Readjourn Re`ad·journ" (rē`ăd*jûrn") transitive verb To adjourn a second time; to adjourn again.
Readjournment Re`ad·journ"ment (-m e nt) noun The act of readjourning; a second or repeated adjournment.
Readjust Re`ad·just" (-jŭst") transitive verb To adjust or settle again; to put in a different order or relation; to rearrange.
Readjuster Re`ad·just"er (-ẽr) noun One who, or that which, readjusts; in some of the States of the United States, one who advocates a refunding, and sometimes a partial repudiation, of the State debt without the consent of the State's creditors.
Readjustment Re`ad·just"ment (-m e nt) noun A second adjustment; a new or different adjustment.
Readmission Re`ad·mis"sion (-mĭsh"ŭn) noun The act of admitting again, or the state of being readmitted; as, the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.
(-mĭt") transitive verb To admit again; to give entrance or access to again.
Whose ear is ever open, and his eye Milton.
Gracious to readmit the suppliant.
Readmittance Re`ad·mit"tance (-t a ns) noun Allowance to enter again; a second admission.
Readopt Re`a·dopt" (rē`ȧ*dŏpt") transitive verb To adopt again. Young.
Readorn Re`a·dorn" (-dôrn") transitive verb To adorn again or anew.
Readvance Re`ad·vance" (rē`ăd*vȧns") intransitive verb To advance again.
Readvertency Re`ad·vert"en·cy (-vẽrt" e n*sȳ) noun The act of adverting to again, or of reviewing. [ R.] Norris.
[ Compar. Readier
(-ĭ*ẽr); superl. Readiest
.] [ Anglo-Saxon rǣde
; akin to D. ge reed
, be reid
, G. be reit
, Goth. ga ráids
fixed, arranged, and possibly to English ride
, as meaning originally, prepared for riding. Confer Array
, 1st Curry
.] 1. Prepared for what one is about to do or experience; equipped or supplied with what is needed for some act or event; prepared for immediate movement or action; as, the troops are ready to march; ready for the journey.
"When she redy
was." Chaucer. 2. Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being prepared or furnished.
"Dinner was ready
My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready : come unto the marriage. Matt. xxii. 4. 3. Prepared in mind or disposition; not reluctant; willing; free; inclined; disposed.
I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts xxi. 13.
If need be, I am ready to forego Milton. 4. Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman.
in devising expedients." Macaulay.
Gurth, whose temper was ready , though surly. Sir W. Scott. 5. Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune; convenient; near; easy.
A sapling pine he wrenched from out the ground, Dryden. 6. On the point; about; on the brink; near; -- with a following infinitive.
The readiest weapon that his fury found.
My heart is ready to crack. Shak. 7. (Mil.) A word of command, or a position, in the manual of arms, at which the piece is cocked and held in position to execute promptly the next command, which is, aim . All ready
, ready in every particular; wholly equipped or prepared.
"[ I] am all redy
at your hest." Chaucer.
-- Ready money
, means of immediate payment; cash.
"'T is all the ready money
fate can give." Cowley.
-- Ready reckoner
, a book of tables for facilitating computations, as of interest, prices, etc.
-- To make ready
, to make preparation; to get in readiness. Syn.
-- Prompt; expeditious; speedy; unhesitating; dexterous; apt; skillful; handy; expert; facile; easy; opportune; fitted; prepared; disposed; willing; free; cheerful. See Prompt
(rĕd"ȳ) adverb In a state of preparation for immediate action; so as to need no delay.
We ourselves will go ready armed. Num. xxxii. 17.
Ready Read"y noun Ready money; cash; -- commonly with the ; as, he was well supplied with the ready .
Lord Strut was not flush in ready , either to go to law, or to clear old debts. Arbuthnot.
Ready Read"y transitive verb To dispose in order. [ Obsolete] Heywood.
Ready-made Read"y-made` (-mād`) adjective Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as, ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.
Ready-witted Read"y-wit`ted (-wĭt`tĕd) adjective Having ready wit.
Reaffirm Re`af·firm" (rē`ăf*fẽrm") transitive verb To affirm again.
Reaffirmance Re`af·firm"ance (rē`ăf*fẽrm" a ns), Re*af`fir*ma"tion (rē*ăf`fẽr*mā"shŭn) noun A second affirmation.
Reafforest Re`af·for"est (rē`ăf*fŏr"ĕst) transitive verb To convert again into a forest, as a region of country.
Reafforestation Re`af·for`es·ta"tion (-ĕs*tā"shŭn) noun The act or process of converting again into a forest.
Reagent Re·a"gent (re*ā"j e nt) noun (Chemistry) A substance capable of producing with another a reaction, especially when employed to detect the presence of other bodies; a test.
Reaggravation Re·ag`gra·va"tion (- ăg`grȧ*vā"shŭn) noun (R. C. Ch.) The last monitory, published after three admonitions and before the last excommunication.
Reagree Re`a·gree" (rē`ȧ*grē") intransitive verb To agree again.
Reak Reak (rēk) noun [ √115. Confer Wrack seaweed.] A rush. [ Obsolete] "Feeds on reaks and reeds." Drant.
Reak Reak noun [ Confer Icelandic hrekkr , or English wreak vengeance.] A prank. [ Obsolete] "They play such reaks ." Beau. & Fl.
