verb (used with object), ret·ted, ret·ting.
- reszke, jean de,
- retail politics,
- retail price index
Origin of ret
Examples from the Web for ret
As the Navy and Marines arrive in Haiti to bring relief, Ret.
The Daily Beast experts Peter Beinart, Nicolle Wallace, Tunku Varadarajan, Christopher Brownfield, Saad Mohseni, Ret.
The writer who wrote "ret" for right is probably as accurate as the one who spelled it "raght."
Retinue, ret′i-nū, n. the body of retainers who follow a person of rank: a suite: a cortege.
Sonig say, 'Tomorrow we be friendry and we ret those two go for another wawrk in the woods.--And Devious the Line of Duty|Tom Godwin
Retting, ret′ing, n. the act or process of preparing flax for use by rotting the useless part of the plant.
Got uh brother libin' ret on dis here street; one den toof doctors, yuh know, what pulls yer teef.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
verb rets, retting or retted
Word Origin for ret
"to soak stems of fibrous plants (flax, hemp, jute, etc.) to soften them," mid-15c., probably from Middle Dutch roten (or an unrecorded cognate Old Norse word that is related to Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta, Danish røde); considered to be related to Old English rotian "to rot" (see rot (v.)), but the vowel is difficult.