noun, Southern U.S.
a small stream; rivulet.
noun 1. an opera (1851) with music by Giuseppe Verdi.
noun 1. strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people. 2. the full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc. 3. severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity: the rigor of wartime existence. 4. a severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc. 5. scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence: the logical rigor of mathematics. 6. severity […]
noun 1. extreme strictness. 2. (in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine. noun 1. strictness in judgment or conduct 2. the religious cult of extreme self-denial 3. (RC theol) the doctrine that in cases of doubt […]
[rig-er mawr-tis, or, esp. British, rahy-gawr] /ˈrɪg ər ˈmɔr tɪs, or, esp. British, ˈraɪ gɔr/ noun 1. the stiffening of the body after death. rigor mortis /ˈrɪɡə ˈmɔːtɪs/ noun 1. (pathol) the stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity of a dead body, caused by depletion of ATP in the tissues. It begins two to four […]