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Meaning of BESTRIDE

Pronunciation:  bi'strId

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  get on the back of; "mount a horse"

BESTRIDE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: climb on, get on, hop on, jump on, mount, mount up
 Antonyms: get off, hop out
 See Also: move, remount



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*stride"\, v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.)
{Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be- +
str[=i]dan to stride.]
1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with
   the legs astride; to stand over

         That horse that thou so often hast bestrid. --Shak.

         Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a
         Colossus.                             --Shak.

2. To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a

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