Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Red-letter adjective Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.

Red-letter day , a day that is fortunate or auspicious; -- so called in allusion to the custom of marking holy days, or saints' days, in the old calendars with red letters.

Red-light district A district or neighborhood in which disorderly resorts are frequent; -- so called in allusion to the red light kept in front of many such resorts at night. [ Colloq. or Cant]

Redient adjective [ Latin rediens , present participle of redire to return; prefix red- + ire to go.] Returning. [ R.]

Redif noun [ Turk. redīf , from radīf , orig., he who rides behind another on the same beast, from radaf to follow.] A reserve force in the Turkish army, or a soldier of the reserve. See Army organization , above.

Redigest transitive verb To digest, or reduce to form, a second time. Kent.

Rediminish transitive verb To diminish again.

Redingote (rĕd"ĭn*gōt) noun [ French, corrupted from English riding coat .] A long plain double-breasted outside coat for women.

Redintegrate adjective [ Latin redintegratus , past participle of redintegrare to restore; prefix red- , re- , re- + integrare to make whole, to renew, from integer whole. See Integer .] Restored to wholeness or a perfect state; renewed. Bacon.

Redintegrate transitive verb To make whole again; a renew; to restore to integrity or soundness.

The English nation seems obliterated. What could redintegrate us again?
Coleridge.

Redintegration noun [ Latin redintegratio .]
1. Restoration to a whole or sound state; renewal; renovation. Dr. H. More.

2. (Chemistry) Restoration of a mixed body or matter to its former nature and state. [ Achaic.] Coxe.

3. (Psychology) The law that objects which have been previously combined as part of a single mental state tend to recall or suggest one another; -- adopted by many philosophers to explain the phenomena of the association of ideas.

Redirect adjective (Law) Applied to the examination of a witness, by the party calling him, after the cross-examination.

Redisburse transitive verb To disburse anew; to give, or pay, back. Spenser.

Rediscover transitive verb To discover again.

Redispose transitive verb To dispose anew or again; to readjust; to rearrange. A. Baxter.

Redisseize transitive verb (Law) To disseize anew, or a second time. [ Written also redisseise .]

Redisseizin noun (Law) A disseizin by one who once before was adjudged to have dassezed the same person of the same lands, etc.; also, a writ which lay in such a case. Blackstone.

Redisseizor noun (Law) One who redisseizes.

Redissolve transitive verb To dissolve again.

Redistill transitive verb To distill again.

Redistrainer noun One who distrains again.

Redistribute transitive verb To distribute again.

-- Re*dis`tri*bu"tion (-tr...*b..."sh...n) noun

Redistrict transitive verb To divide into new districts.

Redition noun [ Latin reditio , from redire . See Redient .] Act of returning; return. [ Obsolete] Chapman.

Redivide transitive verb To divide anew.

Redivivus adjective [ Latin , from prefix red- , re- , re- + vivus alive.] Living again; revived; restored.

Redleg noun (Zoology) (a) The redshank. (b) The turnstone.

Redly adverb In a red manner; with redness.

Redmouth (-mouth`) noun (Zoology) Any one of several species of marine food fishes of the genus Diabasis , or Hæmulon , of the Southern United States, having the inside of the mouth bright red. Called also flannelmouth , and grunt .

Redness noun [ Anglo-Saxon reádness . See Red .] The quality or state of being red; red color.

Redolence (r?d"?*l e ns), Red"o*len*cy (-l e n*s?) noun The quality of being redolent; sweetness of scent; pleasant odor; fragrance.

Redolent (-l e nt) adjective [ Latin redolens , -entis , present participle of redolere to emit a scent, diffuse an odor; prefix red- , re- , re- + olere to emit a smell. See Odor .] Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually followed by of . "Honey redolent of spring." Dryden. -- Red"o*lent*ly , adverb

Gales . . . redolent of joy and youth.
Gray.

Redouble transitive verb [ Prefix re- + double : confer French redoubler . Confer Reduplicate .] To double again or repeatedly; to increase by continued or repeated additions; to augment greatly; to multiply.

So they
Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe.
Shak.

Redouble intransitive verb To become greatly or repeatedly increased; to be multiplied; to be greatly augmented; as, the noise redoubles .

