rehearse

  • 1 Rehearse — 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}.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rehearse — [ri hʉrs′] vt. rehearsed, rehearsing [ME rehercen < OFr rehercer, lit., to harrow again < re , again + hercer, to harrow < herce, a harrow: see HEARSE] 1. to repeat aloud as heard or read; recite 2. to tell in detail; narrate or describe …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Rehearse — Re*hearse , v. i. To recite or repeat something for practice. There will we rehearse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 rehearse — index practice (train by repetition), recite, review Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 rehearse — (v.) c.1300, to give an account of, from Anglo Fr. rehearser, O.Fr. rehercier to go over again, repeat, lit. to rake over, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + hercier to rake, harrow (see HEARSE (Cf. hearse)). Meaning to say o …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 rehearse — *relate, narrate, describe, recite, recount, state, report Analogous words: *repeat, iterate, reiterate: detail, itemize, particularize (see corresponding adjectives at CIRCUMSTANTIAL) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 rehearse — [v] prepare for performance act, depict, describe, do over, drill, dry run*, experiment, go over, go through, hold a reading*, hone, iterate, learn one’s part, narrate, practice, ready, recapitulate, recite, recount, reenact, reiterate, relate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 rehearse — ► VERB 1) practise (a play, piece of music, or other work) for later public performance. 2) state (a list of points that have been made many times before). ORIGIN originally in the sense «repeat aloud»: from Old French rehercier, perhaps from… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 rehearse — [[t]rɪhɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] rehearses, rehearsing, rehearsed 1) VERB When people rehearse a play, dance, or piece of music, they practise it in order to prepare for a performance. [V n] In his version, a group of actors are rehearsing a play about Joan… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 rehearse — v. (D; intr., tr.) to rehearse for (to rehearse for a concert) * * * [rɪ hɜːs] (D; intr., tr.) to rehearse for (to rehearse for a concert) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 rehearse — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully ▪ mentally ▪ She mentally rehearsed what she would say to Jeff. PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ We re reh …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 rehearse — re|hearse [rıˈhə:s US ə:rs] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: rehercier, from herce farm tool for breaking up soil ; HEARSE] 1.) [I and T] to practise or make people practise something such as a play or concert in order to prepare for a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 rehearse — [13] To rehearse something is etymologically to ‘rake it over’. The word comes from Old French rehercer ‘repeat’, a compound verb based on hercer ‘harrow’. This was a derivative of the noun herce ‘large agricultural rake’, from which English gets …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 rehearse */ — UK [rɪˈhɜː(r)s] / US [rɪˈhɜrs] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms rehearse : present tense I/you/we/they rehearse he/she/it rehearses present participle rehearsing past tense rehearsed past participle rehearsed a) to practise a play,… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 rehearse — [13] To rehearse something is etymologically to ‘rake it over’. The word comes from Old French rehercer ‘repeat’, a compound verb based on hercer ‘harrow’. This was a derivative of the noun herce ‘large agricultural rake’, from which English gets …

    Word origins

  • 16 rehearse — verb (rehearsed; rehearsing) Etymology: Middle English rehersen, from Anglo French rehercer, from re + hercer to harrow, from herce harrow more at hearse Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to say again ; repeat …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 rehearse — rehearsable, adj. rehearser, n. /ri herrs /, v., rehearsed, rehearsing. v.t. 1. to practice (a musical composition, a play, a speech, etc.) in private prior to a public presentation. 2. to drill or train (an actor, musician, etc.) by rehearsal,… …

    Universalium

  • 18 rehearse — verb a) To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite. Theres no need to rehearse the same old argument; weve heard it before, and we all agree. b) To narrate; to relate; to …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 rehearse — re•hearse [[t]rɪˈhɜrs[/t]] v. hearsed, hears•ing 1) to practice (a play, speech, musical piece, etc.) in private prior to a public presentation 2) to drill or train (an actor, musician, etc.) by rehearsal 3) to relate the facts or particulars of; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 rehearse — [c]/rəˈhɜs / (say ruh hers) verb (rehearsed, rehearsing) –verb (t) 1. to perform (a play, part, piece of music, etc.) in private by way of practice, before a public performance. 2. to drill or train (a person, etc.) by rehearsal, as for some… …

    Australian English dictionary