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astride

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adverb \ə-ˈstrīd\

Definition of astride

  1. 1 :  with one leg on each side :  astride a horse <she rode astride, not sidesaddle>

  2. 2 :  with the legs stretched wide apart <standing astride>

1610

First Known Use of astride

1610


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astride

preposition

Definition of astride

  1. 1 :  on or above and with one leg on each side of <astride a horse>

  2. 2 :  placed or lying on both sides of <towns lying astride a river>

  3. 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.

1653

First Known Use of astride

1653


ASTRIDE Defined for English Language Learners


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astride

preposition

Definition of astride for English Language Learners

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


ASTRIDE Defined for Kids

astride

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preposition

Definition of astride for Students

  1. :  with one leg on each side of <He sat astride his horse.>


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