Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To look over, study, or examine again.
  • intransitive verb To consider retrospectively; look back on.
  • intransitive verb To examine with an eye to criticism or correction.
  • intransitive verb To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
  • intransitive verb Law To evaluate (a decision made by or action taken by a lower court) to determine whether any error was made.
  • intransitive verb To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
  • intransitive verb To go over or restudy material.
  • intransitive verb To write critical reviews, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
  • noun A reexamination or reconsideration.
  • noun A retrospective view or survey.
  • noun A restudying of subject matter.
  • noun An exercise for use in restudying material.
  • noun A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.
  • noun A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
  • noun An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
  • noun A formal military inspection.
  • noun A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
  • noun Law An evaluation conducted by a higher court of a decision made or action taken by a lower court to determine whether any error was made.
  • noun A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A second or repeated view.
  • noun A view of the past; a retrospective survey.
  • noun The process of going over again or repeating what is past: as, the review of a study; the class has monthly reviews in Latin.
  • noun A revision; a reëxamination with a view to amendment or improvement: as, an author's review of his works.
  • noun A critical examination; a critique; particularly, a written discussion of the merits and defects of a literary work; a critical essay.
  • noun The name given to certain periodical publications, consisting of a collection of critical essays on subjects of public interest, literary, scientific, political, moral, or theological, together with critical examinations of new publications.
  • noun The formal inspection of military or naval forces by a higher official or a superior in rank, with a view to learning the condition of the forces thus inspected, and their skill in performing customary evolutions and manœuvers.
  • noun Inlaw, the judicial revision or reconsideration of a judgment or an order already made; the examination by an appellate tribunal of the decision of a lower tribunal, to determine whether it be erroneous.
  • To see again.
  • To look back upon; recall by the aid of memory.
  • To repeat; go over again; retrace: as, to review a course of study.
  • To examine again; go over again in order to prune or correct; revise.
  • To consider or discuss critically; go over in careful examination in order to bring out excellences and defects, and, with reference to established canons, to pass judgment; especially, to consider or discuss critically in a written essay.
  • To look carefully over; survey; especially, to make a formal or official inspection of: as, to review a regiment.
  • In law: To consider or examine again; revise: as, a court of appeal reviews the judgment of an inferior court.
  • To reëxamine or retax, as a bill of costs by the taxing-master or by a judge in chambers.
  • To look back.
  • To make reviews; be a reviewer: as, he reviews for the “Times.”

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

  • intransitive verb To look back; to make a review.
  • transitive verb rare To view or see again; to look back on.
  • transitive verb To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
  • transitive verb To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
  • transitive verb To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of.
  • transitive verb To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like.
  • transitive verb (Law) To reëxamine judically.
  • transitive verb To retrace; to go over again.
  • noun A second or repeated view; a reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again.
  • noun An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision.

Etymologies

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

[Probably from Middle English, inspection of military forces, from Old French revue, review, from feminine past participle of reveeir, to see again, from Latin revidēre : re-, re- + vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French reveue (French: revue), feminine past participle of revoir (French: revoir), from Latin revidere.

Examples

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  • Just write your review as a standard tweet and stick #review in there somewhere.

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  • But there is, in this review, talk about the actors, about the sense of wonder, and fer pete's sake, man, the * entire review* is about how and why I was able to suspend my disbelief.

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  • Just write your review as a standard tweet and stick #review in there somewhere.

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  • That the Toibin review is of a novel while the Updike review considers a collection of stories may partly account for the greater reliance on plot summary in the former (as well might various editorial policies of which we as readers of the review cannot finally be aware), but the temptation to "review" mostly by condensing story and making a few unsupported critical remarks is apparently an inherent feature of journalism-based book reviewing.

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  • They took down the video alleged "review" (and I use the term review extremely lightly) from the G4 "Attack of the Show" web site.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration has a name review process that's supposed to prevent pharmaceutical companies from using a name that's too close to another one already on the market.

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  • I've already crossed it off la TBR; my review is here.

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  • This review is an attempt to right a wrong direction - but it is not political in nature.

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