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View synonyms for rev

rev

1

[ rev ]

noun

  1. a revolution (in an engine or the like).


verb (used with object)

, revved, rev·ving.
  1. to accelerate sharply the speed of (an engine or the like) (often followed by up ).

verb (used without object)

, revved, rev·ving.
  1. (of an engine) to accelerate; become revved (often followed by up ).

verb phrase

  1. to increase in strength or accelerate sharply:

    The economy is beginning to rev up.

rev.

2

abbreviation for

  1. revenue.
  2. reverse.
  3. review.
  4. reviewed.
  5. revise; revised.
  6. revision.
  7. revolution.
  8. revolving.

Rev.

3

abbreviation for

  1. Bible. Revelation.
  2. Reverend.

Rev.

1

abbreviation for

  1. Bible Revelation
  2. Reverend


rev.

2

abbreviation for

  1. revenue
  2. reverse(d)
  3. review
  4. revise(d)
  5. revision
  6. revolution
  7. revolving

rev

3

/ rɛv /

noun

  1. revolution per minute

    the engine was doing 5000 revs

verb

  1. often foll by up to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rev1

First recorded in 1900–05; short for revolution
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Example Sentences

Those in the race—Senator Paul Simon, Rep. Dick Gephardt, Rev. Jesse Jackson—were far behind.

The basic premise that Christians should expect to suffer and be persecuted is not an invention of Rev. Sproul.

Rev. V. Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, DC.

To this end, CAIR has invited Rev. Al Sharpton to be the keynote speaker at its 20th anniversary dinner to be held next month.

And he was a mentor, close friend, and father figure to Rev. Al Sharpton.

The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.

The living (value £250) is in the gift of trustees, and is now held by the Rev. M. Parker, Vicar.

But soon the Rev. John Dodd imparted fresh vigour into the proceedings.

The Rev. Timothy soon let his pipe go out, and succumbed as his wife had done, for he had worked hard and eaten well.

She did not, however, express any opinion with regard to the Rev. Arthur Mason's habits, or feel especially interested in him.

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