Definitions

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  • adj. laughing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Laughing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Smiling broadly; grinning.

Etymologies

Latin ridens, present participle of ridere to laugh. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have been doing both for decades with no obvious problems - and with less of the one-arm-behind-or-back that came with Polaris/rident etc.

    The Creation of a European Army

  • God, a day of judgment to come, and yet for all that, as Hugo saith, ita comedunt ac dormiunt, ac si diem judicii evasissent; ita ludunt ac rident, ac si in coelis cum Deo regnarent: they are as merry for all the sorrow, as if they had escaped all dangers, and were in heaven already:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Signa ejus profunditas oculorum, privatio lachrymarum, suspiria, saepe rident sibi, ac si quod delectabile; viderent, aut audirent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Haec alii rident, sed vereor ne dum nolumus esse creduli, vitium non efugiamus incredulitatis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Agamemnon cannot restrain himself and even bursts into verse in the course of this disquisition on the decadence of oratory: artis severae si quis ambit effectus mentemque magnis applicat, prius mores frugalitatis lege poliat exacta. nec curet alto regiam trucem vultu cliensve cenas impotentium captet nec perditis addictus obruat vino mentis calorem, neve plausor in scaenam sedeat redemptus histrionis ad rictus. sed sive armigerae rident Tritonidis arces, seu Lacedaemonio tellus habitata colono

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • I wish that we could see the pier-glasses and the girandoles and the twisted sofas, the fauns foisted upon the ceiling and the rident goddesses along the wall.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • Parentes rident, appellunt eos canes, et usque ad silvam agunt.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • What matter for the arrow-head, illegible stuff? give us the placid grinning kings, twanging their jolly bows over their rident horses, wounding those good-humored enemies, who tumble gayly off the towers, or drown, smiling, in the dimpling waters, amidst the anerithmon gelasma of the fish.

    John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

  • Omnia nunc rident: at, fi formofus Alexis Montibus his abeat, videas et flumina ficca.

    P. Virgilii Maronis Opera

  • Adventumque mum; tibi fuaves daedala cellos Summittit flores; tibi rident aequora pond,

    A tour to the East, in the years 1763 and 1764

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