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riding

noun rid·ing \ ˈrī-diŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of riding

: the action or state of one that rides

First Known Use of riding

14th century


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riding

adjective rid·ing

Definition of riding

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

First Known Use of riding

15th century


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riding

noun ri·ding \ ˈrī-diŋ \

Definition of riding

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)

Origin and Etymology of riding

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 1third



RIDING Defined for English Language Learners

riding

adjective

Definition of riding for English Language Learners

  • : related to or used for riding and especially for riding a horse

  • : controlled by a person who sits on it



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