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Rex \Rex\, n.; pl. Reges. [L.] A king.

To play rex, to play the king; to domineer. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"a king," 1610s, from Latin rex (genitive regis) "a king," related to regere "to keep straight, guide, lead, rule," from PIE root *reg- "to rule, to lead straight, to put right" (cognates: Sanskrit raj- "king;" Old Irish ri "king," genitive rig; see regal).


n. An animal which has a genetic recessive variation that causes the guard hairs to be very short or fully lacking.

Rex, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina
Population (2000): 55
Housing Units (2000): 17
Land area (2000): 0.736317 sq. miles (1.907053 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.736317 sq. miles (1.907053 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56100
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 34.848018 N, 79.042034 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rex, NC
Rex (dog)

Rex (December 16, 1984 – August 31, 1998) was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned by Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy during his term as President of the United States.

Rex (chair)

The "REX" Chair is a Scandinavian design-inspired wooden chair design that is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art MOMA in New York and was designed by Slovene architect and designer Niko Kralj (1920-2013) in 1952. In 2012, it was given a permanent place in Designmuseum, Denmark, the largest museum of design in Scandinavia. It became a cult object for design lovers around the globe with its calm contemporary elegance and a feeling of floating. It is the most internationally notable Slovenian design item and in 2004, at the 50 years anniversary of its development there was at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana an exhibition devoted to the REX chair. REX chair was ranked at the second place as the Slovenian product of 20th century according to the ″ Finance″ newspaper in 1999.


Rex is Latin for "king", see Rex (king). Specifically, it was the title of the kings of ancient Rome.

The term may also refer to:

Rex (video game)

Rex is a shoot 'em up video game published by Martech in 1988 for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC.

Rex (horse)

Rex, also known as Rex the Wonder Horse and King of the Wild Horses, was a Morgan stallion who starred in films and film serials in the 1920s and 1930s.

His trainer was Jack "Swede" Lindell, who found him in a boys' school in Golden, Colorado. He found that Rex had the unusual behaviour of trying to bite a whip when it was cracked. Lindell encouraged this and would often stand behind the camera to get a dramatic shot on film. Lindell never left Rex alone on set unless he was locked in his own trailer.

During filming of The Law of the Wild Rex made a commotion on set. When he charged the camera (with Lindell behind it) as intended he did not stop when Lindell gave the signal to do so (by holding his whip in both hands). He reared, knocking over several reflectors and causing the cast and crew to scatter for cover. Rex chased one actor, Ernie Adams, who attempted to hide under a car. Rex dropped to his knees and attempted to bite Adams with his head thrust sideways underneath the car. Lindell managed to call Rex off by simply cracking the whip, after which the horse calmly walked over to him. When William Witney, working as an assistant director on the serial, made Stranger at My Door ( 1956) he described the event to trainer Glen Randall and the scene was recreated for that movie.

In one scene from No Man's Law, Rex saves the modesty of a young woman ( Barbara Kent) swimming in the nude from a pair of rowdy villains. Chasing one around in circles, rearing up and bucking like a wild mustang, until he finally runs him off of a cliff, he sneaks up behind the other and nudges him with his nose over the ledge and into the watering hole. He then nose prods the now-clothed young woman back to her father.

Rex (musical)

Rex is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and libretto by Sherman Yellen, based on the life of King Henry VIII.The original production starred Nicol Williamson .

Rex (band)

Rex is an American indie rock band formed in 1994 (though an early version of the band was formed in 1991). Rex was considered one of the most important and influential slowcore bands and released three albums and one EP on Southern Records, as well as a collaboration with Red Red Meat (under the name Loftus) on Perishable Records. Members included Doug Scharin (who was also a member of Codeine, HiM, and June of 44), Curtis Harvey ( Pullman), and Phil Spirito ( Orso).

Rex (Live at the Fillmore)

Rex (Live at the Fillmore) is the thirteenth album by Keller Williams, recorded live on February 8, 2006 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado.

