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R, rnoun

uk   /ɑːr/  us   /ɑːr/ (plural Rs, R's or r's)
  • R, r noun (RIVER)

written abbreviation for river , used in writing before or after the ​name of a ​river: R Thames
  • R, r noun (DIRECTION)

written abbreviation for right noun
  • R, r noun (ROYAL PERSON)

abbreviation for Rex (= ​king) or Regina (= ​queen), used after the ​name of a ​king or ​queen: Elizabeth R

R, radjective

uk   /ɑːr/  us   /ɑːr/
  • R, r adjective (ROYAL)

written abbreviation for royal adjective , used in the ​names of ​organizations in the UK: He's an RAF (= Royal Air Force)officer. RSPH, the Royal Society for Public Health
  • R, r adjective (FILM)

[C or U] US abbreviation for restricted : used to refer to a ​film that ​people under 17 ​years of ​age can ​see only if a ​parent or ​guardian is with them

R, radverb

uk   /ɑːr/  us   /ɑːr/
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