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.