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Meaning of RILL

Pronunciation:  ril

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)
  2. [n]  a small stream

RILL is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rivulet, run, runnel, streamlet
 See Also: channel, stream, watercourse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rill\ (r[i^]l), n. [Cf. LG. rille a small channel or
    brook, a furrow, a chamfer, OE. rigol a small brook, F.
    rigole a trench or furrow for water, W. rhill a row, rhigol a
    little ditch. [root]11.]
    1. A very small brook; a streamlet.
    2. (Astron.) See {Rille}.
  2. \Rill\, v. i.
    To run a small stream. [R.] --Prior.
Biology Dictionary
  1. One of the first and smallest channels formed by surface runoff.
  2. A small erosional channel, usually in parallel where surface waters run on steep unprotected soils.
  3. A very small brook or trickling stream of water.