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ˈraɪ liri·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Riley, James Whitcomb Rileynoun

    United States poet (1849-1916)


  1. Rileynoun

    of origin, variant of Reilly.

  2. Rileynoun

    from Ryley in Lancashire, from ryge +leah.

  3. Rileynoun

    A manufacurer of British motorcars (1907-1969) named after William Riley Jr.

  4. Rileynoun

    used since the 1990s.

  5. Rileynoun

    A surname of Irish origin, variant of Reilly.

  6. Rileynoun

    An English habitational surname from Ryley in Lancashire, from Old English ryge +leah.

  7. Rileynoun

    A manufacturer of British motorcars named after William Riley Jr.

  8. Rileynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, of 19th century and later usage.

  9. Rileynoun

    A female given name from surname, of 1990s and later usage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Riley in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Riley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Riley in a Sentence

  1. Morgan Howell Moylan:

    Riley Howell did such a heroic thing, it was absolutely no surprise. In fact, I have four children who so look up to Riley Howell. Every one of them said,' Of course, Riley Howell was the hero -- 100 % of course Riley Howell'd run toward the shooter.' Riley Howell was everybody's protector. You felt safe when you were with Riley Howell.

  2. Riley Bongiorno:

    ( I) tried putting pressure on it and everything and trying to make it stop it and I could just see in Riley Bongiorno eyes that Riley Bongiorno wasn't coming back.

  3. Fort Riley commander:

    The Fort Riley commander is in a tough spot, however, he must remember we all took an oath to support and defend the Constitution – all of it, including the First Amendment.

  4. Police Superintendent Pauline Vicary:

    Sensibly Tamra McBeath-Riley appears to have stayed where the water is and has been drinking that, and thats probably what kept Tamra McBeath-Riley going.

  5. Kevin Westmoreland:

    Maybe it was God that moved the levers, that put Riley in that classroom on that day, at the exact time for the purpose of saving others, it was not out of character for him.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. aculeate
    • B. incumbent
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. ravening

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