3 letter words whose second letter is R

Ara (n.) The Altar; a southern constellation, south of the tail of the Scorpion.

Ara (n.) A name of the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), native of South America.

Arc (n.) A portion of a curved

Arc (n.) A curvature in the shape of a circular arc or an arch; as, the colored arc (the rainbow); the arc of Hadley's quadrant.

Arc (n.) An arch.

Arc (n.) The apparent arc described, above or below the horizon, by the sun or other celestial body. The diurnal arc is described during the daytime, the nocturnal arc during the night.

Are () The present indicative plural of the substantive verb to be; but etymologically a different word from be, or was. Am, art, are, and is, all come from the root as.

Are (n.) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119.6 square yards.

Ark (n.) A chest, or coffer.

Ark (n.) The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant.

Ark (n.) The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.

Ark (n.) A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.

Arm (n.) The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.

Arm (n.) Anything resembling an arm

Arm (n.) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.

Arm (n.) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.

Arm (n.) A branch of a tree.

Arm (n.) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.

Arm (n.) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.

Arm (n.) An inlet of water from the sea.

Arm (n.) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.

Arm (n.) Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.

Arm (n.) A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.

Arm (n.) A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl.

Arm (v. t.) To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.

Arm (v. t.) To furnish with arms or limbs.

Arm (v. t.) To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.

Arm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.

Arm (v. t.) Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.

Arm (v. i.) To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.

Art () The second person singular, indicative mode, present tense, of the substantive verb Be; but formed after the analogy of the plural are, with the ending -t, as in thou shalt, wilt, orig. an ending of the second person sing. pret. Cf. Be. Now used only in solemn or poetical style.

Art (n.) The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes.

Art (n.) A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; -- often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation.

Art (n.) The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.

Art (n.) The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature.

Art (n.) Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.

Art (n.) Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.

Art (n.) Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage.

Art (n.) Skillful plan; device.

Art (n.) Cunning; artifice; craft.

Art (n.) The black art; magic.

Cry (v. i.) To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.

Cry (v. i.) To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.

Cry (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.

Cry (v. t.) To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.

Cry (v. t.) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.

Cry (v. t.) To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.

Cry (v. t.) to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

Cry (v. i.) A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.

Cry (v. i.) Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.

Cry (v. i.) Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.

Cry (v. i.) Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.

Cry (v. i.) Importunate supplication.

Cry (v. i.) Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.

Cry (v. i.) Common report; fame.

Cry (v. i.) A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.

Cry (v. i.) A pack of hounds.

Cry (v. i.) A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.

Cry (v. i.) The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.

Dry (superl.) Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; -- said especially: (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist.

Dry (superl.) Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.

Dry (superl.) Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.

Dry (superl.) Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.

Dry (superl.) Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.

Dry (superl.) Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.

Dry (superl.) Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.

Dry (superl.) Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.

Dry (superl.) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.

Dry (a.) To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.

Dry (v. i.) To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.

Dry (v. i.) To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.

Dry (v. i.) To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.

-er () .

-er () The termination of many English words, denoting the agent; -- applied either to men or things; as in hater, farmer, heater, grater. At the end of names of places, -er signifies a man of the place; as, Londoner, i. e., London man.

-er () A suffix used to form the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; as, warmer, sooner, lat(e)er, earl(y)ier.

Era (n.) A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned.

Era (n.) A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian era (see under Christian).

Era (n.) A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.

Erd (n.) The earth.

Ere (adv.) Before; sooner than.

Ere (adv.) Rather than.

Ere (v. t.) To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.

Erf (n.) A garden plot, usually about half an acre.

Erg (n.) The unit of work or energy in the C. G. S. system, being the amount of work done by a dyne working through a distance of one centimeter; the amount of energy expended in moving a body one centimeter against a force of one dyne. One foot pound is equal to 13,560,000 ergs.

Ern (n.) Alt. of Erne

Ern (v. i.) To stir with strong emotion; to grieve; to mourn. [Corrupted into yearn in modern editions of Shakespeare.]

Err (v. i.) To wander; to roam; to stray.

Err (v. i.) To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at.

Err (v. i.) To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.

Err (v. i.) To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.

Err (v. i.) To offend, as by erring.

Ers (n.) The bitter vetch (Ervum Ervilia).

Fra (adv. & prep.) Fro.

Fra (n.) Brother; -- a title of a monk of friar; as, Fra Angelo.

Fro (adv.) From; away; back or backward; -- now used only in opposition to the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See To and fro under To.

Fro (prep.) From.

