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Definition of "rewrite" []

  • To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (material submitted to a newspaper or magazine) in a form suitable for publishing. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To save (a usually altered file) over its most recent version in the same storage location. (verb-transitive)
  • To make revisions in written material. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or an instance of rewriting. (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 "rewrite" in a sentence
  • "But the rewrite is done, and the ms is off to copy edit."
  • "Yeah, the rewrite is going to be tough, but I ultimately think it will be a much better book."
  • "It's fun writing, but I have to say, once you have all the pieces, the final rewrite is in the editing room and to take everything and switch it around and give it a whole new meaning and shape it and take all that hard work and strip out certain pieces and rearrange them, it's just fascinating to me."