The collaborative show features Williams, Keith Moseley (of The String Cheese Incident) and Jeff Austin (of Yonder Mountain String Band) performing bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead songs. The group performed under the name Grateful Grass.

The album is available only as a digital download only, and was released on April 30, 2008. Proceeds from the album go to the Rex Foundation.

REX (architecture firm)

REX is an architecture and design firm based in New York City, whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X). Seminal projects include the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas; the Vakko Fashion Center in Istanbul, Turkey; and the Seattle Central Library. The work of REX has been recognized with accolades including two American Institute of Architects' National Honor Awards in 2005 and 2011, a U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, and two American Council of Engineering Companies' National Gold Awards.

Rex (given name)

Rex, derived from the Latin word for king, is a male given name. It may refer to :

  • Rex (born 1947), a gay erotic artist
  • Rex Allen (1920–1999), an American actor and singer
  • Rex Allen, Jr. (born 1947), an American singer and son of the above
  • Rex Barney (1924–1997), an American baseball pitcher and announcer
  • Rex Beach (1877–1949), an American novelist and playwright
  • Rex Brothers (born 1987), American baseball player
  • Rex Brown (born 1964), a former bassist of heavy metal band Pantera
  • Rex Chapman (born 1967), an American basketball player
  • Rex Cherryman (1897–1928), an American stage and screen actor
  • Rex Connor (1907–1977), an Australian politician
  • Rex D. Davis (1924–2008), a federal law enforcement officer in the United States
  • Rex Gildo (1939–1999), a German singer
  • Rex Goudie (born 1985), a Canadian singer and 2005 Canadian Idol runner-up
  • Rex Grossman (born 1980), an American football player
  • Rex Hadnot (born 1982), an American football player
  • Rex Harrison (1908–1990), a British actor
  • Rex Hobcroft (born 1925), Australian pianist and music administrator
  • Rex Hudler (born 1960), an American baseball player
  • Rex Hughes, an American basketball coach
  • Rex Humbard (1919–2007), an American television evangelist
  • Rex Hunt (born 1949), an Australian television and radio personality and former football player
  • Rex Hunt (governor) (born 1926), a former British Governor of the Falkland Islands
  • Rex Ingram, a disambiguation page
  • Rex Kern (born 1949), a former American football player
  • Rex Lease (1903–1966), an American actor
  • Rex Lee, a disambiguation page
  • Rex E. Lee (1937–1996), a former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Rex Linn (born 1956), an American actor
  • Rex Makin (born 1925), an English solicitor and philanthropist from Liverpool
  • Rex Maughan, the founder, president and CEO of Forever Living Products and Terry Labs
  • Rex Morgan, a disambiguation page
  • Rex Murphy (born 1947), a Canadian commentator
  • Rex Navarrete (born 1969), a Filipino American comedian
  • Rex Newmark (born 1984), a British television personality
  • Rex Norris, a disambiguation page
  • Rex Paterson (1902–1978), a British agriculturalist
  • Rex D. Pinegar (born 1931), a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1972
  • Rex Reed (born 1938), an American journalist and film critic
  • Rex Ryan (born 1962), an American football coach
  • Rex Smith (born 1955), an American entertainer
  • Rex Stout (1886–1975), an American author
  • Rex Tucker (1913–1996), a British television director in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Rex Tucker (American football) (born 1976), a former American football player
  • Rex Wailes (1901–1986), an English engineer and historian on aspects of engineering history
  • Rex Walheim (born 1962), an American astronaut
  • Rex Walters (born 1970), an American basketball player and coach
  • Rex Wilson (born 1960), a New Zealand long-distance runner
  • Rex Eisen né Tod Rex Salvador, ex-guitarist of Murderdolls, Static-X and Dope
Rex (surname)

Rex may refer to:

