[verb ree-meyk; noun ree-meyk]

verb (used with object), re·made, re·mak·ing.

to make again or anew.
Movies. to film again, as a picture or screenplay.


Movies. a more recent version of an older film.
anything that has been remade, renovated, or rebuilt: The tailor is offering a special price on remakes.

Origin of remake

First recorded in 1625–35; re- + make1
Related formsre·mak·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for remake

Contemporary Examples of remake

Historical Examples of remake

  • With such a backing, he could coerce ministries at will, and remake the politics of England.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • He wouldn't be able to remake that bankroll every time if he wasn't.

    The Ultimate Weapon

    John Wood Campbell

  • As well ask him to remake his own face or to reconstruct his legs.

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

  • Evolution has made them what they are, and evolution will remake them.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • Wind the thread on a reel and keep for the repairing of this cloth, then remake the hem.

British Dictionary definitions for remake


noun (ˈriːˌmeɪk)

something that is made again, esp a new version of an old film
the act of making again or anew

verb (riːˈmeɪk) -makes, -making or -made

(tr) to make again or anew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for remake

1630s, from re- "back, again" + make (v.). Related: Remade; remaking. As a noun, of movies, from 1936.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper