American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put back into a former position or place.
- v. To take or fill the place of.
- v. To be or provide a substitute for.
- v. To pay back or return; refund.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put again in the former or the proper place.
- To restore (what has been taken away or borrowed); return; make good: as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- To substitute something competent in the place of, as of something which has heen displaced or lost or destroyed.
- To fill or take the place of; supersede; be a substitute for; fulfil the end or office of.
- Synonyms To reinstate, reëstablish, restore.
- v. transitive To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- v. transitive To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- v. transitive To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- v. transitive To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
- v. transitive To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place.
- v. transitive, rare To place again.
- v. transitive, rare To put in a new or different place.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- v. To refund; to repay; to restore.
- v. To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- v. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
- v. To put in a new or different place.
- v. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
- v. put something back where it belongs
- v. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
- v. take the place or move into the position of
- Prefix re- + place. (Wiktionary)
“If I include the curly brackets where I instinctively think they should go as shown below it does not replace the $search values with the $replace values.”
“__frep__ for "field replace" to be used in __replace__, rather than making it a sub-function of __replace__.”
“What the hell did the label replace it for? login to post links to videos.”
“One of the first things that hydrogen fuel cells will replace is laptop batteries (Toshiba is putting one out in 2004).”
“THE BAD NEWS: The one player the Aggies must replace is a program fixture who will be remembered as one of the best players in school history.”
“Comics writer Mark Evanier is putting together plans to help Wein replace a lot of those comics:”
“Henninger: Yeah, well, you know, we talk here, Paul, as though this phrase, "repeal and replace" is just a phrase, as though somehow all this momentum is going to roll back ObamaCare.”
“The distinctive thing about Justice Stevens that's going to be hardest to replace is his attention to the individual case and his willingness to decide it in a way that really isn't determined by ideology," said Christopher Eisgruber, a former Stevens law clerk and author of "The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process.”
“With the battery “locked” inside the Macbook Air; needing a visit to the Apple Store to replace, is really poor design.”
“It could, in short, replace the raft of contradictory, costly and sometimes inaccurate polls, censuses and surveys that much of public policy relies on.”
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