Reverse Dictionary: RECL – REE


RECLINE etc. – VERBS
– ACCUMB to recline at meals, like the Greeks and later Romans …1646 obs. rare
– LEAN to recline, to lie down, to rest …c950 obs. exc. Sc.
 
RECLUSE, RECLUSIVE – ADJECTIVES
– UMBRATILE staying or living in the shade or within-doors; recluse, retiring …1850
 
RECLUSE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BUCK NUN a celibate man; a man who lives alone, a recluse …1907 Amer. dial.
– MOSSBACK a recluse …1891 sl.
– OLD BACHELOR a confirmed bachelor; a solitary or reclusive rustic; a hermit  …1867 Amer. dial.
– OLD BATCH a confirmed bachelor; a solitary or reclusive rustic; a hermit  …1899 Amer. dial.
 
RECLUSE etc. – PHRASES
– HE WOULDN’T GO OUT TO A DOG-TUCKER’S PICNIC used to describe a dedicated recluse …1980s NZ sl.
 
RECOGNITION – NOUNS
– ACKNOWLEDGE admitted or communicated knowledge, recognition, cognizance …1548 obs.
– ACKNOWLEDGEMENT recognition, knowledge …1616 obs.
– THE BIG BANANA the top prize or recognition; the focus of interest or attention …1980 US sl.
– KENNING recognition, acquaintance …1826 Sc.
– KNOWLEDGING the condition or faculty of knowing; understanding, cognizance, notice, recognition, acquaintance; knowledge …c1225 obs.
– RECOGNIZATION recognition …1934 Amer. dial.
– SNAPS praise; recognition …1995 US sl.
– TARTLE a hesitation in the recognition of a person or thing …1825 Sc. obs.
 
RECOGNITION – PHRASES
– THE PENNY DROPS used to denote sudden realization or recognition …1951 sl.
 
RECOGNITION – VERBS
– GET THE GUERNSEY to be chosen; to receive recognition …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 
RECOGNIZABLE, RECOGNIZE, RECOGNIZED – ADJECTIVES
– COGNOSCIBLE capable of being known, knowable, ascertainable, recognizable …1648
– ETH-KENT well known, easily recognizable …1908 Sc.
– KENABLE obvious, easily recognizable …1891 Sc.
– KENSPECK easily recognizable, clearly visible, conspicuous …1590 Eng. dial.
– KENSPECKLE;  KENSPICKLE easily recognizable, clearly visible, conspicuous …1714 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– KNOWLEDGEABLE capable of being perceived or recognized; recognizable; distinctive …1518 obs.
– KNOWLEDGED known, recognized …a1475 obs.
– MADE recognized, identified …1930s US sl.
– TELLABLE distinguishable; easily recognized, conspicuous …B1900 Eng. dial.
– UNKENNABLE not recognizable …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
RECOGNIZABLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– KNOWLEDGER a person who acknowledges or recognizes someone or something …a1382 obs.
 
RECOGNIZABLE etc. – VERBS
– ACKNOW;  AKNOW to come to know, to recognize …933 obs.
– BEKNOW to become acquainted with; to recognize …c1300 obs.
– CLOCK to catch sight of, to see; hence, to recognize, to identify …1976 Amer. sl.
– COGNIZE to take note of, to notice, to observe; to know or perceive, to recognize …1821
– DECOGNIZE to cease or fail to recognize …1658-9 nonce word obs.
– DISRECOGNIZE to recognize …1937 Amer. dial.
– DROP TO to become aware of, recognize, realize …sl., chiefly US & Aust.
– HAVE EYES IN ONE’S HEAD to be able to see clearly; to be able to perceive, comprehend, or recognize something; to have good sense …1579
– KEN to recognize; to identify …c1205 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– KNOWLEDGE to recognize, to know …c1330 obs.
– NAIL to identify or recognize …1902 Amer. sl.
– OFKEN to recognize, to perceive …c1275 obs. rare
– RAP to recognize …1920s US criminals sl.
– REALIZE to recognize …1952 Amer. dial.
– RECOGNIZATE to recognize …1891 Amer. dial.
– RUMBLE to recognize something intentionally concealed …1886 sl.
– SCHOLAR to divine; to recognize, to identify …1896 Eng. dial.
– TAKE KNOWLEDGE OF to recognize, to identify …a1400
– TARTLE to hesitate, esp. to hesitate in recognizing a person …1737 Sc. obs.
 TARTLE to recognize, to take notice of …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– TELL to recognize; to know; to distinguish …1886 Eng. dial.
 
