bestride

play
verb be·stride \bi-ˈstrīd, bē-\

Definition of bestride

bestrode

play \-ˈstrōd\;

bestridden

play \-ˈstri-dən\;

bestriding

play \-ˈstrī-diŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ride, sit, or stand astride :  straddle

  3. 2 :  to tower over :  dominate the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all — Edward Ney

  4. 3 archaic :  to stride across

Examples of bestride in a Sentence

  1. a giant that bestrode the river

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bestride

before 12th century


BESTRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

bestride

play
verb

Definition of bestride for English Language Learners

  • : to sit or stand with one leg on either side of (something)

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