Pronunciation: (rīn),[key] —n. 1. Joseph Banks, 1895–1980, U.S. psychologist: pioneer in parapsychology.
2. German, Rhein. French, Rhin (ran). Dutch, Rijn. a river flowing from SE Switzerland through Germany and the Netherlands into the North Sea: branches off into the Waal, Lek, and IJssel in its lower course. 820 mi. (1320 km) long.