RECOIL – NOUNS
– BOOMERANG something that recoils on its originator …M19
 
RECOIL – VERBS
– BOOMERANG to recoil on the originator …L19
– BOUND to recoil, to rebound …1597 obs.
– RECULE to recoil, to retreat, to revert …1667 Sc. obs.
– RELUCTATE to recoil from a thing …a1865 Amer. rare
– WANDIS to recoil, to retreat, to give way …1375 Sc. obs.
 
RECOLLECT, RECOLLECTION – ADJECTIVES
– HYPOMNESTIC pert. to or awakening recollection …1660
 
RECOLLECT etc. – NOUNS
– MINDING a recollection, remembrance …1887 Sc.
 
RECOLLECT etc. – VERBS
– BETHINK to think of or about; to bear in mind; to call to mind, to recollect …a1000 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CALL HOME to remember, to recollect, to call to mind; to remember a person’s name …1887 Eng. dial.
– MIND to remember, to recollect, to bear in mind; to recall to mind …1773  Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PUT ONE IN THE HEAD OF to remind one; to cause one to recollect …1750 Eng. dial.
– UMBETHINK to bethink oneself; to recollect, to reflect, to recall to mind …1788 Eng. dial.
– UNBETHINK to bethink oneself; to recollect, to reflect, to recall to mind …1788 Eng. dial.
– UNDERBETHINK to remember, to recollect …BK1905 Eng. dial.
 
RECOMMEND, RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDING – ADJECTIVES
– BEKOKIN recommending …1857 Eng. dial.
 
RECOMMEND etc. – NOUNS
– RECOMMEND a recommendation …1804 Amer. dial.
 
RECOMPENSE – NOUNS
– GAINYIELD recompense, return, reward …1513 Sc. obs.
– HOOT;  HOUT applied esp. to money paid in recompense …1820 NZ sl.
– HOOTOO;  HUTU applied esp. to money paid in recompense …1820 NZ sl.
– LEAN reward, recompense …c1000 obs.
– MENDS amends, reparation, recompense, satisfaction, revenge; atonement …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MENSE pay, recompense, reward; thanks, grateful return; kindness …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REQUITANCE a recompense; a requital …1857 Sc.
 
RECONCILE, RECONCILED, RECONCILIATION – ADJECTIVES
– SAUGHT in agreement, free from strife, at peace, reconciled …956 obs.
 
RECONCILE etc. – NOUNS
– ACCORDMENT agreement, reconciliation; reconcilement …c1330
– EIRENICON a proposal tending to make peace; an attempt to reconcile differences …1865
– ONEMENT union of mind or feeling; agreement, accord, concord; reconciliation …a1450 obs.
– SAUGHTELING reconciliation …a1300 obs.
– SAUGHTLINESS reconciliation …a1300 obs. rare
– SAUGHTNESS the condition of being reconciled …c1000 obs.
 
RECONCILE etc. – verbs
– FALL IN to make up a quarrel; to become reconciled …1606 obs.
– PACIFY to reconcile …c1500 obs.
– RACCOMMODE to restore to good relations with a person; to set right …1673 obs.
– RANTER to attempt to reconcile assertions or propositions that are dissonant …Bk1905 Sc.
– SALVE to clear up, to explain, to account for a difficulty, point in dispute, etc.; to overcome a doubt or objection; to reconcile a discrepancy …1571 obs.
– SAUGHT to bring to peace; to reconcile …c1000 obs.
– SAUGHTEL to reconcile persons …a1122 obs.
– SAUGHTEL to come to agreement, to become reconciled …1154 obs.
– SAUGHTEN to reconcile …c1175 obs.
– SAUGHTEN to become reconciled or at peace …c1205 obs.
 
RECONNAISSANCE – ADJECTIVES
– SNEAK-AND-PEAK undertaken for the purpose of reconnaissance …1974 US sl.
 
RECONSTRUCT – VERBS
– WALK BACK THE CAT to reconstruct events in order to understand what went wrong …1997 US sl.
 
RECORD (music) – NOUNS
– CHART-BUSTER a very successful song or record …c1955 sl.
– CHART-TOPPER a very successful song or record …c1955 colloq.
– CIRCLE a gramophone record …1930s US jazz sl.
– FLIPOVER the reverse side of the record …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– GROOVE a phonograph record …1960s Amer. sl.
– HOT WAX a very popular phonograph record …1960s Amer. sl.
– INDIE an independent, e.g. a record label, film company, etc. …1920s sl.
– PLATE a gramophone record …1935 US sl.
– PLATTER a phonograph record …1931 US sl.
– SIDE a gramophone record …1930s African-American sl.
– VINYL records, as opposed to tapes or CDs …1970s sl.
 
