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 for Ridden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ridden \Rid"den\,
     p. p. of Ride.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rode+(r[=o]d)+({Rid">Ride \Ride\, v. i. [imp. Rode (r[=o]d) ({Rid [r[i^]d],
     Ridden({Rid">archaic); p. p. Ridden({Rid, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Riding.] [AS. r[imac]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G.
     reiten, OHG. r[imac]tan, Icel. r[imac][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan.
     ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word.
     Cf. Road.]
     1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
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              To-morrow, when ye riden by the way.  --Chaucer.
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              Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop
              after him.                            --Swift.
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     2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a
        car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
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              The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not
              by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the
              streets with trains of servants.      --Macaulay.
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     3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
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              Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. To be supported in motion; to rest.
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              Strong as the exletree
              On which heaven rides.                --Shak.
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              On whose foolish honesty
              My practices ride easy!               --Shak.
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     5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
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              He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle;
        as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
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     To ride easy (Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent
        pitching or straining at the cables.
  
     To ride hard (Naut.), to pitch violently.
  
     To ride out.
        (a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
        (b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.]
  
     To ride to hounds, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds
        in hunting.
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     Syn: Drive.
  
     Usage: Ride, Drive. Ride originally meant (and is so used
            throughout the English Bible) to be carried on
            horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in
            England, drive is the word applied in most cases to
            progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park,
            etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a
            horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by
            giving "to travel on horseback" as the leading sense
            of ride; though he adds "to travel in a vehicle" as a
            secondary sense. This latter use of the word still
            occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to
            Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an
            omnibus.
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                  "Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord
                  Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that
                  morning.                          --W. Black.
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