n. & v.
1. a general survey or assessment of a subject or thing.
2 a retrospect or survey of the past.
3 revision or reconsideration (is under review).
4 a display and formal inspection of troops etc.
5 a published account or criticism of a book, play, etc.
6 a periodical publication with critical articles on current events, the arts, etc.
7 a second view.
1. survey or look back on.
2 reconsider or revise.
3 hold a review of (troops etc.).
4 write a review of (a book, play, etc.).
5 view again.
Phrases and idioms:
court of review a court before which sentences etc. come for revision.
reviewable adj. reviewal n. reviewer n.
Etymology: obs. F reveue f. revoir (as RE-, voir see)