Dictionary: RES'CU-ING – RE-SENT'

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RES'CU-ING, ppr.

Liberating from restraint or danger; forcibly taking from the custody of the law.

RE-SEARCH, n. [reserch'; Fr. recherche.]

Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom. – Rogers.

RE-SEARCH, v.t. [reserch'; Fr. rechercher; re and chercher.]

  1. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently for the truth. It is not easy to research with due distinction, in the actions of eminent personages, both how much may have been blemished by the envy of others, and what was corrupted by their own felicity. [Unusual.] – Wotton.
  2. To search again; to examine anew.

RE-SEARCH-ER, n. [reserch'er.]

One who diligently inquires or examines.


Examining with continued care.

RE-SEAT, v.t. [re and seat.]

To seat or set again. – Dryden.


Seated again.


Seating again.

RE-SEC'TION, n. [L. resectio, reseco.]

The act of cutting or paring off. – Cotgrave.

RE-SEEK, v.t. [pret. and pp. resought. re and seek.]

To seek again. – J. Barlow.

RE-SEIZE, v.t. [re and seize.]

  1. To seize again; to seize a second time. – Spenser.
  2. In law, to take possession of lands and tenements which have been disseized. Whereupon the sherif is commanded to reseize the land and all the chattels thereon, and keep the same in his custody till the arrival of the justices of assize. – Blackstone.


Seized again.


One who seizes again.


Seizing again.

RE-SEIZ-URE, n. [rese'zhur.]

A second seizure; the act of seizing again. – Bacon.

RE-SELL', v.t.

To sell again; to sell what has been bought or sold. – Wheaton, v, 4.


Selling again.

RE-SEM'BLA-BLE, a. [See Resemble.]

That may be compared. [Not in use.] – Gower.

RE-SEM'BLANCE, n. [Fr. ressemblance. See Resemble.]

  1. Likeness; similitude, either of external form or of qualities. We observe a resemblance between persons, a resemblance in shape, a resemblance in manners, a resemblance in dispositions. Painting and poetry bear a great resemblance to each other, as one object of both is to please. – Dryden.
  2. Something similar; similitude; representation. These sensible things which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual. – Hooker. Fairest resemblance of thy Maker fair. – Milton.

RE-SEM'BLE, v.t. [s as z. Fr. ressembler; It. rassembrare; S. asemejar; Port. assemelhar. See Similar.]

  1. To have the likeness of; to bear the similitude of something, either in form, figure or qualities. One man may resemble another in features; he may resemble a third person in temper or deportment. Each one resembled the children of a king. – Judges viii.
  2. To liken; to compare; to represent as like something else. The torrid parts of Africa are resembled to a libbard's skin, the distance of whose spots represents the dispersed situation of the habitations. – Brerewood.


Likened; compared.


Having the likeness of; likening; comparing.

RE-SEND', v.t. [pret. and pp. resent. re and send.]

To send again; to send back. [Not in use.] – Shak.

RE-SENT', pp.

Sent again.

RE-SENT', v.t. [s as z. Fr. ressentir, to perceive again, to have a deep sense of; re and sentir, to perceive, L. sentio; It. risentire, to resent, to hear again, to resound; Sp. resentirse, to resent, also to begin to give way or to fail; resentimiento, resentment, a flaw or crack.]

  1. To take well; to receive with satisfaction. [Obs.] – Bacon.
  2. To take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be in some degree angry or provoked at. Thou with scorn / And anger wouldst resent the offer'd wrong. – Milton.