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.
—n.
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.
Phrases and idioms:
take in one's stride
1 clear (an obstacle) without changing one's gait to jump.
2 manage without difficulty.
Derivatives:
strider n.
Etymology: OE stridan

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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 — [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 …   English World 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

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