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Is arid a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word arid is a Scrabble US word. The word arid is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is arid a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word arid is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Is arid a Words With Friends word?

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Valid words made from Arid

You can make 17 words from 'arid' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'arid'

ARID 5DARI 5
RAID 5RIAD 5

3 letters words from 'arid'

AID 4AIR 3
ARD 4RAD 4
RAI 3RIA 3
RID 4 

2 letters words from 'arid'

AD 3AI 2
AR 2DA 3
DI 3ID 3

All 4 letters words made out of arid

arid raid aird iard riad irad ardi radi adri dari rdai drai aidr iadr adir dair idar diar rida irda rdia dria idra dira

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word arid. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in arid.

Definitions and meaning of arid

arid

Etymology

From French aride or directly from Latin āridus (dry, arid, parched), confer its synonymous contracted form ardus. Originally from the verb āreo (I am dry, I am parched), akin to ārdeō (I am on fire, I burn).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæɹ.ɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæɹ.ɪd/
    • (Marymarrymerry distinction)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛɚ.ɪd/
    • (Marymarrymerry merger)

Adjective

arid (comparative arider or more arid, superlative aridest or most arid)

  1. Very dry.
    Antonyms: wet, drenched, damp, moist
  2. Describing a very dry climate. Typically defined as less than 25 cm or 10 inches of rainfall annually.
    Synonym: xeric
    Hyponyms: semi-arid, semiarid
    Antonyms: rainforest, humid
  3. (figuratively) Devoid of value.
    Antonyms: valuable, costly, precious

Related terms

  • aridity

Translations

Further reading

  • arid on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • Aird, Dair, Dari, IARD, Irad, RAID, dari, dira, raid, riad

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aˈʁiːt/
  • Hyphenation: arid

Adjective

arid (comparative arider, superlative am aridesten)

  1. arid

Declension

Further reading

  • “arid” in Duden online

Indonesian

Etymology

From English arid, from either French aride or directly from Latin āridus (dry, arid, parched).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈarɪt̚/
  • Hyphenation: arid
  • Homophone: arit

Adjective

arid

  1. (geography) arid: very dry (climate).

Further reading

  • “arid” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Romanian

Etymology

From French aride, from Latin aridus.

Adjective

arid m or n (feminine singular aridă, masculine plural arizi, feminine and neuter plural aride)

  1. barren

Declension

Related terms

  • ariditate

Source: wiktionary.org
  • very dry.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)