Raft

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Raft

  • (noun) a flat buoyant structure of timber or other materials fastened together, used as a boat or floating platform.
  • (noun) a small inflatable rubber or plastic boat, especially one for use in emergencies.
  • (noun) a floating mass of fallen trees, vegetation, ice, or other material.
  • (noun) a dense flock of swimming birds or mammals. “great rafts of cormorants, often 5,000 strong”
  • (noun) a layer of reinforced concrete forming the foundation of a building.
  • (noun) a large amount of something. “a raft of government initiatives”
  • (verb) travel on or as if on a raft. “I have rafted along the Rio Grande”
  • (verb) transport on or as if on a raft. “the stores were rafted ashore”
  • (verb) (of an ice floe) be driven on top of or underneath another floe.
  • (verb) bring or fasten together (a number of boats or other objects) side by side. “we rafted the boats together off the shores of Murchison Island”

Raft meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • रबर नौका, बेड़े पर से जाना, लठ्ठों का बेड़ा,अधिक मात्रा, बेड़ा, पटेला चलाना, पार उतारने का बेड़ा चलाना, बेड़ा चलाना

Raft origin

  • late Middle English (in the sense ‘beam, rafter’): from Old Norse raptr ‘rafter’. The verb dates from the late 17th century.
  • mid 19th century: alteration of dialect raff ‘abundance’ (perhaps of Scandinavian origin), by association with raft1 in the sense ‘floating mass’.

Raft in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Sugar prices have slumped to lowest in 11 months and the …, The Indian government’s policies on subsidies and export quotas … Bullish sentiment has been eroded by a raft of exports from India that Brazil, …
  • Maruti, suppliers gear up for prolonged pain, New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has collaborated with consulting … despite a raft of measures implemented by the Union government to …
  • Global Inflatable Marine Life Rafts Market 2019 Top …, Global Inflatable Marine Life Rafts Market 2019 Top manufacturers … Galvanisers India, Revere Survival, Winslow Life Raft, Zodiac Nautic, …
  • FM’s steps will give much-needed impetus to the Indian …, The Indian government on Friday announced a raft of measures in efforts to … US India Business Council president Nisha Desai Biswal said.
  • Global Sugar Rumble: It’s India Versus the Rest of World’s …, Bullish sentiment has been eroded by a raft of exports from India that Brazil, the top producer, calls “unsustainable.” “There’s plenty of worry for …

Raft pronunciation

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Rue

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Rue

  • (verb) bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone. “Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer”
  • (noun) repentance; regret. “with rue my heart is laden”
  • (noun) compassion; pity. “tears of pitying rue”
  • (noun) a perennial evergreen shrub with bitter strong-scented lobed leaves which are used in herbal medicine.

Rue meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • अफसोस करना, रंज, विलाप कर, ब्राह्मी, पछताना, शोक करना

Rue origin

  • Old English hrēow ‘repentance’, hrēowan ‘affect with contrition’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rouw‘mourning’ and German Reue ‘remorse’.
  • Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek rhutē .

Rue in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Article 370 abrogation downgrades Jammu’s status, rue locals, BSF soldiers on a boat patrol the Chenab river on the eve of Independence Day along the India Pakistan border in Akhnoor about 55 km from …
  • Kohli hits classy century as India down West Indies, As commanding as his innings was though, the hosts were left to rue a straightforward opportunity missed by wicketkeeper Shai Hope off …
  • View: Ambani cutting Reliance debt is bad omen for India’s economy, Above all, what will Reliance’s deleveraging mean for India? … Banks, however, will rue the end of his debt-fueled expansion if loan …
  • We are ‘misplaced’ since 1947, say PoK displaced, … migrated to India from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) during partition, are still “misplaced” even after 72 years of exile, rue refugees.
  • Former army officers rue ‘lack of facilities’, Talking about Armed Forces Flag Day, Singh said funds were collected from people for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel on …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Rue 

  • rue sounds similar to ruin…when you ruin your life you LAMENT and REGRET it
  • sounds like ro(weep)…so mourn

Rue pronunciation


Reckon

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Reckon

  • (verb) establish by calculation. “his debts were reckoned at £300,000”
  • (verb) include someone or something in (a class or group). “the society can reckon among its members males of the royal blood
  • (verb) be of the opinion. “he reckons that the army should pull out entirely”
  • (verb) consider or regard in a specified way. “the event was reckoned a failure”
  • (verb) have a specified view or opinion of. “‘What do you reckon on this place?’ she asked”
  • (verb) rate highly. “I don’t reckon his chances”
  • (verb) rely on or be sure of. “they had reckoned on a day or two more of privacy”
  • (verb) expect to do a particular thing. “I reckon to get away by two-thirty”

Reckon meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning

  • समझना, निर्भर होना, गिनना, अनुमान लगाना, संख्या करना, आशा करना, माना जाना, योग ज्यात करना, गणना करना

Reckon origin

  • Old English ( ge)recenian ‘recount, relate’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch rekenen and German rechnen ‘to count (up)’. Early senses included ‘give an account of items received’ and ‘mention things in order’, which gave rise to the notion of ‘calculation’ and hence of ‘being of an opinion’.

