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Meaning of "rid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RID

(Meaning: to clear land): from Old Norse rythja; related to Old High German riutan to clear land.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RID

rid  [rɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rid is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rid in English.

WHAT DOES RID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of rid in the English dictionary

The definition of rid in the dictionary is to relieve or deliver from something disagreeable or undesirable; make free.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RID

PRESENT

Present
I rid
you rid
he/she/it rids
we rid
you rid
they rid
Present continuous
I am ridding
you are ridding
he/she/it is ridding
we are ridding
you are ridding
they are ridding
Present perfect
I have ridded
you have ridded
he/she/it has ridded
we have ridded
you have ridded
they have ridded
Present perfect continuous
I have been ridding
you have been ridding
he/she/it has been ridding
we have been ridding
you have been ridding
they have been ridding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ridded
you ridded
he/she/it ridded
we ridded
you ridded
they ridded
Past continuous
I was ridding
you were ridding
he/she/it was ridding
we were ridding
you were ridding
they were ridding
Past perfect
I had ridded
you had ridded
he/she/it had ridded
we had ridded
you had ridded
they had ridded
Past perfect continuous
I had been ridding
you had been ridding
he/she/it had been ridding
we had been ridding
you had been ridding
they had been ridding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rid
you will rid
he/she/it will rid
we will rid
you will rid
they will rid
Future continuous
I will be ridding
you will be ridding
he/she/it will be ridding
we will be ridding
you will be ridding
they will be ridding
Future perfect
I will have ridded
you will have ridded
he/she/it will have ridded
we will have ridded
you will have ridded
they will have ridded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ridding
you will have been ridding
he/she/it will have been ridding
we will have been ridding
you will have been ridding
they will have been ridding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rid
you would rid
he/she/it would rid
we would rid
you would rid
they would rid
Conditional continuous
I would be ridding
you would be ridding
he/she/it would be ridding
we would be ridding
you would be ridding
they would be ridding
Conditional perfect
I would have rid
you would have rid
he/she/it would have rid
we would have rid
you would have rid
they would have rid
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ridding
you would have been ridding
he/she/it would have been ridding
we would have been ridding
you would have been ridding
they would have been ridding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rid
we let´s rid
you rid
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rid
Past participle
ridded
Present Participle
ridding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RID

rictus
ridability
ridable
riddance
ridden
ridder
riddle
riddled
riddler
riddlingly
ride
ride again
ride at anchor
ride down
ride for a fall
ride out
ride roughshod over
ride the wave
ride to hounds
ride up

WORDS THAT END LIKE RID

acid
aid
android
avoid
bid
David
did
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
mid
paid
rapid
said
solid
stupid
valid
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Synonyms and antonyms of rid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rid

Translation of «rid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RID

Find out the translation of rid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

摆脱了的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libre
570 millions of speakers

English

rid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छुटकारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التخلص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избавиться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

livre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিত্রাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

débarrassé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

los
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

解放される
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

~을 벗어나다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyisihaken
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loại bỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விடுபட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुटका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurtulmuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbarazzato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

RID
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

позбутися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

RID
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαλλαγούμε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontslae
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kvitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rid

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RID»

The term «rid» is very widely used and occupies the 7.042 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rid» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rid

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «RID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rid.
1
June Allyson
The first day I arrived, they told me to go home and get rid of that cold.
2
Carl Andre
Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
3
Melissa Bank
I live by Edith Wharton's rule to get rid of anything neither useful nor beautiful. So I put the TV out on the street.
4
Samuel Barnett
I guess I've grown to admire Queen Elizabeth II more. I've always struggled with my feelings about the Royal Family. I am a supporter. I'm not someone who thinks we should get rid of them. But what I've struggled with is the lack of emotionality that the Queen seems to share.
5
Eric Bristow
It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune.
6
Henry Brooke
A book may be compared to your neighbour: if it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
7
Rodney Brooks
I see robotic technology getting rid of the dangerous, the dirty, and the just plain boring jobs. Some people say, 'You can't. People won't have anything to do.' But we found things that were a lot easier than backbreaking labor in the sun and the fields. Let people rise to better things.
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Ahmed Chalabi
I did more than anyone else in persuading the U.S. to get rid of Saddam.
9
Jonathan Dee
I wrote my first novel in the same conditions as most first novelists - I had a full-time job, I shared an apartment, I had no time - and so I became a compulsive outliner of everything. Ever since then, my process has consisted of trying to forcibly rid myself of that compulsion.
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Nikki DeLoach
I learned how to get rid of the Southern accent when I was, like, 11 years old and living in New York for the summer doing modeling and commercials and auditioning for Broadway. The mother I lived with for the summer taught me how to drop my Southern accent.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RID»

