ree (plural rees)
- Alternative form of
From Middle English rei, reh, reoh, from Old English hrēoh (“rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, stormy, tempestuous”), from Proto-Germanic *hreuhaz (“bad, wild”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Scots ree, rae, ray (“ree”), Old Saxon hrē (“evil, bad, angry”), Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌷𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (rauhtjan, “to become angry, rage against”). Related to Old English hrēaw (“raw, uncooked”). More at raw.
- rie (Scotland)
- (now chiefly dialectal) Wild; fierce; outrageous; overexcited; frenzied; delirious; crazy.
- (now chiefly dialectal) Befuddled with liquor; half-drunk; tipsy.
- 1839, Robertson, Joseph, The Book of Bon-Accord: or, A Guide to the City of Aberdeen, footnote, page 94:
- One of the witnesses speaks of having seen this sober judge "upon the bench, when he appeared to be ree, and as if he had been drunk the night before."
- (frenzied): frantic, frenetic, off the chain
- (half-drunk): buzzed, merry, squiffy; see also Thesaurus:drunk
ree (plural rees)
- (now chiefly dialectal) A state of befuddlement; intoxication.
- (now chiefly dialectal) A state of great excitement or frenzy.
- (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To become extremely excited; fly into a rage.
- (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To drive into a state of excitement; fire with enthusiasm.
Compare riddle (“a sieve”).
- (obsolete, Britain, dialect) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
ree (plural reë)
- Afrikaans: ree
Syncopic form of rede.
ree f (plural reeën)
ree f pl
- king (monarchy, chess, card games, draughts)
- Jean eh cooie da ree. ― Make it fit for a king.
- Keayrt dy row va ree ayn. ― There was once a king.
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ree (n class, plural ree)
|Playing cards in Swahili · karata za kucheza (layout · text)|
|ree, rea, rei||mbili||tatu||nne||tano||sita||saba|
|nane||tisa||kumi||ghulamu, mzungu wa tatu||malkia, mzungu wa pili, bibi||mfalme, mzungu wa nne, basha||jokari|