rather

suomi-englanti sanakirja

rather englannista suomeksi

  1. mieluummin

  2. melkoisen

  3. päinvastoin

  4. aika

  1. mieluummin

  2. pikemminkin, vaan

  3. pikemminkin, tarkemmin sanottuna

  4. melko, aika

  5. Verbi

rather englanniksi

  1. More quickly. (defdate)

  2. (syn)

  3. (ngd); preferably, in preference to. (Now usually followed by than) (defdate)

  4. (ux)

  5. (RQ:Schuster Hepaticae)

  6. (quote-song); (w)|artist=Kings of Convenience|title=I'd Rather Dance with You|passage=I'd rather dance with you than talk with you / So why don't we just move into the other room

  7. (ngd); the contrary. (defdate)

  8. (ngd); more precisely. (Now usually preceded by or.) (defdate)

  9. (RQ:James Maisie)

  10. 1898, J. A. Hamilton, "Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby|Stanley, Edward George Geoffrey Smith", in Sidney Lee (Ed.), ''of National Biography|Dictionary of National Biography, Volume LIV: Stanhope–Stovin'', The MacMillan Company, page 60,

  11. His ‘Iliad’ is spirited and polished, and, though often rather a paraphrase than a translation, is always more truly poetic than most of the best translations.
  12. (RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp)Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connection—or rather as a transition from the subject that had started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.

  13. Somewhat, fairly. (defdate)

  14. (ant)

  15. To prefer; to prefer to.

  16. (quote-book)

  17. 2002, Elizabeth Bowen, ''The Heat of the Day'':

  18. 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?
  19. 2007, Mikel Schaefer, ''Lost in Katrina'', page 323:

  20. "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.
  21. Prior; earlier; former.

  22. 1900, (w), ''The Travels of Sir John Mandeville'' (version in modern spelling)

  23. Now no man dwelleth at the rather town of Damietta.
  24. (non-gloss definition)

  25. (l)