Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Remerge intransitive verb To merge again. " Remerging in the general Soul." Tennyson.

Remeve (r?-mEv"), Re*mewe" (r?-m?") , transitive verb & i. To remove. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Remiform adjective [ Latin remus oar + -form .] Shaped like an oar.

Remiges noun plural ; sing. Remex . (r..."m...ks). [ Latin remex , - igis , an oarsman.] (Zoology) The quill feathers of the wings of a bird.

Remigrate intransitive verb [ Latin remigrare . See Re -, and Migrate .] To migrate again; to go back; to return. Boyle.

Remigration noun Migration back to the place from which one came. Sir M. Hale.

Remind transitive verb To put (one) in mind of something; to bring to the remembrance of; to bring to the notice or consideration of (a person).

When age itself, which will not be defied, shall begin to arrest, seize, and remind us of our mortality.
South.

Reminder noun One who, or that which, reminds; that which serves to awaken remembrance.

Reminiscence noun [ French réminiscence , Latin reminiscentia .]
1. The act or power of recalling past experience; the state of being reminiscent; remembrance; memory.

The other part of memory, called reminiscence , which is the retrieving of a thing at present forgot, or but confusedly remembered.
South.

I forgive your want of reminiscence , since it is long since I saw you.
Sir W. Scott.

2. That which is remembered, or recalled to mind; a statement or narration of remembered experience; a recollection; as, pleasing or painful reminiscences .

Syn. -- Remembrance; recollection. See Memory .

Reminiscency noun Reminiscence. [ Obsolete]

Reminiscent (-s e nt) adjective [ Latin reminiscens , -entis , present participle of reminisci to recall to mind, to recollect; prefix re- re + a word akin to mens mind, memini I remember. See Mind .] Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.

Some other of existence of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent .
Sir W. Hamilton.

Reminiscent noun One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

Reminiscential adjective Of or pertaining to reminiscence, or remembrance. Sir T. Browne.

Remiped adjective [ Latin remus oar + pes , pedis , foot: confer French rémipède .] (Zoology) Having feet or legs that are used as oars; -- said of certain crustaceans and insects.

Remiped noun (Zoology) (a) An animal having limbs like oars, especially one of certain crustaceans. (b) One of a group of aquatic beetles having tarsi adapted for swimming. See Water beetle .

Remise transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Remised (-m?zd"); present participle & verbal noun Remising .] [ French remise delivery, surrender, from remettre to put back, deliver, Latin remittere . See Remit .] To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return. Blackstone.

Remise noun (Law) A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.

Remise noun
1. A house for covered carriages; a chaise house. Sterne.

2. A livery carriage of a kind superior to an ordinary fiacre; -- so called because kept in a remise. Cooper.

Remiss adjective [ Latin remissus , past participle of remittere to send back, relax. See Remit .] Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.

Thou never wast remiss , I bear thee witness.
Milton.

These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss .
Roscommon.

Its motion becomes more languid and remiss .
Woodward.

Syn. -- Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless; neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.

Remiss noun The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [ Obsolete] " Remisses of laws." Puttenham.

Remissful adjective Inclined to remit punishment; lenient; clement. Drayton.

Remissibility noun The state or quality of being remissible. Jer. Taylor.

Remissible adjective [ Latin remissibilis : confer French rémissible . See Remit .] Capable of being remitted or forgiven. Feltham.

Remission noun [ French rémission , Latin remissio . See Remit .]
1. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.

2. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.

This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Matt. xxvi. 28.

That ples, therefore, . . .
Will gain thee no remission .
Milton.

3. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.

4. (Medicine) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission , in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.

5. The act of sending back. [ R.] Stackhouse.

6. Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.

Remissive adjective [ Latin remissivus . See Remit .] Remitting; forgiving; abating. Bp. Hacket.

Remissly adverb In a remiss or negligent manner; carelessly.

Remissness noun Quality or state of being remiss.

Remissory adjective Serving or tending to remit, or to secure remission; remissive. "A sacrifice expiatory or remissory ." Latimer.

