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Rice appears in the following tongue twister:

  • It's a nice night for a white rice fight.

The word rice is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun rice

What does rice mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rices

  1. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic terms: starches = foodstuff rich in natural starch; cereal / food grain / grain = foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    • more specific terms:
      • brown rice = unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
      • polished rice / white rice = having husk or outer brown layers removed
      • paddy = rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
    • part of: cultivated rice / Oryza sativa = yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population
  2. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
  3. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
  4. United States playwright (1892-1967)

Alternative definition of the noun rice


  1. Cereal plants [qualifier, Oryza sativa] of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  2. The seeds of this plant used as food.

Definition of the verb rice

What does rice mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: riced | ricing | rices

  1. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
    • example: rice the potatoes
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: sieve / sift / strain = separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements


  1. "Rice" is a 1963 South Korean drama film directed by Shin Sang-ok. The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
  2. "Rice" is a short film, directed by Sothea Ines.
  3. "Rice" is a 2009 short comedy film written and directed by Taj Musco.
  4. "Rice" is a 2012 short comedy film written by Ruy Guka and Arturo Martinelli.


  1. Rice is a fictional character from the 1934 film Inside Information.
  2. Rice is a fictional character from the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan.
  3. Rice is a fictional character from the 1984 film Cloak & Dagger.
  4. Rice is a fictional character from the 1986 film Raw Deal.

There are other characters with in their name, like Max Rice, Mary Rice, Mrs. Rice, Nick Rice, Grant Rice, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Rice, Kelly Rice, Trent Rice, Archie Rice, Oliver Rice, Victor Rice, Barbara Rice, Brandon Rice, Jonathan Rice, Grantland Rice, Condoleezza Rice, Mr. William Rice, Mandy Rice Davies and Mandy Rice-Davies.

Phrases with Rice

Phrases starting with the word Rice:

  1. Rice Car
  2. Rice Eel
  3. rice rat
  4. Rice Ball
  5. Rice Bean
  6. rice beer
  7. Rice Cake
  8. Rice King
  9. Rice Malt
  10. Rice milk
  11. Rice Rats
  12. Rice wine
  13. Rice flour
  14. rice grass

Phrases ending with the word Rice:

  1. Red Rice
  2. wild rice
  3. brown rice
  4. Dirty rice
  5. elmer rice
  6. fried rice

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rice

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Google previewProfessional Cooking for Canadian Chefs (2006)

by Wayne Gisslen, Mary Ellen Griffin, Le Cordon Bleu

Parboiled or converted rice is a specially processed long-grain rice.It has been partially...

Parboiled rice is the most widely used in food service.

Google previewBull's-Eye (1922)

Rice is the world's champion food. It holds more belts...

Rice is the most popular champion the foodilistic world has ever known. The average...

Google previewRice in Deep Water (1992)

Rice is the most important tropical cereal and supplies a quarter of the entire caloric intake of the human race.

Deepwater rice refers to rice grown on the floodplains and deltas of major rivers of tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia...

Deepwater rice is an important crop for several reasons: (1) It is Tirtually the only crop that can be grown during the wet...

Google previewNew Indian Home Cooking (2000)

More Than 100 Delicious Nutritional, and Easy Low-fat Recipes! by Madhu Gadia

Rice is the staple grain in south and east India.

Google previewStrategic Bargaining and Cooperation in Greenhouse Gas Mitigations (2008)

An Integrated Assessment Modeling Approach by Zili Yang

RICE is an integrated assessment (IA) model of climate change. It has played...

RICE is the most flexible and transparent of the popular and influential IA models. Therefore...

The original RICE is a natural extension of the famous DICE model ...

Google previewAdoption and Diffusion of Modern Rice Varieties in Bangladesh and Eastern India (2012)

Rice is the main crop during kharif season, followed by sugarcane and vegetables. In the rabi season, black gram, green gram, groundnut, horse gram, sunflower, and a lot of vegetables are raised. Taraboi is situated in Jatani block of Khurda ...

Google previewShaping Survival (2006)

Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women by Lanniko L. Lee, Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, Karen Lone Hill, Lydia Whirlwind Soldier

" --Cosmopolitan "RICE IS A STYLISH WRITER...What works best throughout the book is the magical collusion of the real and the mythical, the intermingling of the Taltos and witches with ordinary mortals in the present-day world.

Google previewNutrient Use Efficiency: from Basics to Advances (2014)

by Amitava Rakshit, Harikesh Bahadur Singh, Avijit Sen

Abstract Rice is a stable food for a large proportion of the world's population.

Introduction National Rice and Bean Research Center of EMBRAPA, Caixa Postal 179, Santo Antoˆnio de Goia ́s, GO, Brazil Rice is the staple food for more than ...

Google previewMaximum Marks Maximum Knowledge in Geography

by Ratan Kar, R.S. Chandel

Rice is a member of the grass family and its botanical name is Oryza sativa. Rice is being cultivated for at...

Google previewRice and Spice (2000)

by Robin Robertson

Black rice is an exotic rice with a black (rather than brown) bran layer. Like other unmilled rices,

Google previewWild-type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2008)

The Columbus Concept by Fabien DeMeester

Rice is the cereal grown and consumed as the main staple throughout the region.

The former is, by far, the most commonly consumed variety, whereas glutinous rice is a popular staple among mainly the Laotians and the Northeastern ...

Google previewRodent Outbreaks (2010)

Ecology and Impacts

Singleton Rice is a significant crop for Vietnam, culturally, socially, and economically. Rodents have significant cultural and economic aspects; they ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

Rice is a staple food for more than two- third of Indian population and its by-products are major ingredients in poultry and ...

Google previewWhite Hmong-English Dictionary (1979)

by Ernest E. Heimbach

xyaw mushroom nceb noodles (rice) peev choj orange txiv kab ntxwv papaya txiv maum kuab, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

Rice. Plantations. Early English settlement of colonies along the southeastern coastline of North America centered on the search for the commodity that could generate the greatest profit. The identification of that crop initiated a period of rapid ...

Google previewThe Family Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2000)

by John Heinerman, Lendon H. Smith

lentils, millet, parsley, peaches, pears, dried prunes, buck wheat, pumpkins, rice, raisins, wheat bran, sesame seeds, rice bran, soybeans milk, butter, cheese, salmon, lobster, oysters, trout, apples, apricots, avocados, ...

Google previewPennsylvania Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

Rice was keenly interested in that work and served as librarian for the embryo school. Thus far an academic career had been indicated ...

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Quotes about Rice

For rice cakes, go to the rice-cake maker.
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Scrabble value of R1I1C3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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