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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ra(n.)

also Re, 3

  1. a sun god of Heliopolis, worshipped throughout ancient Egypt and typically represented as a hawk-headed man crowned with a solar disk and uraeus.

    Category: Eastern Religions

RA

  1. regular army.

    Category: Military

Ra*

  1. radium.

* Chem. Symbol..

R.A.

  1. right ascension.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. royal academician.

  3. Royal Academy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radium, Ra, atomic number 88(noun)

    an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores

  2. Ra, Re(noun)

    ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods

  3. right ascension, RA, celestial longitude(noun)

    (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere

    "one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees"

Wiktionary

  1. Ra(Noun)

    Any of a series of moraines, in parts of Norway, that are long ridges covered with stones.

  2. Ra(ProperNoun)

    The Egyptian god of the sun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ra(noun)

    a roe; a deer

Freebase

  1. Ra

    Ra or Re was the ancient Egyptian solar deity. By the Fifth Dynasty he had become a major god in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the midday sun. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is thought that if not a word for 'sun' it may be a variant of or linked to words meaning 'creative power' and 'creator'. The major cult centre of Ra was Heliopolis, where he was identified with the local sun-god Atum. Through Atum, or as Atum-Ra, he was also seen as the first being and the originator of the Ennead, consisting of Shu and Tefnut, Geb and Nut, Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty. He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world the sky, the earth, and the underworld. He was associated with the falcon or hawk. When in the New Kingdom the god Amun rose to prominence he was fused with Ra as Amun-Ra. During the Amarna Period, Akhenaten suppressed the cult of Ra in favour of another solar deity, the Aten, the deified solar disc, but after the death of Akhenaten the cult of Ra was restored.


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raw(adjective)

not cooked

raw onions/meat.

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