(Re*bate"), v. i. To abate; to withdraw. [Obs.] Foxe.
2. (Com.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation
(Re*bate"), n. [See Rabbet.]
1. (Arch.) A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet.
2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar. Elmes.
3. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood. Elmes.
4. [Perhaps a different word.] A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements. [R.] Elmes.
(Re*bate"), v. t. To cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v.
(Re*bate"ment) n. [Cf. OF. rabatement, fr. rabatre to diminish, F. rabattre.] Same as
(Re*ba"to) n. Same as Rabato. Burton.
(Re"bec) n. [F., fr. It. ribeca, ribeba, fr. Ar. rabab a musical instrument of a round form.]
1. (Mus.) An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and
being played with a bow. [Written also rebeck.] Milton.
He turn'd his rebec to a mournful note.Drayton.
2. A contemptuous term applied to an old woman. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Reb"el) a. [F. rebelle, fr. L. rebellis. See Rebel, v. i.] Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting
in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
Whoso be rebel to my judgment.Chaucer.
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.Milton.
(Reb"el), n. [F. rebelle.] One who rebels.
Syn. Revolter; insurgent. Rebel, Insurgent. Insurgent marks an early, and rebel a more advanced,
stage of opposition to government. The former rises up against his rulers, the latter makes war upon