Redding

[ red-ing ]
/ ˈrɛd ɪŋ /

noun

a city in N California.

Definition for redding (2 of 3)

redd

1

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

1
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)

Definition for redding (3 of 3)

red

2
[ red ]
/ rɛd /

verb (used with object), red, red·ding.


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British Dictionary definitions for redding (1 of 6)

Redding

/ (ˈrɛdɪŋ) /

noun

Otis . 1941–67, US soul singer and songwriter. His recordings include "Respect" (1965), Dictionary of Soul (1966), and "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" (1968)

British Dictionary definitions for redding (2 of 6)

red

1
/ (rɛd) /

noun


adjective redder or reddest

verb reds, redding or redded

another word for redden

Derived Forms

redly, adverbredness, noun

Word Origin for red

Old English rēad; compare Old High German rōt, Gothic rauths, Latin ruber, Greek eruthros, Sanskrit rohita

British Dictionary definitions for redding (3 of 6)

red

2
/ (rɛd) /

verb reds, redding, red or redded

(tr) a variant spelling of redd 1

British Dictionary definitions for redding (4 of 6)

Red

/ (rɛd) informal /

adjective

Communist, Socialist, or Soviet
radical, leftist, or revolutionary

noun

a member or supporter of a Communist or Socialist Party or a national of a state having such a government, esp the former Soviet Union
a radical, leftist, or revolutionary

Word Origin for Red

C19: from the colour chosen to symbolize revolutionary socialism

British Dictionary definitions for redding (5 of 6)

redd

1

red

Scot and Northern English dialect

verb redds, redding, redd or redded

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

noun

the act or an instance of redding

Derived Forms

redder, noun

Word Origin for redd

C15 redden to clear, perhaps a variant of rid

British Dictionary definitions for redding (6 of 6)

redd

2
/ (rɛd) /

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with redding

red

In addition to the idioms beginning with red

  • red carpet
  • red cent
  • red herring
  • red in the face, be
  • red tape

also see:

  • catch red-handed
  • in the red
  • not worth a dime (red cent)
  • paint the town red
  • see red

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