rede

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rede, from Old English rǣd, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz. Cognate with Danish råd, Dutch raad, German Rat, Swedish råd. Indo-European cognates include Old Irish ráidid (to speak, say, tell).

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Noun[edit]

rede (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Help, advice, counsel.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", Act 1, Scene 3:
      Ophelia:
      Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
      Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
      Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine,
      Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
      And recks not his own rede.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol. 1:
      When the Bull heard these words he knew the Ass to be his friend and thanked him, saying, "Right is thy rede"
    • 1954, JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers:
      ‘Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.’
  2. (archaic) Decision, a plan.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English reden, ræden, from Old English rǣdan (to counsel, advise; plot, design; rule, gover, guide; determine, decide, decree; read, explain), from Proto-Germanic *rēdaną. Cognate with German raten, Low German raden, Dutch raden. More at read.

Verb[edit]

rede (third-person singular simple present redes, present participle reding, simple past and past participle red or redd)

  1. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal) To govern, protect.
  2. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal) To discuss, deliberate.
  3. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal) To advise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter v, in Le Morte Darthur, book IV:
      The meane whyle his squyer founde wryten vpon the crosse that Bagdemagus shold neuer retorne vnto the Courte ageyne / tyll he had wonne a knyȝtes body of the round table body for body / lo syr said his squyer / here I fynde wrytyng of yow / therfor I rede yow retorne ageyne to the Courte / that shalle I neuer said Bagdemagus
  4. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal) To interpret (a riddle or dream); explain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
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Alemannic German[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede (third-person singular simple present redt, past participle gredt, auxiliary haa)

  1. to speak, talk
    • 1902, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      I cha nit rede. Es drückt mer der Atem ab.
      I cannot speak. It takes my breath away.

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German rede

Adjective[edit]

rede

  1. ready
  2. prepared

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hreiðr.

Noun[edit]

rede c (singular definite reden, plural indefinite reder)

  1. nest (bird-built structure)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse reiða and Middle Low German reden.

Verb[edit]

rede (imperative red, infinitive at rede, present tense reder, past tense redte, perfect tense har redt)

  1. comb (to groom the hair with a toothed implement)
  2. make (a bed)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse reiða and the verb.

Noun[edit]

rede (indeclinable)

  1. insight, clarification, especially in the expression gøre sig (selv) rede for

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede f (plural redes or reden, diminutive redetje n)

  1. reason (as a concept)
  2. address, discourse
  3. place to anchor, anchorage

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of rijden
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of reden

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. First-person singular present of reden.
  2. Imperative singular of reden.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of reden.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of reden.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ræd.

Adjective[edit]

rede

  1. redness
  2. Alternative spelling of rǣde
  3. dative of ræd/rǣd/rað

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. to read

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German rede

Adjective[edit]

rede (indeclinable)

  1. ready
  2. prepared

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hreiðr

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede n (definite singular redet, indefinite plural reder, definite plural reda or redene)

  1. a nest (e.g. bird's nest)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse reiða.

Verb[edit]

rede (imperative red, present tense reder, passive redes, simple past and past participle reda or redet, present participle redende)

  1. to ascertain
  2. to clarify

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese rede, from Latin rete.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun:

Verb:

Noun[edit]

rede f (plural redes)

  1. net (mesh of strings)
    1. (fishing) net (mesh of strings used to trap fish)
    2. (sports) net (mesh behind the goal frame)
    3. hairnet (netting worn over one's hair)
  2. (figuratively) sieve (something that catches and filters everything)
  3. (figuratively) web; net; a trap
  4. hammock (suspended bed or couch made of cloth or netting)
  5. network (an interconnected group or system)
    1. (business) chain (businesses with the same brand name)
    2. (broadcasting) network (group of affiliated television stations)
    3. (networking) (computers and other devices connected together to share information)
    4. (Internet) the Net; the Web (the Internet)
    5. an infrastructural system
      A rede de esgoto.
      The sewer system.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:rede.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of redar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of redar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of redar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of redar

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede n

  1. A bird's nest.

Declension[edit]

Declension of rede 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rede redet reden redena
Genitive redes redets redens redenas