Dictionary: RE-SIGN' – RE-SIST'

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RE-SIGN', v.t. [rezi'ne; Fr. resigner; L. resigno; re and signo, to sign. The radical sense of sign is to send, drive, hence to set. To resign is to send back or send away.]

  1. To give up; to give back, as an office or commission, to the person or authority that conferred it; hence, to surrender an office or charge in a formal manner; as, a military officer resigns his commission; a prince resigns his crown. Phœbus resigns his darts, and Jove / His thunder, to the god of love. – Denham.
  2. To withdraw, as a claim. He resigns all pretensions to skill.
  3. To yield; as, to resign the judgment to the direction of others. – Locke.
  4. To yield or give up in confidence. What more reasonable, than that we should in all things resign ourselves to the will of God. – Tillotson.
  5. To submit, particularly to Providence. A firm, yet cautious mind; / Sincere, though prudent; constant, yet resign'd. – Pope.
  6. To submit without resistance or murmur. – Shak.

RE-SIGN', v.t.

To sign again.

RES-IG-NA'TION, n. [Fr.]

  1. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim or possession; as, the resignation of crown or commission.
  2. Submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, a blind resignation to the authority of other men's opinions. – Locke.
  3. Quiet submission to the will of Providence; submission without discontent, and with entire acquiescence in the divine dispensations. This is Christian resignation.


  1. Given up; surrendered; yielded.
  2. adj. Submissive to the will of God.


With submission.


One that resigns.


Giving up; surrendering; submitting.


The act of resigning. [Obs.]


An ancient patriarchal coin.

RE-SILE, v.t. [L. resilio.]

To start back; to recede from a purpose. [Little used.] – Ellis.

RE-SIL'I-ENCE, or RE-SIL'I-EN-CY, n. [s as z. L. resiliens, resilio; re and salio, to spring.]

The act of leaping or springing back, or the act of rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound. – Bacon.

RE-SIL'I-ENT, a. [L. resiliens.]

Leaping or starting back; rebounding.

RES-I-LI'TION, n. [L. resilio.]

The act of springing back; resilience.

RES'IN, n. [s as z. Fr. resine; L. It. and Sp. resina; Ir. roisin; Gr. ῥητινη, probably from ῥεω, to flow.]

Resins are solid inflammable substances, which are insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol and essential oils. When cold they are more or less brittle and translucent, and of a color inclining to yellow. When pure they are nearly insipid and inodorous. They are non-conductors of electricity, and when excited by friction, their electricity is negative. They are heavier than water, and they melt by heat. They combine with the alkalies of the metals, performing the function of weak acids, and forming soaps. They are soluble in many of the acids, and convertible by some into other peculiar acids. They frequently exsude from trees in combination with essential oils, and in a liquid or semi-liquid state. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and are supposed to be formed by the oxygenation of the essential oils. There is a great number, and variety of the resins.


Designating extractive matter in which resin predominates.

RES-IN-IF'ER-OUS, a. [L. resina and fero, to produce.]

Yielding resin as, a resiniferous tree or vessel. – Gregory.


Having the form of resin. – Cyc.


Containing or exhibiting negative electricity, or that kind which is produced by the friction of resinous substances. – Ure.


Partaking of the qualities of resin; like resin. Resinous substances are combustible. Resinous electricity, is that electricity which is excited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. This is generally negative.


By means of resin; as, resinously electrified. – Gregory.


The quality of being resinous.

RES'IN-Y, a.

Like resin, or partaking of its qualities.

RES-I-PIS'CENCE, n. [Fr. from L. resipisco, from resipio; re and sapio, to taste.]

Properly, wisdom derived from severe experience; hence, repentance. [Little used.]

RE-SIST', v.i.

To make opposition. – Shak.

RE-SIST', v.t. [rezist'; L. resisto; re and sisto, to stand; Fr. resister; Sp. resistir; It. resistere.]

  1. Literally, to stand against; to withstand; hence, to act in opposition, or to oppose. A dam or mound resists a current of water passively, by standing unmoved and interrupting its progress. An army resists the progress of an enemy actively, by encountering and defeating it. We resist measures by argument or remonstrance. Why doth he yet find fault? for who hath resisted his will? – Rom. ix.
  2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat or frustrate. Ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. – Acts vii.
  3. To baffle; to disappoint. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. – James iv.