verb (used with object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
verb (used without object), re·hearsed, re·hears·ing.
Origin of rehearse
British Dictionary definitions for rehearse
Word Origin for rehearse
Word Origin and History for rehearse
c.1300, "to give an account of," from Anglo-French rehearser, Old French rehercier "to go over again, repeat," literally "to rake over, turn over" (soil, ground), from re- "again" (see re-) + hercier "to rake, harrow" (see hearse). Meaning "to say over again, repeat what has already been said or written" is from mid-14c.; sense of "practice a play, part, etc." is from 1570s. Related: Rehearsed; rehearsing.