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

  Riding \Rid"ing\, a.
     1. Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk. "One
        riding apparitor." --Ayliffe.
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     2. Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.
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     3. Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a
        riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day.
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     Riding clerk.
        (a) A clerk who traveled for a commercial house. [Obs.
            Eng.]
        (b) One of the "six clerks" formerly attached to the
            English Court of Chancery.
  
     Riding hood.
        (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding.
        (b) A kind of cloak with a hood.
  
     Riding master, an instructor in horsemanship.
  
     Riding rhyme (Pros.), the meter of five accents, with
        couplet rhyme; -- probably so called from the mounted
        pilgrims described in the Canterbury Tales. --Dr. Guest.
  
     Riding school, a school or place where the art of riding is
        taught.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Riding \Rid"ing\ (r[imac]d"[i^]ng), n. [For thriding, Icel.
     [thorn]ri[eth]jungr the third part, fr. [thorn]ri[eth]i
     third, akin to E. third. See Third.]
     One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York,
     in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of a
     reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West,
     Riding. --Blackstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Riding \Rid"ing\, n.
     1. The act or state of one who rides.
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     2. A festival procession. [Obs.]
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              When there any riding was in Cheap.   --Chaucer.
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     3. Same as Ride, n., 3. --Sir P. Sidney.
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     4. A district in charge of an excise officer. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trithing \Tri"thing\, n. [See Ist Riding.]
     One of three ancient divisions of a county in England; -- now
     called riding. [Written also riding.] --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  riding
      n 1: the sport of siting on the back of a horse while
           controlling its movements [syn: riding, horseback
           riding, equitation]
      2: travel by being carried on horseback [syn: riding,
         horseback riding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "riding":
     Kreis, anchorage, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement,
     automobiling, bailiwick, bicycling, biking, bishopric, borough,
     busing, canton, charivari, chuck, city, commune,
     congressional district, constablewick, county, cycling,
     departement, diocese, district, driving, duchy, electoral district,
     electorate, equitation, government, hamlet, harborage, haven,
     horseback riding, horsemanship, hundred, magistracy, metropolis,
     metropolitan area, motorcycling, motoring, oblast, okrug, parish,
     pedaling, port, precinct, principality, province, region, roads,
     roadstead, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke,
     stake, state, territory, town, township, village, wapentake,
     ward
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RIDING, Eng. law. An ascertained district, part of a county. This term has 
  the same meaning in Yorkshire which division has in Lincolnshire. 4 T. R. 
  459. 
  
  

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