Definitions and meaning of ret
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹɛt/
- Rhymes: -ɛt
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.
ret (third-person singular simple present rets, present participle retting, simple past and past participle retted)
- (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
- IPA(key): /rʌt/
- (Banda Aceh) IPA(key): [rɛt]
- Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
- third-person singular present indicative form of retre
- second-person singular imperative form of retre
From Proto-Slavic *rъtъ. Compare Russian рот (rot, “mouth”).
ret m inan
- ret in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- ret in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
- IPA(key): /rɛt/, [ˈʁɑd̥]
- Homophone: rat
From Old Norse réttr, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.
- en ret linje
- a straight line
- right, proper
- den rette arving
- the rightful heir
- plain (in knitting)
- (rightful): uretmæssig
- (in knitting): vrang
- rightly, properly
- rather, quite
- Han er ret høj.
- He is rather tall.
Maybe from Middle Low German richte.
ret c (singular definite retten, plural indefinite retter)
- (uncountable) justice, law
- court, courtroom, lawcourt (institution)
- 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.
- (uncountable) right, entitlement
- Alle mennesker har en ret til basal respekt.
- All humans have a right to basic respect.
- dish, course (of food)
- (uncountable) right side (e.g. of a fabric)
- (right): rettighed
- (courtroom): retssal
From English red.
Derived from riit.
- (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.
- The singular active preterite indicative of riit.