Regrate
Regrate Re*grate" (r?*gr?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re}-, and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance. [1913 Webster]

2. To offend; to shock. [Obs.] --Derham. [1913 Webster]


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  • Regrate — Re*grate , v. t. [F. regratter to regrate provisions; of uncertain origin.] (Eng.Law) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regraté — Regraté, [regrat]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • regrate — regrate1 regrater, n. /ri grayt /, v.t., regrated, regrating. 1. to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market. 2. to sell again (commodities so bought); retail. [1400 50; late ME regraten < OF… …   Universalium

  • Regrate — The action of buying up goods in order to sell and make a middleman s profit. Cf. Regrator; Forestallers, Statute of …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • regrate — rɪ greɪt v. grate again, hew again, chisel again …   English contemporary dictionary

  • regrate — re·grate …   English syllables

  • regrate — /riˈgreɪt/ (say ree grayt) verb (t) (regrated, regrating) 1. to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market. 2. to sell again (commodities so bought); retail. {Middle English, from Old French… …   Australian English dictionary

  • regrate — I. rə̇ˈgrāt, rēˈ archaic Scotland variant of regret II. transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English regraten, from Middle French regrater, from regratier regrater 1. : to buy up (necessities of life) at a market or fair with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Regrated — Regrate Re*grate (r?*gr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re} , and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regrating — Regrate Re*grate (r?*gr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re} , and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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