res

[ reez, reys ]
/ riz, reɪs /

noun, plural res. Chiefly Law.

an object or thing; matter.

Origin of res

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

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re

1
[ rey ]
/ reɪ /

noun Music.

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 re

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

Definition for res (4 of 6)

Re

[ rey ]
/ reɪ /

noun Egyptian Religion.

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in medias res

[ in me-di-ahs res; English in mee-dee-uh s reez, in mey-dee-ahs reys ]
/ ɪn ˈmɛ dɪˌɑs ˈrɛs; English ɪn ˈmi diˌəs ˈriz, ɪn ˈmeɪ diˌɑs ˈreɪs /

adverb Latin.

in the middle of things.
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British Dictionary definitions for res (1 of 10)

res

/ Latin (reɪs) /

noun plural res

a thing, matter, or object

British Dictionary definitions for res (2 of 10)

in medias res

/ Latin (ɪn ˈmiːdɪˌæs ˈreɪs) /

in or into the middle of events or a narrative

Word Origin for in medias res

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

British Dictionary definitions for res (3 of 10)

re

1
/ (reɪ, riː) /

noun

music a variant spelling of ray 3

British Dictionary definitions for res (4 of 10)

re

2
/ (riː) /

preposition

with reference to

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

British Dictionary definitions for res (5 of 10)

re

3

the internet domain name for

Reunion Island

British Dictionary definitions for res (6 of 10)

Re

1
/ (reɪ) /

noun

another name for Ra 2

British Dictionary definitions for res (7 of 10)

Re

2

the chemical symbol for

rhenium

British Dictionary definitions for res (8 of 10)

Re

3

re


symbol for

rupee

British Dictionary definitions for res (9 of 10)

RE


abbreviation for

Reformed Episcopal
Religious Education
Right Excellent
Royal Engineers

British Dictionary definitions for res (10 of 10)

res.


abbreviation for

residence
resides
resigned
resolution
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Medicine definitions for res (1 of 3)

RES


abbr.

reticuloendothelial system

Medicine definitions for res (2 of 3)

Re


The symbol for the elementrhenium

Medicine definitions for res (3 of 3)

RE


abbr.

right extremity
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Science definitions for res

Re


The symbol for rhenium.
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Culture definitions for res

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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