stride

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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

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

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