RECORD (music) – NOUNS, PERSON
– VINYL JUNKIE one who is obsessed by records, rejecting all other forms of recorded music …1970s sl.
 
RECORD (music) – VERBS
– BASH DOWN to record a song in one take …1983 UK sl.
– CAN to record phonographically …1918 US colloq.
– JAM THE BOX to play a phonographic record …1960s Amer. sl.
– MOVE THE GROOVE to change the record …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 
RECORD, RECORDED (of an event, etc.) – ADJECTIVES
– MENTIONATE mentioned, recorded …c1525 obs.
 
RECORD etc. (of an event, etc.) – NOUNS
– CARTUARY a place where papers or records are kept; hence the whole collection of records (belonging to a monastery, etc.; or the book in which they are entered; a register …1523 obs.
– CARTULARY a place where papers or records are kept; hence the whole collection of records (belonging to a monastery, etc.; or the book in which they are entered; a register …1541
– CHARTUARY a place where papers or records are kept; hence the whole collection of records (belonging to a monastery, etc.; or the book in which they are entered; a register …1708 obs.
– CHARTULARY a place where papers or records are kept; hence the whole collection of records (belonging to a monastery, etc.; or the book in which they are entered; a register …1541
– FASTS annals, records …1705 obs. rare
– LEDGER a record-book; a register …1550 obs.
– LEGEND a roll, list, record …1377 obs.
– LETTERS writings, written records …c1250 obs.
 
RECORD etc. (of an event, etc.) – VERBS
– KNOCK A NICK IN THE POST to make a record of any remarkable event …1847 sl.
– TITLE to set down in writing; to inscribe, to record, to chronicle …1340 obs.
 
RECORD PLAYER – NOUNS
– AGONY BOX a record player, a phonograph …1920s US sl.
– BOX a phonograph, radio, or tape recorder; a portable stereo radio and cassette player     …1924 Amer. sl.
– CHATTERBOX a record player …1930s US sl.
– MUSIC MACHINE a radio, jukebox, or phonograph …1960s Amer. sl.
– NICKLETTE an automatic record player …1930s African-American sl.
– VACAYA any mechanical or electrical device that produces sound; a jukebox, a record player …2002 UK sl.
 
RECORD STORE – NOUNS
– GROOVE YARD a record store …1960s Amer. sl.
 
RECOURSE – VERBS
– BETAKE to resort, to have recourse to …Bk1898 Sc.
 
RECOVER, RECOVERING, RECOVERY – ADJECTIVES
– BETTER FASHION recovering from illness …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ON THE MENDING HAND improving, recovering health; recovering from sickness or injury; convalescent …1675 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– ON THE MENDING ROAD improving, recovering health …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ON THE MENDING SIDE improving, recovering health …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ON THE MENDING WAY improving, recovering health …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
RECOVER etc. – NOUNS
– ACOVERING recovering …c1225 obs.
– HEAL recovery from sickness, healing, cure …c1175 obs. exc. Sc.
 
RECOVER etc. – VERBS
– ACOVER to recover, to get back, to regain; to regain health, to recover from illness …a1100 obs.
– BECOVER to recover …c1325 obs.
– BOUNCE BACK to recover or return from a setback …1950 UK sl.
– CONVAIL;  CONVALE to recover strength or health …c1500 obs. rare
– GAIN-COVER to recover, to regain …a1300 obs.
– GATHER UP ONE’S CRUMBS to ‘pick up’ or recover one’s strength or health; to improve in condition …1588 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– KERE to recover …c1475 obs.
– MEGGAR to improve, to get better; to recover from an illness, etc.; to get over an illness …1856 Eng. dial.
– REVERT to recover from a swoon, or from sickness …1825 Sc. obs.
– SNAP OUT OF IT to recover, esp. from gloom or sluggardy; to become energetic …1928 Amer. sl.
– UPSET to recover from a wound, calamity, etc. …1806 Sc. obs.
– VAMP UP to recover in health …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WARISH to recover from sickness or trouble …a1300 obs.
 
RECREATION – NOUNS
– WRECK a recreation ground …20C Cockneys’ usage
 
RECREATION – VERBS
– DEBOISE to leave one’s employment; to take recreation, to amuse oneself …1633 obs.
 
