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Meaning of RICE

Pronunciation:  rIs, rIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  2. [n]  United States playwright (1892-1967)
  3. [n]  English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
  4. [n]  annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
  5. [v]  sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes"

RICE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein, Elmer Rice, Sir Tim Rice, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
 See Also: brown rice, cereal, cereal, cereal grass, cultivated rice, cultivated rice, dramatist, food grain, genus Oryza, grain, lyricist, Oryza, Oryza sativa, Oryza sativa, paddy, playwright, polished rice, sake, saki, sieve, sift, strain, white rice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rice\, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr.
???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi,
akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. {Rye}.]
A well-known cereal grass ({Oryza sativa}) and its seed. This
plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the
grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants.
In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be

{Ant rice}. (Bot.) See under {Ant}.

{French rice}. (Bot.) See {Amelcorn}.

{Indian rice}., a tall reedlike water grass ({Zizania
   aquatica}), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain,
   much used for food by North American Indians. It is common
   in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also
   {water oat}, {Canadian wild rice}, etc.

{Mountain rice}, any species of an American genus
   ({Oryzopsis}) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.

{Rice bunting}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Ricebird}.

{Rice hen} (Zo["o]l.), the Florida gallinule.

{Rice mouse} (Zo["o]l.), a large dark-colored field mouse
   ({Calomys palistris}) of the Southern United States.

{Rice paper}, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from
   China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture
   of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a
   large herb ({Fatsia papyrifera}, related to the ginseng)
   into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under
   pressure. Called also {pith paper}.

{Rice troupial} (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink.

{Rice water}, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small
   quantity of rice in water.

{Rice-water discharge} (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice
   water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from
   the bowels, in cholera.

{Rice weevil} (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle ({Calandra, or
   Sitophilus, oryz[ae]}) which destroys rice, wheat, and
   Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also
   {black weevil}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. treatment plan for acute injury to prevent inflammatory processes from becoming uncontrolled and to speed up the recovery process by eliminating swelling; acute injury management.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing grains of rice in your dream, symbolizes success, prosperity, luck, fertility and warm friendships. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating rice indicates happiness and tranquility in the home. Dreaming that you are cooking rice means that new responsibilities will bring you much joy. Seeing rice mixed with dirt in your dream means illness and separation from friends.