Reckon in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Amit Aggarwal is fast becoming a menswear force to reckon with, Amit Aggarwal’s new to the menswear game (he only debuted last year) but he’s beaten every big Indian designer to the covetable spot of …
  • Why you need to look beyond Form 16 when filing tax returns, … return (ITR) to 31 August, there’s no last-minute rush to reckon with. …. “Tax evasion is a criminal offence in India and can lead to the levy of ..
  • Jeep’s Big Burly Wrangler Is Almost Here!, The styling is very 80’s and boxy but we reckon this will be the least of the … The current generation Wrangler in India uses a 2.8-litre diesel …
  • 2019 Baja Aragon: Four Indian Riders End Rally On A High Note, While Sherco TVS fielded five riders, including three from India, Hero … He has proved that he is a force to reckon with and we can’t wait to see …
  • India tour of West Indies, 2nd T20I – Match Preview, Playing XI and Key … In that case Manish Pandey will be the one missing out but I reckon

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Reckon

  • recollect … old memories
  • rec(K) + ON who’s recording is on and hence can grasp and calculate fast

Reckon pronunciation


Reprieve

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Reprieve

  • (verb) cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death). “under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”
  • (verb) abandon or postpone plans to close or abolish (something). “the threatened pits could be reprieved”
  • (noun) a cancellation or postponement of a punishment. “he accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve”
  • (noun) a cancellation or postponement of an undesirable event. “a mother who faced eviction has been given a reprieve”

Reprieve meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • दण्डविराम, अवकाश, घटाव, विराम, दण्ड या प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक, प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक, प्राणदण्ड स्थगित, अस्थायी रूप से हटाना, अवकाश देना, फांसी स्थगित करना, दण्डविराम करना, प्राणदंड की थोड़े समय के लिये रोक रखना, प्राणदण्ड स्थगित, अस्थायी रूप से हटाना

Reprieve origin

  • late 15th century (as the past participle repryed ): from Anglo-Norman French repris, past participle of reprendre, from Latin re- ‘back’ + prehendere ‘seize’. The insertion of -v- (16th century) remains unexplained. Sense development has undergone a reversal, from the early meaning ‘send back to prison’, via ‘postpone a legal process’, to the current sense ‘rescue from impending punishment’.

Reprieve in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Huawei reprieve is good and bad news for Asian tech stocks, The sector that just won the biggest reprieve is tech stocks. President Donald Trumps decision to allow U.S. corporations to resume sales to …
  • Sri Lanka: Death row prisoners win a temporary reprieve, The temporary reprieve given to these death row prisoners should become permanent and their death sentences should be commuted …
  • Tariff truce likely to give markets a reprieve, but just a temporary one, “Markets are likely to breathe a collective sigh of relief given the highly anticipated outcome of the meeting. However, the reprieve may be short …
  • From Water to Traffic – No Reprieve For Shimla, Last year it was a water crisis, this year it is the traffic chaos and accidents. Post the bus accident in Khalini area of Shimla on July 1 which …
  • Reprieve for Vijay Mallya as UK court allows extradition appeal, Controversial businessman Vijay Mallya was handed a lifeline by the England and Wales high court on Tuesday when it permitted him to …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Reprieve 

  • sounds like relieve and means the same
  • reprieve rhymes with deprive, when you are deprived of energy you will take a break

Reprieve pronunciation


Rostrum

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Rostrum 

  • (noun) a raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech, receive an award or medal, play music, or conduct an orchestra. “speaker after speaker stepped up to the rostrum”
  • (noun) a beak like projection, especially a stiff snout or anterior prolongation of the head in an insect, crustacean, or cetacean. “these beetles are very easily recognized by the rostrum or beak”

Rostrum meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • जहाज का माथा, व्याख्यान-मंच, व्याख्यान चबूतरा, चबूतरा, चोंच, मंच, ऊंची जगह जहां व्याख्यान करने वाला खड़ा होता है, मंचिका

Rostrum origin

  • mid 16th century: from Latin, literally ‘beak’ (from rodere ‘gnaw’). The word was originally used (at first in the plural rostra ) to denote part of the Forum in Rome, which was decorated with the beaks of captured galleys, and was used as a platform for public speakers.

Rostrum in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Australian Open Badminton 2019: As Indian challenge ends in Sydney …, Writing a requiem for the state of Indian badminton has become more … instead of aiming for the winners’ rostrum, has been coming to an end …
  • Opinion: The lies that created ‘Chernobyl’, A five-episode HBO miniseries (streaming in India on Hotstar … and, as he moves away from his rostrum, an armed soldier rushes to affix a …
  • Aliva Mishra wins The Hindu-Rostrum debating competition, The teams were given to discuss topics namely ‘World does not need religion’ and ‘Does India need to spend more on education than defence’ …
  • Dragon-elephant tango, In my view, China-India relations can be divided into four phases since … of the Indian Embassy in China at the Tian’anmen Rostrum, said:
  • Modhura Palit seizes limelight in Cannes, Cannes, May 25 India found a bright silver lining on the penultimate day of the 72nd … Palit shared the rostrum with five-time Oscar-nominated …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Rostrum 

  • one who drinks rum (with roast) will need give speech and hence needs a platform 🙂
  • rostrum can be made to sound like “raised + strum or system”

Rostrum pronunciation