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3 letters words from 'rid'

RID 4 

2 letters words from 'rid'

DI 3ID 3

All 3 letters words made out of rid

rid ird rdi dri idr dir

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Definitions and meaning of rid



  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪd/
  • Rhymes: -ɪd

Etymology 1

Fusion of Middle English redden (to deliver from, rid, clear) (from Old English hreddan (to deliver, rescue, free from, take away), from Proto-West Germanic *hraddjan, 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 *rewdʰ- (to clear land).

Akin to Old Frisian hredda (to save), Dutch redden (to save, deliver), 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.


rid (not comparable) (not used attributively)

  1. Released from an obligation, problem, etc. (usually followed by of).


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

  1. (transitive) To free (something) from a hindrance or annoyance.
    Synonyms: deliver, disencumber
    We're trying to rid the world of poverty.
    • 1170, King Henry II (offhand remark)
      Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?
    • 2014, Jacob Steinberg, "Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian, 9 March 2014:
      All the billions in the world and Manchester City still cannot rid themselves of the most persistent thorn in their side.
  2. (transitive, chiefly obsolete) To banish.
    • 2008, John H. Goodwin, The Reluctant Spy (page 293)
      Worst of all were the leeches. The soldiers had managed to rid them from the camp interiors, but once you ventured out on patrol and into the wetlands, they were everywhere.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To kill.
Derived terms
  • get rid of
  • “rid” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Etymology 2



  1. (obsolete or nonstandard) simple past tense and past participle of ride
    • 1852, William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Henry Esmond
      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."


  • D.R.I., DRI, Dir., IDR, dir, dir.



  • IPA(key): /riːd/, [ʁiðˀ]



  1. imperative of ride

Norwegian Bokmål



  1. imperative of ride

Norwegian Nynorsk



  1. inflection of rida:
    1. present
    2. imperative



From French ride.


  • IPA(key): /rid/


rid n (plural riduri)

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


Further reading

  • rid in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)



  • Rhymes: -iːd



  1. imperative of rida.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • containing rice.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)