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astride

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adverb \ ə-ˈstrīd \

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

First Known Use of astride

1614


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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.

First Known Use of astride

1653


ASTRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

astride

preposition

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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