rid

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See also: riđ and rið

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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), from Proto-Indo-European *reudh- (to clear land). Akin to Old Frisian hredda (to save), German retten (to save, deliver), roden (to clear) and reuten (to clear), 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)

  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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References[edit]
  • rid” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of ride
    • William Makepeace Thackeray
      He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.
    • 1930, William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, Library of America, 1985, p.67:
      "He would have rid that horse, too," pa says, "if I hadn't a stopped him. A durn spotted critter wilder than a catty-mount. A deliberate flouting of her and me."

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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.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. imperative of ride

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ride.

Noun[edit]

rid n (plural riduri)

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

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rid

  1. imperative of rida.