Meaning of REVIEW in English

I. rə̇ˈvyü, rēˈ- noun

Etymology: Middle French revue, from feminine of revu, past participle of revoir to look over, from re- + voir to look, see — more at view

1. : a looking over or examination with a view to amendment or improvement : revision

an author's review of his works

2. : an inspection (as of troops under arms or of a naval force) by a high officer (as for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline and equipment) ; specifically : a march past a reviewing officer usually following an inspection

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

take a review of the war

pass one's life in review

4. : an act of inspecting or examining : reviewing

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


a. : an explanatory and critical account of an artistic production or performance (as a book, play, exhibition, or concert) usually in a periodical : criticism , critique

b. : a periodical containing primarily critical articles


a. : a second or repeated view : reexamination

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


(1) : renewed study (as at the end of a course or before an examination) of material previously studied

(2) : an exercise designed to facilitate such study

8. : revue

II. “, in senses 1&2 (ˈ)rē|vyü verb

Etymology: re- + view

transitive verb

1. archaic : to view or see again

2. : to examine again : make a second or additional inspection of : study anew

the officers viewed and reviewed the fortifications


[ review (I) ]

a. : to take a view of : examine with consideration or attention : survey

on reviewing all the circumstances

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

4. : to reexamine judicially

a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one

5. : to go over or examine critically or deliberately: as

a. obsolete : to subject to revision (as a manuscript before printing or a book for a new edition)

b. : to go over with critical examination in order to discover excellences or defects ; also : to give a critical examination of

review a new novel

6. : to make a formal or official examination of the state of (as troops) : hold a review of

review a regiment

7. : to recapitulate (previous calls in the auction of the current deal) in a bridge game

intransitive verb

: to make a review

reviewing for a test

usually : to write reviews : be a reviewer

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