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Is dree a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dree is a Scrabble US word. The word dree is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is dree a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dree is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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You can make 16 words from 'dree' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'dree'

DEER 5DERE 5
DREE 5ERED 5
REDE 5REED 5

3 letters words from 'dree'

DEE 4ERE 3
RED 4REE 3

2 letters words from 'dree'

DE 3ED 3
EE 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of dree

dree rdee dere edre rede erde dree rdee dere edre rede erde deer eder deer eder eedr eedr reed ered reed ered eerd eerd

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dree. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dree.

Definitions and meaning of dree

dree

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɹiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

From Middle English dreen, dreghen, dreogen, from Old English drēogan, from Proto-Germanic *dreuganą (to work, act, do military service), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrewgʰ- (to hold fast). Cognate with Scots dree, drie (to endure, thole, suffer, bear), Gothic 𐌳𐍂𐌹𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽 (driugan, to do military service), Icelandic drýgja (to commit, connect, perpetrate, lengthen). See also dright, drighten.

Verb

dree (third-person singular simple present drees, present participle dreeing, simple past and past participle dreed)

  1. (transitive, chiefly dialectal, North England and Scotland) To suffer; bear; endure; put up with; undergo.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume 8:
      And redoubled pine for its dwellers I dree.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly dialectal, North England and Scotland) To endure; brook; be able to do or continue.
Synonyms
  • (suffer): See also Thesaurus:tolerate
  • (endure):
Derived terms
  • adree
  • dree one’s weird

Etymology 2

From Middle English dreȝ, dregh, dryȝ (long, extended, great), from Old English *drēog (fit, sober, earnest) and/or Old Norse drjúgr (extensive, sufficient); both from Proto-Germanic *dreugaz (extensive, firm), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrewgʰ- (to hold fast). Cognate with Scots dreich (extensive, lasting, long-lasting, tedious, tiresome, slow), West Frisian drege (extensive, long-lasting), Danish drøj (tough, solid, heavy), Swedish dryg (lasting, liberal, hard, large, ample), Icelandic drjúgur (long, substantial, ample, heavy).

Alternative forms

  • dreigh, dreegh (Scotland)

Adjective

dree (comparative more dree, superlative most dree)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Long; large; ample; great.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) Great; of serious moment.
  3. (now chiefly dialectal) Tedious; wearisome; tiresome.
Derived terms
  • dreely

Etymology 3

From Middle English dreghe, dregh, from dregh, dreȝ (long, extended, great). See above.

Noun

dree (plural drees)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Length; extension; the longest part.

Anagrams

  • Rede, Reed, de re, deer, dere, rede, reed

Low German

Alternative forms

  • drei
  • dre

Etymology

From Middle Low German drê, drî, drie, from Old Saxon thrie.

Numeral

dree

  1. three

Coordinate terms

Related terms

  • (ordinal numeral) darde (East Frisian), drüdde, drüdd', drütt, drütte (in Dithmarschen)

Luxembourgish

Verb

dree

  1. second-person singular imperative of dreeën

Plautdietsch

Etymology

From Middle Low German drê, drî, drie, from Old Saxon thrie.

Numeral

dree

  1. three

Scots

Etymology

From Old English drēogan, from Proto-West Germanic *dreugan, from Proto-Germanic *dreuganą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /driː/

Verb

dree (third-person singular present drees, present participle dreein, past dreed, past participle dreed)

  1. to endure, suffer, put up with, undergo

Derived terms

  • dree one’s weird

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Scots) dreary.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)