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Meaning of RID

Pronunciation:  rid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  relieve from; "Rid the the house of pests"
 

RID is a 3 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: disembarrass, free
 
 See Also: cleanse, clear, disembody, disinfest, eliminate, obviate, relieve, rid of, smooth, smooth out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rid\,
    imp. & p. p. of {Ride}, v. i. [Archaic]
    
          He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.
                                                   --Thackeray.
    
    
  2. \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 rescue; to deliver; -- with out of. [Obs.]
    
             Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand
             of the wicked.                        --Ps. lxxxii.
                                                   4.
    
    2. To free; to clear; to disencumber; -- followed by of.
       ``Rid all the sea of pirates.'' --Shak.
    
             In never ridded myself of an overmastering and
             brooding sense of some great calamity traveling
             toward me.                            --De Quincey.
    
    3. To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make
       away with; to destroy. [Obs.]
    
             I will red evil beasts out of the land. --Lev. xxvi.
                                                   6.
    
             Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!
                                                   --Shak.
    
    4. To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish. [R.]
       ``Willingness rids way.'' --Shak.
    
             Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves
             were at our tails.                    --J. Webster.
    
    {To be rid of}, to be free or delivered from.
    
    {To get rid of}, to get deliverance from; to free one's self
       from.
    
    
 

 

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