Meaning of REVIEW in English

I. ri-ˈvyü noun

Etymology: Middle English reveue, from Middle French, from feminine past participle of revoir to see again, reexamine, from Old French reveoir, from re- + veoir, veeir to see — more at view

Date: 15th century


a. : a formal military inspection

b. : a military ceremony honoring a person or an event

2. : revision 1a

3. : a general survey (as of the events of a period)

4. : an act or the process of reviewing

5. : judicial reexamination (as of the proceedings of a lower tribunal by a higher)


a. : a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

b. : a magazine devoted chiefly to reviews and essays


a. : a retrospective view or survey (as of one's life)


(1) : renewed study of material previously studied

(2) : an exercise facilitating such study

8. : revue

II. ri-ˈvyü verb

Etymology: in sense 1 of verbt., from re- + view; in other senses, from review (I)

Date: 1576

transitive verb

1. also ˈrē-ˌvyü : to view or see again

2. : to examine or study again ; especially : to reexamine judicially

3. : to look back on : take a retrospective view of

review the past


a. : to go over or examine critically or deliberately

review ed the results of the study

b. : to give a critical evaluation of

review a novel

5. : to hold a review of

review troops

intransitive verb

1. : to study material again : make a review

review for a test

2. : to write reviews

• re·view·able ri-ˈvyü-ə-bəl adjective

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