Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
To offend; to shock.
regratterto regrate provisions; of uncertain origin.]
To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, – a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To offend; to shock. [Little used.]
2.To buy provisions and sell them again in the same market or fair; a practice which, by raising the price is a public offense and punishable. Regrating differs from engrossing and monopolizing, which signify the buying the whole of certain articles, or large quantities, and from forestalling, which signifies the purchase of provisions on the way, before they reach the market.
regrate (third-person singular simple present regrates, present participle regrating, simple past and past participle regrated)
- To purchase goods from a market in order to resell them at the same (or nearby) market at an inflated price.
- (masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
- To offend; to shock.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Derham to this entry?)