RECRIMINATION – NOUNS
– CALLETING-BOUT a wordy quarrel; mutual recrimination …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– RANTUM-SCANTUM a wordy and mutual recrimination; a noisy argument …L18 sl.
– SAUCE a scolding; blame, recrimination, abuse …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
RECRUIT – NOUNS (also see SERVICES)
– TIROCINIUM a band of novices or recruits …1651
 
RECRUIT – NOUNS, PERSON
– BARBER-BAIT a recruit …1945 US sl.
– BESOGNE a raw recruit …1615 obs.
– BESOGNIER a raw recruit …1584 obs.
– BESOGNIO a raw recruit/soldier …1591 obs.
– BESONIAN a raw recruit …1592 obs.
– BESONIO a raw recruit/soldier …1603 obs.
– BEZONIAN a raw recruit …1592 obs.
– BIG JOE an Army recruit …World War II US Army sl. 
– BIG JOHN a recruit from the country …Bk1944 service sl.
– BIMBO an Army recruit …World War II US Army sl.
– BISOGNIO a raw recruit …1591 obs.
– BISOGNO a raw recruit …1591 obs.
– BLUEBEAK a young recruit …1898 army sl.
– BOOB a Navy recruit …World War II Amer. sl.
– BOOT a trainee in a military boot camp; a recruit …1915 Amer. dial.
– BOZO a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– CARPET-BAG RECRUIT a recruit worth more than what he stands up in …c1875 military sl.
– CHICKEN a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– CONSCRIPTEE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– CROOT a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– DRIFTEE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– DRIP CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– DRONGO a Royal Australian Air Force recruit …1942 Aust. sl.
– DUDE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– DUMB JOHN a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– FRESHMAN a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– FRESH MEAT any form of novice, as a new recruit …20C sl.
– GHERKIN a recruit …c1908 army sl.
– GLAMOUR BOY a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– GOON a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– GREENHORN an inexperienced person; a novice; a raw recruit; an ignoramus; a simpleton
– GREENIE a greenhorn …M19 colloq.
– HANDCUFF VOLUNTEER a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– HAYMAKER a lubber; a raw recruit …1847 Amer sl., esp. nautical
– ICICLE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– JEEP a recruit or basic trainee …1938 Amer. military sl.
– JOSKIN a raw recruit …1899 Amer. nautical sl., now hist.
– LADY a recruit in basic training; used contemptuously …1965 US sl., esp. US Marine Corps usage
– LOGGIN a recruit …Amer. World War I sl.
– MACAROON a new recruit …1943 World War II Brit. sl.
– MACCA;  MACKER a recruit in the armed forces …1944 Aust. sl.
– MAGGOT a recruit, trainee, or newly arrived enlisted person; hence, in general, a mere novice …1964 Amer. sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage
– MOTHBALL a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– NIPPER a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– ONE-YEAR WONDER a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– PALEFACE during the Civil War: a new recruit …1860s US military 
– PLOWMAKER’S MATE an awkward recruit …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– RADNIK a recruit …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
– REFUGEE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– RING-TAIL a recruit …Bk1903 military sl.
– SELECTEE a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– SHAVETAIL a new recruit; a newly commissioned officer; a second lieutenant …1891 Amer. dial.
– YARDBIRD a recruit; a newly-enlisted serviceman; also, a serviceman under discipline for a misdemeanour; one assigned to menial tasks …1941 US military sl.
– YEARLING a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
– YEARO a recruit …Bk1947 US Army sl.
 
RECRUIT – PHRASES
– READY TO MEET THE ELEPHANT said of recruits …US Civil War usage
 
RECRUIT – VERBS
– SUCCENTURIATE to fill up the number of a band of soldiers; to recruit …1623 obs. rare
 
RECTANGLE, RECTANGULAR – ADJECTIVES
– QUADRATE square, rectangular …1398 rare
– RECTANGULOUS rectangular …1680 obs.
 
RECTANGLE etc. – NOUNS
– ORTHANGLE a rectangle …1603 obs.
– QUADRATE a square; a square area or space; also, a rectangle or rectangular space …1471 obs.
 
RECTIFY – VERBS
– RIGHTIFY to rectify; to correct …1916 Amer. dial.
 
