adjective Heraldry.

cut off or abridged in some way, as a cross potent formed as a swastika.

Origin of rebated

First recorded in 1580–90; rebate1 + -ed2
Related formsun·re·bat·ed, adjective


[noun ree-beyt; verb ree-beyt, ri-beyt]


a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund.

verb (used with object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.

to allow as a discount.
to deduct (a certain amount), as from a total.
to return (part of an original payment): He rebated five dollars to me.
to provide a rebate for (merchandise) after purchase: The manufacturer is rebating this air conditioner.
to blunt (an edged or pointed weapon).
to cover the edge or point of (an edged or pointed weapon) in order to make it incapable of cutting or piercing.

verb (used without object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.

to allow rebates, especially as the policy or practice of a company, store, etc.

Origin of rebate

1400–50; late Middle English rebaten (v.) < Old French rabatre to beat, put down, equivalent to re- re- + (a)batre; see abate
Related formsre·bat·a·ble, re·bate·a·ble, adjectivere·bat·er, noun
Can be confusedrabbet rabbit rarebit rebate


[ree-beyt, rab-it]

noun, verb, re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rebated

Historical Examples of rebated

  • The holes in both pieces are bored for the dowels before they are rebated.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • Fig. 260 is a rebated joint, broken at the front by a bead moulding.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • The ends to be joined are planed up true and square and then rebated as shown.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • They are rebated for shutters, the old hooks for which also remain.

  • Fig. 61 (A) shows the well-known "Oxford frame," illustrating halved joints when the edge is rebated.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

British Dictionary definitions for rebated



noun (ˈriːbeɪt)

a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount

verb (rɪˈbeɪt) (tr)

to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
archaic to reduce or diminish (something or the effectiveness of something)
Derived Formsrebatable or rebateable, adjectiverebater, noun

Word Origin for rebate

C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down, hence reduce, deduct, from re- + abatre to put down; see abate



noun, verb

another word for rabbet
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Word Origin and History for rebated



1650s, from rebate (v.).



late 14c., "to reduce;" early 15c., "to deduct, subtract," from Old French rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. Related: Rebated; rebating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rebated in Culture


The return of part of a payment for a good. Unlike a discount, which is deducted from the price before purchase, a rebate is returned after purchase.

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