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Definitions for rebate
ˈri beɪt; rɪˈbeɪtre·bate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebate, discountnoun

    a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

  2. rabbet, rebateverb

    a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together

  3. rebateverb

    give a reduction in the price during a sale

    "The store is rebating refrigerators this week"

  4. rebateverb

    cut a rebate in (timber or stone)

  5. rebateverb

    join with a rebate

    "rebate the pieces of timber and stone"


  1. Rebateverb

    To return a portion of a sum paid, as a method of discounting of prices.

    Etymology: [F. rebattre to beat again; pref. re- re- + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See Abate.]

  2. Rebatenoun

    A portion of a sum paid, returned to the purchaser, as a method of discounting. The rebate is sometimes returned by the manufacturer, after the full price is paid to the retailer by the purchaser.


  1. rebatenoun

    A deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement

  2. rebatenoun

    The return of part of an amount already paid

  3. rebatenoun

    A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces (of wood etc) together; a rabbet

  4. rebateverb

    To deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment

  5. rebateverb

    To diminish or lessen something

  6. rebateverb

    To cut a rebate (or rabbet) in something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebateverb

    to beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  2. Rebateverb

    to deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  3. Rebateverb

    to abate; to withdraw

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  4. Rebatenoun


    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  5. Rebatenoun

    deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  6. Rebatenoun

    a rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See Rabbet

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  7. Rebatenoun

    a piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  8. Rebatenoun

    an iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  9. Rebatenoun

    a kind of hard freestone used in making pavements

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]

  10. Rebateverb

    to cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v

    Etymology: [See Rabbet.]


  1. Rebate

    A rebate is an amount paid by way of reduction, return, or refund on what has already been paid or contributed. It is a type of sales promotion marketers use primarily as incentives or supplements to product sales. The mail-in rebate is the most common. A MIR entitles the buyer to mail in a coupon, a receipt and barcode in order to receive a check for a particular amount, depending on the particular product, time, and often place of purchase. Rebates are offered by either the retailer or the manufacturer of the chosen product. Large stores often work in conjunction with manufacturers, usually requiring two or even three separate rebates for each item. Manufacturer rebates are sometimes valid only at a single store. Rebate forms and special receipts are sometimes printed by the cash register at time of purchase on a separate receipt or available online for download. In some cases, the rebate may be available immediately, in which case it is referred to as an instant rebate. Some rebate programs offer several payout options to consumers, including a paper check, a prepaid card that can be spent immediately without a trip to the bank or even PayPal payout.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebate

    rē-bāt′, v.t. (Shak.) to beat to obtuseness, to blunt: to beat back: to allow as discount.—n. Rēbāte′ment, deduction: diminution: narrowing: (her.) a shortening, as of one arm of a cross. [Fr. rebattre, to beat back—L. re-, back, battuĕre, to beat.]

  2. Rebate

    rē-bāt′, n. same as Rabate—also a hard freestone used in pavements: wood fastened to a handle in beating mortar.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rebate

    An angular incision cut longitudinally in a piece of timber, to receive the ends of a number of planks, to be securely fastened therein. Thus the ends of the lower planks of a ship's bottom terminate upon the stem afore, and on the stern-post abaft. The surface of the garboard streak, whose edge is let into the keel, is in the same manner level with the side of the keel at the extremities of the vessel. They are therefore termed stem, stern, or keel rabbets.

  2. rebate


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  1. berate

  2. betear

  3. beater

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rebate in a Sentence

  1. Tom Clancy, "The Teeth Of The Tiger" -- page 180:

    Colleges typically did not tell you that ninety percent of your education came after you hung the parchment on the wall. People might ask for a rebate.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People who have wealth the max can always relax as there will be a special relief or rebate on tax for their business.

  3. Judd Deere:

    Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the President has decided to withdraw the rebate rule, the Trump administration is encouraged by continuing bipartisan conversations about legislation to reduce outrageous drug costs imposed on the American people.

  4. David Epstein:

    Depending upon whether or not we achieve specific goals around reduced hospitalization and savings to the plan, the rebate would either go up or go down.

  5. The New Mexico Film Office:

    As long as the production meets the requirements in the film credit statute, there is nothing prohibiting them from filming in New Mexico and receiving the rebate.

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