from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To look over, study, or examine again.
- transitive v. To consider retrospectively; look back on.
- transitive v. To examine with an eye to criticism or correction: reviewed the research findings.
- transitive v. To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
- transitive v. Law To reexamine (an action or determination) judicially, especially in a higher court, in order to correct possible errors.
- transitive v. To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
- intransitive v. To go over or restudy material: reviewing for a final exam.
- intransitive v. To write critical reviews, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
- n. A reexamination or reconsideration.
- n. A retrospective view or survey.
- n. A restudying of subject matter.
- n. An exercise for use in restudying material.
- n. An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
- n. A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.
- n. A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
- n. A formal military inspection.
- n. A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
- n. Law A judicial reexamination, especially by a higher court, of an action or determination.
- n. A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
- n. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
- n. A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
- n. A stage show made up of sketches etc.
- n. A survey of the available items or material.
- n. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
- n. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
- n. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
- v. To survey; to look broadly over.
- v. To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
- v. To see again.
- v. To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To view or see again; to look back on.
- transitive v. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
- transitive v. To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
- transitive v. To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of.
- transitive v. To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like.
- transitive v. To reëxamine judically.
- transitive v. To retrace; to go over again.
- intransitive v. To look back; to make a review.
- n. A second or repeated view; a reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again.
- n. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision.
- n. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
- n. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
- n. An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc.
- n. The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
- n. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A second or repeated view.
- n. A view of the past; a retrospective survey.
- n. The process of going over again or repeating what is past: as, the review of a study; the class has monthly reviews in Latin.
- n. A revision; a reëxamination with a view to amendment or improvement: as, an author's review of his works.
- n. A critical examination; a critique; particularly, a written discussion of the merits and defects of a literary work; a critical essay.
- n. The name given to certain periodical publications, consisting of a collection of critical essays on subjects of public interest, literary, scientific, political, moral, or theological, together with critical examinations of new publications.
- n. The formal inspection of military or naval forces by a higher official or a superior in rank, with a view to learning the condition of the forces thus inspected, and their skill in performing customary evolutions and manœuvers.
- n. Inlaw, the judicial revision or reconsideration of a judgment or an order already made; the examination by an appellate tribunal of the decision of a lower tribunal, to determine whether it be erroneous.
- To see again.
- To look back upon; recall by the aid of memory.
- To repeat; go over again; retrace: as, to review a course of study.
- To examine again; go over again in order to prune or correct; revise.
- To consider or discuss critically; go over in careful examination in order to bring out excellences and defects, and, with reference to established canons, to pass judgment; especially, to consider or discuss critically in a written essay.
- To look carefully over; survey; especially, to make a formal or official inspection of: as, to review a regiment.
- In law: To consider or examine again; revise: as, a court of appeal reviews the judgment of an inferior court.
- To reëxamine or retax, as a bill of costs by the taxing-master or by a judge in chambers.
- To look back.
- To make reviews; be a reviewer: as, he reviews for the “Times.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a new appraisal or evaluation
- v. refresh one's memory
- n. a formal or official examination
- n. an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
- n. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
- n. practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
- v. look at again; examine again
- n. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
- v. hold a review (of troops)
- n. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
- n. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
- n. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
- n. a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
- v. look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
- v. appraise critically
Probably from Middle English, inspection of military forces, from Old French revue, review, from feminine past participle of reveeir, to see again, from Latin revidēre : re-, re- + vidēre, to see.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French reveue (French: revue), feminine past participle of revoir (French: revoir), from Latin revidere. (Wiktionary)