[rat-n-ey; French ra-tee-ney] /ˌræt nˈeɪ; French ra tiˈneɪ/
a loosely woven fabric made with nubby or knotty yarns.
a coarse loosely woven cloth
[rat-uh-fahy] /ˈræt əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), ratified, ratifying. 1. to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction: to ratify a constitutional amendment. 2. to confirm (something done or arranged by an agent or by representatives) by such action. /ˈrætɪˌfaɪ/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) to give formal approval or consent to v. […]
[rey-ting] /ˈreɪ tɪŋ/ noun 1. classification according to grade or rank. 2. assigned position in a particular class or grade, or relative standing, as of a ship or a member of the armed forces. 3. the credit standing of a person or firm. 4. Radio, Television. a percentage indicating the number of listeners to or […]
noun, U.S. Navy. 1. a badge that indicates the rank and specialty of a petty officer: worn on the upper left sleeve.
[rah-ting-uh n] /ˈrɑ tɪŋ ən/ noun 1. a city in North Rhine–Westphalia in W central Germany, N of Dusseldorf.