revere

revere

1 [ri-veer]

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin reverērī, equivalent to re- re- + verērī to stand in awe of, fear, feel reverence (akin to ware2)

reverable, adjective
reverer, noun
unrevered, adjective


reverence, honor, adore.
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revere

2 [ri-veer]
noun

Revere

[ri-veer]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a city in E Massachusetts, on Massachusetts Bay, near Boston: seaside resort.
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revere (rɪˈvɪə)
 
vb
(tr) to be in awe of and respect deeply; venerate
 
[C17: from Latin reverēri, from re- + verērī to fear, be in awe of]
 
re'verable
 
adj
 
re'verer
 
n

Revere (rɪˈvɪə)
 
n
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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revere
1660s, from Fr. révérer, from L. revereri (see reverence, which also was the earlier form of the verb).
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revere

city, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, U.S. It lies along Massachusetts Bay just northeast of Boston. First known as Rumney Marsh, it was settled in 1626 and was part of Boston from 1632 until 1739, when it became part of Chelsea. During the American Revolution, the British schooner Diana, seeking food supplies, was destroyed in the locality by Chelsea patriots led by Israel Putnam at the so-called Battle of Chelsea Creek (May 27, 1775). Separately incorporated as the town of North Chelsea in 1846, it was renamed in 1871 to honour Paul Revere.

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