Definition of Riley

1. Noun. United States poet (1849-1916).

Exact synonyms: James Whitcomb Riley
Generic synonyms: Poet



Definition of Riley

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Irish dot=) of (etyl ga) origin, variant of Reilly. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English habitational from=Old English dot=) from Ryley in Lancashire, from (etyl ang) (term ryge rye lang=ang) +(term leah clearing, meadow lang=ang). ¹

3. Proper noun. A manufacurer of British motorcars (1907-1969) named after William Riley Jr. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred use of the surnames since the nineteenth century. ¹

5. Proper noun. (surnames female given name) used since the 1990s. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Riley

1. angry [adj] - See also: angry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Riley

Rigellians
Riggs' disease
Right Bank
Rightpondia
Rightpondian
Rightpondians
Rigil
Rigil Kent
Rigveda
Rigvedic
Rihanna
Riism
Rijeka
Riksdag
Riksmal
Riley (current term)
Riley B King
Rilke
Rilkean
Rilla
Rimactane
Rimbaud
Rimini
Rimini's test
Rimski-Korsakov
Rimsky-Korsakov
Rin-Tin-Tin
Rin Tin Tin
Rindfleisch's cells
Rindfleisch's folds

Literary usage of Riley

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"Russell, June; Comanche county, July. picumnus Hbst. Riley county, June, July, August, ... Riley county, June, July. quercus Say. Riley county, June, July. ..."

2. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
"THE gentleman in the ample white cravat and shirt-frill, taking his brandy and water so pleasantly with his good friend Tulliver, is Mr. Riley, a gentleman ..."

3. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
"THE gentleman in the ample white cravat and shirt-frill, taking his brandy and water so pleasantly with his good friend Tulliver, is Mr. Riley, a gentleman ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1896)
"The next day he returned to town, and met Riley about 11 o'clock in the morning. Riley called him to one side, and the finding of the horses was discussed. ..."

5. The Bookman (1907)
"THIS PICTURE FROM THE NEW Riley BOOK While Ъе Heart Beats Young Mr. ... Riley Love-Lyric» Illustrated with over fifty studies from life by William B. Dyer. ..."

6. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"James Whitcomb Riley, who was possibly the most widely read native poet of his ... Contrary to the popular belief, Riley was not, as many have gathered from ..."

7. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"James Whitcomb Riley, who was possibly the most widely read native poet of his ... Contrary to the popular belief, Riley was not, as many have gathered from ..."

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