rec

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See also: rec., rěc, reč, řeč, rěč, and rèc

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rec (countable and uncountable, plural recs)

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of recreation.
    At 11 o'clock, school's out, and it's time for rec.
  2. (countable, informal) A recreation ground.
  3. (countable, informal) A recommendation or suggestion.
    • 2018, Jonathan Evison, Lawn Boy (page 48)
      “Got any recs?”
      “What are you looking for?”
      “Something angry,” I said.

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  • (recommendation): recc

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Verb[edit]

rec (third-person singular simple present recs, present participle reccing or recing or rec'ing, simple past and past participle recced or reced or rec'ed or rec'd)

  1. (transitive, informal) To recommend.
  2. (transitive, informal) To record.

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rec (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of recreational.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸrik- (furrow). Compare Occitan rèc (whence French arrèc) and Basque erreka.

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rec m (plural recs)

  1. irrigation ditch

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *rauki, from Proto-Germanic *raukiz, whence also Old Frisian rēk, Old Saxon rōk, Old Dutch rouc, Old High German rouh, Old Norse reykr. Possibly a loan from the Old Norse instead.

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rēc m

  1. smoke

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  • Middle English: rek