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Meaning of REHEARSE

Pronunciation:  ri'hurs

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  engage in a rehearsal (of)

REHEARSE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: practice, practise
 See Also: do, execute, perform, scrimmage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*hearse"\ (r?*h?rs"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Rehearsed} (-h?rst"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rehearsing}.] [OE.
    rehercen, rehersen, OF. reherser, rehercier, to harrow over
    again; pref. re- re- + hercier to harrow, fr. herce a harrow,
    F. herse. See {Hearse}.]
    1. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over
       again; to recite. --Chaucer.
             When the words were heard which David spake, they
             rehearsed them before Saul.           --1 Sam. xvii.
    2. To narrate; to relate; to tell.
             Rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord. --Judg. .
                                                   v. 11.
    3. To recite or repeat in private for experiment and
       improvement, before a public representation; as, to
       rehearse a tragedy.
    4. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal. [R.]
             He has been rehearsed by Madame Defarge as to his
             having seen her.                      --Dickens.
    Syn: To recite; recapitulate; recount; detail; describe;
         tell; relate; narrate.
  2. \Re*hearse"\, v. i.
    To recite or repeat something for practice. ``There will we
    rehearse.'' --Shak.