Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A watercourse or ditch.
  • To touch. [Prov. Eng.] To concern.
  • noun A dialectal form of rind.
  • noun Same as rim.

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

  • noun obsolete See rind.

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  • noun Alternative form of rind.
  • noun A watercourse or ditch.
  • verb transitive To touch.
  • verb transitive To concern; affect.
  • verb transitive To pertain to; fall to.
  • verb transitive To tend to a certain effect or outcome.

Etymologies

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Variation of rind.

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From Middle English rune, from Old English ryne ("a course, run, running, orbit, a flow, flux, period of time, cycle, luster, expanse, extent"), from Proto-Germanic *runiz (“course”), from Proto-Indo-European *er(e)- (“to cause to move, grow”). Cognate with German Ronne ("a channel"), Icelandic ryne ("a flow, stream"). See runnel.

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From Middle English rinen, from Old English hrīnan ("to touch, lay hold of, reach, seize, strike, have connection with, contact"), from Proto-Germanic *hrīnanan (“to touch”), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (“to strip, touch”). Cognate with Old Saxon hrīnan ("to touch"), Old High German hrīnan ("to touch"), Icelandic hrína ("to cleave, hurt, overtake").

Examples

  • Fucking struggle...un lutte, une tannée, un truc qui te colle à la peau il y a rine à faire ... sans arret en train de dévier...

    Procrastination on Vimeo

  • Obama has a shot at winning Indiana also! addison rine

    Schneider: The age divide

  • M.chael M. Phillips for the Wall Street Journal This M.rine is ready for a fight.

    Now Zad: U.S. Marines in an Afghan Ghost Town

  • M.chael M. Phillips for the Wall Street Journal To ensure that no M.rine strays from the cleared path, each man scuffs up the dirt to leave a trail for those behind to follow.

    Now Zad: U.S. Marines in an Afghan Ghost Town

  • ZINCZENKO: This is not a broccoli-shunning, pork-rine eating, McDonald ` s popping into guy.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2009

  • I'd later read in the report that it was not anApis mellifera scuttelata, commonly known to the Western world as the "killer" bee, but instead theApis mellifera capensis. ep-i-neph-rine  n.

    Anaphylaxis

  • I gots to get to EBBCOTT to see this pro tected Ma rine a re a. June 15th, 2006 at 9: 36 am

    Think Progress » ThinkFast AM: June 15, 2006

  • M.chael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal Cpl. M.chael Canter, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, at right, and another M.rine prepare to break into a room in Afghanistan in search for a suspected Taliban financier.

    Secure Against the Taliban

  • M.chael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal Cpl. M.chael Canter, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, at right, and another M.rine prepare to break into a room in Afghanistan in search for a suspected Taliban financier.

    Secure Against the Taliban

  • Consider the case of Ma-rine Sgt. Robert S. Nadel, who learned last week that he was being court-martialed for alleged homosexual acts.

    'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'--Marine Style

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