Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Revert transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Reverted
; present participle & verbal noun Reverting
.] [ Latin revertere
; prefix re-
re- + vertere
to turn: confer Old French revertir
. See Verse
, and confer Reverse
.] 1. To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
Till happy chance revert the cruel scence. Prior.
The tumbling stream . . . Thomson. 2. To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate. 3. (Chemistry) To change back. See Revert , intransitive verb To revert a series (Alg.)
Reverted , plays in undulating flow.
, to treat a series, as y = a + bx + cx 2 + etc. , where one variable y is expressed in powers of a second variable x , so as to find therefrom the second variable x , expressed in a series arranged in powers of y .
Revert intransitive verb 1. To return; to come back.
So that my arrows Shak. 2. (Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him. 3. (Biol.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preëxistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type. 4. (Chemistry) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts .
Would have reverted to my bow again.
Revert noun One who, or that which, reverts.
An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts, or rather reverts , to the faith. Fuller.
Reverted adjective Turned back; reversed. Specifically: (Her.) Bent or curved twice, in opposite directions, or in the form of an S .
Revertent noun (Medicine) A remedy which restores the natural order of the inverted irritative motions in the animal system. [ Obsolete] E. Darwin.
1. One who, or that which, reverts. 2. (Law) Reversion. Burrill.
Revertible adjective Capable of, or admitting of, reverting or being reverted; as, a revertible estate.
Revertive adjective Reverting, or tending to revert; returning.
The tide revertive , unattracted, leaves Thomson.
A yellow waste of idle sands behind.
(rē*vĕst") transitive verb
[ OF reverstir
, French revêtir
, Latin revestire
; prefix re-
re- + vestire
to clothe, from vestis
a garment. See Vestry
, and confer Revet
.] 1. To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.
Her, nathless, . . . the enchanter Spenser. 2. To vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority.
Did thus revest and decked with due habiliments.
Revest intransitive verb To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
[ Late Latin revestiarium
: confer French revestiaire
. See Revest
.] The apartment, in a church or temple, where the vestments, etc., are kept; -- now contracted into vestry .
Revestture noun Vesture.
Rich revesture of cloth of gold. E. Hall.
(re*vĕt") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Revetted
; present participle & verbal noun Revetting
.] [ See Revetment
.] (Mil. & Civil Engineering) To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.
[ French revêtement
the lining of a ditch, from revêtir
to clothe, Latin revestire
. See Revest
, transitive verb
] (Fort. & Engin.) A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an embankment when it receives a slope steeper than the natural slope; also, a retaining wall.
[ Written also revêtement
Revibrate intransitive verb To vibrate back or in return. -- Re`vi*bra"tion noun
Revict transitive verb [ Latin revictus , past participle of revincere to conquer.] To reconquer. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Reviction noun [ From Latin revivere , revictum , to live again; prefix re- re- + vivere to live.] Return to life. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Revictual transitive verb To victual again.
Revie transitive verb
1. To vie with, or rival, in return. 2. (Card Playing) To meet a wager on, as on the taking of a trick, with a higher wager. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Revie intransitive verb
1. To exceed an adversary's wager in card playing. [ Obsolete] 2. To make a retort; to bandy words. [ Obsolete]
Review transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Review...d
; present participle & verbal noun Reveiwing
.] [ Prefix re-
. Confer Review
] 1. To view or see again; to look back on.
[ R.] "I shall review
Sicilia." Shak. 2. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
Specifically: (a) To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition. (b) To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of; as, to review a new novel. (c) To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment. (d) (Law) To reëxamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one. 3. To retrace; to go over again.
Shall I the long, laborious scene review ? Pope.
Review intransitive verb To look back; to make a review.
[ French revue
, from revu
, past participle of revoir
to see again, Latin revidere
; prefix re-
re- + videre
to see. See View
, and cf
.] 1. A second or repeated view; a reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life. 2. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works. 3. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique. 4. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc. 5. An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc. 6. (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher. 7. A lesson studied or recited for a second time. Bill of review (Equity)
, a bill, in the nature of proceedings in error, filed to procure an examination and alteration or reversal of a final decree which has been duly signed and enrolled. Wharton.
