• WordNet 3.6
    • v replace substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected) "He replaced the old razor blade","We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago","the insurance will replace the lost income","This antique vase can never be replaced"
    • v replace put something back where it belongs "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it","please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
    • v replace put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt","substitute regular milk with fat-free milk","synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
    • v replace take the place or move into the position of "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left","the computer has supplanted the slide rule","Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons
    • Replace To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. "The earl . . . was replaced in his government."
    • Replace To put in a new or different place.
    • Replace To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
    • Replace To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document. "With Israel, religion replaced morality."
    • Replace To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of. "This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth
    • replace To put again in the former or the proper place.
    • replace To restore (what has been taken away or borrowed); return; make good: as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
    • replace To substitute something competent in the place of, as of something which has heen displaced or lost or destroyed.
    • replace To fill or take the place of; supersede; be a substitute for; fulfil the end or office of.
    • replace Synonyms To reinstate, reëstablish, restore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced
    • v.t Replace rē-plās′ to place back: to put again in a former place, condition, &c.: to repay: to provide a substitute for: to take the place of
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.”
  • Natalie Clifford Barney
    “Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.”
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    “It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + place,: cf. F. replacer,


In literature:

He replaced the magistrates he had driven from office.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Who could replace him?
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
The club is replaced after each run.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
In order to replace him, it was resolved to have recourse to a vote of some sort.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
The replacing a ship's vacant planks opened for ventilation, when preparing her, from ordinary, for sea.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The handles, however, are usually of softwood, unpolished, and had better be replaced at the turner's.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Sunstar determined to replace the watch in the stranger's pocket.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
Carmine replaced McPhee and Holt went back to end position.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
She was then replaced in the hive from which all the males were excluded.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
At last the water was replaced by dry land, which appeared much like the lowlands which we had made along the river.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks

In poetry:

Youth is leaving me; but daily
By new courage it's replaced ;
And my bold arm circles gaily
Many a young and slender waist.
"Losses" by Heinrich Heine
For the bruis'd insect on the waste
A sigh would heave her breast;
And oft her careful hand replac'd
The linnet's fallen nest.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
At last it falls. Who cares? Not one:
And yet no power on earth can ever
Replace the fallen leaf upon
Its spray, so easy to dissever.
"In spring and summer winds may blow" by Walter Savage Landor
But she comes again: let sorrow
Be awhile replaced by gladness:--
Ah! Daria, so resolved (aloud,
Not to see or hear me more,
Art thou here?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
It is but a word, and the chain is unbound,
The bracelet of steel drops unclasped to the ground;
No hand shall replace it,--it rests where it fell,---
It is but one word that we all know too well.
"At The Close Of A Course Of Lectures" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
CYPRIAN. Mighty mountain bird that fliest,
Trees for wings replacing feathers,
Boat, whose rocks supply the tackle,
As thou furrowest through the zephyr,
To thy centre back return thee,
And so end this fear, this terror.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees apprehensive about replacement officials.
IRVING — The Cowboys aren't fans of the NFL's replacement officials, either.
AT A LOSS FOR WORDS In case you're wondering what I think about Rod Blagojevich having the balls to appoint a replacement to Barack Obama's Senate seat, I don't really have the words for it.
Dallas school district's 'Power Words' should augment the truth, not replace it.
The Augusta City Council didn't have to look far to find a replacement for Ward One City Councilor Holly Harper who resigned her position on Nov 5.
Is it high time to replace your old car.
How many indie hipsters does it take to find a replacement guitar.
Uses standard SATA drives as replacements.
When Connie Hendren retired in 2008, ending a 16-year stint as Boone County public administrator, she endorsed Cathy Richards as her replacement.
NFL's Replacement Referees Baffle Fans.
And finding a temporary replacement for departing City Administrator Austin Bleess.
The latest `repeal and replace' bait-and-switch .
The article also quotes Gardner's replacement, Elysse Thebner, saying that she plans to increase the number of local bookings .
After being only a replacement, Spiro running back Elliott Hawkins was named as a replacement to the All-State East football team.
Over time, interest has grown in using epoxy adhesives to replace rivets and to use epoxy composites to cost-effectively replace heavier steel.

In science:

Assume that k is fixed, and that m = O(n) random items are selected, either with replacement or without replacement.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT
B x, λ−C y ) has the same form with the parameters βj replaced by λ−1 βj and αj replaced by λjB+A−1αj .
Rational polynomials of simple type
Single ReplaceF() replaces a structure constant FABC by a combination of generators, see Tab. 18. A simple find and replace strategy in the binary tree is the underlying idea of this method.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In D = 4 we relaxed the restrictions on superalgebra by replacing the complex structure by a real one, and in D = 5 the quaternionic structure is replaced by the complex one.
Generalized Space-time Supersymmetries, Division Algebras and Octonionic M-theory
One has analogous definitions of admissible modules q (with bP replaced by P e ), Uq and Uq (g) (with bP of type 1 for the algebras Ue replaced by P ).
Quantum loop modules