[ verb ree-rahyt; noun ree-rahyt ]
/ verb riˈraɪt; noun ˈriˌraɪt /

verb (used with object), re·wrote, re·writ·ten, re·writ·ing.

to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book.
to write again.
to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.


the news story rewritten.
something written in a different form or manner; revision: They loved the rewrite, and said it would be a blockbuster!

Origin of rewrite

First recorded in 1560–70; re- + write


re·writ·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rewrite


verb (riːˈraɪt) -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written (tr)

to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading

noun (ˈriːˌraɪt)

something rewritten
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