- 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).
Origin of re1
- in the case of; with reference to; in re.
Origin of re2
- right end.
- contraction of are: They're leaving.
- 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-
- real estate.
- Reformed Episcopal.
- Right Excellent.
- real estate.
- in the matter of.
Origin of in re
Examples from the Web for re
Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
To bid online on works in the MTV RE:DEFINE auction, visit paddle8.com.Richard Phillips Brings Rock 'n' Roll to Dallas
April 3, 2014
The pentatonic scale is a simple concept—just five notes (do, re, mi, so, la) we all learned as children.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
Subject: Fwd: Phone call; Mayor Sokolich re: urgent matter of public safety in Fort Lee.In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls
January 9, 2014
At first my dad was maybe a bit worried but they‘re so chill about things like that and they’re quite creative themselves.Even an Arrest Can’t Stop Clayton Pettet From Losing His Virginity in an Art Show
December 12, 2013
The agent was for the moment dickering in re two pounds of sugar.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Instead of fighting for Jupiter (Re) as Horus did, he is against him.
Re became alarmed and determined to save at least some remnant of mankind.
In a similar way, harmony is re- evaluated in the experience of music.The Civilization of Illiteracy
They named the parts of their verse "Call," and (Re) "Sponse."Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W. Talley
- music a variant spelling of ray 3
- with reference to
- Reunion Island
- another name for Ra 2
- Reformed Episcopal
- Religious Education
- Right Excellent
- Royal Engineers
- in the matter of: used esp in bankruptcy proceedings
- indicating return to a previous condition, restoration, withdrawal, etcrebuild; renew; retrace; reunite
- indicating repetition of an actionrecopy; remarry
- arewe're; you're; they're
Word Origin and History for re
"with reference to," used from c.1700 in legalese, from Latin (in) re "in the matter of," from ablative case of res "matter, thing." Its use is execrated by Fowler in three different sections of "Modern English Usage."
word-forming element meaning "back to the original place; again, anew, once more," also with a sense of "undoing," c.1200, from Old French and directly from Latin re- "again, back, anew, against," "Latin combining form concievably from Indo-European *wret-, metathetical variant of *wert- "to turn" [Watkins]. Often merely intensive, and in many of the older borrowings from French and Latin the precise sense of re- is lost in secondary senses or weakened beyond recognition. OED writes that it is "impossible to attempt a complete record of all the forms resulting from its use," and adds that "The number of these is practically infinite ...." The Latin prefix became red- before vowels and h-, e.g. redact, redeem, redolent, redundant.
- The symbol for the elementrhenium
- right extremity
- Again; anew:rebreathing.
- Backward; back:recurvation.
- The symbol for rhenium.
- A very rare, dense, silvery-white metallic element with a very high melting point. It is used to make catalysts and electrical contacts. Atomic number 75; atomic weight 186.2; melting point 3,180°C; boiling point 5,627°C; specific gravity 21.02; valence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. See Periodic Table.