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5 definitions found
 for stride
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stride \Stride\, v. t.
     1. To pass over at a step; to step over. "A debtor that not
        dares to stride a limit." --Shak.
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     2. To straddle; to bestride.
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              I mean to stride your steed.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stride \Stride\, n.
     The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a
     long step; as, a masculine stride. --Pope.
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           God never meant that man should scale the heavens
           By strides of human wisdom.              --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stride \Stride\, v. t. [imp. Strode(Obs. Strid); p. p.
     Stridden(Obs. Strid); p. pr. & vb. n. Striding.] [AS.
     str[imac]dan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden,
     OFries. str[imac]da to strive, D. strijden to strive, to
     contend, G. streiten, OHG. str[imac]tan; of uncertain origin.
     Cf. Straddle.]
     1. To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or
        pompous manner.
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              Mars in the middle of the shining shield
              Is graved, and strides along the liquid field.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stride
      n 1: a step in walking or running [syn: pace, stride,
           tread]
      2: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces
         from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: footstep, pace,
         step, stride]
      3: significant progress (especially in the phrase "make
         strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"
      v 1: walk with long steps; "He strode confidently across the
           hall"
      2: cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several
         miles towards the woods"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "stride":
     abut on, aesthetic distance, amble, ambulate, ankle, barge,
     be based on, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, bowl along, bundle,
     career, circumambulate, clearance, clip, clop, clump, compass,
     deep space, depths of space, distance, divergence, drag, droop,
     extent, farness, flounce, foot, foot it, footfall, footslog,
     footstep, gait, gallop, halt, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof it,
     hoofbeat, hop, infinity, jaywalk, jog, jog on, jolt, jump, lean on,
     leeway, leg, leg it, length, lick, lie on, light-years, limp,
     lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, march, margin, mileage, mince,
     mincing steps, pace, pad, paddle, parsecs, pedestrianize, peg,
     perambulate, perch, peripateticate, perspective, piaffe, piaffer,
     piece, plod, prance, progress, rack, range, rate, reach, rely on,
     remoteness, repose on, rest on, ride, roll, sashay, saunter, scuff,
     scuffle, scuttle, separation, shamble, shuffle, shuffle along,
     sidle, single-foot, sit on, skip, sling, slink, slither, slog,
     slouch, slowness, space, span, stagger, stalk, stamp, stand on,
     step, stomp, straddle, straggle, stretch, stroll, strolling gait,
     strut, stump, stump it, swagger, swing, tittup, toddle, totter,
     traipse, tramp, travel, tread, trip, trot, trudge, velocity,
     waddle, walk, wamble, way, ways, wiggle, wobble
  
  

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