What does Riding mean?

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ˈraɪ dɪŋRid·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. riding, horseback riding, equitationnoun

    the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

  2. riding, horseback ridingnoun

    travel by being carried on horseback


  1. ridingnoun

    A path cut through woodland.

  2. ridingnoun

    Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties.

  3. ridingnoun

    Electoral district or constituency.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ridingnoun

    A district visited by an officer.

    Etymology: from ride.

  2. Ridingparticip. adj.

    Employed to travel on any occasion.

    It is provided by another provincial constitution, that no suffragan bishop shall have more than one riding apparitor, and that archdeacons shall not have so much as one riding apparitor, but only a foot messenger. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riding

    of Ride

  2. Ridingnoun

    one of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of a reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding

  3. Ridingadjective

    employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk

  4. Ridingadjective

    used for riding on; as, a riding horse

  5. Ridingadjective

    used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day

  6. Ridingnoun

    the act or state of one who rides

  7. Ridingnoun

    a festival procession

  8. Ridingnoun

    same as Ride, n., 3

  9. Ridingnoun

    a district in charge of an excise officer

  10. Etymology: [For thriding, Icel. rijungr the third part, fr. rii third, akin to E. third. See Third.]


  1. Riding

    A riding is an administrative jurisdiction or electoral district, particularly in several current or former Commonwealth countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Riding

    rī′ding, n. one of the three divisions of the county of York. [A corr. of thriding—Ice. þridjungr, the third, þriði, third, þrir, three.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Riding

    A Danish division of the county of Yorkshire corresponding to the Lincolnshire Trithing, of which it is a corruption, signifying a third part.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Riding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4165

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Riding in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Riding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Riding in a Sentence

  1. Neal Dunn:

    You haven't got anywhere to go( if the bridges close), and then you're riding it out in your car instead of something else. So, we need the residents to be leaving today because by this evening, those bridges are going to be in peril of being closed.

  2. Mark Tregellas:

    The electricity is slowly coming back but everyone is reliant on generators, and fuel for those is very limited, people have now run out of petrol so most in the town are now riding on bicycles.

  3. Lon Beale:

    It’s like going back in time 300 years, they’re still riding around in donkey carts.

  4. Raul Garcia:

    A lot is riding on this. The fact that you have 80 agencies that follow NEPA and these regulations have been their go-to parameters for last 50 years, I cant stress how big this impact these changes will have.

  5. Richard Branson:

    We're not just talking about the people we're sending into space, we're talking about [ bringing out ] family and friends, there'll be flight training inside the spaceport, and there'll be places to eat for their families, hot air ballooning, fishing and mountain bike riding, etc etc. That's something that we'll be organizing.

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