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1stride

verb \ˈstrīd\

: to walk with very long steps

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

Full Definition of STRIDE

intransitive verb
1
:  to stand astride
2
:  to move with or as if with long steps <strode across the room>
3
:  to take a very long step
transitive verb
2
:  to step over
3
:  to move over or along with or as if with long measured steps <striding the boardwalk>
strid·er \ˈstrī-dər\ noun
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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

2stride

noun

: a long step

: the distance covered by a long step

: a way of walking

Full Definition of STRIDE

1
a :  a cycle of locomotor movements (as of a horse) completed when the feet regain the initial relative positions; also :  the distance traversed in a stride
b :  the most effective natural pace :  maximum competence or capability —often used in the phrase hit one's stride
2
:  a long step
3
:  an act of striding
4
:  a stage of progress :  advance <made great strides toward their goal>
5
:  a manner of striding
6
in stride
1
:  without interference with regular activities
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.

First Known Use of STRIDE

before 12th century

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack
STRIDER Defined for Kids

1stride

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

Definition of STRIDE for Kids

:  to walk or run with long even steps

2stride

noun

Definition of STRIDE for Kids

1
:  a long step or the distance covered by such a step <She crossed the room in only a few strides.>
2
:  a step forward :  advance <We've made great strides toward a cure.>
3
:  a way of walking <a bouncy stride>

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