Meaning of rid


Pronunciation: (rid), [key]
— rid rid•ded, rid•ding.
  1. to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually fol. by of&hasp;): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you'd be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit.
  2. to relieve or disembarrass (usually fol. by of&hasp;): to rid the mind of doubt.
  3. to deliver or rescue: to rid them out of bondage; to rid him from his enemies.
  4. to be free of or no longer encumbered by: to be rid of obligations.
  5. to eliminate or discard: It's time we got rid of this trash.


Pronunciation: (rid), [key]
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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