Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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.
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.
The life reorient out of dust. Tennyson.
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.
(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.
I thought . . . that he repaire should again. Chaucer. 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 . Pope.
[ 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. Clarendon. 2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
There the fierce winds his tender force assail Dryden.
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. Milton.
Do thou, as thou art wont, repair Wordsworth. 2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
My heart with gladness.
I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. Shak. 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 Milton. 2. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair ; the book is out of repair .
Of sleep, which instantly fell on me.
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.
[ 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. Dryden. Syn.
-- Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends; satisfaction.
Reparative adjective Repairing, or tending to repair. Jer. Taylor.
Reparative noun That which repairs. Sir H. Wotton.
[ Confer Reapparel
.] A change of apparel; a second or different suit.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
[ French repartie
, from repartir
to reply, depart again; prefix re-
to part, depart. See Part
.] A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Cupid was as bad as he; Prior. Syn.
Hear but the youngster's repartee .
-- 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-
: 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.
[ Old French repast
, French repas
, Late Latin repastus
, from Latin repascere
to feed again; prefix re-
re- + pascere
, to pasture, feed. See Pasture
.] 1. The act of taking food.
From dance to sweet repast they turn. Milton. 2. That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
"Sleep . . . thy best repast
Go and get me some repast . Shak.
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. Milton.
Repaster noun One who takes a repast. [ Obsolete]