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stride

verb \ ˈstrīd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of stride

strode play \ˈstrōd\; stridden play \ˈstri-dᵊn\; striding play \ˈstrī-diŋ\
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

strider

play \ˈstrī-dər\ noun

Examples of stride in a Sentence

  1. She strode across the room towards me.

  2. a gang of armed men strode into the bank and approached the teller

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Origin and Etymology of stride

Middle English, from Old English strīdan; akin to Middle Low German striden to straddle, Old High German strītan to quarrel

stride Synonyms


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stride

noun

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
in stride
1 : without interference with regular activities
2 : without emotional reaction
  • took the news in stride

Examples of stride in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of stride from the Web

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First Known Use of stride

before 12th century

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STRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

stride

verb

Definition of stride for English Language Learners

  • : to walk with very long steps


stride

noun

Definition of stride for English Language Learners

  • : a long step

  • : the distance covered by a long step

  • : a way of walking


STRIDE Defined for Kids

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stride

verb \ ˈstrīd \

Definition of stride for Students

strode \ˈstrōd\; stridden \ˈstri-dᵊn\; striding \ˈstrī-diŋ\
: to walk or run with long even steps

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stride

noun

Definition of stride for Students

1 : a long step or the distance covered by such a step
  • She crossed the room in only a few strides.
2 : a step forward : advance
  • We've made great strides toward a cure.
3 : a way of walking
  • a bouncy stride


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