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  Dictionary Definition of rid

rid [1]

-- phrase
1. be rid of, to be free from (something objectionable): anything to be rid of the pain.
2. get rid of, a. to get free, or relieved of. b. to get (a thing or person) off one's hands. c. to do away with.
3. ( rid or ridded, ridding ) rid of, a. to clear, disencumber, or free of (something objectionable). b. to disembarrass or relieve: to rid the mind of doubt.
[ME rydde, OE geryddan clear (land), c. Icel. rydhja clear, empty]
-- ridder, noun