from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deliverance from or removal of something unwanted or undesirable: "Compeyson took it easy as a good riddance for both sides” ( Charles Dickens).
- n. The act of ridding: riddance of household pests.
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- n. The act of being rid of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up or out.
- n. The state of being rid or free; freedom; escape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of ridding or getting rid, as of something superfluous, objectionable, or injurious; the state of being thus relieved; deliverance; specifically, the act of clearing or cleaning out.
- n. The act of putting out of the way specifically, destruction.
- n. The earth thrown out by an animal, as a fox, badger, or woodchuck, in burrowing into the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of removing or getting rid of something
- n. the act of forcing out someone or something
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