rev

[rev] Informal.
noun
1.
a revolution (in an engine or the like).
verb (used with object), revved, revving.
2.
to accelerate sharply the speed of (an engine or the like) (often followed by up ).
verb (used without object), revved, revving.
3.
(of an engine) to accelerate; become revved (often followed by up ).
Verb phrases
4.
rev up, to increase in strength or accelerate sharply: The economy is beginning to rev up.

Origin:
1900–05; short for revolution

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Rev.

1.
Revelation; Revelations.

rev.

4.
reviewed.
5.
revise; revised.
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rev (rɛv)
 
n
1.  revolution per minute: the engine was doing 5000 revs
 
vb , revs, revving, revved
2.  (often foll by up) to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)

rev.
 
abbreviation for
1.  revenue
2.  reverse(d)
3.  review
4.  revise(d)
5.  revision
6.  revolution
7.  revolving

Rev.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Bible Revelation
2.  Reverend

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Word Origin & History

rev
1916, from earlier noun (1901), shortening of revolution, in reference to the internal combustion engine.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
rev.
  1. revenue

  2. reverse

  3. reversed

  4. review

  5. revised

  6. revision

  7. revolution

Rev
Reverend
Rev.
  1. Revelation

  2. reverend

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