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Rede

Rede

(r?d)
,
Verb.
T.
[See
Read
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
To advise or counsel.
[Obs. or Scot.]
I
rede
that our host here shall begin.
Chaucer.
2.
To interpret; to explain.
[Obs.]
My sweven [dream]
rede
aright.
Chaucer.

Rede

,
Noun.
[See
Read
,
Noun.
]
1.
Advice; counsel; suggestion.
[Obs. or Scot.]
Burns.
There was none other remedy ne
reed
.
Chaucer.
2.
A word or phrase; a motto; a proverb; a wise saw.
[Obs.]
“This rede is rife.”
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rede

REDE

,
Noun.
Counsel; advice. Obs.

REDE

,
Verb.
T.
To counsel or advise. Obs.

Definition 2021


Rede

Rede

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German

Noun

Rede f (genitive Rede, plural Reden)

  1. speech

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English

Alternative forms

Noun

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

From Middle English reden, ræden, from Old English rǣdan (to counsel, advise; plot, design; rule, gover, guide; determine, decide, decree; read, explain). More at read.

Verb

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

Verb

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

Adjective

rede

  1. ready
  2. prepared

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hreiðr.

Noun

rede c (singular definite reden, plural indefinite reder)

  1. nest (bird-built structure)
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse reiða.

Verb

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)

Noun

rede

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

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːdə
  • Homophone: reden

Noun

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

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

Derived terms

Verb

rede

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

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German

Verb

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

Etymology

From Old English ræd.

Adjective

rede

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

Descendants

Verb

rede

  1. to read

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hreiðr

Alternative forms

Noun

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

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

References


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese rede, from Latin rete.

Pronunciation

Noun

rede f (plural redes)

  1. net
  2. hammock
  3. network

Quotations

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


Swedish

Noun

rede n

  1. A bird's nest.

Declension

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