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Definition of the noun rev

What does rev mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: revs

  1. rate of revolution of a motor
    • example: the engine was doing 6000 revs
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of rev: revolutions per minute / rpm
    • more generic word: rate = a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

Definition of the verb rev

What does rev mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: revved, revving

  1. increase the number of rotations per minute
    • example: rev up an engine
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of rev: rev up
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more

Specialised definition of the verb rev

Glossary of sports / motorsports

to gun an engine

Other definitions of rev

What does rev also mean?


  1. See reverend.


Rev: Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010 and ended on 28 April 2014. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, played by Tom Hollander, who becomes the vicar of an inner-city London church after leaving a small rural Suffolk parish.


  1. The Rev is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe.
  2. Rev is a fictional character from the 1998 dramatic comedy film Going Nomad.
  3. Rev a.k.a. Rev. is a fictional character from the 1992 film Backsliding.

There are other characters with in their name, like Rev Brown, Rev. Wood and Rev. Tom Stuart.


  1. "Rev" is the second album by Ten Foot Pole, and the last to feature Scott Radinsky.
  2. "Rev" is an album by Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell, released in 1999. It is a combination of solo work and a best-of for the singer's bands.
  3. "Rev" is the third album by Ultra Vivid Scene, released in 1992. The single "Blood and Thunder" reached number 27 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  4. "Rev" is The Reverend Horton Heat's eleventh studio album, released with Victory Records on January 21, 2014. Peaking at number 111 on the Billboard 200 in the US, it is their highest charting record to date.
  5. "REV" is a musical album of Deguchi, Masayuki.
    • released on (22 years ago)


  1. Rev a.k.a. Al Sharpton: Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, television/radio talk show host and a trusted White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader." In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show.
  2. Rev a.k.a. Daniel Fells is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at UC Davis and was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2006.
  3. REV a.k.a. Deguchi, Masayuki is a musical artist, musician, composer, lyricist.
  4. Rev a.k.a. Greg Washington is an actor.
  5. Rev a.k.a. Reavis Graham is an actor.
  6. Rev a.k.a. Benjamin Dewhurst is an actor, screenwriter, television producer and television director.

There are other people with in their name, like Rev Jones, Martin Rev, Rev. Gaston, Noah Rev Maurer, Rev I of Iberia, Rev. Clay Evans, Rev. J.M. Gates and many others.


  1. Rev is a transactivating protein that is essential to the regulation of HIV-1 protein expression. A nuclear localization signal is encoded in the rev gene, which allows the Rev protein to be localized to the nucleus, where it is involved in the export of unspliced and incompletely spliced mRNAs. In the absence of Rev, mRNAs of the HIV-1 late genes are retained in the nucleus, preventing their translation.
  2. REV is a removable hard disk storage system from Iomega.
    • also known as Iomega REV
  3. Rev is a 7% ABV vodka-based cola beverage, infused with guarana. Rev is manufactured by FBM Distilleries in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and distributed exclusively within the country under license from Bacardi.
  4. Rev is a file format.

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Google previewRewriting Techniques and Applications (2003)

12th International Conference, RTA 2001, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 22-24, 2001. Proceedings by Aart Middeldorp

Example 4 – (mnon,rev ,mnon,app) is a 2-modtt, mnon,rev is a tdtt-module, and mnon,app is a sub-module (where n = 1, π1 = N, F(2)m = {app}, and F(1)mnon, app = ∅). non,app – macc,rev is an mtt-module and a 1-modtt, thus also an mtt.

Google previewPropeller Aerodynamics (2015)

The History, Aerodynamics & Operation of Aircraft Propellers by Frank Hitchens

either, between these two extremes Some text books state the analogy with the wood screw is useless, because the screws advance per rev is a fixed quantity, while the props advance per rev is a variable quantity between zero and infinity.

Google previewHepatitis: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

Chronic REV is an important cause of liver test abnormalities after lung transplantation; therefore, routine screening for HEY RNA is strongly recommended in 271 Surgery.

Google previewHuman Body Temperature (2013)

Its Measurement and Regulation by Y. Houdas, E.F.J. Ring

= AS = Qrey/T (The subscript rev means that the reaction is reversible.) ...

Google previewJordan Algebras and Algebraic Groups (1997)

by Tonny A. Springer

reV is a radical element if and only if (5) N(x + r) = N(x) (xeV). Let geG. By 1.5 there exists ceK* such that N(gx) 86 §9. Ideals ...

Google previewImmune and intrinsic correlates of protection in Rhesus macaques immunised against Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (2007)

by Washingtone Ochieng'

Rev is a 13-kD sequence-specific RNA binding protein with a binding VLWH LQ WKH μVR-FDOOHG¶ rev-responsive elements (RRE) of gag-pol and env mRNAs (Zapp & Green, 1989). It is produced from fully spliced mRNAs and acts to ...

Google previewEarly Medieval Europe, 300-1000 (2010)

by Roger Collins

ARF Rev refers to the revised ...

Google previewBroken Branch (2014)

The Patchie Creek Story by Anne W. Mhorelund

The Rev is an OK guy.” “ Don't matter the building Clyde, what's written between the pages is supposed to be in your heart. Now you think on it.” “Uh huh.” “Say something besides uh huh.

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia and Its Makers (1917)

Rev. J. H Denver, Colo. Tobin, James Augusta, Ga. Tobin, John J Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Google previewA Theological Dictionary (1807)

by Charles Buck

John Craven Rev. Thomas Cotrill Mr. James Calder Mr. Abraham Courtright Thomas P. Chiffle, Esq. Mr. Benjamin Cud ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Correspondences, Representatives, and Significatives Derived from the Word of the Lord. Extracted from the Writings of E. Swedenborg. [Abridged Principally from The"Dictionary of Correspondences,"by G. Nicholson.] (1841)

by Emanuel Swedenborg, George NICHOLSON (Incumbent of Little Budworth.)

THE CoMMANDMENTs, (Rev. xiv. 12,) sig. to live according to the precepts, of which the decalogue contains a summary. A. R. 638. KEEP (to) THE GARMENTs, (Rev. xvi.

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Quotes about Rev

So you had to rev your engines, to beat the Russians and I think more than anything, if the Soviet team would win, or the Soviet athletes would win, you would see and hear and read about that. Quite frequently. So they would make a big issue of it. (Ralph Boston)
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Scrabble value of R1E1V4

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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