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rep 1

also repp  (rĕp)
A ribbed or corded fabric of various materials, such as cotton, wool, or silk.

[Alteration of French reps, from English ribs, pl. of rib.]

rep 2

n. Informal
A representative.

rep 3

A unit of absorbed radiation dose, equal to the amount of ionizing radiation that will transfer 93 ergs of energy to 1 gram of water or living tissue.

rep 4

n. Informal
1. A repertory company.
2. A repertory theater.

rep 5

n. Informal
Reputation: "Modern British royalty began with Queen Victoria, who still has a bad rep for being stodgy, straitlaced and—well, Victorian" (Anthony Holden).

rep 6

n. Informal
A repetition of a particular movement or action, as in weightlifting.


(rɛp) or


(Textiles) a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface
[C19: from French reps, perhaps from English ribs; see rib1]
repped adj


(Theatre) theatre short for repertory company




informal short for reputation


or repp


a horizontally ribbed fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton.
[1855–60; < French reps, perhaps < E ribs (see rib1)]



n. Informal.
1. a repertory theater or company.
2. a representative, esp. a sales representative.
3. reputation.
[by shortening]


1. Representative.
2. Republic.
3. Republican.


1. repair.
2. repeat.
3. report.
4. reporter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rep - informal abbreviation of `representative'rep - informal abbreviation of `representative'
congressman, congresswoman, representative - a member of the United States House of Representatives
2.rep - a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"


Informal. Public estimation of someone:
obchodní cestující
obchodný zástupca
người đại lý hãng


1 [rep] N (= fabric) → reps m


2 [rep]
A. N (Comm) =representativeviajante mf, agente mf; [of union etc] → representante mf
B. VI to rep forser agente de


[ˈrɛp] n abbr
(= sales person) → représentant(e) m/f sales rep
(= holiday helper) → représentant(e) m/f touristique
(= repertory theatre) → répertoire m
Her mother was an actress in rep → Sa mère était une actrice du répertoire.


abbr of RepublicRep.
abbr of RepublicanRep., rep.


(Theat) abbr of repertoryRepertoire-Theater nt
(Comm) abbr of representativeVertreter(in) m(f)
vials Vertreter(in) arbeiten


n (Tex) → Rips m


[rɛp] (fam) n
a. (Comm) → rappresentante m/f
b. (Theatre) → teatro di repertorio


مَنْدُوبُ الشَّرِكَة obchodní cestující repræsentant Repertoiretheater στόφα representante teatteriryhmä représentant predstavnik rappresentante レパートリー劇団 외판원 vertegenwoordiger repertoar przedstawiciel representante торговый представитель representant ตัวแทนพนักงานขาย temsilci người đại lý hãng 代表
References in classic literature ?
Archer might have been the twin-sister of the fair and still youngish woman drooping against a gilt armchair before a green rep curtain.
There was a large wooden bedstead on which was a billowing red eiderdown, and there was a large wardrobe, a round table, a very small washstand, and two stuffed chairs covered with red rep.
Nice state my rep curtains will be in by the summer
He's got a rep as a fighter, an' when he just stood back 'an' let Butch have his way, everybody knew he wasn't scared, or backin' down, or anything.
The world has narrowed to these dimensions, Arthur,' she rep lied, glancing round the room.
She quitted her native town a few days later, well supplied with money and good clothes, among which was a fine dress of green reps and a charming green bonnet lined with pink, the gift of Monsieur de Valois, --a present which she preferred to all the rest, even the money.
Bladder Cancer Screening Program Provided by RI State Reps and Supported by Fire Chiefs; Officials Introducing Legislation to Make Annual Bladder Cancer Testing Available to all Rhode Island Firefighters
I think there's a new star on the California scene,'' said Rep.
We ask our athletes to get at least 1-2 sets of 8-10 reps per set even if they have to climb the steps on our chin-up rack to the top position.
Plateaus can be bypassed by simply varying both rep speed and technique, reducing the time between sets and/or exercises, or even reversing exercise sequence to enhance growth.
As part of the support program for ScopeOut(R), Sense Technologies provides rep companies with installation training as well as sales presentation and marketing support.
Many of these exercises and modalities we've described in past articles will suffice, though the set and rep schemes must be tailored to this age group.