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RE-VENGE-FUL-LY, adv. [revenj'fully.]

By way of revenge; vindictively; with the spirit of revenge. Dryden.

RE-VENGE-FUL-NESS, n. [revenj'fulness.]

Vindictiveness. – More.

RE-VENGE-LESS, a. [revenj'less.]

Unrevenged. Marston.

RE-VENGE-MENT, n. [revenj'ment.]

Revenge; return of an injury. [Little used.] – Spenser.


  1. One who revenges; one who inflicts pain on another spitefully in return for an injury. – Spenser.
  2. One who inflicts just punishment for injuries. [Less proper.] – Bentley.


  1. Inflicting pain or evil spitefully for injury or affront received.
  2. Vindicating; punishing.


With revenge; with the spirit of revenge; vindictively. – Shak.

REV'E-NUE, n. [Fr. revenu, from revenir, to return, L. revenio; re and venio, to come.]

  1. In a general sense, the annual rents, profits, interest of issues of any species of property, real or personal, belonging to an individual or to the public. When used of individuals, it is equivalent to income. In modern usage, income is applied more generally to the rents and profits of individuals, and revenue to those of the state. In the latter case revenue is:
  2. The annual produce of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents, &c. which a nation or state collects and receives into the treasury for public use.
  3. Return; reward; as, a rich revenue of praise.
  4. A fleshy lump on the head of a deer. – Encyc.

RE-VERB', v.t.

To reverberate. [Not in use.] – Shak.

RE-VERB'ER-ANT, a. [L. reverberans. See Reverberate.]

Returning sound; resounding; driving back. – Shak.


Reverberant. – Shak.


  1. To be driven back; to be repelled, as rays of light, or sound. – Howell.
  2. To resound. And even at hand, a drum is ready brac'd, / That shall reverberate all as well as thine. – Shak.

RE-VERB'ER-ATE, v.t. [L. reverbero; re and verbero, to beat.]

  1. To return, as sound; to send back; to echo; as, an arch reverberates the voice. – Shak.
  2. To send or beat back; to repel; to reflect; as, to reverberate rays of light. – Swift.
  3. To send or drive back; to repel from side to side; as, flame reverberated in a furnace.


Driven back; sent back; driven from side to side.


Driving or sending back; reflecting, as light; echoing, as sound.

RE-VERB-ER-A'TION, n. [Fr.; from reverberate.]

The act of driving or sending back; particularly, the act of reflecting light and heat or repelling sound. Thus we speak of the reverberation of the rays of light from an object, the reverberation of sound in echoes, or the reverberation of heat or flame in a furnace.


Returning or driving back; as a reverberatory furnace or kiln. – Moxon.


A furnace with a kind of dome that reflects the flame upon a vessel placed within it, so as to surround it. – Nicholson.

RE-VERE, v.t. [Fr. reverer; It. reverire; L. revereor; re and vereor, to fear.]

To regard with fear mingled with respect and affection; to d venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation. Marcus Aurelius, whom he rather revered as his father, than treated as his partner in the empire. – Addison.

RE-VER-ED, pp.

Regarded with fear mingled with respeet and affection.

REV'ER-ENCE, n. [Fr. from L. reverentia.]

  1. Fear mingled with respect and esteem; veneration. When quarrels and factions are carried openly, it is a sign that the reverence of government is lost. – Bacon. The fear acceptable to God, is an awful fear, an awful reverence of the divine nature, proceeding from a just esteem of his perfections, which produces in us an inclination to his service and an unwillingness to offend him. – Rogers. Reverence is nearly equivalent to veneration, but expresses something less of the same emotion. It differs from awe, which is an emotion compounded of fear, dread or terror, with admiration of something great, but not necessarily implying love or affection. We feel reverence for a partent, and for upright magistrate, but we stand in awe of a tyrant. This distinction may not always he observed.
  2. An act of respect or obeisance; a bow or courtesy. – 2 Sam. ix. Dryden. Fairfax.
  3. A title of the clergy. – Shak.
  4. A poetical title of a father. – Shak.


To regard with reverence; to regard with fear mingled with respect and affection. We reverence superiors for their age, their authority and their virtues. We ought to reverence parents and upright judges and magistrates. We ought to reverence the Supreme Being, his word and his ordinances. Those that I reverence, those I fear, the wise. – Shak. They will reverence my son. – Matth. xxi. Let the wife see that she reverence her husband. – Eph. v.


Regarded with fear mingled with respect and affection.


One that regards with reverence. – Swift.


Regarding with fear mixed with respect and affection.