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Is rice a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word rice is a Scrabble US word. The word rice is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is rice a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word rice is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Valid words made from Rice

You can make 11 words from 'rice' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'rice'

CIRE 6ERIC 6
ICER 6RICE 6

3 letters words from 'rice'

ICE 5IRE 3
REC 5REI 3

2 letters words from 'rice'

ER 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of rice

rice irce rcie crie icre cire riec irec reic eric ierc eirc rcei crei reci erci ceri ecri icer cier iecr eicr ceir ecir

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rice. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rice.

Definitions and meaning of rice

rice

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹaɪs/
  • Rhymes: -aɪs

Etymology 1

From Middle English rys, from Old French ris, from Old Italian riso, risi, from Byzantine Greek ὄρυζα (óruza), from an Eastern Iranian language related to Middle Persian blnj (*brinǰ). Theorized to come to Iranian languages from Sanskrit व्रीहि (vrīhi).

Prior to Sanskrit, it is speculated to be either a borrowing from a Dravidian language (compare Proto-Dravidian *wariñci (rice)), or from Austroasiatic languages further east.

Noun

rice (countable and uncountable, plural rices)

  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.
  4. (uncountable, slang, ethnic slur, humorous) The types of automobile modifications characteristic of a rice burner.
Hyponyms
Holonyms
Coordinate terms
  • (Cereals) cereal; barley, fonio, maize/corn, millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, teff, triticale, wheat
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

rice (third-person singular simple present rices, present participle ricing, simple past and past participle riced)

  1. (transitive) To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces (especially potatoes).
  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.

Etymology 2

From Middle English ris, rys, from Old English hrīs (branch; twig), from Proto-Germanic *hrīsą (bush; twig), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreys- (to turn; bend; wind; move; shake). Cognate with Scots reise, rice (twigs; brushwood), West Frisian riis, rys, Dutch rijs (little branch; twig; osier; whip), German Low German Ries, German Reis (twig; sprig; shoot), Swedish ris (twigs; brush; rod), Icelandic hrís.

Alternative forms

  • rise

Noun

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

Anagrams

  • ERIC, Eric, cire, eric, icer

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrʲit͡sɛ/, [ˈrʲit͡sə]

Verb

rice

  1. third-person plural present of ricaś

Old English

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *rīkiją, from Proto-Celtic *rīgiom (kingdom), derived from *rīxs (king). Cognate with Old Frisian rīke, Old Saxon rīki, Old Dutch rīki, Old High German rīhhi, Old Norse ríki, Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌹 (reiki). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin rēx.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈriː.t͡ʃe/

Noun

rīċe n

  1. kingdom, empire
  2. authority, dominion
Declension
Derived terms
Related terms
  • rīċen
  • rīcsian
Descendants
  • Middle English: ryche, riche
    • English: riche

Etymology 2

From Proto-West Germanic *rīkī, from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz, from *rīkiją.

Related to Old Frisian rīke (West Frisian ryk), Old Saxon rīki (Low German riek), Old Dutch rīki (Dutch rijk), Old High German rīhhi (German reich), Old Norse ríkr (Swedish rik), Gothic 𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (reikeis).

Adjective

rīċe

  1. rich
  2. powerful
Declension
Descendants
  • Middle English: rike
    • English: rich, riche
    • Scots: rik

See also

  • rīcsian

Old French

Adjective

rice m (oblique and nominative feminine singular rice)

  1. (Picardy) Alternative form of riche

Spanish

Verb

rice

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of rizar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of rizar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of rizar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of rizar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RIBWORT, a plantain with lanceolate prominently veined leaves, common in grassland.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)