bestride


be·stride

transitive verb \bi-ˈstrīd, bē-\

: to sit or stand with one leg on either side of (something)

be·strode\-ˈstrōd\ be·strid·den\-ˈstri-dən\ be·strid·ing\-ˈstrī-diŋ\

Full Definition of BESTRIDE

1
:  to ride, sit, or stand astride :  straddle
2
:  to tower over :  dominate <the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all — Edward Ney>
3
archaic :  to stride across

Examples of BESTRIDE

  1. a giant that bestrode the river

First Known Use of BESTRIDE

before 12th century

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