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).
Other definitions for re (2 of 10)
in the case of; with reference to; in re.
Other definitions for 're (3 of 10)
contraction of are: They're leaving.
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Other definitions for re- (6 of 10)
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.
- Also red-.
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How to use re in a sentence
The odds of getting re-arrested are a lot slimmer if a person has a job.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many hold classes in their living rooms, asking students to help re-arrange and then later put back furniture.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He won re-election twice as governor of New York, and had the hubris to run for a fourth term before being defeated in 1994.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82 | Eleanor Clift | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They would have to get court approval to re-home their children.
Now Wisconsin is considering making it mandatory for parents who adopt overseas to have their children “re-adopted” in the state.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
But first he held a whispered colloquy with the Princess, whom he entreated, or persuaded, to re-enter her gorgeous vehicle.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
They are still comparatively supple, and any misplaced pinnæ may be re-arranged without any difficulty.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
A ray of Consciousness is passed over that impression and you re-read it, you re-awaken the record.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
In the next two days he re-wrote the twenty thousand, and on the fifth day he tore it into shreds and threw it to the winds.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for re (1 of 9)
music a variant spelling of ray 3
British Dictionary definitions for re (2 of 9)
with reference to
British Dictionary definitions for re (3 of 9)
British Dictionary definitions for 're (4 of 9)
are: we're; you're; they're
British Dictionary definitions for Re (5 of 9)
another name for Ra 2
British Dictionary definitions for Re (6 of 9)
British Dictionary definitions for Re (7 of 9)
British Dictionary definitions for RE (8 of 9)
British Dictionary definitions for re- (9 of 9)
indicating return to a previous condition, restoration, withdrawal, etc: rebuild; renew; retrace; reunite
indicating repetition of an action: recopy; remarry
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Scientific definitions for Re
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