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[reez, reys]
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noun, plural res. Chiefly Law.
  1. an object or thing; matter.
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Origin of res

First recorded in 1850–55, res is from the Latin word rēs

RES

Immunology.
  1. reticuloendothelial system.
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re

1
[rey]
noun Music.
  1. the syllable used for the second tone of a diatonic scale.
  2. (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone D.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
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Origin of re

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at gamut

Re

[rey]
noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. Ra.
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res.

in medias res

[in me-di-ahs res; English in mee-dee-uh s reez, in mey-dee-ahs reys]
adverb Latin.
  1. in the middle of things.
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Related Words for res

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British Dictionary definitions for res

res

noun plural res
  1. a thing, matter, or object
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in medias res

  1. in or into the middle of events or a narrative
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Word Origin for in medias res

literally: into the midst of things, taken from a passage in Horace's Ars Poetica

re

1
noun
  1. music a variant spelling of ray 3
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re

2
preposition
  1. with reference to
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Word Origin for re

C18: from Latin , ablative case of rēs thing

usage

Re, in contexts such as re your letter, your remarks have been noted or he spoke to me re your complaint, is common in business or official correspondence. In general English with reference to is preferable in the former case and about or concerning in the latter. Even in business correspondence, the use of re is often restricted to the letter heading

re

3
the internet domain name for
  1. Reunion Island
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Re

1
noun
  1. another name for Ra 2
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Re

2
the chemical symbol for
  1. rhenium
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Re

3

re

symbol for
  1. rupee
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RE

abbreviation for
  1. Reformed Episcopal
  2. Religious Education
  3. Right Excellent
  4. Royal Engineers
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res.

abbreviation for
  1. residence
  2. resides
  3. resigned
  4. resolution
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Word Origin and History for res

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."

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in medias res

Latin, literally "in the midst of things" (see medium).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

res in Medicine

RES

abbr.
  1. reticuloendothelial system
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Re

  1. The symbol for the elementrhenium
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RE

abbr.
  1. right extremity
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res in Science

Re

  1. The symbol for rhenium.
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res in Culture

in medias res

[(in may-dee-uhs, mee-dee-uhs rays)]

In the middle of the action. Epics often begin in medias res. For example, the Odyssey, which tells the story of the wanderings of the hero Odysseus, begins almost at the end of his wanderings, just before his arrival home. In medias res is a Latin phrase used by the poet Horace; it means “in the middle of things.”

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