RECTUM – NOUNS
– ARSE-GUT the rectum …a1413
– ARSEHOLE the anus or rectum …a1500
– ASS the rump, the buttocks, rectum, and anus …1672
– BACK-DOOR the rectum and anus …1694 Amer. sl.
– BACK PASSAGE the rectum …1960 sl., euphemistic
– BUNGHOLE the anus, the rectum …17C sl.
– CHOCOLATE CANAL the rectum …2000 NZ sl.
– CHOCOLATE HIGHWAY the anus and rectum …1977 US sl.
– DIRT-CHUTE the rectum …E20 US sl.
– DIRT-ROAD the rectum …E20 US sl.
– END-PUDDING the rectum …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FART-BOX the anus or rectum; the buttocks …1966 Amer. sl.
– FUGO the anus; the rectum …18C Brit. sl.
– LINCOLN TUNNEL in homosexual usage: a loose anus and rectum …1981 US sl.
– POOP-CHUTE the rectum …E20 US sl.
– SIEGE the anus or rectum …1561 obs.
– VEGEMITE VALLEY the anus or rectum, in the context of (homosexual) anal intercourse …1990s Aust. sl.
– WOMB the rectum …1983 US sl.
– YANG the rectum …1974 US sl.
 
RECUPERATING – ADJECTIVES
– ON THE GAIN in the process of recuperating or improving …1850 Amer. dial.
 
RECYCLING – NOUNS
– PAPER GROWER a recycling bin for paper …1989 Can. sl.
 
RED, REDDISH – ADJECTIVES
– CARNEOUS flesh-coloured, pale red …1673 obs.
– FLAMMID flame-coloured; red …1610 obs. rare
– ERD red …1842 Eng. dial.
– ERUBESCENT growing red or reddish; blushing …1736
– HAEMATIC pert. to blood; containing blood; of a blood-red colour …1854
– HAEMATINE resembling blood; blood-red …1658 obs.
– HEMATIC pert. to blood; containing blood; of a blood-red colour …1854
– NACARINE red, reddish …c1643 obs. rare
– PALLET of a light colour between red and white; pale red, flesh-coloured …1565 obs. rare
– PISS-BURNT BROWN rusty red …1961 Amer. dial.
– RED AS A FOX’S TAIL quite red …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– RED AS A SPANKED BABY’S ASS very red …1945 Amer. sl.
– RED AS MARTLESHAM LION very red …1892 Eng. dial.
– RED AS YATLIN-BLOOD used of anything of a bright red colour …Bk1905 Sc.
– RUBEDINOUS reddish …1864 rare
– RUBICUND of things: inclined to redness; red …1503 obs.
– RUBIOUS ruby-coloured, red …1602
– SANGUINE blood-red …1382 now literary
– SANGUINEOUS of the colour of blood …c1520
– SANGUINOLENT having the colour of blood, blood-red …c1450 obs.
– TONY brownish-red …1927
– VERMEIL of a bright scarlet or red colour; vermilion …c1400 chiefly poetic
– VERMIL of a bright scarlet or red colour; vermilion …c1400 chiefly poetic
 
RED etc. – NOUNS
– CARNADINE red or carnation colour …1598 obs.
– NACARAT a bright orange-red colour …1727-38
– SANGUINE a blood-red colour …a1500 obs.
– SANGUINEOUSNESS the condition of having a blood-red colour …1865
– VERMEIL a vermilion hue or colour …1590
– VERMELET vermilion, bright red, scarlet …c1530 obs.
 
RED etc. – VERBS
– SANGUINE to stain or paint a sanguine (red) colour …1591 obs.
– VERMEIL to colour or suffuse, to stain over, with or as with vermilion or bright red …1596 chiefly poetic
– VERMIL to colour or suffuse, to stain over, with or as with vermilion or bright red …1596 chiefly poetic
 
RED CROSS – NOUNS, PERSON
– BISCUIT BITCH a female volunteer worker with the American Red Cross …1983 US military sl.
– DOUGHGIRL a YMCA or Red Cross girl, i.e. one who bakes and gives out doughnuts …Amer. World War I sl.
– STOVE LIZARD one who likes to hang around the stove at the YMCA or Red Cross canteen …Amer. World War I sl.
 
REDEEM, REDEEMABLE, REDEMPTION – ADJECTIVES
– RAQUITABLE redeemable …1682 obs. rare
 
REDEEM etc. – NOUNS
– LESNESS absolution, redemption, forgiveness of sins …c950 obs.
 
