ret

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Ret. and rét

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Precise origin uncertain; perhaps compare Middle Dutch rēten; some forms probably from early Scandinavian (compare Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta).

Verb[edit]

ret (third-person singular simple present rets, present participle retting, simple past and past participle retted)

  1. (transitive) To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
    • 1989, Keith Bosley, translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala, XLVIII:
      the hemp was retted / and soon the retting was done / and swiftly it was hung up / and hurriedly it was dried […].
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 621:
      the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviations.

Abbreviation[edit]

ret

  1. retired
Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ret

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of retre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of retre

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ret m

  1. lip

Derived terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia da

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse réttr, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.

Adjective[edit]

ret (neuter ret, definite and plural rette)

  1. straight
  2. right, proper
  3. rightful
  4. plain (in knitting)

Adverb[edit]

ret

  1. straight
  2. rightly, properly
  3. rather, quite

Etymology 2[edit]

Maybe from Middle Low German richte.

Noun[edit]

ret c (singular definite retten, plural indefinite retter)

  1. (uncountable) right, justice, law
  2. court, courtroom, lawcourt
  3. dish, course
  4. (uncountable) right side (e.g. of a fabric)
Inflection[edit]

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ret

  1. rafsi of preti.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English red.

Adjective[edit]

ret

  1. red