stride


stride
stride [strīd]
vi.
strode, stridden, striding [ME striden < OE stridan, akin to Ger streiten, to quarrel < IE * streidh- < base * (s)ter-, to be stiff, rigid > STARE, STARVE]
1. to walk with long steps, esp. in a vigorous or swaggering manner
2. to take a single, long step (esp. over something)
3. Rare to sit or stand astride
vt.
1. to take a single, long step in passing over (an obstacle, etc.)
2. to walk with long steps along or through [to stride the street]
3. to sit or stand astride of; straddle; bestride
n.
1. the act of striding
2.
a) a long step in walking or running
b) the distance covered by such a step
c) any single forward movement by a four-legged animal, completed when the legs return to their original relative positions
d) the distance covered in such a movement
3. a manner of running; gait
4. [usually pl.] progress; advancement [to make rapid strides]
adj.
Jazz designating or of a style of piano playing in which the left hand alternates rhythmically between a strong bass note and middle range chords
designating or of a style of piano playing in which the left hand alternates rhythmically between a strong bass note and middle range chords
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☆ hit one's stride
to reach one's normal speed or level of efficiency
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take in one's stride or take in stride
to cope with easily and without undue effort or hesitation
strider
n.

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  • stride — stride …   The Old English to English

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  • stride — ► VERB (past strode; past part. stridden) 1) walk with long, decisive steps. 2) (stride across/over) cross (an obstacle) with one long step. ► NOUN 1) a long, decisive step. 2) the length of a step or manne …   English terms dictionary

  • Stride — Stride, v. t. 1. To pass over at a step; to step over. A debtor that not dares to stride a limit. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To straddle; to bestride. [1913 Webster] I mean to stride your steed. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stride — Stride, v. t. [imp. {Strode}(Obs. {Strid}); p. p. {Stridden}(Obs. {Strid}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striding}.] [AS. str[=i]dan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries. str[=i]da to strive, D. strijden to strive, to contend, G. streiten, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stride — Stride, n. The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride. Pope. [1913 Webster] God never meant that man should scale the heavens By strides of human wisdom. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stride — ● stride nom masculin (anglais stride, enjambée) Style de piano issu du ragtime, caractérisé par l alternance à la main gauche d une note basse sur les temps forts et d un accord plaqué sur les temps faibles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stride — (engl., spr. ßtraid , »weiter Schritt«), Ausgriff eines Pferdes, besonders bei Rennpferden die Weite des Galoppsprunges, die Räumigkeit der Bewegung; ein Pferd mit gutem S. deckt mit jedem Sprung viel Terrain …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon