• WordNet 3.6
    • v review look at again; examine again "let's review your situation"
    • v review look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember "she reviewed her achievements with pride"
    • v review hold a review (of troops)
    • v review refresh one's memory "I reviewed the material before the test"
    • v review appraise critically "She reviews books for the New York Times","Please critique this performance"
    • n review a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    • n review a formal or official examination "the platoon stood ready for review","we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
    • n review practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
    • n review (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
    • n review a new appraisal or evaluation
    • n review an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    • n review a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    • n review a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
    • n review a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    • n review (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
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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.
    • Review A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
    • Review A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
    • Review A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
    • Review A second or repeated view; a reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life.
    • Review An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
    • Review An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc.
    • Review (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
    • Review To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
    • Review To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of; as, to review a new novel.
    • v. i Review To look back; to make a review.
    • Review To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
    • Review To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
    • Review To reëxamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one.
    • Review To retrace; to go over again. "Shall I the long, laborious scene review ?"
    • Review To view or see again; to look back on. "I shall review Sicilia."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n review A second or repeated view.
    • n review A view of the past; a retrospective survey.
    • n review The process of going over again or repeating what is past: as, the review of a study; the class has monthly reviews in Latin.
    • n review A revision; a reëxamination with a view to amendment or improvement: as, an author's review of his works.
    • n review A critical examination; a critique; particularly, a written discussion of the merits and defects of a literary work; a critical essay.
    • n review The name given to certain periodical publications, consisting of a collection of critical essays on subjects of public interest, literary, scientific, political, moral, or theological, together with critical examinations of new publications.
    • n review The formal inspection of military or naval forces by a higher official or a superior in rank, with a view to learning the condition of the forces thus inspected, and their skill in performing customary evolutions and manœuvers.
    • n review Inlaw, the judicial revision or reconsideration of a judgment or an order already made; the examination by an appellate tribunal of the decision of a lower tribunal, to determine whether it be erroneous.
    • review To see again.
    • review To look back upon; recall by the aid of memory.
    • review To repeat; go over again; retrace: as, to review a course of study.
    • review To examine again; go over again in order to prune or correct; revise.
    • review To consider or discuss critically; go over in careful examination in order to bring out excellences and defects, and, with reference to established canons, to pass judgment; especially, to consider or discuss critically in a written essay.
    • review To look carefully over; survey; especially, to make a formal or official inspection of: as, to review a regiment.
    • review In law: To consider or examine again; revise: as, a court of appeal reviews the judgment of an inferior court.
    • review To reëxamine or retax, as a bill of costs by the taxing-master or by a judge in chambers.
    • review To look back.
    • review To make reviews; be a reviewer: as, he reviews for the “Times.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Review rē-vū′ to re-examine: to revise: to examine critically: to see again: to retrace: to inspect, as a body of troops
    • n Review a viewing again: a reconsideration: a revision: a careful or critical examination: a critique: a written discussion: a periodical with critiques of books, &c.: the inspection of a body of troops or a number of ships:
    • n Review (law) the judicial revision of a higher court
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. revue, fr. revu, p. p. of revoir, to see again, L. revidere,; pref. re-, re- + videre, to see. See View and cf,. Revise


In literature:

As he walked along the embankment he reviewed the situation and conditions recently placed before him.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Of the mention of current reviews, not one in a thousand names the editor.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
We enter the second period of this life we are reviewing.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
Cadence at which troops pass in review.= Except in the review of a single battalion, the troops pass in review in quick time only.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Our youngsters will go through all the manoeuvres at the review very well, or I am much mistaken in them.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
May 29. Review of the last twelve months, as it regards the fruits of our labors in Bristol: 1.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
The review duly took place, and some four thousand Japanese sailors and marines took part in it.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
He reviewed the regiment and expressed himself as well pleased.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The Royal Naval Air Service at the Naval Review, 1914.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh

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
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
And while my ear drinks in the sound,
My winged soul shall fly away;
Reviewing long departed years
As one mild, beaming, autumn day;
"The Arbour" by Anne Bronte
Success to our noble Scottish Volunteers!
I hope they will be spared for many long years,
And to Her Majesty always prove loyal and true,
As they have done for the second time at the Royal Review.
"The Royal Review" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Reviewed July 2010 Price at time of review: $19.99 for 70-inch round.
Reviewed October 2009 Price at time of review: $21.
See my scored mini-review over at the Forbes Games Review blog here.
Reviewed January 2010 Price at time of review: $25.
Review Staff Reports (, The Review.
Most music reviewers go alone to the shows they review.
Reviewed by Jeff VanderMeer for The Barnes & Noble Review.
Restaurant reviews and food news from Ann Arbor Observer reviewers M.B.
For a review of the reviews read what Matt Mikalatos had to say on Out of Ur.
Should restaurants that have been reviewed be reviewed again.
PHOENIX, Arizona, November 13 SWIMMING Australia is conducting a new review to go alongside its current review of performances at the London Olympics.
Upon further review, the review was incorrect.
Review Staff Reports, The Review.
Daym Drops, the internet's most awesome fast food reviewer, hit up a Connecticut Five Guys Burgers & Fries earlier this year and released an epic bacon cheeseburger review.
Fuse Pilates in Dupont Circle is suing anonymous reviewers on Yelp, the popular online site that helps people find local businesses and posts individual reviews.

In science:

In section 3 the In section 2 we briefly review Møller’s tetrad theory of gravitation. structure of the tetrad spaces having spherical symmetry as well as the previously obtained solutions of Møller’s field equations are reviewed.
Vacuum Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Tetrad Theory of Gravitation
Soviet Scientific Reviews, Section C: Mathematical Physics Reviews 8.
Transient random walks on a strip in a random environment
Section 2 reviews results on Markov shifts, Section 3 reviews preliminaries on non-archimedean local fields as well as some analytic definitions, and Section 6 recalls some of the theory of polynomial approximation on rings of integers of non-archimedean local fields.
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
Soviet Scientific Reviews Section C: Mathematical Physics Reviews.
Lingering random walks in random environment on a strip
We briefly review recent proposals to modify gravity on large scales and reviews their experimental implications.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity