rid
transitive verb (rid; also ridded; ridding) Etymology: Middle English ridden to clear, probably from Old English *ryddan; akin to Old High German riutan to clear land, Old Norse rythja Date: 13th century 1. archaic save, rescue 2. to make free ; relieve, disencumber <
rid the complexion of blemishes
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be rid of worries
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get rid of that junk
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  • Rid — Rid, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rid} or {Ridded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ridding}.] [OE. ridden, redden, AS. hreddan to deliver, liberate; akin to D. & LG. redden, G. retten, Dan. redde, Sw. r[ a]dda, and perhaps to Skr. ?rath to loosen.] 1. To save; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rid — Rid, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rid} or {Ridded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ridding}.] [OE. ridden, redden, AS. hreddan to deliver, liberate; akin to D. & LG. redden, G. retten, Dan. redde, Sw. r[ a]dda, and perhaps to Skr. ?rath to loosen.] 1. To save; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rid — rid1 [rid] vt. rid or ridded, ridding [ME ridden, earlier ruden < ON rythja, to clear (land), akin to OE ryddan, OHG riuten < IE * reudh < base * reu , to tear up, dig out > RIP1, RUG] 1. to free, clear, relieve, or disencumber, as of …   English World dictionary

  • rid — RID, riduri, s.n. Încreţitură a pielii obrazului; zbârcitură, cută, creţ. – Din fr. ride. Trimis de RACAI, 22.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  RID s. creţ, cută, dungă, încreţitură, zbârcitură, (pop.) zbârceală, zbârci, (prin Transilv.) ranţ, (fig.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • rid — The past tense and past participle are now normally rid rather than ridded, but ridded occurs occasionally in active constructions such as He ridded the stable of flies. Rid must be used in constructions of the type I thought myself well rid of… …   Modern English usage

  • rid — ► VERB (ridding; past and past part. rid) 1) (rid of) make (someone or something) free of (an unwanted person or thing). 2) (be (or get) rid of) be freed or relieved of. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • Rid — Rid, imp. & p. p. of {Ride}, v. i. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RID — may refer to: *Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf *Isaiah ben Maldi di Trani (the Elder) *Retrieve Information for Display *Relative ID *The Royal Institute Dictionary of Thailand *International Rule for Transport of Dangerous Substances by… …   Wikipedia

  • rid — rid, clear, unburden, disabuse, purge are comparable when they mean to set a person or thing free of something that encumbers. Rid is a rather general term but is likely to refer to concrete or specific matters which are burdensome or pestiferous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • RID — steht für: Radionuclide Identifying Device, ein Messgerät zur Analyse und Identifizierung von ionisierender Strahlung Rechnerinterne Darstellung, mathematisches Datenmodell eines CAD Modells Recorder Identification Code, eine Kennnummer für CD… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rid — index dislodge, eject (evict), extirpate, free (relieved from a burden), relieve (free from burden), relinquish …   Law dictionary

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