-- Commission of review (Eng. Eccl. Law)
, a commission formerly granted by the crown to revise the sentence of the court of delegates. Syn.
-- Reëxamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey; reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision.
Reviewable adjective Capable of being reviewed.
Reviewal noun A review. [ R.] Southey.
Reviewer noun One who reviews or reëxamines; an inspector; one who examines publications critically, and publishes his opinion upon their merits; a professional critic of books.
Revigorate adjective [ Late Latin revigoratus , past participle of revigorare ; Latin re- + vigor vigor.] Having new vigor or strength; invigorated anew. [ R.] Southey.
Revigorate transitive verb To give new vigor to. [ Obsolete]
Revile transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Reviled
; present participle & verbal noun Reviling
.] [ Prefix re-
+ Old French aviler
to make vile, depreciate, French avilir
; Ã (L. ad
.) + vil
vile. See Vile
.] To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous language; to reproach.
"And did not she herself revile
me there?" Shak.
Who, when he was reviled , reviled not again. 1 Pet. ii. 23. Syn.
-- To reproach; vilify; upbraid; calumniate.
Revile noun Reproach; reviling.
The gracious Judge, without revile , replied. Milton.
Revilement noun The act of reviling; also, contemptuous language; reproach; abuse. Spenser.
Reviler noun One who reviles. 1. Cor. vi. 10.
Reviling noun Reproach; abuse; vilification.
Neither be ye afraid of their revilings . Isa. li. 7.
Reviling adjective Uttering reproaches; containing reproaches. -- Re*vil"ing*ly , adverb
Revince transitive verb
[ See Revict
.] To overcome; to refute, as error.
[ Obsolete] Foxe.
Revindicate transitive verb
[ Prefix re-
. Confer Revindicate
.] To vindicate again; to reclaim; to demand and take back. Mitford.
Revirescence noun [ Latin revirescens , present participle of revirescere to grow green again.] A growing green or fresh again; renewal of youth or vigor. [ Obsolete]
Revisable adjective That may be revised.
[ From Revise
.] The act of revising, or reviewing and reëxamining for correction and improvement; revision; as, the revisal of a manuscript; the revisal of a proof sheet; the revisal of a treaty.
Revise transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Revised
; present participle & verbal noun Revising
.] [ French reviser
, from Latin revidere
, to see again; prefix re-
re- + videre
, to see. See Review
.] 1. To look at again for the detection of errors; to reëxamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation. 2. (Print.) To compare (a proof) with a previous proof of the same matter, and mark again such errors as have not been corrected in the type. 3. To review, alter, and amend; as, to revise statutes; to revise an agreement; to revise a dictionary. The Revised Version of the Bible
, a version prepared in accordance with a resolution passed, in 1870, by both houses of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury, England. Both English and American revisers were employed on the work. It was first published in a complete form in 1885, and is a revised form of the Authorized Version. See Authorized Version , under Authorized .
1. A review; a revision. Boyle. 2. (Print.) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
Reviser noun One who revises.
Revision noun [ French révision , Latin revisio.]
1. The act of revising; reëxamination for correction; review; as, the revision of a book or writing, or of a proof sheet; a revision of statutes. 2. That which is made by revising. Syn. -- Reëxamination; revisal; revise; review.
Revisional, Revisionary adjective Of or pertaining to revision; revisory.
Revisit transitive verb
1. To visit again. Milton. 2. To revise. [ Obsolete] Ld. Berners.
Revisitation noun The act of revisiting.
Revisory adjective Having the power or purpose to revise; revising. Story.
Revitalize transitive verb To restore vitality to; to bring back to life. Latin S. Beale.
Revivable adjective That may be revived.
[ From Revive
.] The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
Specifically: (a) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature. (b) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature. (c) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest. (d) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like. (e) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture. (f) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion. (g) (Law) Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc. (h) Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification , 2.