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[rah] /rɑ/
noun
1.
the 10th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic

Ra

[rah] /rɑ/
noun, Egyptian Religion
1.
a sun god of Heliopolis, a universal creator worshiped throughout Egypt (typically represented as a hawk-headed man bearing on his head the solar disk and the uraeus).
Also, Re.
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British Dictionary definitions for ras

RAS

abbreviation
1.
Royal Agricultural Society
2.
Royal Astronomical Society

Ra1

Chemical symbol
1.
radium

Ra2

/rɑː/
noun
1.
the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk's head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent

RA

abbreviation
1.
rear admiral
2.
(astronomy) right ascension
3.
(in Britain) Royal Academician or Academy
4.
(in Britain) Royal Artillery
5.
Argentina (international car registration)
Word Origin
(sense 5) from República Argentina
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Word Origin and History for ras

Ethiopian title, from Amharic ras "chief, head," from Arabic ra's.

Ra

"hawk-headed sovereign sun god of Egyptian mythology," from Egyptian R' "sun, day."

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ras in Medicine

Ra
The symbol for the element radium.

RAS abbr.
reticular activating system

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ras in Science
Ra  
The symbol for radium.
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Slang definitions & phrases for ras

RA

noun

Anger; the RED ASS (1942+)


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ras in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for ras

ras

Referred with Amendments Senate

RAS

  1. reticular activating system
  2. Royal Astronomical Society

Ra

radium

RA

  1. Argentina (international vehicle ID)
  2. rear admiral
  3. reasonable alternative
  4. regular army
  5. remedial action
  6. research assistant
  7. research associate
  8. resident advisor
  9. resident assistant
  10. rheumatoid arthritis
  11. right ascension
  12. right atrium
  13. risk analysis
  14. route analysis
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