Real Re"al (rē" a l) noun [ Spanish , from real royal, Latin regalis . See Regal , and confer Ree a coin.] A small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system. » A real of plate (coin) varied in value according to the time of its coinage, from 12½ down to 10 cents, or from 6½ to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon , or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or 2½ pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which the franc is the unit.
Real Re·al" (ra*äl") adjective Royal; regal; kingly. [ Obsolete] "The blood real of Thebes." Chaucer.
[ Late Latin realis
, from Latin res
, a thing: confer French réel
. Confer Rebus
.] 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
Whereat I waked, and found Milton. 2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible ; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.
Before mine eyes all real , as the dream
Had lively shadowed.
Whose perfection far excelled Milton. 3. Relating to things, not to persons.
Hers in all real dignity.
Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business. Bacon. 4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary. 5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property. Chattels real (Law)
, such chattels as are annexed to, or savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See Chattel .
-- Real action (Law)
, an action for the recovery of real property.
-- Real assets (Law)
, lands or real estate in the hands of the heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor.
-- Real composition (Eccl. Law)
, an agreement made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof. Blackstone.
-- Real estate
, lands, tenements, and hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property; property in houses and land. Kent. Burrill.
-- Real presence (R. C. Ch.)
, the actual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches there is a belief in a form of real presence, not however in the sense of transubstantiation .
-- Real servitude
, called also Predial servitude (Civil Law)
, a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor. Erskine. Bouvier. Syn.
-- Actual; true; genuine; authentic. -- Real
represents a thing to be a substantive existence; as, a real
, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual
refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real
, we often say, "It actually
exists," "It has actually
been done." Thus its reality
is shown by its actuality
, from this reference to being acted
, has recently received a new signification, namely, present
; as, the actual
posture of affairs; since what is now in action
, or going on, has, of course, a present
existence. An actual
fact; a real
For he that but conceives a crime in thought, Dryden.
Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
Our simple ideas are all real ; all agree to the reality of things. Locke.
Real Re"al (rē" a l) noun A realist. [ Obsolete] Burton.
Realgar Re·al"gar (re*ăl"gẽr) noun [ French réalgar , Spanish rejalgar , Arabic rahj al ghār powder of the mine.] (Min.) Arsenic sulphide, a mineral of a brilliant red color; red orpiment. It is also an artificial product.
Realism Re"al·ism (rē" a l*ĭz'm) noun [ Confer French réalisme .] 1. (Philos.) (a) As opposed to nominalism , the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem ( Plato ), or in re ( Aristotle ). (b) As opposed to idealism , the doctrine that in sense perception there is an immediate cognition of the external object, and our knowledge of it is not mediate and representative. 2. (Art & Lit.) Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.
Realist Re"al·ist noun [ Confer French réaliste .] 1. (Philos.) One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals , or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists . 2. (Art. & Lit.) An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism , 2.
Realistic Re`al·is"tic (-ĭs"tĭk) adjective Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.
Realistically Re`al·is"tic·al·ly adverb In a realistic manner.
; plural Realities
(- tĭz). [ Confer French réalité
, Late Latin realitas
. See 3d Real
, and confer 2d Realty
.] 1. The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.
A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning. Addison. 2. That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.
And to realities yield all her shows. Milton.
My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me. Beattie. 3.
[ See 1st Realty
, 2.] Loyalty; devotion.
To express our reality to the emperor. Fuller. 4. (Law) See 2d Realty , 2.
Realizable Re"al·i`za·ble (rē" a l*ī`zȧ*b'l) adjective Capable of being realized.
Realization Re`al·i·za"tion (-ĭ*zā"shŭn) noun [ Confer French réalisation .] The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.
l*īz) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Realized
(- īzd); present participle & verbal noun Realizing
(- ī`zĭng).] [ Confer French réaliser
.] 1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.
We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighing a single grain against the globe of earth. Glanvill. 2. To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience.
Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them [ Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history to us. Jowett.
We can not realize it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment. Sir W. Hamilton. 3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune. 4. To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation.
Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate. Macaulay. 5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
Realize Re"al·ize intransitive verb To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize , a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real. W. Irving.
Realizer Re"al·i`zer (-ī`zẽr) noun One who realizes. Coleridge.
Realizing Re"al·i`zing (-zĭng) adjective Serving to make real, or to impress on the mind as a reality; as, a realizing view of the danger incurred. -- Re"al*i`zing*ly , adverb
Reallege Re`al·lege" (-ăl*lĕj") transitive verb To allege again. Cotgrave.
Realliance Re`al·li"ance (-lī" a ns) noun A renewed alliance.
Really Re"al·ly` (rā"äl*lē`) adverb Royally. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
l*lȳ) adverb In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.
Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. Swift.
is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an opinion or a declaration.
Why, really , sixty-five is somewhat old. Young.
[ Middle English realme
, Old French reialme
, French royaume
, from (assumed) Late Latin regalimen
, from Latin regalis
royal. See Regal
.] 1. A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom.
The absolute master of realms on which the sun perpetually shone. Motley. 2. Hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy.
Realmless Realm"less adjective Destitute of a realm. Keats.
Realness Re"al·ness (rē" a l*nĕs) noun The quality or condition of being real; reality.
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