Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give advice to; counsel.
  • transitive verb To interpret; explain.
  • noun Advice or counsel.
  • noun A narration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See read.
  • An obsolete form of red.
  • An obsolete variant of ready.
  • An obsolete form of red.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or Scot. To advise or counsel.
  • transitive verb obsolete To interpret; to explain.
  • noun Obs. or Scot. Advice; counsel; suggestion.
  • noun obsolete A word or phrase; a motto; a proverb; a wise saw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Help, advice, counsel.
  • noun archaic Decision, a plan.
  • verb transitive To govern, protect.
  • verb transitive To discuss, deliberate.
  • verb transitive To advise.
  • verb transitive To interpret (a riddle or dream); explain

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
  • verb give advice to

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English reden, from Old English rǣdan; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old English rǣd. Middle English rǣd, rað. Cognate with Danish råd, Dutch raad, German Rat, Swedish råd. Indo-European cognates include Latin ratiō ("reason, judgment, counsel") and Albanian rëndë ("grave, important, heavy, wise").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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  • rede give advice

    January 22, 2007