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Yes. The word ret is a Scrabble US word. The word ret is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'ret'

RET 3 

2 letters words from 'ret'

ER 2ET 2
RE 2TE 2

All 3 letters words made out of ret

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Definitions and meaning of ret

ret

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle English retten, reten; perhaps from Middle Dutch rēten, reeten (compare Middle Low German rōten; Middle High German rōzen), or from Old Norse reyta (compare Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta); all from Proto-Germanic *rautijaną (to make mellow or soft), from Proto-Indo-European *rewd- (to tear; rend; rip). Related to rot.

Verb

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, page 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
  • retter
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Adjective

ret

  1. retired
Translations

Anagrams

  • ERT, ert, ter, ter-

Acehnese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rʌt/
  • (Banda Aceh) IPA(key): [rɛt]

Noun

ret

  1. road

References

  • Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Catalan

Verb

ret

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

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ. Compare Russian рот (rot, mouth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛt/

Noun

ret m inan

  1. lip

Declension

Derived terms

  • rtěnka f

Further reading

  • ret in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ret in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛt/, [ˈʁɑd̥]
  • Homophone: rat

Etymology 1

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

Adjective

ret

  1. straight
    en ret linje
    a straight line
  2. right, proper
  3. rightful
    den rette arving
    the rightful heir
  4. plain (in knitting)
Inflection
Synonyms
  • (rightful): retmæssig
Antonyms
  • (rightful): uretmæssig
  • (in knitting): vrang

Adverb

ret

  1. straight
  2. rightly, properly
  3. rather, quite
    Han er ret høj.
    He is rather tall.

Etymology 2

Maybe from Middle Low German richte.

Noun

ret c (singular definite retten, plural indefinite retter)

  1. (uncountable) justice, law
  2. court, courtroom, lawcourt (institution)
  3. courtroom (physical location)
    • 2016, Louise Damløv, Cecilie Kallestrup, Tre meter fra Breivik: En beretning fra Nordens største terrorretssag, Informations Forlag (→ISBN)
      Kun omkring halvdelen af de vidner, forsvaret havde indkaldt for at sandsynliggøre, at Breiviks ideologi ikke var galemandssnak, mødte op i retten.
      Only about half of the witness that the defense had summoned to support that Brevik's ideology was not the talk of a madman appeared in court.
    • 2017, Nadine Gordimer (tr. by Finn Holten Hansen), Æresgæst, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Retten var fyldt, og ansigter blev ved med at kigge ind ad vinduerne fra en voksende mængde udenfor.
      The courtroom was full, and faces kept looking in through the windows from a growing crowd outside.
  4. (uncountable) right, entitlement
    Alle mennesker har en ret til basal respekt.
    All humans have a right to basic respect.
  5. dish, course (of food)
  6. (uncountable) right side (e.g. of a fabric)
Declension

Synonyms

  • (right): rettighed
  • (courtroom): retssal

See also

  • jura, lov, justits

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English red.

Adjective

ret

  1. red

Westrobothnian

Etymology

Derived from riit.

Noun

ret

  1. (hunting) A flag or stake that is used as a signal in the seal hunting grounds, or as you put on the boat to find it again among the icebergs when departing from it to hunt.

Verb

ret

  1. The singular active preterite indicative of riit.

Source: wiktionary.org