Repartee to Repetition
(Rep`ar*tee") n. [F. repartie, fr. repartir to reply, depart again; pref. re- re- partir to part,
depart. See Part.] A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Cupid was as bad as he;Prior.
Hear but the youngster's repartee.
Syn. Retort; reply. See Retort.
(Rep`ar*tee"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reparteed (-t?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reparteeing.] To make
smart and witty replies. [R.] Prior.
(||Re`par*ti`mi*en"to) n. [Sp., fr. repartir to divide.] A partition or distribution, especially
of slaves; also, an assessment of taxes. W. Irving.
(Re`par*to"tion) n. Another, or an additional, separation into parts.
(Re*pass") v. t. [Pref. re- + pass: cf. F. repasser. Cf. Repace.] To pass again; to pass or
travel over in the opposite direction; to pass a second time; as, to repass a bridge or a river; to repass
(Re*pass"), v. i. To pass or go back; to move back; as, troops passing and repassing before our
(Re*pas"sage) n. The act of repassing; passage back. Hakluyt.
(Re*pas"sant) a. [Cf. F. repassant, p. pr.] (Her.) Counterpassant.
(Re*past") n. [OF. repast, F. repas, LL. repastus, fr. L. repascere to feed again; pref. re- re-
+ pascere, pastum, to pasture, feed. See Pasture.]
1. The act of taking food.
From dance to sweet repast they turn.Milton.
2. That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment. "Sleep . . . thy best repast." Denham.
Go and get me some repast.Shak.
(Re*past"), v. t. & i. To supply food to; to feast; to take food. [Obs.] "Repast them with my blood."
He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds.Milton.
(Re*past"er) n. One who takes a repast. [Obs.]
(Re*pas"ture) n. [See Repast.] Food; entertainment. [Obs.]
Food for his rage, repasture for his den.Shak.
(Re*pa"tri*ate) v. t. [L. repatriare. See 1st Repair.] To restore to one's own country.
(Re*pa`tri*a"tion) n. [Cf. LL. repatriatio return to one's country.] Restoration to one's
(Re*pay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repaid (-p?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repaying.] [Pref. re- + pay: cf.