[ran-sid] /ˈræn sɪd/
having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, especially of fats or oils:
(of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale:
a rancid smell.
offensive or nasty; disagreeable.
(of butter, bacon, etc) having an unpleasant stale taste or smell as the result of decomposition
(of a taste or smell) rank or sour; stale
1640s, from Latin rancidus “rank, stinking, offensive” (also source of Italian rancido, Spanish rancio), from rancere “be spoiled or rotten,” of unknown origin. German ranzig is from French rancide. Related: Rancidness.
rancid ran·cid (rān’sĭd)
Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats.
ran·cid’i·ty or ran’cid·ness n.
[rang-ker] /ˈræŋ kər/ noun 1. bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice. n. c.1200, from Old French rancor “bitterness, resentment; grief, affliction,” from Late Latin rancorem (nominative rancor) “rancidness, a stinking smell” (Palladius); “grudge, bitterness” (Hieronymus and in Late Latin), from Latin rancere “to stink” (see rancid).
[rang-ker-uh s] /ˈræŋ kər əs/ adjective 1. full of or showing . adj. 1580s, from rancor + -ous. Related: Rancorously; rancorousness.
[rang-ker] /ˈræŋ kər/ noun 1. bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice. /ˈræŋkə/ noun 1. malicious resentfulness or hostility; spite n. chiefly British English spelling of rancor; for ending see -or. Related: Rancourous. n. c.1200, from Old French rancor “bitterness, resentment; grief, affliction,” from Late Latin rancorem (nominative rancor) “rancidness, a stinking smell” (Palladius); […]
[rand] /rænd/ noun 1. (in shoemaking) a strip of leather set in a shoe at the heel before the lifts are attached. 2. British Dialect. verb (used with object) 3. to provide (footwear) with rands. [rand] /rænd/ noun 1. a coin and monetary unit of the Republic of South Africa, equal to 100 cents. Abbreviation: […]