Redoubt noun [ French redoute , fem., Italian ridotto , Late Latin reductus , literally, a retreat, from Latin reductus drawn back, retired, past participle of reducere to lead or draw back; confer French réduit , also from Late Latin reductus . See Reduce , and confer Reduct , Réduit , Ridotto .] (Fort.) (a) A small, and usually a roughly constructed, fort or outwork of varying shape, commonly erected for a temporary purpose, and without flanking defenses, -- used esp. in fortifying tops of hills and passes, and positions in hostile territory. (b) In permanent works, an outwork placed within another outwork. See F and i in Illust. of Ravelin . [ Written also redout .]

Redoubt transitive verb [ French redouter , formerly also spelt redoubter ; from Latin prefix re- re- + dubitare to doubt, in Late Latin , to fear. See Doubt .] To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread. [ R.]

Redoubtable adjective [ French redoutable , formerly also spelt redoubtable .] Formidable; dread; terrible to foes; as, a redoubtable hero; hence, valiant; -- often in contempt or burlesque. [ Written also redoutable .]

Redoubted adjective Formidable; dread. "Some redoubted knight." Spenser.

Lord regent, and redoubted Burgandy.
Shak.

Redoubting noun Reverence; honor. [ Obsolete]

In redoutyng of Mars and of his glory.
Chaucer.

Redound intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Redounded ; present participle & verbal noun Redounding .] [ French redonder , Latin redundare ; prefix red -, re- , re- + undare to rise in waves or surges, from unda a wave. See Undulate , and confer Redundant .]
1. To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to conduce; to contribute; to result.

The evil, soon
Driven back, redounded as a flood on those
From whom it sprung.
Milton.

The honor done to our religion ultimately redounds to God, the author of it.
Rogers.

both . . . will devour great quantities of paper, there will no small use redound from them to that manufacture.
Addison.

2. To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be redundant; to overflow.

For every dram of honey therein found,
A pound of gall doth over it redound .
Spenser.

Redound noun
1. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; return; requital.

We give you welcome; not without redound
Of use and glory to yourselves ye come.
Tennyson.

2. Rebound; reverberation. [ R.] Codrington.

Redowa noun [ French, from Bohemian.] A Bohemian dance of two kinds, one in triple time, like a waltz, the other in two-four time, like a polka. The former is most in use.

Redpole noun (Zoology) Same as Redpoll .

Redpoll noun (Zoology) (a) Any one of several species of small northern finches of the genus Acanthis (formerly Ægiothus ), native of Europe and America. The adults have the crown red or rosy. The male of the most common species ( A. linarius ) has also the breast and rump rosy. Called also redpoll linnet . See Illust. under Linnet . (b) The common European linnet. (c) The American redpoll warbler ( Dendroica palmarum ).

Redraft (rē*drȧft") transitive verb To draft or draw anew.

Redraft noun
1. A second draft or copy.

2. (Com.) A new bill of exchange which the holder of a protected bill draws on the drawer or indorsers, in order to recover the amount of the protested bill with costs and charges.

Redraw transitive verb [ imperfect Redrew (-dr?"); past participle Redrawn (-dr»n"); present participle & verbal noun Redrawing .] To draw again; to make a second draft or copy of; to redraft.

Redraw intransitive verb (Com.) To draw a new bill of exchange, as the holder of a protested bill, on the drawer or indorsers.

Redress transitive verb [ Prefix re- + dress .] To dress again.

Redress transitive verb [ French redresser to straighten; prefix re- re- + dresser to raise, arrange. See Dress. ]


1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. [ R.]

The common profit could she redress .
Chaucer.

In yonder spring of roses intermixed
With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
Milton.

Your wish that I should redress a certain paper which you had prepared.
A. Hamilton.

2. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.

Those wrongs, those bitter injuries, . . .
I doubt not but with honor to redress .
Shak.

3. To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon. "'T is thine, O king! the afflicted to redress ." Dryden.

Will Gaul or Muscovite redress ye ?
Byron.

Redress noun
1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. [ R.]

Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves.
Hooker.

2. A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification. Shak.

A few may complain without reason; but there is occasion for redress when the cry is universal.
Davenant.

3. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.

Fair majesty, the refuge and redress
Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress.
Dryden.