American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To prepare a newly edited version of (a text).
- v. To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him. See Synonyms at correct.
- n. Printing A proof made from an earlier proof on which corrections have been made.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look carefully over with a view to correction; go over in order to suggest or make desirable changes and corrections; review: as, to revise a proofsheet; to revise a translation of the Bible; specifically, in printing, to compare (a new proofsheet of corrected composition) with its previously marked proof, to see that all marked errors have been corrected.
- To amend; bring into conformity with present needs and circumstances; reform, especially by public or official action.
- n. A revision; a review and correction.
- n. In printing, a proof-sheet to be examined by the reviser.
- v. obsolete To look at again, to reflect on.
- v. To review, alter and amend, especially of written material.
- v. UK, Australia, New Zealand To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
- n. A review or a revision.
- n. printing A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To look at again for the detection of errors; to reëxamine; to review; to look over with care for correction
- v. (Print.) To compare (a proof) with a previous proof of the same matter, and mark again such errors as have not been corrected in the type.
- v. To review, alter, and amend
- n. A review; a revision.
- n. (Print.) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
- v. revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
- v. make revisions in
- n. the act of rewriting something
- From Old French & French réviser or directly from Latin revisare, from re- + visare ("examine"), frequentative of videre ("see"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin revīsere, to visit again, look at again : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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