Lib vs Rep - What's the difference?

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Rep is a see also of lib.

Lib is a see also of rep.


As nouns the difference between lib and rep

is that lib is a potion; magic potion; charm while rep is (countable)   or rep can be (textiles) a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.

As verbs the difference between lib and rep

is that lib is to geld; castrate; emasculate (usually said of animals) while rep is to represent; to act as a representative for.

As a abbreviation lib

is liberal.

lib

English

Etymology 1

Abbreviation for various words beginning in lib- .

Abbreviation

(Abbreviation) (head)
  • liberal
  • liberation
  • women's lib
  • library
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) libbe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A potion; magic potion; charm.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) libben, related to (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (libb)
  • To geld; castrate; emasculate (usually said of animals).
  • Anagrams

    * bil ----

    rep

    English

    (wikipedia rep)

    Etymology 1

    Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

    Verb

    (repp)
  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.

    Anagrams

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