Webster's Dictionary, 1913

Search Webster
Word starts with Word or meaning contains
Rhetorician noun [ Confer French rhétoricien .]
1. One well versed in the rules and principles of rhetoric.

The understanding is that by which a man becomes a mere logician and a mere rhetorician .
F. W. Robertson.

2. A teacher of rhetoric.

The ancient sophists and rhetoricians , which ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred years old.
Bacon.

3. An orator; specifically, an artificial orator without genuine eloquence; a declaimer. Macaulay.

Rhetorician adjective Suitable to a master of rhetoric. "With rhetorician pride." Blackmore.

Rhetorize (rĕt"o*rīz) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rhetorized (- rīzd); present participle & verbal noun Rhetorizing (- rī`zĭng).] To play the orator. Colgrave.

Rhetorize transitive verb To represent by a figure of rhetoric, or by personification. Milton.

Rheum (rē"ŭm) noun [ New Latin , from Latin Rha the river Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb .] (Botany) A genus of plants. See Rhubarb .

Rheum (rum) noun [ Old French reume , rheume , French rhume a cold,, Latin rheuma rheum, from Greek ........., from "rei^n to flow, akin to English stream . See Stream , noun , and confer Hemorrhoids .] (Medicine) A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose.

I have a rheum in mine eyes too.
Shak.

Salt rheum . (Medicine) See Salt rheum , in the Vocab.

Rheumatic adjective [ Greek ......... subject to a discharge or flux: confer Latin rheumaticus , French rhumatique . See Rheum , Rheumatism .]
1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic. [ Obsolete]

2. (Medicine) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day.

That rheumatic diseases do abound.
Shak.

Rheumatic noun One affected with rheumatism.

Rheumatism noun [ Latin rheumatismus rheum, Greek ............, from ......... to have or suffer from a flux, from ......... rheum: confer French rheumatisme . See 2d Rheum .] (Medicine) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs, as the heart.

Inflammatory rheumatism (Medicine) , acute rheumatism attended with fever, and attacking usually the larger joints, which become swollen, hot, and very painful. -- Rheumatism root . (Botany) See Twinleaf .

Rheumatismal adjective (Medicine) Of or pertaining to rheumatism.

Rheumatismoid adjective [ Rheumatism + -oid .] (Medicine) Of or resembling rheum or rheumatism.

Rheumic adjective (Medicine) Pertaining to, or characterized by, rheum.

Rheumic diathesis . See Dartrous diathesis , under Dartrous .

Rheumides noun plural [ New Latin See Rheum .] (Medicine) The class of skin disease developed by the dartrous diathesis. See under Dartrous .

Rheumy adjective Of or pertaining to rheum; abounding in, or causing, rheum; affected with rheum.

His head and rheumy eyes distill in showers.
Dryden.

And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air
To add unto his sickness.
Shak.

Rhigolene noun [ Greek ......... cold + Latin oleum oil.] (Chemistry) A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons intermediate between gsolene and cymogene. It is obtained in the purification of crude petroleum, and is used as a refregerant.

Rhime noun See Rhyme . [ Obsolete]

Rhinal adjective [ Gr........., ........., the nose.] (Anat.) Og or pertaining to the nose or olfactory organs.

Rhinaster noun [ New Latin , from Greek ........., ........., nose + ......... star.] (Zoology) The borele.

Rhine noun [ Anglo-Saxon ryne . See Run .] A water course; a ditch. [ Written also rean .] [ Prov. Eng.] Macaulay.

Rhinencephalic adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the rhinencephalon.

Rhinencephalon noun ; plural Rhinencephala . [ New Latin , from Greek ........., ........., the nose + ...... the brain.] (Anat.) The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the olfactory nerves arise.

» The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together.

Rhinestone noun [ Confer German rheinkiesel Rhine quartz.] A colorless stone of high luster, made of paste. It is much used as an inexpensive ornament.

Rhinitis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ....... ........., the nose + -itis .] (Medicine) Infllammation of the nose; esp., inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nostrils.

Rhino noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] Gold and silver, or money. [ Cant] W. Wagstaffe.

As long as the rhino lasted.
Marryat.

Rhino- A combining form from Greek ......, ........., the nose , as in rhino lith, rhino logy.

Rhinocerial, Rhinocerical adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros; resembling the rhinoceros, or his horn. Tatler.

