What does repeat mean?

Definitions for repeat
rɪˈpitre·peat

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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

Wiktionary

  1. repeatnoun

    An iteration; a repetition.

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

    Etymology: From repeter, from repeto.

  2. repeatnoun

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

    Etymology: From repeter, from repeto.

  3. repeatverb

    or To do or say again (and again).

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

    Etymology: From repeter, from repeto.

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.]

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

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

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

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Numerology

  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. Haamza Hizi:

    I thought the revolution would give us hope to find work with dignity, i never thought I would repeat the same demands as five years ago. The old regime has robbed our dreams.

  2. Voltaire:

    There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.

  3. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  4. Philip Guedalla:

    History repeats itself historians repeat each other.

  5. Cometan:

    To think is wondrous, but to constantly repeat such, is dangerous.

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