Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Repetitor noun [ Confer Latin repetitor a reclaimer.] (Ger.Univ.) A private instructor.

Repine intransitive verb [ Prefix re- + pine to languish.]


1. To fail; to wane. [ Obsolete] " Reppening courage yields no foot to foe." Spenser.

2. To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur.

But Lachesis thereat gan to repine .
Spenser.

What if the head, the eye, or ear repined
To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?
Pope.

Repine noun Vexation; mortification. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Repiner noun One who repines.

Repiningly adverb With repening or murmuring.

Repkie noun [ From the native name.] (Zoology) Any edible sea urchin. [ Alaska]

Replace transitive verb [ Prefix re- + place : confer French replacer .]
1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

The earl . . . was replaced in his government.
Bacon.

2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.

3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.

With Israel, religion replaced morality.
M. Arnold.

4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.

This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration.
Whewell.

5. To put in a new or different place.

» The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace , supersede , take the place of , as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers.

Replaced crystal (Crystallog.) , a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.

Replaceability noun The quality, state, or degree of being replaceable.

Replaceable adjective
1. Capable or admitting of being put back into a place.

2. Admitting of having its place supplied by a like thing or an equivalent; as, the lost book is replaceable .

3. (Chemistry) Capable of being replaced (by), or of being exchanged (for); as, the hydrogen of acids is replaceable by metals or by basic radicals.

Replacement (-m e nt) noun
1. The act of replacing.

2. (Crystallog.) The removal of an edge or an angle by one or more planes.

Replait transitive verb To plait or fold again; to fold, as one part over another, again and again.

Replant transitive verb To plant again.

Replantable adjective That may be planted again.

Replantation noun The act of planting again; a replanting. [ R.] Hallywell.

Replead transitive verb & i. To plead again.

Repleader noun (Law) A second pleading, or course of pleadings; also, the right of pleading again.

Whenever a repleader is granted, the pleadings must begin de novo .
Blackstone.

Replenish transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Replenished (-?sht); present participle & verbal noun Replenishing .] [ Middle English replenissen , Old French replenir ; Latin prefix re- re- + plenus full. See Full , -ish , and confer Replete .]
1. To fill again after having been diminished or emptied; to stock anew; hence, to fill completely; to cause to abound.

Multiply and replenish the earth.
Gen. i. 28.

The waters thus
With fish replenished , and the air with fowl.
Milton.

2. To finish; to complete; to perfect. [ Obsolete]

We smothered
The most replenished sweet work of nature.
Shak.

Replenish intransitive verb To recover former fullness. [ Obsolete]

The humors will not replenish so soon.
Bacon.

Replenisher noun One who replenishes.

Replenishment (-m e nt) noun
1. The act of replenishing, or the state of being replenished.

2. That which replenishes; supply. Cowper.

Replete adjective [ Latin repletus , past participle of replere to fill again, fill up; prefix re- re- + plere to fill, akin to plenus full: confer French replet corpulent. See Plenty , Replenish .] Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding. "His words replete with guile." Milton.

When he of wine was replet at his feast.
Chaucer.

In heads replete with thoughts of other men.
Cowper.

Replete transitive verb To fill completely, or to satiety. [ R.]

Repleteness noun The state of being replete.

Repletion noun [ Latin repletio a filling up: confer French réplétion . See Replete .]
1. The state of being replete; superabundant fullness.

The tree had too much repletion , and was oppressed with its own sap.
Bacon.

Repleccioun [ overeating] ne made her never sick.
Chaucer.

2. (Medicine) Fullness of blood; plethora.

Repletive adjective [ Confer French réplétif .] Tending to make replete; filling. -- Re*ple"tive*ly , adverb

Repletory adjective Repletive. [ R.]

Repleviable adjective [ See Replevy .] (Law) Capable of being replevied.

Replevin noun [ Late Latin replevina . See Replevy , and confer Plevin .]
1. (Law) A personal action which lies to recover possession of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained. Originally, it was a remedy peculiar to cases for wrongful distress, but it may generally now be brought in all cases of wrongful taking or detention. Bouvier.

2. The writ by which goods and chattels are replevied.

Replevin transitive verb (Law) To replevy.

Replevisable adjective [ Old French replevisable .] Repleviable. Sir M. Hale.

Replevy transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Replevied (-?d); present participle & verbal noun Replevying .] [ Old French replevir , Late Latin replevire . See Pledge , Replevin .]
1. (Law) To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained), upon giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law, and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff, to return the property replevied.

2. (Old Eng. Law) To bail. Spenser.

