American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deduction from an amount to be paid or a return of part of an amount given in payment.
- v. To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
- v. To lessen; diminish.
- n. Variant of rabbet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat back; drive back by beating; fend or ward off; repulse.
- To beat down; beat to bluntness; make obtuse or dull, literally or figuratively; blunt; bate.
- To set or throw off; allow as a discount or abatement; make a drawback of. See the noun.
- To draw back or away; withdraw; recede.
- n. Diminution; retrenchment; specifically, an allowance by way of discount or drawback; a deduction from a gross amount.
- n. A longitudinal space or groove cut back or sunk in a piece of joinery, timber, or the like, to receive the edge of some other part.
- n. A kind of hard freestone used in pavements.
- n. A piece of wood fastened to a handle, used for beating mortar.
- To make a rebate or rabbet in, as a piece of joinery or other work; rabbet.
- n. A deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement
- n. The return of part of an amount already paid
- n. A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces (of wood etc) together; a rabbet
- v. transitive To deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment
- v. transitive To diminish or lessen something
- v. transitive To cut a rebate (or rabbet) in something
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
- v. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties.
- v. To return a portion of a sum paid, as a method of discounting of prices.
- v. obsolete To abate; to withdraw.
- n. Diminution.
- n. (Com.) Deduction; abatement.
- n. A portion of a sum paid, returned to the purchaser, as a method of discounting. The rebate is sometimes returned by the manufacturer, after the full price is paid to the retailer by the purchaser.
- n. (Arch.) A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See rabbet.
- n. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
- n. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
- n. rare A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
- v. To cut a rebate in. See rabbet, v.
- v. cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
- n. a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
- n. a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
- v. give a reduction in the price during a sale
- v. join with a rebate
- From Old French rabatre < batre. See also abate. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English rebaten, to deduct, from Old French rabattre, rebattre, to reduce, to beat down again : re-, re- + abbattre, to beat down; see abate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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