rev

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rev

noun \ˈrev\

: a complete turn of an engine part

Full Definition of REV

1
:  a revolution of a motor
2
:  revolution per minute —usually used in plural

Origin of REV

short for revolution
First Known Use: circa 1890

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

Rhymes with REV

2rev

verb

: to cause (an engine) to run more quickly : to increase the revolutions per minute of (a motor in a vehicle)

revvedrev·ving

Full Definition of REV

transitive verb
1
a :  to step up the number of revolutions per minute of —often used with up <rev up the engine>
b :  increase —used with up <rev up production>
2
:  to drive or operate especially at high speed —often used with up
3
:  to make more active or effective —used with up <revving up the economy>
4
:  to stir up :  excite —usually used with up <revved up the kids before bedtime>
intransitive verb
1
:  to operate at an increased speed of revolution —usually used with up
2
:  to increase in amount or activity —usually used with up <the campaign revved up>
3
:  to become more excited especially in anticipation —usually used with up <the partygoers were revving up>

First Known Use of REV

1920

3rev

abbreviation

Definition of REV

1
revenue
2
reverse
3
review; reviewed
4
revised; revision
5
revolution

Rev

abbreviation

Definition of REV

1
Revelation
2
reverend

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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