Rescat Res"cat noun [ Spanish rescate .] Ransom; release. [ Obsolete]
Rescind Re·scind" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rescinded
; present participle & verbal noun Rescinding
.] [ Latin rescindere
; pref re-
re- + scindere
to cut, split: confer French rescinder
. See Shism
.] 1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs. Jer. Taylor. 2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment. Syn.
-- To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void.
Rescindable Re·scind"a·ble adjective Capable of being rescinded.
Rescindment Re·scind"ment (-m e nt) noun The act of rescinding; rescission.
Rescission Re·scis"sion noun [ Latin rescissio : confer French rescission . See Rescind .] The act of rescinding, abrogating, annulling, or vacating; as, the rescission of a law, decree, or judgment.
Rescissory Re·scis"so·ry adjective
[ Latin rescissorius
: confer French rescisoire
.] Tending to rescind; rescinding.
To pass a general act rescissory (as it was called), annulling all the Parliaments that had been held since the year 1633. Bp. Burnet.
Rescous Res"cous noun [ Middle English , from Old French rescousse , from rescourre , past participle rescous , to rescue. See Rescue .] 1. Rescue; deliverance. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. (Law) See Rescue , 2. [ Obsolete]
Rescowe Res"cowe transitive verb To rescue. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Rescribe Re·scribe" transitive verb [ Latin rescribere ; prefix re- re- + scribere to write. See Scribe .] 1. To write back; to write in reply. Ayliffe. 2. To write over again. Howell.
Rescript Re"script noun
[ Latin rescriptum
: confer French rescrit
, formerly also spelt rescript
. See Rescribe
, transitive verb
] 1. (Rom.Antiq.) The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some difficult question; hence, an edict or decree.
In their rescripts and other ordinances, the Roman emperors spoke in the plural number. Hare. 2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals. 3. A counterpart. Bouvier.
Rescription Re·scrip"tion noun [ Latin rescriptio : confer French rescription . See Rescribe .] A writing back; the answering of a letter. Loveday.
Rescriptive Re·scrip"tive adjective Pertaining to, or answering the purpose of, a rescript; hence, deciding; settling; determining.
Rescriptively Re·scrip"tive·ly adverb By rescript. Burke.
Rescuable Res"cu·a·ble adjective That may be rescued.
Rescue Res"cue transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rescued
(-k?d); present participle & verbal noun Rescuing
.] [ Middle English rescopuen
, Old French rescourre
; Latin prefix re-
re- + excutere
to shake or drive out; ex
out + quatere
to shake. See Qtash
to crush, Rercussion
.] To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
Had I been seized by a hungry lion, Shak. Syn.
I would have been a breakfast to the best,
Rather than have false Proteus rescue me.
-- To retake; recapture; free; deliver; liberate; release; save.
Rescue Res"cue noun
[ From Rescue
; confer Rescous
.] 1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot. Shak. 2. (Law) (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. Bouvier.
The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods. Blackstone. Rescue grass
. [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Botany) A tall grass ( Ceratochloa unioloides ) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States.
Rescueless Res"cue·less adjective Without rescue or release.
Rescuer Res"cu·er noun One who rescues.
Rescussee Res`cus·see" noun (O.Eng. Law) The party in whose favor a rescue is made. Crabb.
Rescussor Res·cus"sor noun [ Late Latin ] (O.Eng.Law) One who makes an unlawful rescue; a rescuer. Burril.
Rese Rese intransitive verb To shake; to quake; to tremble. [ Obsolete] "It made all the gates for to rese ." Chaucer.
Research Re·search" noun
[ Prefix re-
: cf Old French recerche
, French recherche
.] Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom.
The dearest interests of parties have frequently been staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries. Macaulay. Syn.
-- Investigation; examination; inquiry; scrutiny.
Research Re·search" transitive verb [ Prefix re- + search : confer Old French recerchier , French rechercher .] To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
Researcher Re·search"er noun One who researches.
Researchful Re·search"ful adjective Making researches; inquisitive. [ R.] Coleridge.
Reseat Re·seat" transitive verb 1. To seat or set again, as on a chair, throne, etc. Dryden. 2. To put a new seat, or new seats, in; as, to reseat a theater; to reseat a chair or trousers.
Réseau Ré`seau" noun [ French] A network; specif.: (a) (Astron.) A system of lines forming small squares of standard size, which is photographed, by a separate exposure, on the same plate with star images to facilitate measurements, detect changes of the film, etc. (b) In lace, a ground or foundation of regular meshes, like network.
