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Meaning of REBATE

Pronunciation:  'reebeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
  2. [n]  a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
  3. [v]  join with a rebate, as of pieces of timber or stone
  4. [v]  as of timber or stone
  5. [v]  give a rebate

REBATE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cut a rebate in, discount, rabbet
 See Also: bring together, channel, cut, discount, groove, join, refund, rent-rebate, rusticate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*bate"\, v. t. [F. rebattre to beat again; pref re-
    re- + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See
    1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt;
       to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
             But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. --Shak.
    2. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due,
       or customs duties. --Blount.
    {Rebated cross}, a cross which has the extremities of the
       arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot.
  2. \Re*bate"\, v. i.
    To abate; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Foxe.
  3. \Re*bate"\, n.
    1. Diminution.
    2. (Com.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for
       immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties.
  4. \Re*bate"\, n. [See {Rabbet}.]
    1. (Arch.) A restangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut
       in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See {Rabbet}.
    2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to
       beat out mortar. --Elmes.
    3. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used
       for dressing and polishing wood. --Elmes.
    4. [Perhaps a different word.] A kind of hard freestone used
       in making pavements. [R.] --Elmes.
  5. \Re*bate"\, v. t.
    To cut a rebate in. See {Rabbet}, v.