Archaic. growing, blooming, or ripening early in the year or season.
adjective (archaic or literary)
blossoming or ripening early in the season
eager or prompt
[raht-n-ou] /ˈrɑt nˌaʊ/ noun 1. Walther [vahl-tuh r] /ˈvɑl tər/ (Show IPA), 1867–1922, German industrialist, writer, and statesman. /German ˈraːtənau/ noun 1. Walther (ˈvaltər). 1867–1922, German industrialist and statesman: he organized the German war industries during World War I, became minister of reconstruction (1921) and of foreign affairs (1922), and was largely responsible for the […]
[adverb rath -er, rah-th er; interjection rath -ur, rah-th ur] /adverb ˈræð ər, ˈrɑ ðər; interjection ˈræðˈɜr, ˈrɑˈðɜr/ adverb 1. in a measure; to a certain extent; somewhat: rather good. 2. in some degree: I rather thought you would regret it. 3. more properly or justly; with better reason: The contrary is rather to be […]
Rathke Rath·ke (rät’kə), Martin Heinrich. 1793-1860. German biologist who discovered gill slits and branchial arches in bird and mammal embryos.
[rat-hohl] /ˈrætˌhoʊl/ noun 1. a made by a , as into a room, barn, etc.: The first chore in the old building is to plug up the ratholes. 2. the burrow or shelter of a . 3. any small and uncomfortable room, office, apartment, etc., especially one that is dirty or disordered: He lives in […]