Resect Re·sect" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Resected ; present participle & verbal noun Resecting .] [ Latin resectus , past participle of resecare to cut off; prefix re- re- + secare to cut.] To cut or pare off; to remove by cutting.
Resection Re·sec"tion noun [ Latin resectio : confer French résection .] 1. The act of cutting or paring off. Cotgrave. 2. (Surg.) The removal of the articular extremity of a bone, or of the ends of the bones in a false articulation.
Reseda Re·se"da noun [ Latin , a kind of plant.] 1. (Botany) A genus of plants, the type of which is mignonette. 2. A grayish green color, like that of the flowers of mignonette.
Reseek Re·seek" transitive verb To seek again. J. Barlow.
Reseize Re·seize" transitive verb
[ Prefix re- + seize
: confer French ressaisir
.] 1. To seize again, or a second time. 2. To put in possession again; to reinstate.
And then therein [ in his kingdom] reseized was again. Spenser. 3. (Law) To take possession of, as lands and tenements which have been disseized.
The sheriff is commanded to reseize the land and all the chattels thereon, and keep the same in his custody till the arrival of the justices of assize. Blackstone.
Reseizer Re·seiz"er noun 1. One who seizes again. 2. (Eng. Law) The taking of lands into the hands of the king where a general livery, or oustre le main , was formerly mis-sued, contrary to the form and order of law.
Reseizure Re·sei"zure (r...-s..."zh...r; 135) noun A second seizure; the act of seizing again. Bacon.
Resell Re·sell" transitive verb To sell again; to sell what has been bought or sold; to retail.
Resemblable Re·sem"bla·ble adjective [ See Resemble .] Admitting of being compared; like. [ Obsolete] Gower.
[ Confer French ressemblance
. See Resemble
.] 1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each other. Dryden. 2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual. Hooker. 3. A comparison; a simile.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 4. Probability; verisimilitude.
[ Obsolete] Shak. Syn.
-- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.
Resemblant Re·sem"blant (-bl a nt) adjective [ French, a . and present participle from ressembler to resemble. See Resemble .] Having or exhibiting resemblance; resembling. [ R.] Gower.
Resemble Re·sem"ble transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Resembled
(-b'ld); present participle & verbal noun Resembling
(-bl?ng).] [ French ressembler
; prefix re-
re- + sembler
to seem, resemble, from Latin similare
, to imitate, from similis
like, similar. See Similar
.] 1. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other.
We will resemble you in that. Shak. 2. To liken; to compare; to represent as like.
The other . . . Spenser. 3. To counterfeit; to imitate.
He did resemble to his lady bright.
[ Obsolete] "They can so well resemble
man's speech." Holland. 4. To cause to imitate or be like.
[ R.] H. Bushnell.
Resembler Re·sem"bler noun One who resembles.
Resemblingly Re·sem"bling·ly adverb So as to resemble; with resemblance or likeness.
Reseminate Re·sem"i·nate transitive verb [ Latin prefix re- again + seminatus , past participle of seminare to sow.] To produce again by means of seed. [ Obsolete] Sir. T. Browne.
Resend Re·send" transitive verb 1. To send again; as, to resend a message. 2. To send back; as, to resend a gift. [ Obsolete] Shak. 3. (Telegraphy) To send on from an intermediate station by means of a repeater.
Resent Re·sent" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Resented
; present participle & verbal noun Resenting
.] [ French ressentir
; Latin prefix re-
re- + sentire
to feel. See Sense
.] 1. To be sensible of; to feel
; as: (a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers. Sir T. Browne. (b) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at. 2. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.
The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably what he might have resented safely. Bolingbroke. 3. To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent , the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent , intransitive verb
This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul. Fuller.
Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift. Fuller.
Resent Re·sent" intransitive verb 1. To feel resentment. Swift. 2. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the sincere milk of the word before vessels full of traditionary pottage resenting of the wild gourd of human invention. Fuller.
Resenter Re·sent"er noun One who resents. Sir H. Wotton.
Resentful Re·sent"ful adjective Inclined to resent; easily provoked to anger; irritable. -- Re*sent"ful*ly , adverb
Resentiment Re·sent"i·ment noun Resentment. [ Obsolete]
Resentingly Re·sent"ing·ly adverb 1. With deep sense or strong perception. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More. 2. With a sense of wrong or affront; with resentment.
Resentive Re·sent"ive adjective Resentful. [ R.] Thomson.
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