Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The ancient Egyptian sun god, the supreme deity represented as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disk and uraeus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A roe; a deer.

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  • noun chemistry Symbol for radium.
  • proper noun Egyptian mythology The Egyptian god of the sun.
  • noun geology Any of a series of moraines, in parts of Norway, that are long ridges covered with stones.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Egyptian r‘, sun, Ra.]

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  • Reed boats Ra I and II, constructed for Thor Heyerdahl by builders from Lake Chad in 1969 and 1970, based on drawings and models from ancient Egypt, in which he and his team attempted to cross the Atlantic from Morocco.

    June 18, 2010