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.
retinue, ret′i-nū, n. the body of retainers who follow a person of rank: a suite: a cortege.
Dis heah coat and weskit nuver did you no favor anyways—I hear Miss Marg'ret talkin' 'bout it de fust time you ever put 'em on.
reticence, ret′i-sens, n. concealment by silence: reserve in speech—also ret′icency.
retting, ret′ing, n. the act or process of preparing flax for use by rotting the useless part of the plant.
retinol, ret′i-nol, n. a hydro-carbon oil used in printers' ink.
Got uh brother libin' ret on dis here street; one den toof doctors, yuh know, what pulls yer teef.
retina, ret′i-na, n. the innermost coating of the eye, consisting of a fine network of optic nerves.
Uster go down dere, an' dem Yankees be sittin' all 'long de road wid dey blue coats; ret pretty site; 'twas.
"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.