  • Adam Rex (born 1973), American illustrator and author of children's books
  • George Rex (1765–1839), British-born entrepreneur
  • Jim Rex (born 1941), the 16th and current South Carolina Superintendent of Education
  • John Rex (born 1925), British sociologist
  • Knud Rex (1912–1968), Danish stage and film actor
  • Ludwig Rex (1888–1979), German film actor of the silent era
  • Marcus Rex (1886–1971), the last British Resident of Perak during the World War II waged in British Malaya
  • Rico Rex (born 1976), former German pair skater
  • Robert Rex (1909–1992), Premier of the Pacific island state of Niue
  • Robley Rex (1901–2009), World War I-era veteran and, at the age of 107, one of two remaining U.S. veterans related to the First World War
  • Simon Rex (born 1974), American actor and comedian
Rex (search and rescue dog)

Rex was a dog who received the Dickin Medal in April, 1945 from the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals for bravery in service during the Second World War. This MAP Civil Defence Rescue Dog performed “outstanding good work" finding casualties "in burning buildings." Rex intrepidly worked in a harsh environment of "smouldering debris, thick smoke, intense heat and jets of water" using a rare combination of determination and intelligence to follow scents to those who were trapped.

The Dickin Medal is often referred to as the animal metaphorical equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Rex (automobile)

The Rex car was manufactured by the Rex Motor Co in Detroit, Michigan in 1914. It produced two-seater cyclecar. It was powered by a 4-cylinder water-cooled engine producing 15/18 Hp. A friction transmission and shaft final drive were used.

Rex (software)

(R)?ex or simply Rex is an open source remote execution, configuration management and software deployment tool. It combines Perl and Secure Shell (SSH) for a portable, centralistic approach to its problem domain.

Rex is an acronym for "Remote Execution".

Rex (title)

The Latin title rex has the meaning of "king, ruler" ( monarch). It is derived from Proto-Indo-European*h₃rḗǵs. Its cognates include Sanskrit rājan, Gothic reiks, and Old Irish , etc. Its Greek equivalent is archon , "leader, ruler, chieftain".

The chief magistrate of the Roman Kingdom was titled Rex Romae ( King of Rome).

Rex (Police dog)

Rex is a fictional character from the police drama television series Inspector Rex. A trained police dog, Rex (revealed in the Pilot to be registered as "Reginald von Ravenhorst") is the legitimate star of the show. Establishing shots frequently show him demonstrating a new trick - unlatching doors, pushing trolleys, pointing to drugs or corpses - which then turn out to be useful in the course of the episode. He is often used to stalk suspects, often with a GPS-type object attached to him so that the officers can keep track.

Rex was stolen by criminals as a pup, but managed to escape and befriend a boy, where he helped to solve his first case with the boy.

Initially, Rex and Moser share an apartment at Marrokanergasse 18, Wien-Landstraße, however the pair go house-hunting quite early in the series. The house they eventually find is owned by a man who does not want dogs there, however Rex is able to alert him to a gas leak and in gratitude he allows Moser and Rex to stay.

Rex is frequently called upon to resolve difficult situations, including helping a young girl in shock, preventing a woman from committing suicide and helping to get Moser's mobile phone when a crime has been committed. One famous episode features Moser using Rex to resolve a hostage situation by telling him to creep up behind the criminal and "frighten him" (following Rex's earlier success at frightening Stockinger by jumping on him from behind).

There is also a considerable element of humour in Rex's activities. He constantly annoys Stockinger by pulling on his coat and stealing his ham rolls. Later, Höllerer keeps a running score of Böck's success against Rex - not a flattering result for the officer. While not chasing criminals, he often plays pranks on the officers or fails to obey orders to help with the housework.

