or red

[ red ]
/ rɛd /

verb (used with object), redd or redd·ed, redd·ing. Northern and Midland U.S.

to put in order; tidy: to redd a room for company.
to clear: to redd the way.

Origin of redd

before 900; apparently conflation of 2 words: Middle English (Scots) reden to clear, clean up (a space, land), Old English gerǣdan to put in order (cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German rêden, reiden; akin to ready); and Middle English (Scots) redden to rid, free, clear, Old English hreddan to save, deliver, rescue (cognate with Old Frisian hredda, German retten) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for redded

  • Both ladies laughed, and Lizarann pricked her finger badly, and it redded all over the 'emstitch.

    It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for redded (1 of 2)



Scot and Northern English dialect

verb redds, redding, redd or redded

(tr often foll by up) to bring order to; tidy (up)


the act or an instance of redding

Derived forms of redd

redder, noun

Word Origin for redd

C15 redden to clear, perhaps a variant of rid

British Dictionary definitions for redded (2 of 2)

/ (rɛd) /


a hollow in sand or gravel on a river bed, scooped out as a spawning place by salmon, trout, or other fish

Word Origin for redd

C17 (originally: spawn): of obscure origin
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