See also: Rev, rév, rèv, řev, rev., and Rev.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɛv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛv

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of revolutions, rpm

VerbEdit

rev (third-person singular simple present revs, present participle revving, simple past and past participle revved)

  1. To increase the speed of a motor, or to operate at a higher speed.
    He revved the engine in a rather macho style.
    You could hear the engines revving from a mile away.
    • 1979, Al Greenwood and Lou Gramm, "Rev on the Red Line" from Head Games:
      Two in a row, everybody knows at the green light you rev it on the red line.
    • 2017 August 20, “The Observer view on the attacks in Spain”, in The Observer[1]:
      It is impossible to see inside the mind of a killer. What was he thinking, the young man who sat at the wheel of the white van at the top of Las Ramblas and purposefully revved the engine? What warped ideology, what distorted belief system, what bitter life experience had brought him to this fateful tipping point?
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of revolution

NounEdit

rev (plural revs)

  1. revolution

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

rev (plural revs)

  1. Abbreviation of reverend.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją (rib), cognate with English rib, German Rippe, Dutch rib (English reef, German Riff, Dutch rif come from Old Norse). Doublet of ribbe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rev n (singular definite revet, plural indefinite rev)

  1. reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. (obsolete) rib (one of the long curved bones in the chest)
    Synonym: ribben
  3. (obsolete) rib (piece of meat cut from the back of the ox)
    Synonym: højreb
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

rev

  1. past participle common of rive

Northern KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rev f

  1. run
  2. escape

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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rev (1)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse refr, from Proto-Germanic *rebaz.

NounEdit

rev m (definite singular reven, indefinite plural rever, definite plural revene)

  1. a fox (also used figuratively)
  2. (slang) marijuana
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

From Old Norse rif

NounEdit

rev n (definite singular revet, indefinite plural rev, definite plural reva or revene)

  1. a reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. a reef (nautical) (in a sail)
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

rev

  1. imperative of reve
  2. simple past of rive

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse refr, from Proto-Germanic *rebaz.

NounEdit

rev m (definite singular reven, indefinite plural revar, definite plural revane)

  1. a fox (also used figuratively)
    • 1856, Ivar Aasen, Norske Ordsprog:
      Dan fatige fangar Reven; dan rike fær Skinnet.
      The poor man catches the fox; the rich man gets its hide.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse rif

NounEdit

rev n (definite singular revet, indefinite plural rev, definite plural reva)

  1. a reef (ridge of rock or coral in the sea)
  2. a reef (nautical) (in a sail)
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

rev c

  1. a fishing line
DeclensionEdit
Declension of rev 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rev reven revar revarna
Genitive revs revens revars revarnas

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse rif. Compare Danish rev, Middle Low German rif, German Riff.

NounEdit

rev n

  1. a reef; rocks close to the water surface.
DeclensionEdit
Declension of rev 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rev revet rev reven
Genitive revs revets revs revens
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

rev

  1. past tense of riva.