Fry (v. t.) To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.

Fry (v. i.) To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat.

Fry (v. i.) To simmer; to boil.

Fry (v. i.) To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.

Fry (v. i.) To be agitated; to be greatly moved.

Ery (n.) A dish of anything fried.

Ery (n.) A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry.

Fry (n.) The young of any fish.

Fry (n.) A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.

Gre (n.) See Gree, a step.

Gre (n.) See Gree, good will.

Gry (n.) A measure equal to one tenth of a

Gry (n.) Anything very small, or of little value.

Ir- () A form of the prefix in-. See In-.

Ire (n.) Anger; wrath.

Irk (v. t.) To weary; to give pain; to annoy; -- used only impersonally at present.

Irp (n.) Alt. of Irpe

Irp (a.) Making irps.

Kra (n.) A long-tailed ape (Macacus cynomolgus) of India and Sumatra. It is reddish olive, spotted with black, and has a black tail.

Mr. () The customary abbreviation of Mister in writing and printing. See Master, 4.

-or () A noun suffix denoting an act; a state or quality; as in error, fervor, pallor, candor, etc.

-or () A noun suffix denoting an agent or doer; as in auditor, one who hears; donor, one who gives; obligor, elevator. It is correlative to -ee. In general -or is appended to words of Latin, and -er to those of English, origin. See -er.

Ora (n.) A money of account among the Anglo-Saxons, valued, in the Domesday Book, at twenty pence sterling.

Orb (n.) A blank window or panel.

Orb (n.) A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star.

Orb (n.) One of the azure transparent spheres conceived by the ancients to be inclosed one within another, and to carry the heavenly bodies in their revolutions.

Orb (n.) A circle; esp., a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.

Orb (n.) A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.

Orb (n.) The eye, as luminous and spherical.

Orb (n.) A revolving circular body; a wheel.

Orb (n.) A sphere of action.

Orb (n.) Same as Mound, a ball or globe. See lst Mound.

Orb (n.) A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defense, esp. infantry to repel cavalry.

Orb (v. t.) To form into an orb or circle.

Orb (v. t.) To encircle; to surround; to inclose.

Orb (v. i.) To become round like an orb.

Orc (n.) The grampus.

Ord (n.) An edge or point; also, a beginning.

Ore (n.) Honor; grace; favor; mercy; clemency; happy augry.

Ore (n.) The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc., or combined, as iron, lead, etc. Usually the ores contain the metals combined with oxygen, sulphur, arsenic, etc. (called mineralizers).

Ore (n.) A native metal or its compound with the rock in which it occurs, after it has been picked over to throw out what is worthless.

Ore (n.) Metal; as, the liquid ore.

Orf (n.) Alt. of Orfe

Ork (n.) See Orc.

Orn (v. t.) To ornament; to adorn.

Ort (n.) A morsel left at a meal; a fragment; refuse; -- commonly used in the plural.

Pro (a.) A Latin preposition signifying for, before, forth.

Pro (adv.) For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with con.

Pry (n.) A lever; also, leverage.

Pry (v. t.) To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize.

Pry (v. i.) To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often implying reproach.

Pry (n.) Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.

Try (v. t.) To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good.

Try (v. t.) To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.

Try (v. t.) To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions.

Try (v. t.) To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.

Try (v. t.) To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.

Try (v. t.) To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.

Try (v. t.) To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal.

Try (v. t.) To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions.

Try (v. t.) To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.

Try (v. t.) To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.

Try (v. i.) To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.

Try (v. i.) To do; to fare; as, how do you try!

Try (n.) A screen, or sieve, for grain.

Try (n.) Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.

Try (v. t.) Refined; select; excellent; choice.

Ure (n.) The urus.

Ure (n.) Use; practice; exercise.

Ure (v. t.) To use; to exercise; to inure; to accustom by practice.

Urn (n.) A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for holding lots to be drawn.

Urn (n.) Fig.: Any place of burial; the grave.

Urn (n.) A measure of capacity for liquids, containing about three gallons and a haft, wine measure. It was haft the amphora, and four times the congius.

Urn (n.) A hollow body shaped like an urn, in which the spores of mosses are contained; a spore case; a theca.

Urn (n.) A tea urn. See under Tea.

Urn (v. t.) To inclose in, or as in, an urn; to inurn.

Wry (v. t.) To cover.

Wry (superl.) Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.

Wry (superl.) Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.

Wry (superl.) Wrested; perverted.

Wry (v. i.) To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.

Wry (v. i.) To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.

Wry (a.) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.

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