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 for rid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Monosaccharide \Mon`o*sac"cha*ride\, n. Also -rid \-rid\ .
     [Mono- + saccharide.] (Chem.)
     A simple sugar; any of a number of sugars (including the
     trioses, tetroses, pentoses, hexoses, etc.), not decomposable
     into simpler sugars by hydrolysis. Specif., as used by some,
     a hexose. The monosaccharides are all open-chain compounds
     containing hydroxyl groups and either an aldehyde group or a
     ketone group.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rid \Rid\,
     imp. & p. p. of Ride, v. i. [Archaic]
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           He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rid \Rid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rid or Ridded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ridding.] [OE. ridden, redden, AS. hreddan to deliver,
     liberate; akin to D. & LG. redden, G. retten, Dan. redde, Sw.
     r[aum]dda, and perhaps to Skr. ?rath to loosen.]
     1. To save; to rescue; to deliver; -- with out of. [Obs.]
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              Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand
              of the wicked.                        --Ps. lxxxii.
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     2. To free; to clear; to disencumber; -- followed by of. "Rid
        all the sea of pirates." --Shak.
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              In never ridded myself of an overmastering and
              brooding sense of some great calamity traveling
              toward me.                            --De Quincey.
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     3. To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make
        away with; to destroy. [Obs.]
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              I will red evil beasts out of the land. --Lev. xxvi.
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              Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!
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     4. To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish. [R.]
        "Willingness rids way." --Shak.
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              Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves
              were at our tails.                    --J. Webster.
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     To be rid of, to be free or delivered from.
     To get rid of, to get deliverance from; to free one's self
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rode+(r[=o]d)+({Rid">Ride \Ride\, v. i. [imp. Rode (r[=o]d) ({Rid [r[i^]d],
     Ridden({Rid">archaic); p. p. Ridden({Rid, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Riding.] [AS. r[imac]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G.
     reiten, OHG. r[imac]tan, Icel. r[imac][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan.
     ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word.
     Cf. Road.]
     1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
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              To-morrow, when ye riden by the way.  --Chaucer.
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              Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop
              after him.                            --Swift.
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     2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a
        car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
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              The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not
              by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the
              streets with trains of servants.      --Macaulay.
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     3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
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              Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
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     4. To be supported in motion; to rest.
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              Strong as the exletree
              On which heaven rides.                --Shak.
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              On whose foolish honesty
              My practices ride easy!               --Shak.
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     5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
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              He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
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     6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle;
        as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
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     To ride easy (Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent
        pitching or straining at the cables.
     To ride hard (Naut.), to pitch violently.
     To ride out.
        (a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
        (b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.]
     To ride to hounds, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds
        in hunting.
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     Syn: Drive.
     Usage: Ride, Drive. Ride originally meant (and is so used
            throughout the English Bible) to be carried on
            horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in
            England, drive is the word applied in most cases to
            progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park,
            etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a
            horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by
            giving "to travel on horseback" as the leading sense
            of ride; though he adds "to travel in a vehicle" as a
            secondary sense. This latter use of the word still
            occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to
            Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an
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                  "Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord
                  Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that
                  morning.                          --W. Black.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trisaccharide \Tri*sac"cha*ride\, n. Also -rid \-rid\ (Chem.)
     A complex sugar, as raffinose, yielding by hydrolysis three
     simple sugar molecules.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: relieve from; "Rid the house of pests" [syn: rid, free,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "rid":
     abandon, abjure, abolish, abstract, assassinate, cast, cast aside,
     cast away, cast off, cast out, cede, chuck, clear, clear away,
     clear out, clear the decks, cut off, cut out, cut short, deep-six,
     deport, discard, disgorge, dispel, dispense with, dispose of,
     ditch, do away with, do without, drop, dump, eighty-six, eject,
     elide, eliminate, end, eradicate, escape, exile, expatriate, expel,
     exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, finish, finish off, fling off,
     forgo, forswear, free, get along without, get clear of,
     get free of, get out of, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of,
     give away, give up, have done with, jettison, jilt, kill,
     kiss good-bye, liberate, liquidate, lose, make a sacrifice,
     make away with, murder, nip, outlaw, part with, pick out, purge,
     put paid to, quitclaim, recant, reject, release, relinquish,
     remove, render up, renounce, resign, retract, root out, root up,
     sacrifice, shake off, shoo, slaughter, slough, spare, strike off,
     strike out, surrender, swear off, take off, throw away, throw off,
     throw out, throw over, throw overboard, throw up, to,
     toss overboard, unburden, uproot, vacate, waive, weed out, yield

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Relative IDentifier (AD, SID, ACL)

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