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stride

play
verb \ˈstrīd\

Simple Definition of stride

  • : to walk with very long steps

Full Definition of stride

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stand astride

  3. 2 :  to move with or as if with long steps <strode across the room>

  4. 3 :  to take a very long step

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  bestride, straddle

  7. 2 :  to step over

  8. 3 :  to move over or along with or as if with long measured steps <striding the boardwalk>

strid·er play \ˈstrī-dər\ noun

Examples of stride

  1. She strode across the room towards me.

  2. <a gang of armed men strode into the bank and approached the teller>



Origin of stride

Middle English, from Old English strīdan; akin to Middle Low German striden to straddle, Old High German strītan to quarrel


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stride

noun

Simple Definition of stride

  • : a long step

  • : the distance covered by a long step

  • : a way of walking

Full Definition of stride

  1. 1a :  a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions; also :  the distance traversed in a strideb :  the most effective natural pace :  maximum competence or capability —often used in the phrase hit one's stride

  2. 2 :  a long step

  3. 3 :  an act of striding

  4. 4 :  a stage of progress :  advance <made great strides toward their goal>

  5. 5 :  a manner of striding

  6. 6 :  stride piano

in stride
  1. 1 :  without interference with regular activities

  2. 2 :  without emotional reaction <took the news in stride>

Examples of stride

  1. She crossed the room in only a few strides.

  2. He was standing only a few strides away from me.

  3. He has a distinctive bouncy stride.

  4. She entered the room with a confident stride.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stride

before 12th century

Other Equestrian Terms




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