Definitions for rerunriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•runriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn(v.; n.)-ran, -run, -running

  1. (v.t.)to run or run off again.

  2. (n.)the act of rerunning.

  3. 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

  4. a restatement or imitation of something familiar; rehash.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rerun(verb)

    a program that is broadcast again

    "she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns"

  2. rerun, rebroadcast(verb)

    broadcast again, as of a film

  3. rerun(verb)

    rerun a performance of a play, for example

  4. rerun(verb)

    run again for office

    "Bush wants to rerun in 1996"

  5. rerun(verb)

    cause to perform again

    "We have to rerun the subjects--they misunderstood the instructions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rerun(noun)ˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn

    a repeat of a movie or TV show

    There's nothing on except reruns.

  2. 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.


  1. Rerun

    A rerun or repeat is a re-airing of an episode of a radio or television broadcast. There are two types of reruns—those that occur during a hiatus, and those that occur when a program is syndicated. Reruns can also be, as the case with more popular shows, when a show is aired outside of its timeslot. In the UK, the word "repeat" refers only to a single episode; "rerun" or "rerunning" is the preferred term for an entire series/season. "Repeat" is also used to refer to programs shown less than a week after the original broadcast, before the next episode of the series. The term "rerun" can also be used in some respects as a synonym for reprint, the equivalent term for print items; this is especially true for print items that are part of ongoing series.


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