Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A promontory; cape; peak: a term prefixed to the names of promontories or capes on the Arabian and African coasts, etc.
  • noun In Abyssinia, the title of the vizir or chief minister, and also of generals and governors.
  • noun A smooth material of wool, and also of silk: a French term used in English, especially in certain combinations.

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

  • noun See 2d reis.

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  • noun An Ethiopian king or prince.

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  • noun the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function

Etymologies

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From Amharic ራስ (rās, "head").

Examples

  • In the summer months, mango reigns supreme, and the bright orange aromatic "ras" is served at most meals in a little bowl, to be scooped up with some hot rotis, or for festive occasions, with a hot puffy fried puri.

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  • Ras in Marathi means "juice" and aamras, simply called ras is the thick pulp of the mango.

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  • A 19-year-old gang­banger named Gil Por­ras is beaten to death by rival gang mem­bers in East L.A. Police arrest one man for the mur­der, Jos

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  • It was a powerful, unexpected convergence: all three labs had isolated the same fragment of DNA, containing a gene called ras, from their respective cancer cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • It was a powerful, unexpected convergence: all three labs had isolated the same fragment of DNA, containing a gene called ras, from their respective cancer cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • It was a powerful, unexpected convergence: all three labs had isolated the same fragment of DNA, containing a gene called ras, from their respective cancer cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Lawyers for Mr Bhamra's widow, Amarjit, argued that Lucky Caterers were negligent for supplying a dish called ras malai which allegedly contained the egg.

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  • Lawyers for Mr Bhamra's widow, Amarjit, argued that Lucky Caterers were negligent for supplying a dish called ras malai which allegedly contained the egg.

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  • Lawyers for Mr Bhamra's widow, Amarjit, argued that Lucky Caterers were negligent for supplying a dish called ras malai which allegedly contained the egg.

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  • From "ras" or juice comes another word, rassa or juicy curry, and the egg rassa is an example of this popular Marathi curry.

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