- dry, parched, withered, arid Montes aridi sterilesque. Parched and barren mountains. Arida ligna. Dry wood. Terra arida et sicca. An arid and dry ground.
- (of things) dry, lean, meagre, shrivelled; withered (e.g. from disease) Uvis aridior puella passis. A damsel drier than the raisin'd grape. Vita horrida atque arida. Rough and meagre life.
- (rhetorical style) uninspired, jejune, spiritless Aridi magistri. Uninspired teachers. Sicci omnino atque aridi pueri. Sapless lads, altogether, and dry.
- (slang) avaricious, someone greedy or stingy (confer the tongue-in-cheek term Argentiexterebronides)
- Sometimes used of thirst; and
- Of a fever meaning to "cause thirst"; used with febris and morbus
- Of color; .
- Also used of cracking or snapping sound, as when dry wood is broken; and both refer to a a dry, grating, half-crackling sound, as in
- English: arid (borrowed)
- French: aride