Dictionary: RE-VERT'ED – RE-VIEW'ER

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Reversed; turned back.


A medicine which restores the natural order of the inverted irritative motions in the animal system. – Darwin.


That may revert or return.


Turning back; returning.


Changing; reversing. – Thomson.


Changingly; reversingly.

REV'ER-Y, n. [Fr. rêverie, from rêver, to dream, to rave, to be light-headed. It is often written in English as in French.]

  1. Properly, a raving or delirium; but its sense, as generally used, is a loose or irregular train of thoughts, occurring in musing or meditation; wild, extravagant conceit of the fancy or imagination. There are reveries and extravagancies which pass through the minds of wise men as well as fools. – Addison.
  2. A chimera; a vision.
  3. In medicine, voluntary inactivity of the whole or the greater part of the external senses to the impressions of surrounding objects, during wakefulness. – Good.

RE-VEST', v.i.

To take effect again, as a title; to return to a former owner; as, the title or right reverts in A., after alienation.

RE-VEST', v.t. [Fr. revêtir; Low L. revestio; re and vestio, to clothe.]

  1. To clothe again. – Wotton.
  2. To reinvest; to vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority.
  3. To lay out in something less fleeting than money; as, to revest money in stocks.


Clothed again; invested anew.

RE-VEST'I-A-RY, n. [Fr. revestiaire, from L. revestio.]

The place or apartment in a church or temple where the dresses are deposited; now contracted into vestry. – Camden.


Clothing again; investing anew.

RE-VET'MENT, n. [Fr. revêtement, the lining of a ditch, from revêtir, supra.]

In fortification, a strong wall on the outside of a rampart, intended to support the earth.

RE-VI'BRATE, v.i. [re and vibrate.]

To vibrate back or in return.


The act of vibrating back.

RE-VIC'TION, n. [L. re and vivo, victum, to live.]

Return to life. [Not used.] – Brown.

RE-VICT-UAL, v.t. [revit'l; re and victual.]

To furnish again with provisions. – Ralegh.

RE-VICT-UAL-ED, pp. [revit'ld.]

Furnished with victuals again.

RE-VICT-UAL-ING, ppr. [revit'ling.]

Supplying again with provisions.

RE-VIE, v.i.

To return the challenge of a wager at cards; to make a retort. [Obs.] – Trial of the Seven Bishops.

RE-VIE, v.t. [re and vie.]

To accede to the proposal of a stake and to overtop it; an old phrase at cards. [Obs.] – B. Jonson.

RE-VIEW, n. [revu'; Fr. revue, from revoir; re and voir, from L. video, to see.]

  1. A second or repeated view; a re-examination; resurvey; as, a review of the works of nature; a review of life.
  2. Revision; a second examination with a view to amendment or improvement; as, an author's review of his works.
  3. In military affairs, an examination or inspection of troops under arms, by a general or commander, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of their discipline, equipments, &c.
  4. In literature, a critical examination of a new publication, with remarks.
  5. A periodical pamphlet containing examinations or analyses of new publications; as, the Critical Review. Commission of review, a commission granted by the British king to revise the sentence of the court of delegates. – Encyc.

RE-VIEW, v.t. [revu'; re and view; or Fr. revoir, revu.]

  1. To look back on. – Denham.
  2. To see again. I shall review Sicilia. – Shak.
  3. To view and examine again; to reconsider; to revise; as, to review a manuscript. It is said that Virgil was prevented by death from reviewing the Æneis.
  4. To retrace. Shall I the long laborious scene review? – Pope.
  5. To survey; to inspect; to examine the state of any thing, particularly of troops; as, to review a regiment.


Resurveyed; re-examined; inspected; critically analyzed.


One that reviews or re-examines; an inspector; one that critically examines a new publication, and communicates his opinion upon its merits.