[ rey ]
/ reɪ /
the syllable used for the second tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone D.Compare sol-fa (def. 1).
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What does “barren” mean?
Origin of re1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at gamut
Definition for re (2 of 10)
[ ree, rey ]
/ ri, reɪ /
preposition Chiefly Law and Commerce.
in the case of; with reference to; in re.
Origin of re2
1700–10; <Latin rē (in the) matter, affair, thing (ablative of rēs)
Definition for re (3 of 10)
[ er ]
/ ər /
contraction of are: They're leaving.
usage note for 're
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[ rey ]
/ reɪ /
noun Egyptian Religion.
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a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion: regenerate; refurbish; retype; retrace; revert.
Origin of re-
Middle English <Latin re-, red-
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British Dictionary definitions for re (1 of 9)
/ (reɪ, riː) /
music a variant spelling of ray 3
British Dictionary definitions for re (2 of 9)
/ (riː) /
with reference to
Word Origin for re
C18: from Latin rē, ablative case of rēs thing
usage for re
Re, in contexts such as re your letter, your remarks have been noted or he spoke to me re your complaint, is common in business or official correspondence. In general English with reference to is preferable in the former case and about or concerning in the latter. Even in business correspondence, the use of re is often restricted to the letter heading
British Dictionary definitions for re (3 of 9)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for re (4 of 9)
arewe're; you're; they're
British Dictionary definitions for re (5 of 9)
/ (reɪ) /
another name for Ra 2
British Dictionary definitions for re (6 of 9)
the chemical symbol for
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indicating return to a previous condition, restoration, withdrawal, etcrebuild; renew; retrace; reunite
indicating repetition of an actionrecopy; remarry
Word Origin for re-
usage for re-
Verbs beginning with re- indicate repetition or restoration. It is unnecessary to add an adverb such as back or again : This must not occur again (not recur again); we recounted the votes (not recounted the votes again, which implies that the votes were counted three times, not twice)
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Medical definitions for re (1 of 3)
The symbol for the elementrhenium
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Scientific definitions for re
The symbol for rhenium.
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