Rhinoceros noun [ Latin , from Greek ........., .........; .......... ........., the nose + ......... a horn: confer French rhinocéros . See Horn .] (Zoology) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera Rhinoceros , Atelodus , and several allied genera of the family Rhinocerotidæ , of which several living, and many extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful, and usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout.

» The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinoceroses ( Rhinoceros Indicus and R. Sondaicus ) have incisor and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick skin forms shieldlike folds. The two or three African species belong to Atelodus , and have two horns, but lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and canine teeth. The two Malay, or East Indian, two- horned species belong to Ceratohinus , in which incisor and canine teeth are present. See Borele , and Keitloa .

Rhinoceros auk (Zoology) , an auk of the North Pacific ( Cerorhina monocrata ) which has a deciduous horn on top of the bill. -- Rhinoceros beetle (Zoology) , a very large beetle of the genus Dynastes , having a horn on the head. -- Rhinoceros bird . (Zoology) (a) A large hornbill ( Buceros rhinoceros ), native of the East Indies. It has a large hollow hornlike process on the bill. Called also rhinoceros hornbill . See Hornbill . (b) An African beefeater ( Buphaga Africana ). It alights on the back of the rhinoceros in search of parasitic insects.

Rhinocerote noun A rhinoceros. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Rhinocerotic adjective Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros. [ R.]

Rhinolite, Rhinolith noun [ Rhino- + -lite , -lith .] (Medicine) A concretion formed within the cavities of the nose.

Rhinological adjective Of or pertaining to rhinology.

Rhinologist noun One skilled in rhinology.

Rhinology noun [ Rhino- + -logy .] The science which treats of the nose, and its diseases.

Rhinolophid noun [ Rhino- + Greek ......... crest.] (Zoology) Any species of the genus Rhinilophus , or family Rhinolophidæ , having a horseshoe-shaped nasal crest; a horseshoe bat.

Rhinolophine adjective (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the rhinolophids, or horseshoe bats.

Rhinophore noun [ Rhino- + Greek ......... to bear.] (Zoology) One of the two tentacle-like organs on the back of the head or neck of a nudibranch or tectibranch mollusk. They are usually retractile, and often transversely furrowed or plicate, and are regarded as olfactory organs. Called also dorsal tentacles . See Illust. under Pygobranchia , and Opisthobranchia .

Rhinoplastic adjective [ Rhino- + -plastic : confer French rhinoplastique .] (Surg.) Of or pertaining to rhinoplasty; as, a rhinoplastic operation.

Rhinoplasty noun [ Rhino- + -plasty : confer French rhinoplastie .] Plastic surgery of the nose to correct deformity or to replace lost tissue. Tissue may be transplanted from the patient's cheek, forehead, arm, etc., or even from another person.

Rhinopome noun [ Rhino- + Greek pw^ma a lid. ] (Zoology) Any old-world bat of the genus Rhinopoma . The rhinopomes have a long tail extending beyond the web, and inhabit caves and tombs.

Rhinoscleroma noun [ Rhino- + scleroma .] (Medicine) A rare disease of the skin, characterized by the development of very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, esp. the lips, palate, and throat. J. V. Shoemaker.

Rhinoscope noun [ Rhino- + -scope .] A small mirror for use in rhinoscopy.

Rhinoscopic adjective (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to rhinoscopy.

Rhinoscopy noun [ Rhino- + -scopy .] (Physiol.) The examination or study of the soft palate, posterior nares, etc., by means of a laryngoscopic mirror introduced into the pharynx.

Rhinotheca noun ; plural Rhinothecæ . [ New Latin , from gr. ........., ........., the nose + ......... case.] (Zoology) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird.

Rhipidoglossa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ......... a fan + ............ a tongue.] (Zoology) A division of gastropod mollusks having a large number of long, divergent, hooklike, lingual teeth in each transverse row. It includes the scutibranchs. See Illustration in Appendix.

Rhipipter noun [ Greek ......... a fan + ......... wing.] (Zoology) One of the Rhipiptera , a group of insects having wings which fold like a fan; a strepsipter.

Rhipipteran noun (Zoology) Same as Rhipipter .

Rhizanthous adjective [ Greek ......... root + ......... flower.] (Botany) Producing flowers from a rootstock, or apparently from a root.

Rhizine noun [ Greek ......... root.] (Botany) A rootlike filament or hair growing from the stems of mosses or on lichens; a rhizoid.

Rhizocarpous adjective [ Greek ......... root + ......... fruit.] (Botany) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; -- said of all perennial herbs.