• WordNet 3.6
    • v rehearse engage in a rehearsal (of)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you pause Saturday Night Fever at the "How Deep Is Your Love" rehearsal scene, you will see the camera crew reflected in the dance hall mirror.
    • Rehearse To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal. "He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his having seen her."
    • Rehearse To narrate; to relate; to tell. "Rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord."
    • Rehearse To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.
    • v. i Rehearse To recite or repeat something for practice. "There will we rehearse ."
    • Rehearse To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite. "When the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rehearse To repeat, as what has already been said or written; recite; say or deliver again.
    • rehearse To mention; narrate; relate; recount; recapitulate; enumerate.
    • rehearse To repeat, act, or perform in private for experiment and practice, preparatory to a public performance: as, to rehearse a tragedy; to rehearse a symphony.
    • rehearse To cause to recite or narrate; put through a rehearsal; prompt.
    • rehearse Synonyms To detail, describe. See recapitulate.
    • rehearse To repeat what has been already said, written, or performed; go through some performance in private, preparatory to public representation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rehearse to repeat what has already been said: to narrate: to recite before a public representation
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  • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    “Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”
  • Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    “If you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody.”
  • Lucinda Basset
    Lucinda Basset
    “You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.”
  • Rose Tremain
    Rose Tremain
    “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    “I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rehercen, rehersen, OF. reherser, rehercier, to harrow over again; pref. re-, re- + hercier, to harrow, fr. herce, a harrow, F. herse,. See Hearse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rehercer, reherserre-, again, hercer, to harrow—herce (Fr. herse), a harrow.


In literature:

I have the solos to-night, and this afternoon a rehearsal for 'Siegfried.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
And therefore many thousand he rehearses.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Why can't you take our rehearsal properly, like the others did?
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Ivan Mikhailovitch is working very hard; and rehearsals are bothersome things.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Note, that all this while, I forget not my first Proposition Staticall, here rehearsed: that, the Superficies of the water, is Sphaericall.
"The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara" by John Dee
The work was put into rehearsal by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1914.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
A boy came to say that the rehearsal will be at four this afternoon.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
We found it possible to begin to study at midnight, and we arranged for a rehearsal on the morrow.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
Before you put that immortal work upon the public stage you'd better try an amateur performance carefully rehearsed.
"An Old Meerschaum" by David Christie Murray
Saul Lapham, a friend of his, plays the cornet at the choir-rehearsals.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various

In poetry:

Reverenced be that name sublime,
Through all temples and all time;
Thy exhaustless praise rehearse
Let the unbounded universe.
"The Lord's Prayer" by John Bowring
Thou Rome, that Sodom sinke of sinne,
thou Ægypt art, and worse:
Thou Rome, that Babel mysticall,
whose fall now we rehearse.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
Let all your sacred passions move,
While you rehearse his deeds;
But the great work of saving love
Your highest praise exceeds.
"Psalm 150" by Isaac Watts
When the morning paints the skies,
When the sparkling stars arise,
Thy high favours to rehearse,
Thy firm faith, in grateful verse.
"Thou Who Art Enthroned Above!" by George Sandys
He tells th' Almighty, whilst I hear,
That he will any torment bear,
If I, by rote, a single verse
Of all the scripture can rehearse.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
When Peace brings Freedom in her train,
Let happy lips his songs rehearse;
His life is now his noblest strain,
His manhood better than his verse!
"Bryant On His Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Linda Haberman (L), Director and Choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular directs The Rockettes at the 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Rehearsals this week in New York.
Michelle Obama participated in a rehearsal on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Admittedly, as I walked into SLC's Capital Theatre for the Miss Utah rehearsals on Wednesday, I was already having flashbacks back to my middle and high school years.
Fall for Dance Rehearsal.
Philip Mills and Cara Gansky rehearse a scene from "€œFarragut North," produced by Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union.
There was a lot of fun going on in the kitchen as Executive Sous Chefs Andreas Reinhardt and Nick Harlich rehearsed their public demonstration at the hotel.
Merett Shah rehearses with performers from String Theory at the LAX Flyaway Bus Terminal in Van Nuys.
Joseph Harvey plays the cello during a String Theory rehearsal at the LAX Flyaway Bus Terminal in Van Nuys.
The day before July 4, bands will likely be rehearsing the national anthem for Independence Day celebrations.
Derek Hough arriving at a dance rehearsal studio for ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' on Sept 26th.
Community theater is putting on its fall musical, and at this point rehearsals have become long, frequent and intense.
Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in rehearsal at Chicago's Goodman.
Shirley Horn (with bassist Ed Howard) rehearsing in her Upper Marlboro home last December for a Kennedy Center concert in her honor.
Elisabeth Holowchuk, foreground at rehearsal Tuesday, showed her technical prowess in "In Memory of".
Friday night served as the final dress rehearsal for Ryan's football team — the last time the team would wear jerseys with no numbers, the last time the Raiders play without keeping track of the score.

In science:

There is an opinion that this is not caused by problems of audition, speech, or articulatory rehearsal within the phonological loop component of Baddeley and Hitch's working memory model.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It was demonstrated that there is minimum interference between the subsystems in terms of storage and rehearsal mechanisms.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The production algorithm relies on the rejection method whose invention dates back to von Neumann and which we do not rehearse here.
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
It is not our purpose to rehearse these connections here and we refer the interested reader to references [6, 12] where much of the material is reviewed.
Laplace Invariants for General Hyperbolic Systems
If I replaced the block cipher with another one, I would ‘rehearse’ OOP again in the context of the new class.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers