see also: Rice, RICE
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) Cereal plants, Oryza sativa of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  2. (countable) A specific variety of this plant.
  3. (uncountable) The seeds of this plant used as food.
Translations Translations Verb

rice (rices, present participle ricing; past riced, past participle riced)

  1. (transitive) To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces (especially potato).
  2. (intransitive) To harvest wild rice (Zizania sp.)
  3. (rare) To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding).
  4. (computing, transitive) To customize the user interface of a computer system, e.g. a desktop environment.

rice (plural rices)

  1. (now chiefly, dialectal, Scotland, Ireland) A twig or stick.
  2. (weaving, obsolete) A bobbin or spool.
Related terms
  • rise-wood/risewood

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname derived from Welsh given name Rhys.


rice (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Initialism of rest, ice, compression, elevation: a treatment method for soft-tissue injuries.
  2. (chemistry) Initialism of reaction, initial, change, equilibrium: a tabular system for keeping track of changing concentrations in an equilibrium reaction.
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