Replevy noun Replevin. Mozley & W.

Replica noun [ Italian See Reply , v. & noun ]


1. (Fine Arts) A copy of a work of art, as of a picture or statue, made by the maker of the original.

2. (Mus.) Repetition.

Replicant noun One who replies.

Replicate transitive verb To reply. [ Obsolete]

Replicate adjective [ Latin replicatus , past participle of replicare . See Reply .] Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself; as, a replicate leaf or petal; a replicate margin of a shell.

Replication noun [ Latin replicatio . See Reply .]
1. An answer; a reply. Shak.

Withouten any repplicacioun .
Chaucer.

2. (Law Pleadings) The reply of the plaintiff, in matters of fact, to the defendant's plea.

3. Return or repercussion, as of sound; echo.

To hear the replication of your sounds.
Shak.

4. A repetition; a copy.

Farrar.

Syn. -- Answer; response; reply; rejoinder.

Replier noun One who replies. Bacon.

Replum noun [ Latin , doorcase.] (Botany) The framework of some pods, as the cress, which remains after the valves drop off. Gray.

Reply intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Replied (-pl?d"); present participle & verbal noun Replying .] [ Middle English replien , Old French replier , French répliquer , from Latin replicare to fold back, make a reply; prefix re- re- + plicare to fold. See Ply , and confer Replica .]
1. To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.

O man, who art thou that repliest against God?
Rom. ix. 20.

2. (Law) To answer a defendant's plea.

3. Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.

Syn. -- To answer; respond; rejoin.

Reply transitive verb To return for an answer. Milton.

Lords, vouchsafe
To give me hearing what I shall reply .
Shak.

Reply noun ; plural Replies (-pl...z"). [ See Reply , intransitive verb , and confer Replica .] That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.

Syn. -- Answer; rejoinder; response. -- Reply , Rejoinder , Answer . A reply is a distinct response to a formal question or attack in speech or writing. A rejoinder is a second reply (a reply to a reply) in a protracted discussion or controversy. The word answer is used in two senses, namely (1), in the most general sense of a mere response; as, the answer to a question; or (2), in the sense of a decisive and satisfactory confutation of an adversary's argument, as when we speak of a triumphant answer to the speech or accusations of an opponent. Here the noun corresponds to a frequent use of the verb, as when we say. "This will answer (i.e., fully meet) the end in view;" "It answers the purpose."

Replyer noun See Replier . Bacon.

Repolish transitive verb To polish again.

Repone transitive verb [ Latin reponere ; prefix re- re- + ponere to place.] To replace. R. Baillie.

Repopulation noun The act of repeopling; act of furnishing with a population anew.

Report transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Reported ; present participle & verbal noun Reporting.] [ French reporter to carry back, carry (cf. rapporter ; see Rapport ), Latin reportare to bear or bring back; prefix re- re- + portare to bear or bring. See Port bearing, demeanor.]
1. To refer. [ Obsolete]

Baldwin, his son, . . . succeeded his father; so like unto him that we report the reader to the character of King Almeric, and will spare the repeating his description.
Fuller.

2. To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress.

There is no man that may reporten all.
Chaucer.

3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported . Shak.

It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel.
Neh. vi. 6.

4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.

5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. [ Obsolete or R.] "A church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times." Bacon.

6. (Parliamentary Practice) To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred; as, the committee reported the bill witth amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.

7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.

8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.

9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.

To be reported , or To be reported of , to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably. Acts xvi. 2. -- To report one's self , to betake one's self, as to a superior or one to whom service is due, and be in readiness to receive orders or do service.

Syn. -- To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe.

Report intransitive verb
1. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.

2. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.

3. To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.

Report (re*pōrt") noun [ Confer French rapport . See Report . transitive verb ]
1. That which is reported. Specifically: (a) An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation. "From Thetis sent as spies to make report ." Waller. (b) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.

It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
1 Kings x. 6.

Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and . . . of good report among all the nation of the Jews.
Acts x. 22.

(c) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon. (d) An official statement of facts, verbal or written; especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as, the reports of the heads af departments to Congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body, and the like. (e) An account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of case argued and determined in a court of law, chancery, etc.; also, in the plural, the volumes containing such reports; as, Coke's Reports . (f) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.

2. Rapport; relation; connection; reference. [ Obsolete]

The corridors worse, having no report to the wings they join to.
Evelyn.

Syn. -- Account; relation; narration; detail; description; recital; narrative; story; rumor; hearsay.

Reportable (-ȧ*b'l) adjective Capable or admitting of being reported.