verb \ˈrid\
rid also rid·dedrid·ding

Definition of RID

transitive verb
archaic :  save, rescue
:  to make free :  relieve, disencumber <rid the complexion of blemishes> <be rid of worries> <get rid of that junk>

Examples of RID

  1. <worked two jobs to rid himself of debt>

Origin of RID

Middle English ridden to clear, probably from Old English *ryddan; akin to Old High German riutan to clear land, Old Norse rythja
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with RID


Next Word in the Dictionary: ridability
Previous Word in the Dictionary: rictus
All Words Near: rid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up rid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).