(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.Dickens.
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
(||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.]