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astride

adverb \ ə-ˈstrīd \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of astride

1 : with one leg on each side : astride a horse
  • she rode astride, not sidesaddle
2 : with the legs stretched wide apart
  • standing astride

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First Known Use of astride

1614

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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astride

preposition

Definition of astride

1 : on or above and with one leg on each side of
  • astride a horse
2 : placed or lying on both sides of
  • towns lying astride a river
3 : extending over or across : spanning, bridging

Examples of astride in a Sentence

  1. She was sitting astride a horse.

  2. The town lies astride a narrow river.

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First Known Use of astride

1653

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ASTRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

astride

Definition of astride for English Language Learners

  • : with one leg or part on each side of (something)


ASTRIDE Defined for Kids

astride

preposition

Definition of astride for Students

: with one leg on each side of
  • He sat astride his horse.


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