What does rerun mean?

Definitions for rerunriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rerun.

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"


  1. rerun(v. t.)

    To perform again, as an experiment; as, they reran the test to confirm the surprising result.

  2. rerun(n.)

    A repeated broadcast, such as of a film or episode of a television series; as, the seventh rerun had a surprisingly large audience.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rerun in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rerun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Schnur:

    This is almost a moment by moment rerun of 2008, the difference is her competition is not as tough this time.

Images & Illustrations of rerun

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Translations for rerun

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • WiederaufführungGerman
  • uusintaFinnish
  • reprise, rediffuser, rediffusionFrench
  • שידור חוזרHebrew
  • memutarkan lagiIndonesian
  • 再放送Japanese
  • reluaRomanian
  • повторение, повторять, повторный показ, повтор, ретрансляция, ретранслировать, повторять трансляциюRussian

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