noun (1)
rid·​ing | \ ˈrī-diŋ How to pronounce riding (audio) \

Definition of riding

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the action or state of one that rides



Definition of riding (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : used for or when riding a riding horse riding boots
2 : operated by a rider a riding mower


noun (2)
ri·​ding | \ ˈrī-diŋ How to pronounce riding (audio) \

Definition of riding (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : one of the three administrative jurisdictions into which Yorkshire, England, was formerly divided
2 : an administrative jurisdiction or electoral district in a British dominion (such as Canada)

First Known Use of riding

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for riding

Noun (2)

Middle English -redying or trithing, alteration of Old English *thriding, from Old Norse thrithjungr third part, from thrithi third; akin to Old English thridda third — more at third entry 1

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The first known use of riding was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of riding

: related to or used for riding and especially for riding a horse
US : controlled by a person who sits on it

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