Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition In reference to; in the case of; concerning.
  • noun The second tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In solmization, the syllable used for the second tone of the scale. In the scale of C this tone is D—a tone which is therefore sometimes called re in France and Italy.
  • noun An inseparable prefix of Latin origin (before a vowel usually in the form red-), meaning ‘back,’ ‘again.’
  • noun A word used in legal language in the phrase in re: as, ‘in re Bardell vs. Pickwick,’ in the case of Bardell against Pickwick: often elliptically re: as, re Bardell vs. Pickwick; re Brown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) A syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition About, regarding, with reference to; especially in letters and documents.
  • noun Ray, a syllable used in solfège to represent the second note of a major scale.
  • noun Reinsurance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin , ablative of rēs, thing; see rē- in Indo-European roots.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin re.

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  • Re. Chemical element symbol for Rhenium.

    December 2, 2007