race n. Race between teams of which each member in turn covers part of the distance.
- v. (past and past part. Re-laid) lay again or differently.
- —n. - fresh set of people etc. Substituted for tired ones.
- supply of material similarly used.
- = *relay race.
- device activating an electric circuit etc. In response to changes affecting itself.
- a device to receive, reinforce, and transmit a message, broadcast, etc. B relayed message or transmission. —v. Receive (a message, broadcast, etc.) And transmit it to others. [french relai from latin laxo: see *lax]
—v. (-tt-; past and past part. -let) let (a property) for a further period or to a new tenant. —n. Re-let property.
n. - object that is interesting because of its age or association.
- part of a dead holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.
- surviving custom or belief etc. From a past age.
- memento or souvenir.
- (in pl.) What has survived.
- (in pl.) Dead body or remains of a person. [latin reliquiae remains: related to *relinquish]
—v. (-tt-) 1 cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt, punishment, etc.).
- abate or slacken; cease partly or entirely.
- send (money etc.) In payment.
- a (foll. By to) refer (a matter for decision etc.) To some authority. B send back (a case) to a lower court.
- postpone or defer.
- pardon (sins etc.). —n. - terms of reference of a committee etc.
- item remitted for consideration. [latin remitto -miss-]
—v. Mix again. —n. Remixed recording.
adj. Of the kidneys. [latin renes kidneys]
v. - revive; make new again; restore to the original state.
- reinforce; resupply; replace.
- repeat or re-establish, resume after an interruption (renewed our acquaintance).
- (also absol.) Grant or be granted continuation of (a licence, subscription, lease, etc.).
- recover (strength etc.). renewable adj. Renewal n.
v. (past and past part. Repaid) 1 pay back (money).
- make repayment to (a person).
- requite, reward (a service, action, etc.) (repaid their kindness; book repays study). repayable adj. Repayment n.
v. (-ll-) 1 drive back; ward off (repel an attacker).
- refuse to accept (repelled offers of help).
- be repulsive or distasteful to.
- resist mixing with or admitting (oil and water repel each other; surface repels moisture).
- (of a magnetic pole) push away from itself (like poles repel). repellent adj. & n. [latin repello -puls-]
—v. (-ies, -ied) 1 (often foll. By to) make an answer, respond in word or action.
- say in answer. —n. (pl. -ies) 1 replying (what did they say in reply?).
- what is replied; response. [latin replico fold back]
A dog"s sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew.