Definitions for rerunriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•runriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn(v.; n.)-ran, -run, -running
(v.t.)to run or run off again.
(n.)the act of rerunning.
the showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run or showing. the motion picture or television program being shown again.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a restatement or imitation of something familiar; rehash.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of rerun:
a program that is broadcast again
"she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns"
broadcast again, as of a film
rerun a performance of a play, for example
run again for office
"Bush wants to rerun in 1996"
cause to perform again
"We have to rerun the subjects--they misunderstood the instructions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
rerun(noun)ˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn
a repeat of a movie or TV show
There's nothing on except reruns.
rerunˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn
an event that happens again in the same way it happened before
This economic crisis feels like a rerun of the early 90s.