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Rais

[res; French res] /rɛs; French rɛs/
noun

rai

[rahy] /raɪ/
noun
1.
a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.
Origin of rai
1985-1990
1985-90; of undetermined orig.
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  • The Rais house was a typical sample of the ordinary mountain cabin; walled with rough stone rubble, and floored with beaten earth.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • It must not be supposed that Rais Ali was a willing defender of his home.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • Among the one hundred and forty speaking personages in this work is the Maréchal de Rais.

  • Eve's curiosity was Rais'd by the Devil;—'tis an Angel tempts mine.

    The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley
  • Rais Mourad, knowing that no business could be done until three or four hours later, would not permit them to pass into the gate.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • Sir Tremendous's plays indeed have Rais'd a sublimer passion, astonishment.

  • Besides, we might not get paid anything, whereas we have received it in cash from Rais Mourad.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just Rais'd to shed his blood.

  • “I accept it with pleasure,” said the Colonel, turning to Rais Ali, who stood at his elbow.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Structure consists but of one Floor, on which are Rais'd six large Pavilions, viz.

British Dictionary definitions for Rais

Rais

/French res/
noun
1.
Gilles de (ʒil də). 1404–40, French nobleman who fought with Joan of Arc: marshal of France (1429–40). He was executed for the torture and murder of more than 140 children

rai

/raɪ/
noun
1.
a type of Algerian popular music based on traditional Algerian music influenced by modern Western pop
Word Origin
C20: Arabic, literally: opinion
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Rais in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for Rais

RAI

radioactive iodine
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