Meaning of R in English


R 1

(also r )

■ noun ( plural Rs or R's )

1》 the eighteenth letter of the alphabet.

2》 denoting the next after Q in a set of items, categories, etc.


the R months the months September to April, considered to be the season for eating oysters.

the three Rs reading, writing, and arithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of learning.


R 2

■ abbreviation

1》 rand.

2》 (in names of sports clubs) Rangers or Rovers.

3》 Réaumur (a temperature scale, now obsolete).

4》 Regina or Rex.

5》 ( ® ) registered as a trademark.

6》 (in the US) Republican.

7》 N. Amer. (in film classification) restricted (to viewers over a certain age).

8》 (on a gear shift) reverse.

9》 ( R. ) River.

10》 roentgen(s).

11》 Romania (international vehicle registration).

12》 rook (in chess).

13》 Cricket (on scorecards) run(s).

■ symbol

1》 Chemistry an unspecified organic radical.

2》 electrical resistance.

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