Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Renvoy (-voi") transitive verb [ French renvoyer .] To send back. [ Obsolete] "Not dismissing or renvoying her." Bacon.

Renvoy noun [ French renvoi .] A sending back. [ Obsolete]

Reobtain transitive verb To obtain again.

Reobtainable adjective That may be reobtained.

Reoccupy transitive verb To occupy again.

Reometer noun Same as Rheometer .

Reopen transitive verb & i. To open again.

Reoppose transitive verb To oppose again.

Reordain transitive verb [ Prefix re- re- + ordain : confer French réordonner .] To ordain again, as when the first ordination is considered defective. Bp. Burnet.

Reorder transitive verb To order a second time.

Reordination noun A second ordination.

Reorganization noun The act of reorganizing; a reorganized existence; as, reorganization of the troops.

Reorganize transitive verb & i. To organize again or anew; as, to reorganize a society or an army.

Reorient adjective Rising again. [ R.]

The life reorient out of dust.

Reostat noun (Physics) See Rheostat .

Reotrope noun (Physics) See Rheotrope .

Rep noun [ Prob. a corruption of rib : confer French reps .] A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.

Rep adjective Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk.

Repace transitive verb To pace again; to walk over again in a contrary direction.

Repacify transitive verb To pacify again.

Repack transitive verb To pack a second time or anew; as, to repack beef; to repack a trunk.

Repacker noun One who repacks.

Repaganize transitive verb To paganize anew; to bring back to paganism.

Repaid (r?-p?d"), imperfect & past participle of Repay .

Repaint transitive verb To paint anew or again; as, to repaint a house; to repaint the ground of a picture.

Repair intransitive verb [ Middle English repairen , Old French repairier to return, from Latin repatriare to return to one's contry, to go home again; prefix re- re- + patria native country, from pater father. See Father , and confer Repatriate .]
1. To return. [ Obsolete]

I thought . . . that he repaire should again.

2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety. Chaucer.

Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair .

Repair noun [ Old French repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]
1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [ R.] Chaucer.

The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses.

2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort. [ R.]

There the fierce winds his tender force assail
And beat him downward to his first repair .

Repair transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Repaired (-p?rd"); present participle & verbal noun Repairing .] [ French réparer , Latin reparare; prefix re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare , and confer Reparation .]
1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.

Secret refreshings that repair his strength.

Do thou, as thou art wont, repair
My heart with gladness.

2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear.

Syn. -- To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve; recruit.

Repair noun
1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.

Sunk down and sought repair
Of sleep, which instantly fell on me.

2. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair ; the book is out of repair .

Repairable adjective Reparable. Gauden.

Repairer noun One who, or that which, repairs, restores, or makes amends.

Repairment noun Act of repairing.

Repand adjective [ Latin repandus bent backward, turned up; prefix re- re- + pandus bent, crooked.] (Bot. & Zool.) Having a slightly undulating margin; -- said of leaves.

Reparability noun The quality or state of being reparable.

Reparable adjective [ Latin reparabilis : confer French réparable .] Capable of being repaired, restored to a sound or good state, or made good; restorable; as, a reparable injury.

Reparably adverb In a reparable manner.

Reparation noun [ French réparation , Latin reparatio . See Repair to mend.]
1. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used. Arbuthnot.

2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.

I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose writings, and make what reparation I am able.

Syn. -- Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends; satisfaction.

Reparative adjective Repairing, or tending to repair. Jer. Taylor.

Reparative noun That which repairs. Sir H. Wotton.

Reparel noun [ Confer Reapparel .] A change of apparel; a second or different suit. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Repartee noun [ French repartie , from repartir to reply, depart again; prefix re- re- partir to part, depart. See Part .] A smart, ready, and witty reply.

Cupid was as bad as he;
Hear but the youngster's repartee .

Syn. -- Retort; reply. See Retort .

Repartee intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Reparteed (-t?d"); present participle & verbal noun Reparteeing .] To make smart and witty replies. [ R.] Prior.

Repartimiento noun [ Spanish , from repartir to divide.] A partition or distribution, especially of slaves; also, an assessment of taxes. W. Irving.

Repartotion noun Another, or an additional, separation into parts.

Repass transitive verb [ Prefix re- + pass : confer French repasser . Confer Repace .] To pass again; to pass or travel over in the opposite direction; to pass a second time; as, to repass a bridge or a river; to repass the sea.

Repass intransitive verb To pass or go back; to move back; as, troops passing and repassing before our eyes.

Repassage noun The act of repassing; passage back. Hakluyt.

Repassant adjective [ Confer French repassant , present participle] (Her.) Counterpassant.

Repast noun [ Old French repast , French repas , Late Latin repastus , from Latin repascere to feed again; prefix re- re- + pascere , pastum , to pasture, feed. See Pasture .]
1. The act of taking food.

From dance to sweet repast they turn.

2. That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment. "Sleep . . . thy best repast ." Denham.

Go and get me some repast .

Repast transitive verb & i. To supply food to; to feast; to take food. [ Obsolete] " Repast them with my blood." Shak.

He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds.

Repaster noun One who takes a repast. [ Obsolete]