Republican vs Rep - What's the difference?

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Republican is an abbreviation of rep.


As nouns the difference between republican and rep

is that republican is someone who favors a republic as a form of government 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 a adjective republican

is advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.

As a verb rep is

to represent; to act as a representative for.

republican

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 222:
  • Republican ideology had no obvious institutional focus and ideological carrier as was the case with the discourse of reason (the monarchy) and the discourse of law (the parlements ).
  • Of or belonging to a republic.
  • * Macaulay
  • The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who favors a republic as a form of government.
  • * 1791 , James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson :
  • Sir, there is one Mrs Macaulay in this town, a great republican . One day when I was at her house, I put on a very grave countenance, and said to her, 'Madam, I am now become a convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal footing...'
  • A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.
  • See also

    * anti-monarchist (1) * antiroyalist (1) * egalitarian (2) * antifascist (4) * rational (5)

    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.

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