REDEEM etc. – VERBS
– ABY(E) to pay the penalty for an offense; to redeem; to atone for; to suffer for; to make amends for; to expiate …c1175 arch.
– GAIN-BUY to buy back, to redeem …1435 obs.
– RAQUITE to redeem …1454 obs. rare
 
RED-LIGHT DISTRICT – NOUNS
– BACK ALLEY the main street of an otherwise run-down or ‘red-light’ area …L19 African-American sl.
– DEAD LINE the red-light area of a town or city …L19 US sl.
– EASY STREET a town’s red-light area …L19 euphemism
– LEVEE a nickname for a red-light district, esp. one in Chicago …1882 Amer. dial.
– LINE a red-light district; skid row; an area of cheap housing …1927 Amer. dial.
– SKID ROAD an area of town frequented by loggers after working hours; a red-light district …1925 Amer. dial.
– SNAKEPIT a red-light area …1960s sl.
 
REDNECK – NOUNS, PERSON
– NECK a rustic or countrified person; a redneck; one regarded as socially unacceptable …1966 Amer. dial.
– WOOL HAT a member of the White rural working class; a small farmer; a redneck; used chiefly in reference to such a person as a political force …1828 Amer. dial.
– WOOL HAT BOY a member of the White rural working class; a small farmer; a redneck; used chiefly in reference to such a person as a political force …1836 Amer. dial.
– WOOL HATTER a member of the White rural working class; a small farmer; a redneck; used chiefly in reference to such a person as a political force …1986 Amer. dial.
 
REDRESS – VERBS
– ODD to redress an inequality …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ODDS to alter, to remedy, to redress; to undo …1868 Eng. dial.
 
REDUCE, REDUCTION – NOUNS
– BATEMENT reduction, lessening, diminution …1677 arch.
– CASTRATION decrease or reduction in quantity or amount; curtailment …1728 obs.
– DEDUCTION reduction …1683 obs. rare
– DEFALCATION diminution or reduction by taking away a part; cutting down, abatement, curtailment …1476 obs.
 
REDUCE etc. – VERBS
– AFAITE to reduce, to subdue …1297 obs.
– BATE to lower in amount, weight, estimation, to reduce …c1460 obs.
– CASTRATE to reduce in quantity or number …1728 obs.
– CUT to curtail, to abridge, to shorten, to reduce; to shorten a play by omitting portions …1413
– DEBATE to abate; to beat down, to bring down, to lower, to reduce, to lessen, to diminish …c1450 obs.
– DEDUCT to reduce …1599 obs.
– DEFALCATE to take or deduct a part from; to curtail, to reduce …a1690 obs.
– DEFALCE to take or deduct a part from; to curtail, to reduce …1651 obs.
– DEFALK to diminish by cutting off a part, to reduce by deductions …1475 obs.
– MINIFY to reduce in actual size or importance; to make less, to lessen …1866
– MINIMATE to reduce to the smallest size …1623 nonce word obs.
– MINUATE to make less, to diminish, to reduce …1657 obs. rare
– SKINNY DOWN to reduce something to a minimum …2000s US sl.
​- TAKE DOWN to reduce in circumstances; to lessen; to make bankrupt …Bk1905 Sc.
 
REDUNDANT – ADJECTIVES
– SUPERVACANEOUS vainly added over and above what is essential; serving no purpose; superfluous, redundant, unnecessary, needless …c1555 now rare or obs.
 
REDUNDANT – NOUNS
– GONEBURGER anything that is redundant or finished …2000 NZ sl.
 
REED – ADJECTIVES
– ULVOSE full of reeds or weeds …1727 obs.
 
REEF – NOUNS
– SKERRY a rugged insulated sea-rock or stretch of rocks, covered by the sea at high water or in stormy weather; a reef …1612
– VACKEL a reef of rocks in the sea; a ‘skerry’ …Bk1905 Sc.
 
REEL, REELING – ADJECTIVES
– TITUBANT staggering, tottering, reeling, stumbling, unsteady …1817
 
REEL etc. – NOUNS
– TITUBATION the act of staggering, reeling, stumbling, or tottering; unsteadiness in gait or carriage …1849 rare
 
REEL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– TITTER-TOTTER one who totters, reels, or staggers …a1700 obs.
 
REEL etc. – VERBS
– DODDLE to fiddle around, to tinker; to stagger and reel …1975 Amer. dial.
– GALAY to reel; to stagger …1375 obs.
– RAMBLE to dance; also, to reel, to stagger …1790 Eng. dial.
– TITTER to move unsteadily, as if about to fall; to totter, to reel; to sway to and fro …c1374 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TITUBATE to stagger, to stumble, to trip, to reel, to totter; to rock, roll …1575 rare
– WAMBLE of things: to totter, to waver; to move unsteadily, to stagger, to reel …1589 obs. exc. Eng. dial.