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

  • transitive v. To relinquish a claim to; surrender by deed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The repetition or return of the opening material later in a composition.
  • n. A renewal of a failed action, without withdrawing the arm.
  • v. To surrender all interest in a property by executing a deed, to quitclaim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.
  • n. A house for covered carriages; a chaise house.
  • n. A livery carriage of a kind superior to an ordinary fiacre; -- so called because kept in a remise.
  • transitive v. To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To send back; remit.
  • To give or grant back; release a claim to; resign or surrender by deed.
  • n. In law, a granting back; a surrender; release, as of a claim.
  • n. A livery-carriage: so called (for French voiture de remise) as kept in a carriage-house, and distinguished from a fiacre or hackney-coach, which is found on a stand in the public street.
  • n. In fencing, a second thrust which hits the mark after the first thrust has missed, made while the fencer is extended in the lunge.
  • n. A carriage-house in which a remise is kept.

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

  • n. a small building for housing coaches and carriages and other vehicles
  • n. an expensive or high-class hackney
  • n. (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)


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

Middle English remisen, from Old French remis, past participle of remettre, to remit, from Latin remittere; see remit.



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  • "It occurs to me that if I am akin to any literary traveller, it's Laurence Sterne, oscillating in the moment, dizzied by impressions and unable to make it from the remise door to the Calais Inn, let alone progress into France and Italy."

    Psychogeography by Will Self, 23

    October 11, 2010

  • I started up from my chair, and calling La Fleur: I bid him bespeak me a remise, and have it ready at the door of the hotel by nine in the morning.

    - Lawrence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

    October 22, 2008

  • In fencing, a second thrust made after the first has missed and while still upon the lunge; the act of making a thrust of this kind.

    February 6, 2007