rev

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See also: Rev, rév, rèv, řev, rev., and Rev.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɛv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛv

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of revolutions, rpm

Verb[edit]

rev (third-person singular simple present revs, present participle revving, simple past and past participle revved)

  1. To increase the speed of a motor, or to operate at a higher speed.
    He revved the engine in a rather macho style.
    You could hear the engines revving from a mile away.
    • 1979, Al Greenwood and Lou Gramm, "Rev on the Red Line" from Head Games:
      Two in a row, everybody knows at the green light you rev it on the red line.
    • 2017 August 20, “The Observer view on the attacks in Spain”, in The Observer[1]:
      It is impossible to see inside the mind of a killer. What was he thinking, the young man who sat at the wheel of the white van at the top of Las Ramblas and purposefully revved the engine? What warped ideology, what distorted belief system, what bitter life experience had brought him to this fateful tipping point?
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of revolution

Noun[edit]

rev (plural revs)

  1. revolution

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

rev (plural revs)

  1. Abbreviation of reverend.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją (rib), cognate with English rib, German Rippe, Dutch rib (English reef, German Riff, Dutch rif come from Old Norse). Doublet of ribbe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rev n (singular definite revet, plural indefinite rev)

  1. reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. (obsolete) rib (one of the long curved bones in the chest)
    Synonym: ribben
  3. (obsolete) rib (piece of meat cut from the back of the ox)
    Synonym: højreb
Inflection[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rev

  1. past participle common of rive

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rev f

  1. run
  2. escape

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no
rev (1)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse refr, from Proto-Germanic *rebaz.

Noun[edit]

rev m (definite singular reven, indefinite plural rever, definite plural revene)

  1. a fox (also used figuratively)
  2. (slang) marijuana
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Etymology 2[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

From Old Norse rif

Noun[edit]

rev n (definite singular revet, indefinite plural rev, definite plural reva or revene)

  1. a reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. a reef (nautical) (in a sail)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rev

  1. imperative of reve
  2. simple past of rive

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse refr, from Proto-Germanic *rebaz.

Noun[edit]

rev m (definite singular reven, indefinite plural revar, definite plural revane)

  1. a fox (also used figuratively)
    • 1856, Ivar Aasen, Norske Ordsprog:
      Dan fatige fangar Reven; dan rike fær Skinnet.
      The poor man catches the fox; the rich man gets its hide.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rif

Noun[edit]

rev n (definite singular revet, indefinite plural rev, definite plural reva)

  1. a reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. a reef (nautical) (in a sail)
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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

rev c

  1. a fishing line
Declension[edit]
Declension of rev 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rev reven revar revarna
Genitive revs revens revars revarnas

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rif. Compare Danish rev, Middle Low German rif, German Riff.

Noun[edit]

rev n

  1. a reef; rocks close to the water surface.
Declension[edit]
Declension of rev 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rev revet rev reven
Genitive revs revets revs revens
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

rev

  1. past tense of riva.