a critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation.
the process of going over a subject again in study or recitation in order to fix it in the memory or summarize the facts.
an exercise designed or intended for study of this kind.
a general survey of something, especially in words; a report or account of something.
an inspection or examination by viewing, especially a formal inspection of any military or naval force, parade, or the like.
a periodical publication containing articles on current events or affairs, books, art, etc.:
a literary review.
a judicial reexamination, as by a higher court, of the decision or proceedings in a case.
a second or repeated view of something.
a viewing of the past; contemplation or consideration of past events, circumstances, or facts.
Bridge. a recapitulation of the bids made by all players.
verb (used with object)
to go over (lessons, studies, work, etc.) in review.
to view, look at, or look over again.
to inspect, especially formally or officially:
to review the troops.
to survey mentally; take a survey of:
to review the situation.
to discuss (a book, play, etc.) in a critical review; write a critical report upon.
to look back upon; view retrospectively.
to present a survey of in speech or writing.
Law. to reexamine judicially:
a decision to review the case.
Bridge. to repeat and summarize (all bids made by the players).
verb (used without object)
to write reviews; review books, movies, etc., as for a newspaper or periodical:
He reviews for some small-town newspaper.
a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.
verb (mainly transitive)
to look at or examine again: to review a situation
to look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc); remember: he reviewed his achievements with pride
to inspect, esp formally or officially: the general reviewed his troops
to read through or go over in order to correct
(law) to re-examine (a decision) judicially
to write a critical assessment of (a book, film, play, concert, etc), esp as a profession
Also called reviewal. the act or an instance of reviewing
a general survey or report: a review of the political situation
a critical assessment of a book, film, play, concert, etc, esp one printed in a newspaper or periodical
a publication containing such articles
(capital when part of a name): the Saturday Review
a second consideration; re-examination
a retrospective survey
a formal or official inspection
(US & Canadian) the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examination Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) revision
(law) judicial re-examination of a case, esp by a superior court
a less common spelling of revue
a form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc
noun 1. the act of reviewing.
- Review copy
noun 1. a copy of a book sent by a publisher to a journal, newspaper, etc, to enable it to be reviewed
noun 1. a person who reviews. 2. a person who reviews books, plays, etc.
verb (used with object), reviled, reviling. 1. to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively. verb (used without object), reviled, reviling. 2. to speak abusively. verb 1. to use abusive or scornful language against (someone or something)