What does RYE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rye(noun)

    the seed of the cereal grass

  2. rye, Secale cereale(noun)

    hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement

  3. rye, rye whiskey, rye whisky(noun)

    whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt


  1. rye(Noun)

    A grass, Secale cereale, or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale.

  2. rye(Noun)

    Rye whisky.

  3. rye(Noun)

    Rye bread.

  4. Origin: From ryge, from rugiz. Cognates include Germanic Old Norse rugr (Danish rug, Swedish råg), German Roggen and from non-Germanic Indo-European Russian рожь and Old Prussian rugis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rye(noun)

    a grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass (Secale cereale), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man

  2. Rye(noun)

    a disease in a hawk

  3. Origin: [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. rg, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. 'o`ryza rice. Cf. Rice.]


  1. Rye

    Rye is a grass grown extensively as a grain and as a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskeys, some vodkas, and animal fodder. It can also be eaten whole, either as boiled rye berries, or by being rolled, similar to rolled oats. Rye is a cereal grain and should not be confused with ryegrass, which is used for lawns, pasture, and hay for livestock.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rye

    rī, n. a genus of grasses allied to wheat and barley, one species of which is cultivated as a grain: (her.) a bearing representing a stalk of grain with the ear bending down.—ns. Rye′-grass, a variety of grass cultivated for pasture and fodder; Rye′-moth, an insect whose larva feeds on stems of rye; Rye′-wolf, an evil creature of German folklore lurking in the rye-fields; Rye′-worm, an insect which devours the stems of rye. [A.S. ryge; Ice. rúgr, Ger. rocken, roggen.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rye

    an interesting old port in the SE. corner of Sussex, situated on rising ground flanked by two streams, 63 m. SE. from London, one of the Cinque Ports (q. v.); the retiral of the sea has left it now 2 m. inland; has a fine Norman and Early English church.

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Anagrams for RYE »

  1. yer, yre


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RYE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RYE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Veach:

    Brandy is the original craft distilling in America. The first brandy was made eight years before the first rye whiskey and well before bourbon.

  2. Jacob Lahne:

    There is definitely a tendency for bartenders to talk about how some drinks should absolutely be made with bourbon or rye, and I think it’s clear now that there is more flexibility, in a way it’s fun and exciting — it gives you a bigger universe to play with.

  3. Jerry Seinfeld:

    One was the' The Rye,' because we got to shoot that at Paramount Studios in LA which was the first time that we thought, ‘ wow this is almost like a real TV show ’, we had n’t felt like a real TV show, the early years of the TV show were not successful... We felt like we were a weird little orphan show. So that was a big deal for us.

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