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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ar"id
Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dry; barren.

Etymology: L. aridus, fr. arere to be dry: cf. F. aride

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless ("a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata")
  2. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall ("an arid climate")

Ultimately from the Latin term āridus (“dry, arid, parched”), confer its synonymous contracted form ardus. Originally from the verb āreo (“I am dry, I am parched”), akin to ārdeō (“I'm on fire, I burn”).

arid was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Arid

Arid Uka is a frankfurt airport post office employee, frankfurt airport, and frankfurt airportpost office employee. Arid was born on February 8th, 1990 in Mitrovica, Kosovo.



Fun Facts about the name Arid

  • When was the first name Arid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Arid is Saturday, February 11th, 1899.
  • How unique is the name Arid? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Arid. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Arid: Your name in reverse order is Dira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rida. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arid born Jan 28, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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