Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To change the arrangement of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To arrange anew; make a different arrangement of.

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

  • transitive verb To arrange again; to arrange in a different way.

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

  • verb transitive To change the order or arrangement of (one or more items).

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

  • verb put into a new order or arrangement

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ arrange

Examples

  • When I look back and decide not to tell this story, the only thing I cannot rearrange is the car.

    67 MUSTANG • by Dave Macpherson

  • The idea of being able to stack and rearrange is an excellent design idea.

    Michael Yates Design: Omikoshi

  • While the major record labels rearrange the chairs on the Titanic, musicians are getting in the water.

    Shawn Amos: Old Musical Dogs Learning New Internet Tricks

  • The inquiry was told that graphics designer Jacques Corriveau claimed professional fees with invoices for work to "rearrange" exhibit spaces at Olympic stadiums.

    Daimnation!: Corriveau's convenient memory loss

  • I think we did everything wrong we could have and, you know, said we couldn't make it to call backs because both my parents worked full time the whole time I worked and they didn't have time and didn't expect to have to kind of rearrange their lives.

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2005

  • I think we did everything wrong we could have and, you know, said we couldn't make it to call backs because both my parents worked full time the whole time I worked and they didn't have time and didn't expect to have to kind of rearrange their lives.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2005

  • I think we did everything wrong we could have and, you know, said we couldn't make it to call backs because both my parents worked full time the whole time I worked and they didn't have time and didn't expect to have to kind of rearrange their lives.

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2005

  • But you have to prorate that out, and President-elect Bush has said he's very interested in continuing to support education, even though he wants to kind of rearrange the deck chairs on how we allocated it.

    Interview Of The President By Reuters

  • Both Ina's owner Ina Pinkney and Patty Rothman of More Cupcakes told the Tribune's Monica Eng that Yelp staffers offered to "rearrange" their reviews so that positive ones would be the first readers would see in exchange for sponsoring a Yelp event for free (Rothman obliged).

    Chicagoist

  • And no, I did not actually misspell 'rearrange' and leave out 'my'.

    highly caffeinated

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