[rahy-ding] /ˈraɪ dɪŋ/
Laura, 1901–91, U.S. poet, novelist, and critic.
(capital when part of a name) any of the three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire: North Riding, East Riding and West Riding
(in Canada) a parliamentary constituency
(in New Zealand) a rural electorate for local government
c.1300, verbal noun from ride (v.). Meaning “teasing, annoying” is from 1927. Riding-hood, worn by women when riding or exposed to weather, is from mid-15c.
one of the three districts into which Yorkshire was divided, late 13c., from late Old English *þriðing, a relic of Viking rule, from Old Norse ðriðjungr “third part,” from ðriði “third” (see third). The initial consonant merged with final consonant of preceding north, west, or east.
[law-rey-zhuh, -shuh] /lɔˈreɪ ʒə, -ʃə/ noun, Geology. 1. a hypothetical landmass in the Northern Hemisphere near the end of the Paleozoic Era: split apart to form North America and Eurasia. /lɔːˈreɪʃə/ noun 1. one of the two ancient supercontinents produced by the first split of the even larger supercontinent Pangaea about 200 million years ago, […]
language A language for knowledge representation combining object-oriented features and logic programming. It has set operations, object-oriented exception handling and a polymorphic type system. [“An Object-Oriented Language for Advanced Applications”, in Proc TOOLS 5, Santa Barbara 1991, P-H]. (1998-02-01)
[lawr-eyt, lahr-] /ˈlɔr eɪt, ˈlɑr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of .
[lawr-ee-it, lor-] /ˈlɔr i ɪt, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. a person who has been honored for achieving distinction in a particular field or with a particular award: a Nobel laureate. 2. . adjective 3. deserving or having special recognition for achievement, as for poetry (often used immediately after the noun that is modified): poet laureate; conjurer […]