rā [rah] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the 10th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of rā From Arabic Ra [rah] noun Egyptian Religion.
- 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. Ra Symbol, Chemistry.
- regular army.
- rear admiral.
- Astronomy. right ascension.
- royal academician.
- Royal Academy.
Examples from the Web for ra Contemporary Examples of ra
Her choice for Desert Island Discs ranged from “The Drinking Song” by Verdi to “Ra Ra Rasputin” by Boney M.
March 22, 2014
At opening of the RA exhibition, some of his key recruits—from Gormley to novelist Ian McEwan—were gathered.
December 10, 2009
Historical Examples of ra
He also is, like Ra and Osiris, a god of the under-world to which men go after death.
Thus it was that other deities assumed a solar character as forms of Ra.
Leonard W. King
O Ra, Ra, to think that it was you all the while who were committing all these thefts!
Frederic W. Farrar
Remember the leap to death and the Boat of Ra, and those by whom it was captained.
H. Rider Haggard
The primacy of Ra is illustrated by the fact that Amon was identified with him.
Crawford Howell Toy
British Dictionary definitions for ra Ra 1 the chemical symbol for
Ra 2Re noun
- the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk’s head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent
RA abbreviation for
- rear admiral
- astronomy right ascension
- (in Britain) Royal Academician or Academy
- (in Britain) Royal Artillery
- Argentina (international car registration)
Word Origin for RA (sense 5) from República Argentina Word Origin and History for ra Ra
“hawk-headed sovereign sun god of Egyptian mythology,” from Egyptian R’ “sun, day.”
ra in Medicine Ra
- The symbol for the elementradium
ra in Science Ra
- The symbol for radium.
radium [rā′dē-əm] Ra
- A rare, bright-white, highly radioactive element of the alkaline-earth group. It occurs naturally in very small amounts in ores and minerals containing uranium, and it is naturally luminescent. Radium is used as a source of radon gas for the treatment of disease and as a neutron source for scientific research. Its most stable isotope is Ra 226 with a half-life of 1,622 years. Atomic number 88; melting point 700°C; boiling point 1,737°C; valence 2. See Periodic Table.