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Definition of "rebus" [re•bus]

  • A representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols, often presented as a puzzle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rebus" in a sentence
  • "A secret society manipulating the course of history so that matters would come out right would not, in rebus ipses, be thought a thing worth fighting by a skiffy reader."
  • "Gero Pius Caputsapiens (Germanice Weishaupt), persona in rebus"
  • "In the case of _Quetzalcoatl_ or CUKULCAN, the rebus was the means of getting the name; and if the names of this divinity had not been equivalent in the two tongues, our results would have led us to the"