Stride v. t. [imp. Strode (Obs. Strid ); p. p. Stridden (Obs. Strid); p. pr. & vb. n. Striding.]
1. To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
Mars in the middle of the shining shield
Is graved, and strides along the liquid field. --Dryden.
2. To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
Stride, v. t.
1. To pass over at a step; to step over. “A debtor that not dares to stride a limit.”
2. To straddle; to bestride.
I mean to stride your steed. --Shak.
Stride, n. The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.
God never meant that man should scale the heavens
By strides of human wisdom. --Cowper.
n 1: a step in walking or running [syn: pace, tread]
2: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces
from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: footstep, pace,
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
2: cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several
miles towards the woods"
[also: strode, stridden]