STRIDE, n. [L.] A long step. Her voice theatrically loud, and masculine her stride.
STRIDE, v.i. pret. strid, strode; pp. strid, stridden.1. To walk with long steps.Mars in the middle of the shining shield is gravd, and strides along the field.2. To straddle.
STRIDE, v.t. To pass over at a step.See him stride valleys wide.
To pass over at a step.
See him stride / Valleys wide. – Arbuthnot.
STRIDE, n. [Sax. stræde, a step; gestridan, to stride; bestridan, to bestride; probably formed on the root of L. gradior, Shemitic רדה, in Syr. to go, Ch. to spread, Sax. stredan, id.]
A long step.
Her voice theatrically loud, / And masculine her stride. – Swift.
STRIDE, v.i. [pret. strid, strode; pp. strid, stridden.]
- To walk with long steps.
Mars in the middle of the shining shield / Is grav'd, and strides along the field. – Dryden.
- To straddle.
walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous
pass over at a step; to step over.
- The act of stridding; a
long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine
- To stand with the legs wide apart; to
- To straddle; to bestride.