Rex reacts particularly badly to words like "Frau" (woman) and, later, "Tierarzt" (vet), as he disapproves of his masters' attention to women. During a scene in which Koch claims that Moser "doesn't understand women at all now", Moser tells Koch, "Don't say that word. Every time you say 'woman' he [Rex] runs off with my laundry". Koch asks him what Rex does with it, to which Moser replies, "He washes it". Later, after the departure of the vet, Moser is working undercover and needs to ensure Rex won't greet him. He tells Stockinger, "You only need to say 'vet' to him and he'll stop whatever he's doing", a statement which results in a memorable scene involving Stockinger walking after Rex at a crime scene calling out "Vet! Vet!"

Rex has an uncanny penchant for ham rolls, or "Wurstsemmeln" in the local dialect. He is introduced to them by Moser, who tells him, "I practically live on these".

Rex has to date been played by three dogs. Until 2000, he was played by Santo vom Haus Zieglmayer, also known as 'Beejay', and was then replaced by Rhett Butler. For the 2008 revival, Rex is played by a dog named Henry.

Rex (artist)

Rex is a living American artist and illustrator closely associated with homosexual fetish art of 1970s and 1980s New York and San Franscisco. He avoids photographs and does not discuss his personal life. His drawings influenced gay culture though graphics made for famous nightclubs including The Mineshaft (gay club) and his influence on artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe. Much censored, he has remained a shadowy figure saying that his drawings "defined who I became" and that there are "no other ‘truths’ out there".

Usage examples of "rex".

The Iron Council passed over footprints: the stiletto holes of an echinoid rex, the strange tracks of an inchman, pounded earth in clumps four or five yards apart.

Delamont was to over-joyed to get her dog back that she gave Freck a substantial reward, for the former asylum keeper had been kind to Rex III, and insisted that he had found him after the dog had gotten away from the real thief.

Elizabeth Crook, Steve Harrigan, Doe Coover, Pam Novotny, and Rex Hauck helped raise me from the abysses of my own making.

Actors were hired, chariots for them to ride in: the ancestors would include King Ancus Marcius, Quintus Marcius Rex, Iulus , that early Julian consul, Sextus Caesar and Lucius Caesar, and Gaius Marius and his son.

Rex licet ironice, vocabatur a nonnullis proceribus, eo quod ipsi multum juvissent eum in coronatione sua.

Rex respondit quod licet in sua potestate fuerat cum ipsis, Johanne, Johanne et Ricardo agere graciose bene tamen sibi provideret priusquam foret eis graciam concessurus.

Within a market interval of eight days, Clodius the admiral set sail at the head of a flotilla rather than a fleet, some ten well-manned and properly decked biremes which neither Rex nor Clodius thought Metellus Nepos would miss when he turned up in Tarsus.

Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

Summertime and Rex are my favorites for I helped buy them, but all the horses here are extremely ridable and elegant examples of their breeds.

Rex esset etiam Sacerdos, et Pontifex: unde hodieque Imperatores Pontifices dicamus.

It was addressed to Serenissimo Domino Nostro lohanni Quarto, Dci Gratia, Angliae, Franciae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, Novae Angliae et Novae Franciae, Rex, Imperatore, Fidei Defensor, .

The Totipotent Man, that apotheosis of individuality and complete psychosomatic development, the democratic Vber-mensch, as recommended by Rex Luscus, the sexually one-sided?

Rex, with his projecting parietals and his wambly body and his periodic fits.

Gilly Adams, Russell Ash, Jeremy Beadle, Marcus Berkmann, Paul Donnelley, Chris Ewins, Jonathan Fingerhut, Jenny Garrison, Sam Jones, Keith Kendrick, Richard Littlejohn, Kirsty MacArthur, Tricia Martin, Emanuel Mond, William Mulcahy, Rex Newman, Chris Pilbeam, Nicholas Ridge, Charlie Symons, Jack Symons, Louise Symons, David Thomas, Martin Townsend, Katrina Whone, and Rob Woolley.

To Rex it mattered little who owned what in Antioch, in Zeugma, in Samosata, in Damascus.