members of the same family; people connected by marriage or family ties
  • release - v. to free; to permit to go; to permit to be known or made public
  • religion - n. a belief in, or the honoring of, a god or gods
  • remain - v. to stay in a place after others leave; to stay the same
  • remains - n. a dead body
  • remember - v. to think about the past; opposite forget
  • remove - v. to take away or take off; to put an end to; to take out of a position or office
  • repair - n. work done to fix something
  • repeat - v. to say or do again
  • report - v. to tell about; to give the results of a study or investigation; n. the story about an event; the results of a study or investigation; a statement in which the facts may not be confirmed
  • represent - v. to act in the place of someone else; to substitute for; to serve as an example
  • repress - v. to control or to restrict freedoms by force
  • request - v. to ask for; n. the act of asking for
  • require - v. to need or demand as necessary
  • rescue - v. to free from danger or evil
  • research - n. a careful study to discover correct information
  • resign - v. to leave a position, job or office
  • resist - v. to oppose; to fight to prevent
  • resolution - n. an official statement of agreement by a group of people, usually reached by voting
  • resource - n. anything of value that can be used or sold
  • respect - v. to feel or show honor to a person or thing ("All citizens should respect the law.")
  • responsible - ad. having a duty or job to do ("He is responsible for preparing the report."); being the cause of ("They were responsible for the accident.")
  • rest - v. to sit, lie down or sleep to regain strength; n. that which remains; the others
  • restaurant - n. a place where people can buy and eat meals
  • restrain - v. to keep controlled; to limit action by a person or group
  • restrict - v. to limit; to prevent from increasing or becoming larger
  • result - v. to happen from a cause; n. that which follows or is produced by a cause; effect
  • retire - v. to leave a job or position because one is old or in poor health
  • return - v. to go or come back; to bring, give, take or send back
  • revolt - v. to protest violently; to fight for a change, especially of government
  • rice - n. a food grain
  • rich - ad. having much money or goods; having plenty of something
  • ride - v. to sit on or in and be carried along; to travel by animal, wheeled vehicle, airplane or boat
  • right - n. what a person legally and morally should be able to do or have ("It is their right to vote."); ad. agreeing with the facts; good; correct; opposite wrong; on the side that is toward the east when one is facing north; opposite left
  • riot - v. to act with many others in a violent way in a public place; n. a violent action by a large group of people
  • rise - v. to go up; to go higher; to increase; to go from a position of sitting or lying to a position of standing
  • risk - n. the chance of loss, damage or injury
  • river - n. a large amount of water that flows across land into another river, a lake or an ocean
  • road - n. a long piece of hard ground built between two places so people can walk, drive or ride easily from one place to the other
  • rob - v. to take money or property secretly or by force; to steal
  • rock - n. a hard piece of mineral matter
  • rocket - n. a device shaped like a tube that moves through air or space by burning gases and letting them escape from the back or bottom, sometimes used as a weapon
  • roll - v. to turn over and over; to move like a ball
  • room - n. a separate area within a building with its own walls
  • root - n. the part of a plant that is under the ground and takes nutrients from the soil
  • rope - n. a long, thick piece of material made from thinner pieces of material, used for tying
  • rough - ad. not flat or smooth; having an uneven surface; violent; not made well
  • round - ad. having the shape of a ball or circle
  • rub - v. to move something over the surface of another thing
  • rubber - n. a substance made from the liquid of trees with the same name, or a similar substance made from chemicals
  • ruin - v. to damage severely; to destroy
  • rule - v. to govern or control; to decide; n. a statement or an order that says how something must be done
  • run - v. to move quickly by steps faster than those used for walking
  • rural - ad. describing areas away from cities which may include farms, small towns and unpopulated areas

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