Definitions

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

  • noun The act or action of reentering.
  • noun The return of a missile or spacecraft into the atmosphere.
  • noun The act of rejoining as a participant or member.
  • noun Law The recovery of possession of a property by an owner, pursuant to a right reserved in a lease or other agreement in the event of some breach of that agreement.
  • noun The act of regaining the lead by taking a trick in bridge and whist.
  • noun The card that will take a trick and thus regain the lead.

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  • noun The act of reentering.
  • noun The return of a spacecraft into the atmosphere.
  • noun physiology The reactivation of (a region of) myocardial tissue by a single, returning impulse
  • noun A resuming or retaking possession of what one has lately foregone, especially land; the entry by a lessor upon the premises leased, on failure of the tenant to pay rent or perform the covenants in the lease.

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  • my return to Palo Alto was a shock. The French and Italians have a word for the psychological sate; it is called "the reentry" since it is their custom for the entire country to shut down, so to speak, while everyone takes an extended vacation."

    Charles Rowan Beye, My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), p. 150

    March 6, 2016