Redd vs Reqd - What's the difference?

redd | reqd |

As a verb redd

is (colloquial) to put in order; to make tidy; generally with up or redd can be (pennsylvania) to clean, tidy up, to put in order or redd can be (rede).

As a noun redd

is a spawning nest made by a fish.

As an abbreviation reqd is




Etymology 1

Fusion of (etyl) . More at rid, ready.

Alternative forms

* red


  • (colloquial) To put in order; to make tidy; generally with up.
  • ''to redd up a house.
  • (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
  • Þe children þerwiþ fram deþe he redde .'' — ''Floris and Blauncheflur
    Whi ne mighttestow wiþ lesse greue han yredd us fram helle?'' — ''Ancrene Riwle
    Derived terms
    * (l), (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) rydhja, (etyl), compare Dutch redden.

    Alternative forms

    * red


    (en verb)
  • (Pennsylvania) To clean, tidy up, to put in order.
  • I've got to redd up the place before your mother gets back.

    Etymology 3

    Origin obscure, possibly from the act of the fish scooping, clearing out a spawning place, see redd above.


    (en noun)
  • 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.

    Etymology 4

    From the archaic verb rede or read


  • (rede)
  • (obsolete) (read)
  • Verrelie that which I have heard and redd in the woorde of God'' — ''The Works of John Knox , 1841




    (Abbreviation) (head)
  • required