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raid a sudden or surprise attack or assault, as by a military force. [7 definitions]
rail1 a horizontal bar that extends between two posts and serves as a barrier, fence, or the like. [4 definitions]
rail2 to denounce someone or something in harsh or abusive terms; condemn (usu. fol. by "against" or "at").
rail3 any of a number of marsh birds having brown plumage, short wings, and a lean body, found in many areas of the world.
railing a barrier or fence made of posts and rails. [3 definitions]
raillery good-natured ridicule or a remark featuring such ridicule; teasing.
railroad a road of parallel steel rails upon which railway cars travel. [5 definitions]
railroad crossing the place where one railroad track intersects another, or intersects a road at the same level; grade crossing.
railroader a person who works on or manages a railroad.
railroad flat an apartment in which the rooms are arranged in a row resembling a line of railroad cars, with no connecting corridor or hallway.
railroading the process of constructing and operating railroads.
rail-splitter someone or something that splits logs into rails, esp. for fences.
railway a railroad system, esp. one operating over short distances using light equipment. [2 definitions]
raiment clothing; dress; apparel.
rain water vapor in the atmosphere that condenses and falls from the sky to earth. [8 definitions]
rainbow an arc in the sky containing the colors of the visible spectrum, which results from the shining of sunlight on water droplets during or after a rain. [2 definitions]
rainbow fish see "guppy." [2 definitions]
rainbow trout a widely distributed freshwater trout with a reddish longitudinal streak and dark spots.
rain cats and dogs to rain very heavily.
rain check a postponement of an accepted invitation or offer, esp. an assurance to a customer that a sale item that is sold out can be purchased later at the reduced price. [2 definitions]
raincoat a coat made of material that repels water.