(geology) any clastic and sedimentary rock that is pigmented with red ferric oxide
Fusion of (etyl) . More at rid, ready.
(colloquial) To put in order; to make tidy; generally with up.
(colloquial) To free from entanglement.
(colloquial) To free from embarrassment.
(Scotland, and, Northern England) To fix boundaries.
(Scotland, and, Northern England) To comb hair.
(Scotland, and, Northern England) To separate combatants.
(Scotland, and, Northern England) To settle, usually a quarrel.
(obsolete) To save, rescue, deliver
- ”to redd up a house.
- Þe children þerwiþ fram deþe he redde .” — ”Floris and Blauncheflur
- Whi ne mighttestow wiþ lesse greue han yredd us fram helle?” — ”Ancrene Riwle
From (etyl), from (etyl) rydhja, (etyl), compare Dutch redden.
(Pennsylvania) To clean, tidy up, to put in order.
- I’ve got to redd up the place before your mother gets back.
Origin obscure, possibly from the act of the fish scooping, clearing out a spawning place, see redd above.
A spawning nest made by a fish.
* 2007, Michael Klesius, Fishes’ Riches , National Geographic (March 2007), 32,
- A female chinook salmon digs her redd , or nest, prior to spawning in Oregon’s John Day River.
From the archaic verb rede or read
- Verrelie that which I have heard and redd in the woorde of God” — ”The Works of John Knox , 1841