Redd meaning

rĕd
To clear.

Redd the dinner table.

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To put in order; make (a place) tidy.
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The spawning area of trout or salmon.
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(colloquial) To put in order; to make tidy; generally with up.

To redd up a house.

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(colloquial) To free from entanglement.
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(colloquial) To free from embarrassment.
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(Scotland and Northern England) To fix boundaries.
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(Scotland and Northern England) To comb hair.
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(Scotland and Northern England) To separate combatants.
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(Scotland and Northern England) To settle, usually a quarrel.
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(Pennsylvania) To clean, tidy up, to put in order.

I've got to redd up the place before your mother gets back.

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A spawning nest made by a fish.
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Simple past tense and past participle of rede.
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A spawning nest made by a fish, especially a salmon or trout.
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Origin of redd

  • Middle English dialectal redden variant (probably influenced by Middle English redden to free (from an encumbrance), rescue) of Middle English riddan to clear (an area, a way), clear out rid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Fusion of Middle English redden (“to save, rescue, deliver, rid, free, clear"), from Old English hreddan (“to save, deliver, recover, rescue"), from Proto-Germanic *hradjanÄ… and Middle English reden (“to clean up, clear"), from Old English Ä¡erÇ£dan (“to put in order, arrange, prepare"), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijanÄ… (“to arrange"). More at rid, ready.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin obscure, possibly from the act of the fish scooping, clearing out a spawning place, see redd above.

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  • From Middle English, from Old Norse rydhja, Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden.

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  • From the archaic verb rede or read

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