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riding

noun

Definition of riding

  1. :  the action or state of one that rides



14th Century

First Known Use of riding

14th century


2

riding

adjective

Simple Definition of riding

  • : related to or used for riding and especially for riding a horse

  • : controlled by a person who sits on it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of riding

  1. 1 :  used for or when riding <a riding horse> <riding boots>

  2. 2 :  operated by a rider <a riding mower>

15th Century

First Known Use of riding

15th century

Rhymes with riding


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riding

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noun ri·ding \ˈrī-diŋ\

Definition of riding

  1. 1 :  one of the three administrative jurisdictions into which Yorkshire, England, was formerly divided

  2. 2 :  an administrative jurisdiction or electoral district in a British dominion (as Canada)



Origin and Etymology of riding

Middle English -redying or trithing, alteration of Old English *thriding, from Old Norse thrithjungr third part, from thrithi third; akin to Old English thridda third — more at third


First Known Use: 15th century




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