Definitions for stridestraɪd; ˈstrɪd n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stridestraɪd; ˈstrɪd n(v.; n.)strode, strid•den; strid•ing

  1. (v.i.)to walk with long steps.

  2. to straddle.

  3. (v.t.)to walk with long steps over or along:

    to stride the deck.

  4. to pass over in one long step:

    to stride a ditch.

  5. to straddle.

  6. (n.)a striding manner or gait.

  7. a long step in walking.

  8. a progressive movement, as of a horse, composed of characteristic steps in which each foot is returned to its relative starting position.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  9. the distance covered in a stride.

  10. a steady natural pace.

  11. a step forward in development or progress.

Idioms for stride:

  1. hit one's stride, to achieve a steady pace. to reach the level at which one functions most competently.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

  2. take in stride,to deal with calmly or acceptingly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of stride:

bef. 900; (v.) ME; OE strīdan, c. MLG strīden to set the legs apart


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pace, stride, tread(noun)

    a step in walking or running

  2. footstep, pace, step, stride(noun)

    the distance covered by a step

    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

  3. stride(verb)

    significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides")

    "they made big strides in productivity"

  4. stride(verb)

    walk with long steps

    "He strode confidently across the hall"

  5. stride(verb)

    cover or traverse by taking long steps

    "She strode several miles towards the woods"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stride(verb)ɪd

    to walk quickly with large steps

    She strode across the room.

  2. stride(noun)ɪd

    a large step when walking

    He crossed the room in three strides.


  1. stride(Noun)

    A long step.

  2. stride(Noun)

    The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.

  3. stride(Verb)

    To walk with long steps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stride(verb)

    to walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner

  2. Stride(verb)

    to stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle

  3. Stride(verb)

    to pass over at a step; to step over

  4. Stride(verb)

    to straddle; to bestride

  5. Stride(noun)

    the act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride


  1. Stride

    Stride is American progressive metal band that formed in Houston in 1996. They currently have three releases including the 2003 album Bah Humbug which is an album of Christmas songs. Stride also played in the ProgPower USA VI music festival.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stride' in Verbs Frequency: #1026

Anagrams of stride

  1. drites

  2. direst

  3. driest

  4. ridest

Translations for stride

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long step

He walked with long strides.

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