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English - Etymology

From Middle English _rather_, _rether_, from Old English _hraþor_ (“sooner, earlier, more quickly”), comparative of _hraþe_ (“hastily, quickly, promptly, readily, immediately, soon, at once, directly”), equivalent to _rathe_ +‎ _-er_. More at rathe. Cognate to Dutch _radder_ (“faster”).

From Middle English rather, rether, from Old English hraþor (sooner, earlier, more quickly), comparative of hraþe (hastily, quickly, promptly, readily, immediately, soon, at once, directly), equivalent to rathe +‎ -er. More at rathe. Cognate to Dutch radder (faster).

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* (UK) enPR: rä_th'_ə(r), IPA(key): /ˈɹɑːðə/ * Rhymes: -ɑːðə(r) * (US) enPR: ră_th'_ər, IPA(key): /ˈɹæðɚ/, /ˈɹɑðɚ/ * Rhymes: -æðə(r) * Hyphenation: rath‧er

  • (UK) enPR: th'ə(r), IPA(key): /ˈɹɑːðə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːðə(r)
  • (US) enPR: th'ər, IPA(key): /ˈɹæðɚ/, /ˈɹɑðɚ/
  • Rhymes: -æðə(r)
  • Hyphenation: rath‧er

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English - Adverb

RATHER (_not comparable_) * (obsolete) More quickly; sooner, earlier. [9th-19th c.] * Used to specify a choice or preference; preferably. (Now usually followed by THAN) [from 9th c.] * 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, _The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian_, volume V, page vii Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, RATHER than on herbarium plants. I'd RATHER stay in all day than go out with them.

rather (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) More quickly; sooner, earlier. [9th-19th c.]
  2. Used to specify a choice or preference; preferably. (Now usually followed by than) [from 9th c.]
    I'd rather stay in all day than go out with them.

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - VERB
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RATHER (_third-person singular simple present_ RATHERS, _present participle_ RATHERING, _simple past and past participle_ RATHERED) * (nonstandard or dialectal) To prefer; to prefer to. * 1984, Bruce Brooks, _The Moves Make the Man_: Until just before the pie was popped into the heat. A few of them suddenly realized who put that gorgeous hunk of crackers together, and gaped. We grinned back, but very cool. The ones who knew said nothing, RATHERING to die than let on they had been hustled by two negative dudes. * 2002, Sarah Waters, _Fingersmith_: It was a plain brown dress, more or less the colour of my hair; and the walls of our kitchen being also brown, when I came downstairs again I could hardly be seen. I should have RATHERED a blue gown, or a violet one […] * 2002, Elizabeth Bowen, _The Heat of the Day_: So you must excuse my saying anything I did: all it was, that up to the very last I had understood us all to be friendly — apart, that is, from his RATHERING me not there. How was I to know he would flash out so wicked? * 2007, Mikel Schaefer, _Lost in Katrina_, page 323: "That was a killer," said Chris. "I'd RATHERED die in St. Bernard than spent one minute over there. I would have RATHERED the storm, shaking with the wind and rain hitting in the boat for an eternity than spending any time there.

rather (third-person singular simple present rathers, present participle rathering, simple past and past participle rathered)

  1. (nonstandard or dialectal) To prefer; to prefer to.

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

RATHER (_not comparable_) * (obsolete) Prior; earlier; former. * Sir J. Mandeville Now no man dwelleth at the RATHER town.

rather (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Prior; earlier; former.


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