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Is rid a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word rid is a Scrabble US word. The word rid is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

R1I1D2

Is rid a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word rid is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

R1I1D2

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Yes. The word rid is a Words With Friends word. The word rid is worth 4 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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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

rid

Pronunciation

  • 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.

Adjective

rid (not comparable) (not used attributively)

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

Verb

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
Translations
References
  • “rid” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Etymology 2

Verb

rid

  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."

Anagrams

  • D.R.I., DRI, Dir., IDR, dir, dir.

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /riːd/, [ʁiðˀ]

Verb

rid

  1. imperative of ride

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

rid

  1. imperative of ride

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

rid

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

Romanian

Etymology

From French ride.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rid/

Noun

rid n (plural riduri)

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

Declension

Further reading

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

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːd

Verb

rid

  1. imperative of rida.

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