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Meaning of STRIDE

Pronunciation:  strId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  significant progress (especially in the phrase"make strides"; "make rapid strides")
  2. [n]  a step in walking or running
  3. [n]  the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
  4. [v]  cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
  5. [v]  walk with long steps; "He strode confidently across the hall"

STRIDE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: footstep, pace, pace, step, tread
 See Also: advancement, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, indefinite quantity, pass over, progress, step, track, traverse, walk, walk, walking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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. str[=i]tan; of uncertain origin. Cf.
    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.
  2. \Stride\, v. t.
    1. To pass over at a step; to step over. ``A debtor that not
       dares to stride a limit.'' --Shak.
    2. To straddle; to bestride.
             I mean to stride your steed.          --Shak.
  3. \Stride\, n.
    The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a
    long step; as, a masculine stride. --Pope.
          God never meant that man should scale the heavens By
          strides of human wisdom.                 --Cowper.