ritual, rite

(noun) any customary observance or practice

rite, religious rite

(noun) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; “the rite of baptism”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


rite (plural rites)

A religious custom.

(by extension) A prescribed behavior.

Etymology 2


rite (not comparable)

Informal spelling of right.


rite (not comparable)

Informal spelling of right.



Informal spelling of right.


rite (plural rites)

Informal spelling of right.

used in unique spellings of company brand names

part of the contraction and interjection amirite


• REIT, Teri, iter, iter., reit, tier, tire, trie

Source: Wiktionary

Rite, n. Etym: [L. ritus; cf. Skr. riti a stream, a running, way, manner, ri to flow: cf. F. rit, rite. CF. Rivulet.]

Definition: The act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony; as, the rites of freemasonry. He looked with indifference on rites, names, and forms of ecclesiastical polity. Macaulay.


– Form; ceremony; observance; ordinance.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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