from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise.
- transitive v. To put (material submitted to a newspaper or magazine) in a form suitable for publishing.
- transitive v. Computer Science To save (a usually altered file) over its most recent version in the same storage location.
- intransitive v. To make revisions in written material.
- n. The act or an instance of rewriting.
- n. Something rewritten.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of writing again or anew.
- n. Something that has been written again.
- v. To write again, differently (to modify).
- v. To write again (without changing).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To write again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write a second time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. write differently; alter the writing of
- n. something that has been written again
- v. rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose
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.
So, yeah, strictly speaking, by the letter of the law, there's nothing at all wrong with a cut-up and fold-in rewrite of Revelation in which God is the bad guy, is there?
The rewrite is still not done -- thankfully, I have folks holding me to high standards -- but it's very close.
That rewrite is something a good people's ombudsman would cover.
Calculation comes in rewrite and editing; creation comes in losing oneself in fearless territories.
Calculation comes in rewrite and editing; creation comes in losing oneself in fealess territories.
Also a note about the special chars in rewrite directives: on the LEFT side (the pattern-matching side) you can group parts of your regexp by putting them in parentheses.
Unless someone calls rewrite fast, you'll hate the ending.