repeat

Definitions

  • A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
    A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v repeat happen or occur again "This is a recurring story"
    • v repeat to say again or imitate "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
    • v repeat to say, state, or perform again "She kept reiterating her request"
    • v repeat repeat an earlier theme of a composition
    • v repeat make or do or perform again "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
    • v repeat do over "They would like to take it over again"
    • n repeat an event that repeats "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom
Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design
Repeated linear design Repeated linear design
Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
    • Repeat (Mus) A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.
    • Repeat That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).
    • Repeat The act of repeating; repetition.
    • Repeat To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem. "I will repeat our former communication.""Not well conceived of God; who, though his power
      Creation could repeat , yet would be loth
      Us to abolish."
    • Repeat To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
    • Repeat (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repeat To do, make, or perform again.
    • repeat To say again; iterate.
    • repeat To say over; recite; rehearse.
    • repeat To seek again.
    • repeat In Scots law, to restore; refund; repay, as money erroneously paid.
    • repeat Synonyms To relate. See recapitulate.
    • repeat To perform some distinctive but unspecified function again or a second time. Specifically— To strike the hour again when desired: said of watches that strike the hours, and will strike again the hour last struck when a spring is pressed. See repeater, 2.
    • n repeat The act of repeating; repetition.
    • n repeat That which is repeated; specifically, in music, a passage performed a second time.
    • n repeat In musical notation, a sign that a passage or movement is to be twice performed. That which is to be repeated is usually included within the signs or . The sign is often added for greater distinctness. When the passage is not to be repeated entire, the terms da capo (D. C.) or dal segno (D. S.) are used, the former meaning ‘from the beginning,’ and the latter ‘from the sign ,’ and the end of the repeat is marked by fine or by a heavy bar with a hold, . A passage of only a measure or two which is to be repeated is sometimes marked .
    • repeat In faro, to win or lose with a card in one deal in exactly the same way that it won or lost in the previous deal.
    • repeat To regurgitate; be belched up: said of the taste of a food or drug which has been taken into the stomach but is not speedily digested or passed on into the intestine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Repeat rē-pēt′ to do again: to speak again, to iterate: to quote from memory: to rehearse:
    • v.i Repeat to strike the hours, as a watch: to recur: the act of repeating
    • n Repeat (mus.) a part performed a second time: a mark directing a part to be repeated
    • v.t Repeat rē-pēt′ (Scots law) to refund
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth%20Bowen
    “Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Never repeat old grievances.”
  • Clarence Darrow
    Clarence%20Darrow
    “History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.”
  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
    “History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. répéter, L. repetere,; pref. re-, re- + petere, to fall upon, attack. See Petition
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. repeter (Fr. répéter)—L. repetĕre, repetitumre-, again, petĕre, to seek.

Usage

In literature:

The history of Brazil during the last hundred years is too well known to be repeated here.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This is much better than small and repeated doses.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
After one or two natural inspirations, let her repeat the act, and so on for ten or fifteen minutes, twice daily.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Sometimes the black does not come up full enough, and in such cases the bath is repeated.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
What if by its very nature there could be no repeat business?
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The parliament saw at once the impolicy and danger of such a system, and made repeated remonstrances to the regent.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I repeat again: Adopt the report of the majority of the committee and I will answer to Kentucky.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
What I say to you, you can repeat to Mary Arundel.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
The author has had repeated and convincing testimony of the efficacy of games to do away with this objection.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The imprint is repeated at the foot of p. 184.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
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In poetry:

ANNICCA (kissing him repeatedly).
Why, father, what is this?
Can Don Tommaso's wife so soon forget
She is the Spagnoletto's child?
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
He sent his Son with power to save
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave
Wonders of grace to God belong,
Repeat his mercies in your song.
"Psalm 136 Abridged" by Isaac Watts
And I remember nothing more
That I can clearly fix,
Till I was sitting on the floor,
Repeating "Two and five are four,
But FIVE AND TWO are six."
"Phantasmagoria Canto III ( Scarmoges )" by Lewis Carroll
I want to hear thy voice my name repeat,
To fill my heart with echoes ever sweet;
I want to hear thy love come calling me,
I want to seek and find but thee, but thee.
"I want to Talk to Thee" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
For in Thy sight—who every bosom viewest,
Cold are our warmest vows, and vain our truest;
Thoughts of a hurrying hour; our lips repeat them,
Our hearts forget them.
"Hymn: From the recesses of a lowly spirit" by John Bowring
And then, if our stiff tongues shall silent be
In praises of thy finished victory
The temple-stones shall cry and loud repeat
Hosanna! and thy glorious footsteps greet!
"Descend To Thy Jerusalem, O Lord!" by Jeremy Taylor

In news:

The CIA repeatedly warned the Bush administration of a possible attack the months before Sept 11, 2001.
Repeat with the remaining butter .
Monday morning's deadly accident at North Carefree and Picturesque begs the question if there needs to be changes to prevent a repeat.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Monday morning's deadly accident at North Carefree and Picturesque begs the question if there needs to be changes to prevent a repeat.
Scorps fall short of repeating.
Repeat every Sunday until February 05, 2012.
Repeat every Saturday until February 05, 2012.
I won't repeat the explanation because you'll either think I'm nutty or I'll just scare the heck out of you.
It is mere truism, as is clear when we restore the context, which he virtually repeats.
This has been the year of death and tears for me and certainly a year I hope never to repeat.
David Smith Repeats As USRA Champion.
Sassy Image will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr.
Distort , Attack, Repeat: The Fox Propaganda Machine in Action.
Once a story is out there, it's fair game for everyone else to repeat it, often under the guise of media analysis.
Repeat at least 30 times.
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In science:

The statement about the spectrum follows from the result of Haagerup and Larsen that we’ve been using repeatedly.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
Here, the random substrate leads to a periodically repeated disorder seen by an interface lying above the random substrate.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
This corresponds to a randombond Ising magnet in which the disorder is repeated with period λ = 2 along the growth direction.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
We can repeat the same analysis in the R sector.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Now repeat the process: Choose an edge of G1 according to the weights and collapse it to get G2 .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
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