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Webster 1913 Edition


Repeat

Re-peat′

(-p?t′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Repeated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Repeating
.]
[F.
répéter
, L.
repetere
; pref.
re-
re- +
petere
to fall upon, attack. See
Petition
.]
1.
To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite;
as, to
repeat
an effort, an order, or a poem
.
“I will repeat our former communication.”
Robynson (More’s Utopia).
Not well conceived of God; who, though his power
Creation could
repeat
, yet would be loth
Us to abolish.
Milton.
2.
To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
[Obs.]
Waller.
3.
(Scots Law)
To repay or refund (an excess received).
To repeat one's self
,
to do or say what one has already done or said.
To repeat signals
,
to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters.
Syn. – To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse; recapitulate. See
Reiterate
.

Re-peat′

(r?-p?t′)
,
Noun.
1.
The act of repeating; repetition.
2.
That which is repeated;
as, the
repeat
of a pattern
; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).
3.
(Mus.)
A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.

Webster 1828 Edition


Repeat

REPE'AT

,
Verb.
T.
[L. repeto; re and peto, to make at or drive towards. this verb ought to be written repete, in analogy with compete, and with repetition.]
1.
To do, make, attempt or utter again; to iterate; as, to repeat an action; to repeat an attempt or exertion; to repeat a word or discourse; to repeat a song; to repeat an argument.
2.
To try again.
I the danger will repeat.
3.
to recite; to rehearse.
He repeated some lines of Virgil.
To repeat signals, in the navy, is to make the same signal which the admiral or commander has made, or to make a signal again.

REPE'AT

, n.
1.
In music, a mark directing a part to be repeated in performance.
2.
Repetition.

Definition 2022


repeat

repeat

English

Verb

repeat (third-person singular simple present repeats, present participle repeating, simple past and past participle repeated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To do or say again (and again).
    The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      When this conversation was repeated in detail within the hearing of the young woman in question, and undoubtedly for his benefit, Mr. Trevor threw shame to the winds and scandalized the Misses Brewster then and there by proclaiming his father to have been a country storekeeper.
  2. (transitive) To echo the words of (a person).
    • 2008, Ken Jensen, Ronda Del Boccio, It Takes Guts to Be Me: How an Ex-marine Beat Bipolar Disorder
      Their rationale with repeating me was that the prior program had not been of sufficient quality to teach me the error of my ways.
  3. (obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Waller to this entry?)
  4. (law, Scotland) To repay or refund (an excess received).
  5. (procedure word, military) To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.
    Add 100, left 50. Repeat, over.
    Use "say again" instead of repeat on the radio. Repeat will bring in artillery fire.

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Noun

repeat (plural repeats)

  1. An iteration; a repetition.
    We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.
  2. A television program shown after its initial presentation -- particularly many weeks after its initial presentation; a rerun.
  3. Patterns of nucleid acids that occur in multiple copies throughout the genome.

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