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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Revere, Paul Reverenoun

    American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)

  2. revers, revereverb

    a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side

  3. idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revereverb

    love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

    "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"

  4. reverence, fear, revere, venerateverb

    regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"


  1. reverenoun

    a revers

  2. revereverb

    To regard someone or something with great awe or devotion.

  3. revereverb

    To venerate someone or something as an idol.

  4. Etymology: From re- + vereri, present infinitive of vereor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Revereverb

    To reverence; to honour; to venerate; to regard with awe.

    Etymology: reverer, Fr. revereor, Lat.

    An emperor often stamp’d on his coins the face or ornaments of his collegue, and we may suppose Lucius Verus would omit no opportunity of doing honour to Marcus Aurelius, whom he rather revered as his father, than treated as his partner in the empire. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    Jove shall again revere your pow’r,
    And rise a swan, or fall a show’r. Matthew Prior.

    Taught ’em how clemency made pow’r rever’d,
    And that the prince belov’d was truly fear’d. Matthew Prior.

    In my conquest be thy might declar’d,
    And for thy justice be thy name rever’d. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revereverb

    to regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation


  1. Revere

    Revere is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 5 miles from downtown Boston. It is named after the American Revolutionary War patriot Paul Revere. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city has a population of 51,755 inhabitants. Revere borders the towns of Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10 square miles, of which, 5.9 square miles of it is land and 4.1 square miles of it is water.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revere

    rē-vēr′, v.t. to regard with respectful awe: to venerate.—adj. Revēr′able, worthy of reverence.—n. Rev′erence, fear arising from high respect: respectful awe: veneration: honour: an act of revering or obeisance: a bow or courtesy: a title of the clergy.—v.t. to regard with reverence: to venerate or honour.—n. Rev′erencer.—adjs. Rev′erend, worthy of reverence: a title of the clergy (see Rev.): (B.) awful: venerable; Rev′erent, showing reverence: submissive: humble; Reveren′tial, proceeding from reverence: respectful: submissive.—advs. Reveren′tially; Rev′erently.—n. Re′verer, one who reveres.—Do reverence, to do honour; Make reverence, to worship; Saving your reverence, with all due respect to you. [O. Fr. reverer (Fr. révérer)—L. reverērire-, inten., verēri, to feel awe.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Revere is ranked #21811 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Revere surname appeared 1,192 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Revere.

    66.4% or 792 total occurrences were White.
    25.2% or 301 total occurrences were Black.
    4.5% or 54 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.3% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revere in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of revere in a Sentence

  1. Candace Hammer:

    In our culture, we revere youth and beauty, so this is opening up the channels to have the 'let's talk' conversation, it's not shameful that you should need care.

  2. Boston Harborfest marketing manager:

    You’re walking the same streets that John Adams, Paul Revere, Crispus Attucks [did] — it began right here in downtown Boston, what better place to celebrate than right in the heart of the city?

  3. Earl Ofari Hutchinson:

    There are many blacks who revere him.

  4. Tom McClintock:

    I don't trust Michael Horowitz agency anymore. And that's a profound thing for me to say, because I was raised to revere the FBI.

  5. Michael Raymond-James:

    To come and be able to sit here — it's incredible, i'm sitting where Paul Revere used to come with his fellow Patriots to devise their plan of attack. You can't recreate this feeling — it's like grasping at smoke.

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