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[ri-veer] /rɪˈvɪər/
Paul, 1735–1818, American silversmith and patriot, famous for his night horseback ride, April 18, 1775, to warn Massachusetts colonists of the coming of British troops.
a city in E Massachusetts, on Massachusetts Bay, near Boston: seaside resort. Unabridged
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  • Ross, on his little pony, riding like another paul revere, covered many miles.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • For all his deformity and declining years, she descended on us like paul revere.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • Wanting a man whom he could fully trust, Warren early singled out paul revere for the most important services.

  • It is now that paul revere comes prominently into the course of events.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • Then she looked down at the delighted face of the boy who stood before her, as important as a Swedish paul revere.

    Little Erik of Sweden Madeline Brandeis
British Dictionary definitions for paul revere


(transitive) to be in awe of and respect deeply; venerate
Derived Forms
reverable, adjective
reverer, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin reverēri, from re- + verērī to fear, be in awe of


Paul. 1735–1818, American patriot and silversmith, best known for his night ride on April 18, 1775, to warn the Massachusetts colonists of the coming of the British troops
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Word Origin and History for paul revere



1660s, from French révérer, from Latin revereri "revere, fear" (see reverence (n.), which also was the earlier form of the verb). Related: Revered; revering.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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