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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVIEW, v.t. revu'. [re and view.]
1. To look back on.
2. to see again.
i shall review Sicilia.
3. To view and examine again; to reconsider; to revise; as, to review a manuscript. It is said that Virgil was prevented by death from reviewing the AEneis.
4. To retrace.
Shall I the long laborious scene review?
5. To survey; to inspect; to examine the state of any thing, particularly of troops; as, to review a regiment.
REVIEW, n. revu'. [L. video, to see.]
1. A second or repeated view; a re-examination; resurvey; as a review of the works of nature; a review of life.
2. Revision; a second examination with a view to amendment or improvement; as an author's review of his works.
3. In military affairs, an examination or inspection of troops under arms, by a general or commander, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of their discipline, equipment, etc.
4. In literature, a critical examination of a new publication, with remarks.
5. A periodical pamphlet containing examinations or analyses of new publications; as the Critical Review.
Commission of review, a commission granted by the British king to revise the sentence of the court of delegates.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a new appraisal or evaluation [syn: reappraisal, revaluation, review, reassessment]
2: an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) [syn: review, critique, critical review, review article]
3: a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment [syn: follow-up, followup, reexamination, review]
4: (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data [syn: review, limited review]
5: a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians [syn: revue, review]
6: a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
7: a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion [syn: recapitulation, recap, review]
8: (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
9: practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory [syn: review, brushup]
10: a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator" [syn: inspection, review] v
1: look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation" [syn: review, reexamine]
2: appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance" [syn: review, critique]
3: hold a review (of troops) [syn: review, go over, survey]
4: refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test" [syn: review, brush up, refresh]
5: look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride" [syn: review, look back, retrospect]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English reveue, from Middle French, from feminine past participle of revoir to see again, reexamine, from Old French reveoir, from re- + veoir, veeir to see more at view Date: 15th century 1. a. a formal military inspection b. a military ceremony honoring a person or an event 2. revision 1a 3. a general survey (as of the events of a period) 4. an act or the process of reviewing 5. judicial reexamination (as of the proceedings of a lower tribunal by a higher) 6. a. a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) b. a magazine devoted chiefly to reviews and essays 7. a. a retrospective view or survey (as of one's life) b. (1) renewed study of material previously studied (2) an exercise facilitating such study 8. revue II. verb Etymology: in sense 1 of verbt., from re- + view; in other senses, from 1review Date: 1576 transitive verb 1. to view or see again 2. to examine or study again; especially to reexamine judicially 3. to look back on ; take a retrospective view of <review the past> 4. a. to go over or examine critically or deliberately <reviewed the results of the study> b. to give a critical evaluation of <review a novel> 5. to hold a review of <review troops> intransitive verb 1. to study material again ; make a review <review for a test> 2. to write reviews reviewable adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a general survey or assessment of a subject or thing. 2 a retrospect or survey of the past. 3 revision or reconsideration (is under review). 4 a display and formal inspection of troops etc. 5 a published account or criticism of a book, play, etc. 6 a periodical publication with critical articles on current events, the arts, etc. 7 a second view. --v.tr. 1 survey or look back on. 2 reconsider or revise. 3 hold a review of (troops etc.). 4 write a review of (a book, play, etc.). 5 view again. Phrases and idioms: court of review a court before which sentences etc. come for revision. Derivatives: reviewable adj. reviewal n. reviewer n. Etymology: obs. F reveue f. revoir (as RE-, voir see)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Review Re*view", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Review?d; p. pr. & vb. n. Reveiwing.] [Pref. re- + view. Cf. Review, n. ] 1. To view or see again; to look back on. [R.] ``I shall review Sicilia.'' --Shak. 2. To go over and examine critically or deliberately. Specifically: (a) To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition. (b) 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. (c) To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment. (d) (Law) To re["e]xamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one. 3. To retrace; to go over again. Shall I the long, laborious scene review? --Pope.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Review Re*view", v. i. To look back; to make a review.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Review Re*view", n. [F. revue, fr. revu, p. p. of revoir to see again, L. revidere; pref. re- re- + videre to see. See View, and cf. Revise.] 1. A second or repeated view; a re["e]xamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life. 2. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works. 3. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique. 4. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc. 5. 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. 6. (Law) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher. 7. A lesson studied or recited for a second time. Bill of review (Equity), a bill, in the nature of proceedings in error, filed to procure an examination and alteration or reversal of a final decree which has been duly signed and enrolled. --Wharton. Commission of review (Eng. Eccl. Law), a commission formerly granted by the crown to revise the sentence of the court of delegates. Syn: Re["e]xamination; resurvey; retrospect; survey; reconsideration; revisal; revise; revision.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(reviews, reviewing, reviewed) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A review of a situation or system is its formal examination by people in authority. This is usually done in order to see whether it can be improved or corrected. The president ordered a review of US economic aid to Jordan... N-COUNT: oft N of n, also prep N 2. If you review a situation or system, you consider it carefully to see what is wrong with it or how it could be improved. The Prime Minister reviewed the situation with his Cabinet yesterday... VERB: V n 3. A review is a report in the media in which someone gives their opinion of something such as a new book or film. We've never had a good review in the music press. N-COUNT 4. If someone reviews something such as a new book or film, they write a report or give a talk on television or radio in which they express their opinion of it. Richard Coles reviews all of the latest video releases... VERB: V n 5. When you review for an examination, you read things again and make notes in order to be prepared for the examination. (AM) Reviewing for exams gives you a chance to bring together all the individual parts of the course... Review all the notes you need to cover for each course. VERB: V for, V n Review is also a noun. (in BRIT, use revise) Begin by planning on three two-hour reviews with four chapters per session. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Revise, reconsider, re-examine, pass in review. 2. Criticise, notice critically, write a critical notice of. 3. Survey, inspect, overlook. 4. Retrace, go over again. II. n. 1. Retrospect, re-survey, re-examination, survey, reconsideration. 2. Criticism, critique, reviewal, critical notice. 3. Military or naval inspection.

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