a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
"She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
"I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
continue undisturbed and without interference
"Let it ride"
move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
be sustained or supported or borne
"His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother's hips"; "She rode a wave of popularity"; "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"
have certain properties when driven
"This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon(verb)
be contingent on
"The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
lie moored or anchored
"Ship rides at anchor"
sit on and control a vehicle
"He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
climb up on the body
"Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
ride over, along, or through
"Ride the freeways of California"
keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
"Don't ride the clutch!"
"The bull was riding the cow"
An instance of riding.
Can I have a ride on your bike?
That is a nice ride you are driving.
An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
Can you give me a ride?
a bridleway or other wide country path.
To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc.
To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger.
To transport (someone) in a vehicle.
The cab rode him downtown.
Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water.
To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback.
The witch cackled and rode away on her broomstick.
To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with.
To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone).
Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle.
To rely, depend (on).
Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body).
To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman.
Origin: riden, Old English ridan, from rīdanan, from reydʰ-. Cognate with Dutch rijden, German reiten, Swedish rida; and (from Indo-European) with Welsh rhwyddhau.
to be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse
to be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below
to be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie
to be supported in motion; to rest
to manage a horse, as an equestrian
to support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast
to sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle
to manage insolently at will; to domineer over
to convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding
to overlap (each other); -- said of bones or fractured fragments
the act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle
a saddle horse
a road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding
Ride were a British shoegazing band that formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, consisting of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence "Loz" Colbert, and Steve Queralt. The band were initially part of the "shoegazing" scene that emerged in England during the early 1990s. Following the break-up of the band in 1996, members moved on to various other projects, most notably Bell who became the bassist for Oasis. In 2001, the band members were briefly reunited for a one-off performance for a television show. Their debut album Nowhere has been named one of the greatest albums of the shoegazing genre, Nowhere was voted number 74 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1990s, and closing track "Vapour Trail" was voted at number 145 on Pitchfork's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. The album is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rīd, v.i. to be borne, as on horseback or in a carriage: to practise riding: to manage a horse: to float, as a ship at anchor: to move easily: to domineer: to overlap.—v.t. to do or perform by riding, as a race: to be carried through: to gallop through: to rest on so as to be carried: to control, esp. harshly:—pa.t. rōde; pa.p. rid′den.—n. act of riding: an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle: the course passed over in riding, a place for riding: a district inspected by an excise-officer: (print.) a fault caused by the overlapping of leads, &c.—adjs. Rī′dable, Rī′deable, capable of being ridden: passable on horseback.—n. Rī′der, one who rides on a horse: one who manages a horse: one who breaks a horse: a commercial traveller: an addition to a document after its completion, on a separate piece of paper: an additional clause: a mounted robber: a knight: a small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance to measure the weight: a Dutch gold coin.—adjs. Rī′dered, having stakes laid across the bars; Rī′derless, without a rider; Rī′ding, used to ride or travel: suitable for riding on, as a horse.—n. a road for riding on: a district visited by an excise-officer.—n.pl. Rī′ding-bitts, the bitts to which a ship's cable is secured when riding at anchor.—ns. Rī′ding-boot, a high boot worn in riding; Rī′ding-clerk, a mercantile traveller; Rī′ding-commit′tee, a committee of ministers sent by the General Assembly to carry out an ordination or induction, where the local presbytery refused to act, under the Moderate domination in Scotland in the 18th century; Rī′ding-glove, a gauntlet; Rī′ding-hab′it, the long upper habit, garment, or skirt worn by ladies when riding; Rī′ding-hood, a hood formerly worn by women when riding.—n.pl. Rī′ding-in′terests (Scots law), interests depending on other interests.—ns. Rī′ding-light, a light hung out in the rigging at night when a vessel is riding at anchor; Rī′ding-mas′ter, one who teaches riding; Rī′ding-rhyme, the iambic pentameter, heroic verse—from its use in Chaucer's Tales of the Canterbury pilgrims; Rī′ding-robe, a riding-habit; Rī′ding-rod, a light cane for equestrians; Rī′ding-sail, a triangular sail; Rī′ding-school, a place where riding is taught, esp. a military school; Rī′ding-skirt, a skirt fastened round a woman's waist in riding; Ri′ding-spear, a javelin; Rī′ding-suit, a suit adapted for riding; Rī′ding-whip, a switch with short lash, used by riders; Bush′-rī′der, in Australia, a cross-country rider.—Ride a hobby, to pursue to excess a favourite theory; Ride and tie, to ride and go on foot alternately; Ride down
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ride' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4036
Rank popularity for the word 'ride' in Nouns Frequency: #1836
Rank popularity for the word 'ride' in Verbs Frequency: #389
The numerical value of ride in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
Splash Mountain’s my favorite ride. He is not a ride’s guy, but he promised me.
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
The bigger the hill you climb, The more you can see from the top, The more you enjoy the ride down, And the longer the ride lasts.
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Translations for ride
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ry, ritAfrikaans
- ركوب, ركب, آليّة, يمتطيArabic
- cavalcar, muntarCatalan, Valencian
- jet, jízdaCzech
- ꙗхатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- teithio, beicio, lifft, marchogaeth, mynd ar (gefn) beic, myndWelsh
- køre, ride, ridtDanish
- fahren, Fahrt, reitenGerman
- cabalgar, autoestop, medio de transporte, montar, raitSpanish
- سواری کردن, راندنPersian
- krymppääntyä, kulkea, menopeli, ajo, ajaa, riippua, kärrypolku, vinoilla, kyyti, ratsastaa, kärrytie, ärsyttää, ratsutie, panna, laite, vittuilla, kuljettaa, roikkua, rassi, ajeluFinnish
- rouler, monter, bagnole, conduireFrench
- rideWestern Frisian
- הַסָּעָה, נָסַע, רָכַב, רֶכֶב, טְרֶמְפּ, סִיבוּבHebrew
- सवार होनाHindi
- autóz, lovagolHungarian
- macchina, giro, giostra, auto, corsaItalian
- 乗る, 乗せるJapanese
- [[말, 타다, 승마Korean
- važiuoti, keliauti, jotiLithuanian
- braukt, jātLatvian
- ride, kjøre, riNorwegian
- kjøyre, riNorwegian Nynorsk
- carango, pegar, andada, cavalgar, boleia, atração, carona, possante, levar, passeio, volta, [[andar]] [[de]]Portuguese
- поездка, прокати́ться, ката́ться, пое́хать, подво́з, ката́ние, езда́, пое́здка, еха́ть, поката́ться, катание, езда, е́здитьRussian
- cuadhigai, caddicare, caddigare, cadhicare, cadhigareSardinian
- voziti, jezditi, jahatiSlovene
- palamaSouthern Sotho
- skjuts, åka, ridaSwedish
- sürmek, binmekTurkish
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