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ri, reɪre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhenium, Re, atomic number 75noun

    a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum

  2. Ra, Renoun

    ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods

  3. re, raynoun

    the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization


  1. renoun

    ray, a syllable used in solfège to represent the second note of a major scale.

  2. renoun


  3. reverb


  4. REnoun

    Abbreviation of "recursively enumerable"; the class of decision problems for which a 'yes' answer can be verified by a Turing machine in a finite amount of time.

  5. noun

    An island off the west coast of France, by La Rochelle

  6. Etymology: Contraction of (a)re.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Re

    Is an inseparable particle used by the Latins, and from them borrowed by us to denote iteration or backward action: as, return, to come back; to revive, to live again; repercussion, the act of driving back.


  1. Ṛe

    Ṛe, also Aṛ, is a letter of the extended Arabic alphabet, based on rāʾ (ر) with the addition of a diacritical ṭāʾ (ط; historically four dots in a square pattern) on top. It is not used in the Arabic alphabet itself, but is used to represent the word-medial and word-final retroflex flap [ɽ] in Urdu, Punjabi written in the Shahmukhi script, and Kashmiri. The small t̤oʾe diacritic is used to indicate a retroflex consonant in Urdu. Its Abjad value is considered to be 200. In Urdu, this letter may also be called rā-ye-musaqqalā ("heavy re") or rā-ye-hindiyā ("Indian re"). In Devanagari, this consonant is rendered using ‘ड़’ (‘ड’ with nuqta below).


  1. re

    The prefix "re-" indicates repetition or reversal, often suggesting an action or process that is being done again or returned to a previous state or condition. It can denote redoing, reevaluating, or restoring something that has been done before.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Re

    a syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale

  2. Etymology: [It.]


  1. Re

    Re, bre, moré is an interjection common to Greek, the languages of the Balkans, Turkish, and Venetian, with its "locus... more in the Greek world than elsewhere". It is used in colloquial speech to gain someone's attention, add emphasis, insult, or express surprise or astonishment, like the Spanish che. It is ultimately derived from the vocative μωρέ of the Greek adjective μωρός, related to Greek μωρόν, and origin of the English noun "moron".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Re

    rā, n. (mus.). Same as Ray.

  2. Re

    rē, n. a word used in the legal phrase In re, in the case (of). [L., abl. of res, thing, case.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. RE

    Common spoken and written shorthand for regexp.

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  1. re

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Re is ranked #13674 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Re surname appeared 2,214 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Re.

    82.5% or 1,828 total occurrences were White.
    8.9% or 197 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.7% or 104 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 49 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for re »

  1. er

  2. 'er

  3. ER

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of re in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of re in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of re in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.

  2. Avraham Burkei:

    It's a little scary, but we're going to have to go on with our lives. We're staying here, we're not moving anywhere. This terrorist attack is not going to change anything.

  3. Isaac Asimov:

    You must keep sending work out you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

  4. Spokesman Alby Berman:

    Takata is concerned that a national recall could potentially divert replacement air bags from where they're needed, putting lives at risk.

  5. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

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