rid

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Fusion of Middle English redden (to deliver from, rid, clear) (from Old English hreddan (to deliver, rescue, free from, take away), from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną (to save, deliver)) and Middle English ridden (to clear away, remove obstructions) (from Old English ġeryddan (to clear land), from Proto-Germanic *riudijaną (to clear)). Akin to Old Frisian hredda (to save), German retten (to save, deliver), Old Norse ryðja (to clear, empty), Old Norse hrōðja (to clear, strip). More at redd.

Adjective[edit]

rid (not comparable)

  1. released from an obligation, problem, etc. (usually followed by "of")
    I’m glad to be rid of that stupid nickname.
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Verb[edit]

rid (third-person singular simple present rids, present participle ridding, simple past rid or ridded, past participle rid or ridden)

  1. To free from something.
    We're trying to rid the world of poverty.
    1170, King Henry II (offhand remark) — "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?"
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of ride
    • Thackeray
      He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /riːd/, [ʁiðˀ]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. Imperative of ride.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

rid

  1. rafsi of crida.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ride.

Noun[edit]

rid n (plural riduri)

  1. wrinkle, furrow, crease, line (on face)

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. imperative of rida.