Words starting with R

Words that start with R

List of things that start with the letter R.

Rick the royal raccoon ran 'round the raspberry bush in Rhode Island.

Photo of raisins
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Raisins are dried sultana grapes, and in many countries they are just called sultanas.
Raisins can be added to cakes and puddings or just eaten by themselves. They are an excellent lunchbox snack.

A rake is a set of metal or plastic teeth on the end of a long stick that is used for raking up large bits of trash on the ground. Rakes are most often used for raking fallen leaves into piles when they fall in autumn.

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina in the United States of America. It has a population of around 1.7 million.

A ramp is a surface that is sloped to make it easy for things with wheels to get between a low place and a higher place. The ramp in the photo is for people to get in and out of a truck.
Ramps are often used inside multi-storey car parks so cars can drive up to the top. Ramps are also used as well as stairs to get into a building. People can walk up stairs easily, but ramps are needed for people who are in a wheelchair, for people with prams, or for anyone who simply has trouble climbing stairs.

Ran is the past tense of run.

A ranch is another word for a farm, particularly one that is used for grazing cattle. Someone who works with cattle on a ranch is called a cowboy.

Ring bell for service
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Rang is the past tense of ring. For example "he rang his girlfriend" or "she rang a bell".

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A group of mountains all in a row is called a range.

A rash is a change in the appearance of your skin. Most rashes make you look like you are covered in little red dots. Some rashes are raised, some are blistery, still others are flakey. There are lots of different kinds of rashes and even more possible causes, so if you have a rash that is very bad or won't go away, see your Doctor.