from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ribbed or corded fabric of various materials, such as cotton, wool, or silk.
- n. Informal A representative.
- n. A unit of absorbed radiation dose, equal to the amount of ionizing radiation that will transfer 93 ergs of energy to 1 gram of water or living tissue.
- n. Informal A repertory company.
- n. Informal A repertory theater.
- n. Informal Reputation: "Modern British royalty began with Queen Victoria, who still has a bad rep for being stodgy, straitlaced and—well, Victorian” ( Anthony Holden).
- n. Informal A repetition of a particular movement done as exercise, especially in weightlifting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Short form of reputation.
- n. : Short form of repetition.
- n. Short form of representative.
- n. Short form of repertory.
- n. repeat
- v. To represent; to act as a representative for.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
- adj. Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corded fabric the cords of which run across the width of the stuff.
- n. An abbreviation of reputation, formerly much used (as slang), especially in the asseveration upon or 'pon rep.
- n. Same as repet.
- n. A man or woman of loose character; a rip.
- n. An inferior or worthless article.
- n. In English school slang, an abbreviation of repetition.
- n. An abbreviation of report
- n. [capitalized] of Representative
- n. of representing
- n. of republic
- n. [capitalized] of Republican.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal abbreviation of `representative'
- n. a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
Alteration of French reps, from English ribs, pl. of rib.
r(oentgen) + e(quivalent) + p(hysical).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from reps, misinterpreted as a plural. (Wiktionary)