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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rechristen rē-kris′n to name again.
    • ***


In literature:

You can warm up and rechristen the hash if you will; but the corned beef and cabbage stay right on deck.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He is a beautiful Satan, and I rechristened him Zambesi.
"The Judgment House" by Gilbert Parker
June smiled as she suddenly rechristened the bird for herself now.
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" by John Fox, Jr.
Later it was remodeled by new owners and rechristened the Russell House in honor of my father.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
We shall have to rechristen her.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He has rechristened Baby Stevie's pet name; but it has never sounded so enchanting before.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But I shall, however, rechristen it Vesuvius, since it represents an eruption of temper.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
I've rechristened them since I began Roman History with Miss Heritage.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Needless to say, Bucephale had been rechristened in his extreme old age.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Here he was promptly rechristened Ichabod, and his real name was gradually forgotten.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
The drawing-room had not only been transformed into a study; it had been rechristened 'the study.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
The first step was to rechristen the pile as "the palace of the government," the next to consecrate it to glory.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
It was rechristened Floris, according to one source, after the prettiest girl in the neighborhood.
"Frying Pan Farm" by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
We gave up trying to remember their names, so Fred rechristened them.
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson
The old fellow had not forgotten Foley's sneer at Soda-Water Sal when he rechristened her.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Many of the Greek divinities were rechristened and adopted by the people.
"Armenian Legends and Festivals" by Louis A. Boettiger
To Merlin (Prosper rechristened) on his enchanted island comes his long-lost son Lanceor.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck" by Jethro Bithell
Mr. Van Torp took her over as she was, with her officers, crew, cook and stores, and rechristened her.
"The Diva's Ruby" by F. Marion Crawford
It had been rechristened Diglis Street, but was chiefly called by the old name still.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
So Elliot, who possibly lacked originality, rechristened him Rover.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer

In news:

The overhaul will require some rechristening of BAFTA 's hardware.
Now it's been rechristened Bogart 's.
Real estate interests have a habit of rechristening neighborhoods into inelegant abbreviations that drive copy editors crazy: NoHo, NoLIta, ProCro.
Supervisors endorse plan to rechristen Bay Bridge after 19th century eccentric.
Prime Minister Perry Christie says the Paradise Island Bridge will be rechristened as part of next month's 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian independence.
First on the edge of despair and then on the brink of discovery, a swath of the South Bronx was poised to be rechristened as the next Williamsburg or Bushwick.
In the past few weeks, the MTA rechristened the Broadway-Nassau station as just Fulton Street.
Hundreds of spectators cheered as Poitier and Prime Minister Perry Christie arrived for the rechristening of the Paradise Island Bridge as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian Independence.
At Six Flags St Louis in Missouri, the 1989 Vekoma Boomerang coaster, formerly known as Flashback, will be rechristened as simply Boomerang .
Boyer will be rechristened after its original namesake in a ceremony on July 1.
Jack Resnick & Sons rechristened its 14-story office tower in the financial district this past weekend, giving it the new name 255 Greenwich Street.
The rapper you knew as "Snoop Dogg" has switched species and is now "Snoop Lion, " after being rechristened by a Rastafarian priest, the man born as Calvin Broadus Jr announced at a news conference Monday.
The rapper you knew as " Snoop Dogg" has switched species and is now " Snoop Lion," after being rechristened by a Rastafarian priest, the man born as Calvin Broadus Jr announced at a news conference Monday.
Priscilla Presley helped rechristen The American Queen in a ceremony in Memphis as the steamboat was brought back into service by The Great American Steamboat Company.
Recognizing the broader concept of a systemic process, the disease was rechristened nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).