Ret vs Reit - What's the difference?
As a noun ret
As an initialism reit is
(legal) real estate]] investment [[trust|trust, an investment device where the holding company uses the funds invested to hold real estate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Precise origin uncertain; perhaps related to Middle Dutch ).
To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
* 1989 , (Keith Bosley), translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala , XLVIII:
* 2006 , (Thomas Pynchon), Against the Day , Vintage 2007, page 621:
- the hemp was retted / and soon the retting was done / and swiftly it was hung up / and hurriedly it was dried […].
- the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring
(UK, dialect, obsolete) sedge; seaweed