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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun stride has 3 senses

Verb stride has 2 senses


stridev. t. [AS. strīdan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries. strīda to strive, D. strijden to strive, to contend, G. streiten, OHG. strītan; of uncertain origin. Cf. Straddle.].
  •  To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mars in the middle of the shining shield
    Is graved, and strides along the liquid field.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.  [1913 Webster]
stridev. t. 
  •  To pass over at a step; to step over.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To straddle; to bestride.  [1913 Webster]
    "I mean to stride your steed."  [1913 Webster]
     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.
    "  [1913 Webster]


stride, v. & n.
--v. (past strode; past part. stridden)
1 intr. & tr. walk with long firm steps.
2 tr. cross with one step.
3 tr. bestride; straddle.
1 a a single long step. b the length of this.
2 a person's gait as determined by the length of stride.
3 (usu. in pl.) progress (has made great strides).
4 a settled rate of progress (get into one's stride; be thrown out of one's stride).
5 (in pl.) sl. trousers.
6 the distance between the feet parted either laterally or as in walking.

take in one's stride
1 clear (an obstacle) without changing one's gait to jump.
2 manage without difficulty.
strider n.
OE stridan



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




N distance, space, remoteness, farness, far- cry to, longinquity, elongation, offing, background, remote region, removedness, parallax, reach, span, stride, outpost, outskirt, horizon, aphelion, foreign parts, ultima Thule, ne plus ultra, antipodes, long range, giant's stride, dispersion, length, cosmic distance, light-years, distant, far off, far away, remote, telescopic, distal, wide of, stretching to, yon, yonder, ulterior, transmarine, transpontine, transatlantic, transalpine, tramontane, ultramontane, ultramundane, hyperborean, antipodean, inaccessible, out of the way, unapproached, unapproachable, incontiguous, far off, far away, afar, afar off, off, away, a long way off, a great way off, a good way off, wide away, aloof, wide of, clear of, out of the way, out of reach, abroad, yonder, farther, further, beyond, outre mer, over the border, far and wide, over the hills and far away, from pole to pole, to the uttermost parts, to the ends of the earth, out of hearing, nobody knows where, a perte de vue, out of the sphere of, wide of the mark, a far cry to, apart, asunder, wide apart, wide asunder, longo intervallo, at arm's length, distance lends enchantment, it's a long long way to Tipperary, out of sight, out of mind.


N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.


VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.

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