from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To practice (a part in a play, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
- transitive v. To direct in rehearsal: rehearsed the orchestra.
- transitive v. To perfect or cause to perfect (an action) by repetition. See Synonyms at practice.
- transitive v. To retell or recite.
- transitive v. To list or enumerate: rehearsed her complaints in a letter. See Synonyms at describe.
- intransitive v. To practice something, such as a speech, before presenting it publicly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
- v. To narrate; to relate; to tell.
- v. To practice by recitation or repetition in private for experiment and improvement, prior to a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.
- v. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
- transitive v. To narrate; to relate; to tell.
- transitive v. To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation.
- transitive v. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
- intransitive v. To recite or repeat something for practice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To repeat, as what has already been said or written; recite; say or deliver again.
- To mention; narrate; relate; recount; recapitulate; enumerate.
- To repeat, act, or perform in private for experiment and practice, preparatory to a public performance: as, to rehearse a tragedy; to rehearse a symphony.
- To cause to recite or narrate; put through a rehearsal; prompt.
- Synonyms To detail, describe. See recapitulate.
- To repeat what has been already said, written, or performed; go through some performance in private, preparatory to public representation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. engage in a rehearsal (of)
Middle English rehercen, to repeat, from Old French rehercier : re-, re- + hercier, to harrow (from herce, harrow; see hearse).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English rehersen, from Anglo-Norman reherser. (Wiktionary)