Repeat Re*peat" (-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Repeating}.] [F. r['e]p['e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re- re- + petere to fall upon, attack. See {Petition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem. ``I will repeat our former communication.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

Not well conceived of God; who, though his power Creation could repeat, yet would be loth Us to abolish. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again. [Obs.] --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received). [1913 Webster]

{To repeat one's self}, to do or say what one has already done or said.

{To repeat signals}, to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse; recapitulate. See {Reiterate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Repeating — Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating decimal}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeating — index chronic, repetitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repeating — adjective a) That repeats; repetitive. b) Of a firearm: capable of firing multiple times without needing recharging. See Also: repeating back, repeating circle, repeating coil …   Wiktionary

  • repeating — noun (C) 1 a repeating gun can be fired several times without being loaded again 2 a repeating watch or clock can be made to repeat the last strike (=sound made at an hour or quarter of an hour) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • repeating — adj. Repeating is used with these nouns: ↑pattern …   Collocations dictionary

  • repeating — adjective Date: 1824 of a firearm designed to load cartridges from a magazine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repeating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. recurrent, repetitious, reiterative, imitating, copying, echoing, reechoing, duplicating, reduplicating, reproducing; see also perpetual 2 , verbose …   English dictionary for students

  • repeating — re peat·ing || rɪ pɪːtɪŋ adj. repetitive, recurring intermittently; reappearing intermittently; (about a firearm) loading automatically after each firing re·peat || rɪ pɪːt n. act of redoing something, repetition; reiteration, act of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • repeating — /rəˈpitɪŋ/ (say ruh peeting) adjective of or relating to a rifle or firearm capable of discharging a number of shots without reloading …   Australian English dictionary

  • repeating — noun the act of doing or performing again • Syn: ↑repetition • Derivationally related forms: ↑repeat, ↑repetitious (for: ↑repetition), ↑repeat (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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