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  1. rather, the rather: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. rather, rather: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. rather: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. rather: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. rather: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. rather: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Rather, rather, the rather: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. rather: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Rather, rather: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. rather: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. rather: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. rather: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Rather, The rather, rather: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. rather: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. rather: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. rather: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Rather: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Rather: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. rather: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. rather: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. rather: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. rather: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. rather, the rather: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. rather: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. rather: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. Rather, rather: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. The rather, rather: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. rather: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. rather: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (rather)

adverb:  to some (great or small) extent ("It was rather cold")
adverb:  on the contrary ("Rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left")
adverb:  to a degree (not used with a negative)
adverb:  more readily or willingly ("I'd rather be in Philadelphia")
name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12151)

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Words similar to rather:   instead, preferably, quite, sooner, kinda, dan, dans, kind of, sort of, more...

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