What does review mean?

Definitions for review

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reappraisal, revaluation, review, reassessment(noun)

    a new appraisal or evaluation

  2. review, critique, critical review, review article(noun)

    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

  3. follow-up, followup, reexamination, review(noun)

    a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment

  4. review, limited review(noun)

    (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data

  5. revue, review(noun)

    a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians

  6. review(noun)

    a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art

  7. recapitulation, recap, review(noun)

    a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

  8. review(noun)

    (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)

  9. review, brushup(noun)

    practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory

  10. inspection, review(verb)

    a formal or official examination

    "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"

  11. review, reexamine(verb)

    look at again; examine again

    "let's review your situation"

  12. review, critique(verb)

    appraise critically

    "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"

  13. review, go over, survey(verb)

    hold a review (of troops)

  14. review, brush up, refresh(verb)

    refresh one's memory

    "I reviewed the material before the test"

  15. review, look back, retrospect(verb)

    look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember

    "she reviewed her achievements with pride"


  1. review(Noun)

    A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.

    I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.

  2. review(Noun)

    An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.

    The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.

  3. review(Noun)

    A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.

    The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.

  4. review(Noun)

    A stage show made up of sketches etc.

    The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.

  5. review(Noun)

    A survey of the available items or material.

    The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.

  6. review(Noun)

    A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.

    The Times Literary Review is published in London.

  7. review(Noun)

    A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.

    The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.

  8. review(Noun)

    A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.

    The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.

  9. review(Verb)

    To survey; to look broadly over.

    Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.

  10. review(Verb)

    To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.

    The critic reviews every new play in London.

  11. review(Verb)

    To see again.

  12. review(Verb)

    To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.

  13. Origin: From reveue (French: revue), feminine past participle of revoir (French: revoir), from revidere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Review(noun)

    to view or see again; to look back on

  2. Review(noun)

    to go over and examine critically or deliberately

  3. Review(noun)

    to reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition

  4. Review(noun)

    to go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of; as, to review a new novel

  5. Review(noun)

    to make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment

  6. Review(noun)

    to reexamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one

  7. Review(noun)

    to retrace; to go over again

  8. Review(verb)

    to look back; to make a review

  9. Review(noun)

    a second or repeated view; a reexamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life

  10. Review(noun)

    an examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works

  11. Review(noun)

    a critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique

  12. Review(noun)

    a periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc

  13. Review(noun)

    an inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc

  14. Review(noun)

    the judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher

  15. Review(noun)

    a lesson studied or recited for a second time

  16. Origin: [Pref. re- + view. Cf. Review, n. ]


  1. Review

    A review is an evaluation of a publication, product, service, or company such as a movie, video game, musical composition, book; a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play, musical theater show, or dance show. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review's author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. More loosely, an author may review current events, trends, or items in the news. A compilation of reviews may itself be called a review. The New York Review of Books, for instance, is a collection of essays on literature, culture, and current affairs. National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., is an influential conservative magazine, and Monthly Review is a long-running socialist periodical. In the scientific literature, review articles are a category of scientific paper, which provides a synthesis of research on a topic at that moment in time. A compilation of these reviews forms the core content of a 'secondary' scientific journal, with examples including Annual Reviews, the Nature Reviews series of journals and Trends. A peer review is the process by which scientists assess the work of their colleagues that has been submitted for publication in the scientific literature. A software review is also a form of peer review, by the co-workers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Review

    rē-vū′, v.t. to re-examine: to revise: to examine critically: to see again: to retrace: to inspect, as a body of troops.—n. a viewing again: a reconsideration: a revision: a careful or critical examination: a critique: a written discussion: a periodical with critiques of books, &c.: the inspection of a body of troops or a number of ships: (law) the judicial revision of a higher court.—adj. Review′able, capable of being reviewed.—ns. Review′age, the work of reviewing; Review′al, a review of a book: a critique on a new publication; Review′er, an inspector: a writer in a review.—Court of Review, the court of appeal from the commissioners of bankruptcy. [Fr. revue, pa.p. of revoir—L. re-, again, vidēre, to see.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Review

    An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. review

    The inspection of a fleet or army, or of any body of men under arms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. review

    An examination or inspection of troops under arms, by a general or commander, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of their discipline, equipments, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'review' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1315

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'review' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1689

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'review' in Nouns Frequency: #525

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'review' in Verbs Frequency: #466

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of review in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of review in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of review in a Sentence

  1. Herbert Diess:

    We will review all options.

  2. Nicolas Panet-Raymond:

    It forced us to review the way we work.

  3. Jose Ramos-Horta:

    A treaty is not a Bible. We can also review.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    One cannot review a bad book without showing off.

  5. Executive Chairman:

    We've got a strategic review underway at the moment.

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Translations for review

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  • recenze, revue, přezkoumání, přehlídkaCzech
  • Rezension, Durchsicht, Kritik, Nachprüfung, ÜberprüfungGerman
  • reseña, revista, revisar, repasar, revisión, reseñar, repaso, críticaSpanish
  • kertaus, arvostelu, kirjoittaa arvosteluFinnish
  • critique, revue, relecture, la revueFrench
  • ath-bheachdachadh, lèirmheasScottish Gaelic
  • aavriwnys, aareayrtys, tuarym, aareayrt, baght, barelManx
  • समीक्षाHindi
  • kritika, felülvizsgálat, szemle, folyóiratHungarian
  • գրախոսություն, շքերթArmenian
  • ulasanIndonesian
  • riguardare, rivista, revisione, rivisitazione, recensione, spettacolo, rivedere, parata, riesame, rivisitare, resoconto, dare uno sguardo, critica, inventarioItalian
  • レビュー, 感想文Japanese
  • reviewLatin
  • arotake, arotakengaMāori
  • revue, recensieDutch
  • anmeldelseNorwegian
  • recenzja, przegląd, wydanie krytyczne, redakcja, kontrolaPolish
  • revista, revisar, revisão, críticaPortuguese
  • пересматривать, ревизия, пересмотреть, ревю́, обозрение, контроль, делать обзор, пересмотр, проверка, критика, обзор, писать рецензию, рецензияRussian
  • recension, recensera, se över, revy, omprövaSwedish
  • సమీక్షTelugu
  • ทบทวนThai
  • inceleme, teftiş, yeniden göz atmaTurkish
  • rövüdVolapük
  • 评论Chinese

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