2. A teacher of rhetoric.
The ancient sophists and rhetoricians, which ever had young auditors, lived till they were an hundred
3. An orator; specifically, an artificial orator without genuine eloquence; a declaimer. Macaulay.
(Rhet`o*ri"cian), a. Suitable to a master of rhetoric. "With rhetorician pride." Blackmore.
(Rhet"o*rize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rhetorized (- rizd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rhetorizing (- ri`zing).]
To play the orator. Colgrave.
(Rhet"o*rize), v. t. To represent by a figure of rhetoric, or by personification. Milton.
(||Rhe"um) n. [NL., from L. Rha the river Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb.]
(Bot.) A genus of plants. See Rhubarb.
(Rheum) n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. fr. "rei^n to
flow, akin to E. stream. See Stream, n., and cf. Hemorrhoids.] (Med.) A serous or mucous discharge,
especially one from the eves or nose.
I have a rheum in mine eyes too.Shak. Salt rheum. (Med.) See Salt rheum, in the Vocab.
(Rheu*mat"ic) a. [Gr. subject to a discharge or flux: cf. L. rheumaticus, F. rhumatique. See
1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic. [Obs.]
2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as,
a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day.
That rheumatic diseases do abound.Shak.
(Rheu*mat"ic), n. One affected with rheumatism.
Inflammatory rheumatism (Med.), acute rheumatism attended with fever, and attacking usually the
larger joints, which become swollen, hot, and very painful. Rheumatism root. (Bot.) See Twinleaf.
(Rheu"ma*tism) n. [L. rheumatismus rheum, Gr. fr. to have or suffer from a flux, fr. rheum: cf.
F. rheumatisme. See 2d Rheum.] (Med.) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple,
local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper
organs, as the heart.
(Rheu`ma*tis"mal) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism.
(Rheu`ma*tis"moid) a. [Rheumatism + -oid.] (Med.) Of or resembling rheum or rheumatism.
Rheumic diathesis. See Dartrous diathesis, under Dartrous.
(Rheum"ic) a. (Med.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, rheum.
(||Rheu"mi*des) n. pl. [NL. See Rheum.] (Med.) The class of skin disease developed by
the dartrous diathesis. See under Dartrous.