Definition of RL in English:

RL

  • 1Rugby league.

    • ‘We are a rugby town, we were founder members of the RFL and are steeped in RL tradition.’
    • ‘And, recalls Jimmy, the team lifted the trophy without the help of starman and Leigh RL legend-to-be John Woods, who missed the final having left school at Easter.’
    • ‘We mingle with dignitaries from the RL and RU world, as well as MPs and the Further Education Minister.’
    • ‘York Wasps RL fans online can read an internet version of the Wasps match report on Sunday night by clicking here.’
    • ‘Paterson, who also plays for York Wasps RL side, got one of Selby's two tries and kicked the rest.’
    • ‘However, there is no doubt he has been a victim of circumstance rather than lack of ability, and it is refreshing that RL bosses have not held that against him.’
    • ‘It is packed full of info about your favourite RL team.’
    • ‘The long-standing York RL Supporters' Club, meanwhile, will remain independent, as it always has been, but will continue to play its part in raising money for the rugby club.’
    • ‘With two other RL bodies also due to meet in the next couple of weeks the Wasps future is likely to be a major issue.’
    • ‘The complex would boast a 10,000 all-seater stadium to be used by Leigh Centurions RL and Leigh RMI.’
    • ‘The Wigan game last year showed the demand for top class RL and the scramble for tickets was amusing to watch.’
    • ‘The London-based whistler went on to infuriate and baffle both teams and sets of fans with a performance that should have given the watching RL hierarchy plenty of food for thought.’
    • ‘Blackpool is showing great interest and the proposed development of Salford Reds RL club's new stadium at Barton includes a casino.’
    • ‘They were deciding today whether they will throw their hat into the ring and make a bid to take a controlling interest in the RL outfit.’
    • ‘The sporting media and RL bosses will be watching the standard of behaviour presented by our supporters.’
    • ‘Although this land is earmarked for other things it is also time City of York Council gave York RL some long overdue backing and sell this land to the Wasps directors for a shilling.’
    • ‘He hopes to clock up the miles and cash for Leigh East amateur RL Club.’
    • ‘He later told investigators he had been at the RL Cup Final, adding: " I had lost it by then.’
    • ‘RL dsiciplinary chiefs took no further action against the Hull forward, sent off for a high tackle against Leigh.’
    • ‘The messages received suggest RL fans are ready to rally round to help safeguard York Wasps ' future - whether they can count on the people of their own city remains to be seen.’
  • 2Lebanon (international vehicle registration).

  • 3(in video games, online contexts, etc.) real life; social interaction in the physical world.

    ‘to my RL friends who read this: please don't take it personally’
    • ‘A lot of people don't observe a strict distinction between RP and RL, and as such a space for gay gamers, which gay gamers can find and join, would be useful.’
    • ‘I'd like to join the clan, but there's the sticky issue that I know some of the people in my current clan in RL.’
    • ‘I met my girlfriend and a number of RL friends on the Internet, and the arc of our relationships has been profoundly affected by having related in text-only forms for the first year/s of knowing each other.’
    • ‘We've got enough of that in RL, thanks very much.’
    • ‘Are there circumstances where the absence of "RL" associations actually produce a more open, more honest, more communicative persona?’
    • ‘Of course, that's what you get for going to a singles chatroom and online as in RL you meet different people with very different agendas.’
    • ‘A fundamental question the Grey Tuesday protest lays bare is: "Can the Internet be used for protest, or does it simply support RL protests?"’
    • ‘We *care* about each other in an ingame and RL sense.’
    • ‘When asked if they had ever met anybody they have chatted with on the Net in real life (RL), nearly one-third of the women who chat said they have.’
    • ‘I was just wondering if the cool folks here could offer some suggestions of other places on the web (or RL in Seattle) where I can get these comfy shirts that would also be cool and interesting.’
    • ‘Over this last Christmas vacation, my husband and I paid a visit in RL to the guild leaders of my raiding guild, and had a great time talking out the problems with running a guild over drinks and dinner.’
    • ‘I have found that people are often quicker to open up online than in RL.’
    • ‘I have a RL job so you will mostly see postings from me in the evenings or at nighttime in Europe.’
    • ‘In RL, we own our identity; we live it; it is who we are, not some articulated presentation of self maintained by a third party.’
    • ‘You're right about the RL events.’
    • ‘Sorry for the long wait, RL sucks.’
    • ‘I also was Editor-In-Chief for some months, before my RL job took away too much time.’
    • ‘After all, it must be much more fun to know that you've just shut down an entire plant in RL then simply having annoyed a given web site in VR.’