What does Repeat mean?

Definitions for Repeat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repeat, repetitionverb

    an event that repeats

    "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

  2. repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retellverb

    to say, state, or perform again

    "She kept reiterating her request"

  3. duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicateverb

    make or do or perform again

    "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

  4. recur, repeatverb

    happen or occur again

    "This is a recurring story"

  5. repeat, echoverb

    to say again or imitate

    "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

  6. repeat, take oververb

    do over

    "They would like to take it over again"

  7. reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulateverb

    repeat an earlier theme of a composition


  1. repeatnoun

    An iteration; a repetition.

    We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.

  2. repeatnoun

    A television program shown after its initial presentation -- particularly many weeks after its initial presentation; a rerun.

  3. repeatverb

    or To do or say again (and again).

    The scientists repeat the experiment in order to confirm the result.

  4. Etymology: From repeter, from repeto.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REPEATverb

    Etymology: repeto, Lat. repeter, Fr.

    These evils thou repeat’st upon thyself,
    Have banish’d me from Scotland. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    He, though his power
    Creation could repeat, yet would be loth
    Us to abolish. John Milton.

    Where sudden alterations are not necessary, the same effect may be obtained by the repeated force of diet with more safety to the body. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    The psalms, for the excellency of their use, deserve to be oftner repeated; but that their multitude permitteth not any oftner repetition. Richard Hooker.

    Neglecting for Creüsa’s life his own,
    Repeats the danger of the burning town. Edmund Waller.

    Beyond this place you can have no retreat,
    Stay here, and I the danger will repeat. Dryden.

    Thou their natures know’st, and gav’st them names,
    Needless to thee repeated. John Milton.

    He repeated some lines of Virgil, suitable to the occasion. , Life.


  1. Repeat

    Repeat is a song by French DJ David Guetta, featuring vocals from British recording artist Jessie J. Written by Jessie J, The Invisible Men, Ali Tennant, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Frédéric Riesterer and produced by Guetta, Tuinfort, Riesterer, the song has thus far peaked at number 108 in UK Singles Chart. Musically, "Repeat" is a mid-tempo pop song, with lyrics that feature Jessie dancing to the beat. Music critics positively reviewed the song, praising Jessie's vocal performance.


  1. repeat

    Repeat refers to doing or performing an action, event, task, or activity again, usually in the same way as it was done before. It can also refer to saying something that has already been said. In certain contexts, it can mean to occur or appear again in a cycle or series.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repeatverb

    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

  2. Repeatverb

    to make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again

  3. Repeatverb

    to repay or refund (an excess received)

  4. Repeatnoun

    the act of repeating; repetition

  5. Repeatnoun

    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.)

  6. Repeatnoun

    a mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repeat

    rē-pēt′, v.t. to do again: to speak again, to iterate: to quote from memory: to rehearse: (Scots law) to refund.—v.i. to strike the hours, as a watch: to recur: the act of repeating.—n. (mus.) a part performed a second time: a mark directing a part to be repeated.—adjs. Repeat′able; Repeat′ed, done again: frequent.—adv. Repeat′edly, many times repeated: again and again: frequently.—ns. Repeat′er, one who, or that which, repeats: a decimal in which the same figure or figures are continually repeated: a watch that strikes again the previous hour at the touch of a spring: a frigate appointed to attend an admiral in a fleet, and to repeat any signal he makes: (teleg.) an instrument for automatically retransmitting a message: in calico-printing, a figure repeated at equal intervals in a pattern; Repeat′ing, the fraud of voting at an election for the same candidate more than once.—Repeating firearm, a firearm that may be discharged many times in quick succession; Repeat one's self, to say again what one has said already; Repeat signals, to repeat those of the senior officer: to make a signal again. [O. Fr. repeter (Fr. répéter)—L. repetĕre, repetitumre-, again, petĕre, to seek.]

Editors Contribution

  1. repeatverb

    In the matter of being in opposition with the return to a previous state behind or after physical education used in speech to indicate the sign expressing the time when an event takes place. 1.) Say again something one has already said. Say or do the same thing again. 2.) Do something again, either once or a number of times.

    Homage is paid when someone is to repeat a true quotation from a stand up honorable man of Godliness.

    Etymology: Time

    Submitted by Tony_Elyon on December 20, 2023  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Repeat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3752

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Repeat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2734

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Repeat' in Verbs Frequency: #308

Anagrams for Repeat »

  1. retape

  2. petrea

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repeat in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repeat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Repeat in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    But President Trump promised that the U.S. would keep up pressure despite the positive signs from Pyongyang. We will not repeat the mistake of past administrations, maximum pressure will continue until denuclearization occurs. President Trump made similar warnings with respect to Iran when asked about the Iran nuclear deal, which President Trump is considering pulling the U.S. from if it ca n’t be strengthened. President Trump said it would n’t be appropriate to say if President Trump would use military force against Iran.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    They are perfectly entitled to call for this, but the next point to make is that they are asking the party room to vote out the people that the electorate voted in in September 2013, we are not the Labor Party and we are not going to repeat the chaos and the instability of the Labor years.

  3. Corey Lewandowski:

    I had to repeat on multiple occasions that there was no collusion, cooperation or coordination because the Democrats couldn't understand my plain English way of speaking.

  4. George Floyd:

    The officers on the scene that day should be held accountable for Defense Mark Esper murder. It is a tragedy that we have seen repeat itself too many times. With great sympathy, I want to extend the deepest of condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd from me and the Department. Racism is real in America, and we must all do our very best to recognize it, to confront it, and to eradicate it.

  5. Rob Rowe:

    They're generally going to look for repeat transactions that are in the $9,000 to $10,000 range.

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    • A. demolish
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