• WordNet 3.6
    • n reviewer a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
    • n reviewer someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A couple robbing a store caught on camera could not be identified until the police reviewed the security tape. The woman filled out an entry form for a free trip prior to robbing the store.
    • n Reviewer One who reviews or reëxamines; an inspector; one who examines publications critically, and publishes his opinion upon their merits; a professional critic of books.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reviewer One who revises; a reviser.
    • n reviewer One who reviews or criticizes; especially, one who critically examines and passes judgment upon new publications; a writer of reviews.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reviewer an inspector: a writer in a review
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  • Harold Clurman
    Harold Clurman
    “Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.”
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman
    “A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    “A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.”
  • John Steinbeck
    “Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. revue, pa.p. of revoir—L. re-, again, vidēre, to see.


In literature:

Dr. Johnson's well-known characterization of the two reviews was quite just.
"Early Reviews of English Poets" by John Louis Haney
Now we have volunteer reviews in place of old yeomanry weeks.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
It is needless here to review his life.
"Modern English Books of Power" by George Hamlin Fitch
These very sentiments in almost these very words can be found in reviews of that period.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
At a subsequent period, however, Mr. Cass thoroughly reviewed it.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
We had been reviewed by Lord Roberts and the King early after our arrival, and now it was rumoured that the King would review us again.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Sir, before translating it, I wish you to review my book of philosophy for the Review.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
General Buell is here, and a grand review took place to-day.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Saturday, December 22nd, was decreed a day of martial review at Camp Meade.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
I saw advertised in my old Athenaeum a Review {102} of Richardson's Novels in the January Cornhill.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald

In poetry:

Then in the hist'ry of my age,
When men review my days,
They'll read thy love in every page,
In every line thy praise.
"Psalm 71 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Heav'n, earth, and sea, and fire, and wind,
Show me thy wondrous skill
But I review myself, and find
Diviner wonders still.
"Psalm 139 part 2" by Isaac Watts
New volumes came across the sea
From MISTER MUDIE'S libraree;
Beguiled the leisure of the crew.
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
As I review my past year's work,
Some things I've left undone;
And yet I feel that I have gained,
If your confidence I've won.
"New Year's Greeting" by Frank Barbour Coffin
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
And summon from the shadowy Past
The forms that once have been.
"A Gleam Of Sunshine" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Once again consult your toilet,
In the glass your face review;
So much weeping soon will spoil it,
And no spring your charms renew.
"A Receipt To Cure The Vapours" by Mary Wortley Montagu

In news:

Oct 16, 2007 reviewed by Brian Volck.
Music Review After Dinner Opera Company.
My compliments end there, in the second sentence of this review.
City Should Review Aldermanic Privilege.
Jeremy McGeary reviews this newest model of a classic daysailor for the CW 2009 Sailboat Show.
Movie Reviews & Stories Like denim or Dr Seuss, Alfred Hitchcock never goes out of style.
REVIEWS Amadou & Mariam, 'Welcome to Mali.
The uncharted territory of inter partes review and covered business method patent review proceedings, explained.
Twenty critics were rated on a restaurant review scale of zero to four stars (four being a glowing review) based on four criteria.
The reviews are coming in and many of them are along the lines of this review from Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
The review of the reports by the respective federal agency ensues for 10 days after that initial review.
His reviews come to the Hook via syndicate and the Chicago Sun-Times, where Ebert has been reviewing movies since 1967.
The X- Scribe 's Remote Review Workstation allows the review of any X- Scribe stress test throughout the network from an alternate location.
But until it introduced Review Champion, the reviews weren't searchable .
I do not usually comment on reviews of my books, but I am surprised at the mention of Five Years in The New York Review of Books.

In science:

An introductory review to this is Ref. and a review with numerical results for all the Wilson coefficients is Ref. .
QCD and Weak Interactions of Light Quarks
Some of the puzzling results even went unnoticed. I shall not attempt to present here a comprehensive review of the physics of coherence and interferometry on mesoscopic scales, nor shall I review all the relevant ( and important) literature.
Quantum Interferometry with Electrons: Outstanding Challenges
These scenarios have provided exciting new grounds for experimental probes. A review of the searches conducted at the Tevatron in this framework during its first running phase and the prospects for its second running phase are reviewed.
Probing extra spacetime dimensions at the Tevatron
Only conventional, non-cryogenic detectors, will be considered in this review (the case for cryogenics detectors will be addressed in the review of L.
Direct detection of WIMPs with conventional (non-cryogenic) detectors. Experimental review
However, if we add a constant value to the average SO of the movie reviews, to compensate for this bias, the accuracy does not improve. This suggests that, just as positive reviews mention unpleasant things, so negative reviews often mention pleasant scenes.
Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Semantic Orientation Applied to Unsupervised Classification of Reviews