Definition of


  1. (noun, event) an event that repeats
  2. (verb, change) happen or occur again
  3. (verb, communication) to say again or imitate
  4. (verb, communication) to say, state, or perform again
  5. (verb, creation) repeat an earlier theme of a composition
  6. (verb, creation) make or do or perform again
  7. (verb, social) do over

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Origin of the word Repeat

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c.), from L. repetere "do or say again, attack again," from re- "again" + petere "go toward, seek, demand, attack" (see petition). Specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, Amer.Eng. The noun is first recorded 1556. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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