(Theater), a private preparatory performance of a drama, opera, etc., in costume.

(Re*hearse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rehearsed (-h?rst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rehearsing.] [OE. rehercen, rehersen, OF. reherser, rehercier, to harrow over again; pref. re- re- + hercier to harrow, fr. herce a harrow, F. herse. See Hearse.]

1. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite. Chaucer.

When the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul.
1 Sam. xvii. 31.

2. To narrate; to relate; to tell.

Rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord.
Judg. . v. 11.

3. To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.

4. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal. [R.]

He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his having seen her.

Syn. — To recite; recapitulate; recount; detail; describe; tell; relate; narrate.

(Re*hearse"), v. i. To recite or repeat something for practice. "There will we rehearse." Shak.

(Re*hears"er) n. One who rehearses.

(Re*heat") v. t.

1. To heat again.

2. To revive; to cheer; to cherish. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

(Re`hi*bi"tion) n. [Pref. re- + L. habere to have.] (Law) The returning of a thing purchased to the seller, on the ground of defect or frand.

(Re*hib"i*to*ry) a. (Law) Of or relating to rehibition; as, a rehibitory action.

(Re*hire") v. t. To hire again.

(Re`hy*poth"e*cate) v. t. (Law) To hypothecate again.Re`hy*poth`e*ca"tion, n.

(Rei) n.;pl. Reis [Pg. real, pl. reis. See Real a coin.] A portuguese money of account, in value about one tenth of a cent. [Spelt also ree.]

(||Reichs"rath`) n. [G] The parliament of Austria (exclusive of Hungary, which has its own diet, or parliament). It consists of an Upper and a Lower House, or a House of Lords and a House of Representatives.

(||Reichs"stand`) n. [G.] A free city of the former German empire.

(||Reichs"tag`) n. [G.] The Diet, or House of Representatives, of the German empire, which is composed of members elected for a term of three years by the direct vote of the people. See Bundesrath.

(Reif) n. [AS. ref.] Robbery; spoil. [Obs.]

Dress rehearsal

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