Discover the use of rid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual ...
This book is primarily written for them, but can also equip pastors, ministry staff, and others to respond compassionately to those who have been assaulted. Part of the Re:Lit series.
Justin S. Holcomb, Lindsey A. Holcomb, 2011
2
Getting Rid of Matthew
Getting Rid of Matthew is the brilliantly witty novel from Jane Fallon.
Jane Fallon, 2007
3
AARP Clean, Green, and Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make ...
Dr. Walter Crinnion, a naturopathic doctor and environmental medicine physician, shows you how to clean up your diet and clear out your body and home to eliminate unwanted pounds and toxins from your life.
Walter Crinnion, 2011
4
Getting Rid of Graffiti: A Practical Guide to Graffiti ...
This book provides, for the first time, clear, authoritative guidance on removing graffiti and protecting surfaces from further attack.
M. J. Whitford, 1992
5
PJ Harvey's Rid of Me: A Story
This book takes Polly Jean at her word. Kate Schatz puts together a collection of stories that is weird, dark, and seductive in its portrayals of women, kidnapping, love, sex, isolation and power.
Kate Schatz, 2007
6
Get rid of cellulite: Simple shortcuts to beautiful skin
Get rid of cellulite cuts straight to the heart of the matter.
Infinite Ideas, 2011
7
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic ...
. No history of modern psychiatry is complete without this story." —Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon The Lobotomist explores one of the darkest chapters of American medicine: the desperate attempt to treat the hundreds of ...
Jack El-Hai, 2007
8
Let's Get Rid of Fat
If you have a weight problem, today is the day to change your life and read Let's Get Rid of Fat: This one just works. Start losing weight now. Says author Graham Ryland, My wife and I quite happily separated many years ago.
Graham Ryland, 2011
9
Exorcising Your Ex: How to Get Rid of the Demons of ...
With cutting-edge wit, the author of the "Couple Time" feature in Glamour magazine presents age-old wisdom that has been passed down through secret female tribal rites--a hilarious--and eminently helpful--collection of real-life tricks and ...
Elizabeth Kuster, 1996
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Erasing the Ink: Getting Rid of Your Tattoo
Presents information about the removal of unwanted tattoos, examining the different removal techniques, possible side effects, possible outcomes, and getting cover-up tattoos.
Frank Spalding, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Get Rid of the Supreme Court? No Thanks
“If we want to save some money, let's just get rid of the court,” was the reaction of Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, ... «Reason, Jun 15»
2
Kenton County looks to get rid of abandoned properties
(AP) - Kenton County officials are considering a pilot program to help get rid of abandoned properties in northern Kentucky. The Kentucky Enquirer reports ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
3
Is Victoria Beckham undergoing laser treatment to get rid of her …
First Victoria Beckham said she'd rather forget she was born in Essex, and now it seems she's getting rid of the tacky tattoos she had inked during her Spice Girls ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies, Before AND After They Enter Your Home
Luckily, there are many easy tricks you can do to get rid of them. We've got that info below, but first, let us tell you where they come from. You might want to sit ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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When a song is stuck in your head, chewing gum can help get rid of it
Researchers have discovered a simple way to get rid of that nagging song in your head: chewing gum. A study from the University of Reading, first published last ... «Mashable, May 15»
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LeSean McCoy: 'I'm gonna show them' with Bills
But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones -- like that. [The Eagles declined to comment on McCoy's statements.] How many other ... «ESPN, May 15»
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LeSean McCoy on Chip Kelly: 'There's a reason he got rid of all the …
He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That's the truth. «USA TODAY, May 15»
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Jon Stewart Suggests 2016 Change: 'Let's Get Rid of Ted Cruz'
Jon Stewart tonight played a game of “Let's Get Rid of Ted Cruz,” arguing that “Ted Cruz cannot live up to the extremely high standards set for a candidate by ... «Mediaite, May 15»
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How to get rid of 100000 small banknotes in China
(CNN) It's one way to get rid of your spare change -- buy a BMW with it. A woman in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of the central Chinese province of Henan, last ... «CNN, Apr 15»
10
Let's Just Get Rid of the Hyde Amendment
Let's Just Get Rid of the Hyde Amendment. The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long. «The Nation., Mar 15»

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