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Definitions of re

  1. a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by- product in refining molybdenum
  2. ancient hawk- headed Egyptian sun god; a universal creator
  3. A syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale.
  4. A prefix signifying back, against, again, anew; as, recline, to lean back; recall, to call back; recede; remove; reclaim, to call out against; repugn, to fight against; recognition, a knowing again; rejoin, to join again; reiterate; reassure. Combinations containing the prefix re- are readily formed, and are for the most part of obvious signification.
  5. In music, the second note of a scale; re- prefix, meaning back; backward; as, recall; recline; again; as, reread; rewrite; anew; as, rebirth; renumber.
  6. Syllable denoting the second note of the natural musical scale.
  7. Prefix indicating repetition, as re- clothe, to clothe again.
  8. The second note of the musical scale.
  9. Back; backward; again; again and again; against; anew; over; opposite as, refit, renew. Numerous compounds, in which re has its unmodified meaning of back, again, anew, are practically self explaining in connection with the definitions of their root words. Compounds of re which have special meanings will be found in vocabulary placs.
  10. As regards.
  11. A musical note.
  12. A Latin prefix, signifying back or again.
  13. A prefix, signifying " back or again"; anew or a second time.
  14. In music, the second note of the scale in ascending according to the sol- fa system = D.
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Usage examples for re

  1. Partly re- dressing, she took her candle in her hand and softly unhasped her door. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  2. Then he turned back and re- entered the room. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. They're talking about us. – Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert
  4. A few moments later and they re- entered the hut, hand in hand. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  5. Before the three days were up, the sheriff had arrived, the man was re- arrested, and justice was satisfied. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  6. Are we prepared to improve upon his method, to re- write his book as we think it ought to have been written? – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  7. He re- lit his pipe. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  8. The wounded man closed his eyes a moment, then re- opened them. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  9. She read a sentence, re- read it, read it again. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  10. My health was completely re- established. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  11. He re- opened the door to the outer bedroom. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  12. That fall her father re- married, as did the mother later, who lived in her new home but a few months, dying that same winter. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  13. He entered and re- entered the burning home after he had been warned not to do so. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  14. Thus re- assured, the maid spoke. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  15. I liked it fairly well as we re- wrote it, but I don't expect to care much about it after it comes out of conference. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  16. " Every thing is arranged, my child," said Trude, as she re- entered Marie's room. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  17. But the wives have a way of their own, of finding out if we're all right. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  18. Her face had its old bright look as she re- entered the study to tell the news to her children, who, truth to tell, were not too sympathetic in their reception. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  19. The same moment her uncle re- entered the room. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. Trade with United States re- opened. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
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