- The definition of repeat is relating to or being of a copy or duplicate of something.
An example of repeat used as an adjective is in the phrase "repeat performance," which means a performance that is being done for a second time.
- Repeat is defined as an act of copying or something that has been done already.
An example of a repeat is a television broadcast that has already aired.
- Repeat means to say or do something again, or to copy someone else.
An example of to repeat is to play an audio clip again.
repeat definition by Webster's New World
- to say or utter again; reiterate: to repeat a remark
- to say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
- to say (something) as said by someone else
- to tell to someone else: to repeat a secret
- to do or make again; do over again: to repeat a test
- to make happen again or undergo again: to repeat an adventure
- to say again what has been said before by (oneself)
- to present (itself or themselves) again
Origin: Middle English repeten ; from Old French repeter ; from Classical Latin repetere ; from re-, again plush petere, to demand, rush at, fall: see feather
- to say or do again what has been said or done before
- to recur: experiences repeat
- to continue to be tasted, as because of belching: often with on: foods that repeat on one
- ☆ to vote (illegally) more than once in the same election
- the act of doing or saying again; repetition
- anything said, done, or occurring again
- a rebroadcast of a radio or television program
- a passage repeated in playing
- either of two signs used to mark the end (:∥) and, when appropriate, the beginning (∥:) of such a passage
repeat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb re·peat·ed, re·peat·ing, re·peats verb, transitive
- To say again: repeat a question.
- To utter in duplication of another's utterance.
- To recite from memory.
- To tell to another.
- To do, experience, or produce again: repeat past successes.
- To express (oneself) in the same way or words: repeats himself constantly.
- To do or say something again.
- To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
- An act of repeating.
- Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
- A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
- Music a. A passage or section that is repeated.b. A sign usually consisting of two vertical dots, indicating a passage to be repeated.
Origin: Middle English repeten, from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, to seek again : re-, re- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
- re·peatˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- re·peatˈa·ble adjective