What does bestride mean?

Definitions for bestridebɪˈstraɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bestride.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride(verb)

    get up on the back of

    "mount a horse"


  1. bestride(Verb)

    To be astride something, to sit on with legs on either side, especially to sit on a horse.

  2. bestride(Verb)

    To dominate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bestride(verb)

    to stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over

  2. Bestride(verb)

    to step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bestride

    be-strīd′, v.t. to stride over: to sit or stand across: to defend, protect, from the sense of standing over a fallen man to defend him:—pa.t. bestrid′, bestrōde′; pa.p. bestrid′, bestrid′den.

Anagrams for bestride »

  1. breedist, best ride

  2. Breedist


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestride in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bestride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary:

    Our people don't want to be registered with Danish unions because the Danish collective agreement -- which has been such a success on world-leading Danish airlines like Cimber Air, Sterling, Maersk, all of whom bestride the aviation globe as international colossi -- would require us to cut their pay, our pay is higher than the Danish collective agreement, but we would have to then pay for things like their underwear -- they have an underwear allowance because that's what's in the Danish collective agreement -- and, frankly, our pilots and cabin crew would rather buy their own knickers as long as we pay them more money.

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