re

noun
\ ˈrā How to pronounce re (audio) \

Essential Meaning of re

music : the second note of a musical scale do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti

Full Definition of re

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: the second note of the major scale in solfège
\ ˈrā How to pronounce re (audio) , ˈrē How to pronounce re (audio) \

Definition of re (Entry 2 of 4)

: with regard to : in re

Re

symbol

Definition of Re (Entry 3 of 4)

rhenium

re-

prefix

Definition of re- (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : again : anew retell
2 : back : backward recall

Examples of re in a Sentence

Noun do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti

First Known Use of re

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for re

Noun

Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist

Preposition

Latin, ablative of res thing — more at real

Prefix

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin re-, red- back, again, against

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“Re.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/re. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for re

re

noun
\ ˈrā How to pronounce re (audio) \

Kids Definition of re

: the second note of the musical scale

re-

prefix

Kids Definition of re-

1 : again refill
2 : back : backward recall

Re

symbol

Medical Definition of Re

rhenium

re

preposition
\ ˈrā, ˈrē How to pronounce re (audio) \

Legal Definition of re

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with regard to : in re

re-

prefix

Legal Definition of re- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : again : anew reinvest
2 : back : backward reconvey

History and Etymology for re

Preposition

Latin, ablative of res thing

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