Remit transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Remitted ; present participle & verbal noun Remitting .] [ Latin remittere , remissum , to send back, to slacken, relax; prefix re- re- + mittere to send. See Mission , and confer Remise , Remiss .]
1. To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.

In the case the law remits him to his ancient and more certain right.
Blackstone.

In grevious and inhuman crimes, offenders should be remitted to their prince.
Hayward.

The prisoner was remitted to the guard.
Dryden.

2. To restore. [ Obsolete]

The archbishop was . . . remitted to his liberty.
Hayward.

3. (Com.) To transmit or send, esp. to a distance, as money in payment of a demand, account, draft, etc.; as, he remitted the amount by mail.

4. To send off or away; hence: (a) To refer or direct (one) for information, guidance, help, etc. " Remitting them . . . to the works of Galen." Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision. "Whether the counsel be good I remit it to the wise readers." Sir T. Elyot.

5. To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate.

So willingly doth God remit his ire.
Milton.

6. To forgive; to pardon; to remove.

Whose soever sins ye remit , they are remitted unto them.
John xx. 23.

7. To refrain from exacting or enforcing; as, to remit the performance of an obligation. "The sovereign was undoubtedly competent to remit penalties." Macaulay.

Syn. -- To relax; release; abate; relinguish; forgive; pardon; absolve.

Remit intransitive verb
1. To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits ; the severity of the weather remits .

2. To send money, as in payment. Addison.

Remitment (-m e nt) noun The act of remitting, or the state of being remitted; remission.

Disavowing the remitment of Claudius.
Milton.

Remittal (-t a l) noun A remitting; a giving up; surrender; as, the remittal of the first fruits. Swift.

Remittance noun
1. The act of transmitting money, bills, or the like, esp. to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation.

2. The sum or thing remitted. Addison.

Remittee noun (Com.) One to whom a remittance is sent.

Remittent adjective [ Latin remittens , present participle : confer French rémittent .] Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions.

Remittent fever (Medicine) , a fever in which the symptoms temporarily abate at regular intervals, but do not wholly cease. See Malarial fever , under Malarial .

Remitter noun
1. One who remits. Specifically: (a) One who pardons. (b) One who makes remittance.

2. (Law) The sending or placing back of a person to a title or right he had before; the restitution of one who obtains possession of property under a defective title, to his rights under some valid title by virtue of which he might legally have entered into possession only by suit. Bouvier.

Remittitur noun [ Latin , (it) is remitted.] (Law) (a) A remission or surrender, -- remittitur damnut being a remission of excess of damages. (b) A sending back, as when a record is remitted by a superior to an inferior court. Wharton.

Remittor noun (Law) One who makes a remittance; a remitter.

Remix transitive verb To mix again or repeatedly.

Remnant adjective [ Old French remanant , present participle of remanoir , remaindre . See Remanent , Remain .] Remaining; yet left. [ R.] "Because of the remnant dregs of his disease." Fuller.

And quiet dedicate her remnant life
To the just duties of an humble wife.
Prior.

Remnant noun [ Old French remanant . See Remnant , adjective ]


1. That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue. Chaucer.

The remnant that are left of the captivity.
Neh. i. 3.

The remnant of my tale is of a length
To tire your patience.
Dryden.

2. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.

Some odd quirks and remnants of wit.
Shak.

3. (Com.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.

Syn. -- Residue; rest; remains; remainder.

Remodel transitive verb To model or fashion anew; to change the form of.

The corporation had been remodeled .
Macaulay.

Remodification noun The act of remodifying; the state of being remodified.

Remodify transitive verb To modify again or anew; to reshape.

Rémolade noun [ French] A kind of piquant sauce or salad dressing resembling mayonnaise.

Rémolade Ré`mou`lade" noun [ French] An ointment used in farriery.

Remold, Remould (rē*mōld") transitive verb To mold or shape anew or again; to reshape.

Remollient adjective [ Latin remolliens , present participle of remollire to mollify: confer French rémollient . See Mollient .] Mollifying; softening. [ R.]

Remonetization noun The act of remonetizing.

Remonetize transitive verb To restore to use as money; as, to remonetize silver.