RITE

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

Noun

rite (plural rites)

A religious custom.

(by extension) A prescribed behavior.

Etymology 2

Adjective

rite (not comparable)

Informal spelling of right.

Adverb

rite (not comparable)

Informal spelling of right.

Interjection

rite

Informal spelling of right.

Noun

rite (plural rites)

Informal spelling of right.

used in unique spellings of company brand names

part of the contraction and interjection amirite

Anagrams

• 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.

Syn.

– Form; ceremony; observance; ordinance.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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