See also: Rep, rep-, REP, rệp, řep, rep., Rep., and гер

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clippings of various words beginning with rep.

NounEdit

rep (plural reps)

  1. (informal) Clipping of reputation.
    Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep.
  2. (weightlifting, countable) Clipping of repetition.
    I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps.
  3. (informal) Clipping of representative.
    When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Reps.
    • 1950 October 28, “Diskers, AFRA Puzzle Singer Jurisdictions”, in Billboard, page 13:
      An upcoming problem to be thrashed out at a meeting of diskery reps and execs of the American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA), is the degree of AFRA's jurisdictional claim over singers on records.
  4. (theater) Clipping of repertory.
    She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.
  5. (military, in combination) Clipping of report.
    • 1993, United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates, Assembly (volume 52, issues 1-3, page 149)
      [] and Henry Riser is still waiting for official casualty reps and family info on Doug Wheless.
    • 1996, Don Congdon, Combat World War II (volume 1, page 531)
      A shell report, or "shell rep," was supposed to be sent in by any man who witnessed the fall of enemy artillery fire.
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VerbEdit

rep (third-person singular simple present reps, present participle repping, simple past and past participle repped)

  1. To represent; to act as a representative for.
    • 1922, Hal G. Evarts, The Settling of the Sage[1]:
      Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in.
    • 1994 November 4, Bill Wyman, “Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville”, in Chicago Reader[2]:
      He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures.
  2. (knitting) repeat
    • 2011, Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love[3], page 44:
      Rep neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from reps, misinterpreted as a plural.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

rep (countable and uncountable, plural reps)

  1. (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface. [from 19th c.]
    • 1923, Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City, New York: Boni & Liveright:
      Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 60:
      It was decorated in [...] horsehair and red rep curtains[.]
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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

rep

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of rebre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of rebre

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛp

VerbEdit

rep

  1. first-person singular present indicative of reppen
  2. imperative of reppen

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse reip

NounEdit

rep n (definite singular repet, indefinite plural rep, definite plural repa or repene)

  1. a rope

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *rępъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rȇp m (Cyrillic spelling ре̑п)

  1. tail

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *rępъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rȅp or rẹ̑p m inan

  1. tail

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. rèp
gen. sing. rêpa
singular dual plural
nominative rèp rêpa rêpi
accusative rèp rêpa rêpe
genitive rêpa rêpov rêpov
dative rêpu rêpoma rêpom
locative rêpu rêpih rêpih
instrumental rêpom rêpoma rêpi
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. rép
gen. sing. répa
singular dual plural
nominative rép répa répi
accusative rép répa répe
genitive répa répov répov
dative répu répoma répom
locative répu répih répih
instrumental répom répoma répi

Further readingEdit

  • rep”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *raipą, *raipaz, from Proto-Indo-European *roypnós (strap, band, rope).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rep n

  1. rope

DeclensionEdit

Declension of rep 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rep repet rep repen
Genitive reps repets reps repens

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