What does stride mean?

Definitions for stride
straɪd; ˈstrɪd nstride

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stride.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pace, stride, treadnoun

    a step in walking or running

  2. footstep, pace, step, stridenoun

    the distance covered by a step

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

  3. strideverb

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

    "they made big strides in productivity"

  4. strideverb

    walk with long steps

    "He strode confidently across the hall"

  5. strideverb

    cover or traverse by taking long steps

    "She strode several miles towards the woods"


  1. stridenoun

    A long step.

  2. stridenoun

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

  3. strideverb

    To walk with long steps.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stridenoun

    A long step; a step taken with great violence; a wide divarication of the legs.

    Etymology: stræde , Saxon.

    I’ll speak between the change of man and boy,
    With a reed voice, and turn two mincing steps
    Into a manly stride. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    The monster moved on with horrid strides. John Milton.

    Her voice theatrically loud,
    And masculine her stride. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Strideverb

    To pass by a step.

    See him stride
    Vallies wide. Arbuthnot.

  3. To Strideverb

    preter. I strode or strid; part. pass. stridden.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Mars in the middle of the shining shield
    Is grav’d, and strides along the liquid field. Dryden.

    To Jove, or to thy father Neptune, pray,
    The brethren cry’d, and instant strode away. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strideverb

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

  2. Strideverb

    to stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle

  3. Strideverb

    to pass over at a step; to step over

  4. Strideverb

    to straddle; to bestride

  5. Stridenoun

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

  6. Etymology: [AS. strdan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries. strda to strive, D. strijden to strive, to contend, G. streiten, OHG. strtan; of uncertain origin. Cf. Straddle.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stride

    strīd, v.i. to walk with long steps: to straddle.—v.t. to pass over at a step: to bestride, ride upon:—pa.t. strōde (obs. strid); pa.p. strid′den.n. a long step, the space passed over in such. [A.S. strídan, to stride; Ger. streiten, strive.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stride is ranked #67943 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stride surname appeared 290 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stride.

    86.9% or 252 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
    4.8% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for stride »

  1. direst

  2. driest

  3. drites

  4. ridest

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stride in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stride in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Ives:

    It appears the company is hitting its stride as product innovation on the (software subscription) front coupled with a more acquisitive strategy are laying the groundwork for another strong year in 2015, cyber security tailwinds are massive and Check Point is at the right place at the right time.

  2. Angie Lester:

    The surgery, which also involved replacing the transferred bone from Rodgers ’ thigh with graft, was the latest in a slew of other procedures the girl had undergone since childhood, according to Fox 7. Angie Lester, Abby’s mom, said Angie Lester is happy and proud of Angie Lester daughter, who is traveling to Tokyo next week for the International Craniofacial Surgeon’s Conference. Angie Lester's( Rodgers) dealt with it all in stride, abby Rodgers's pretty resilient. And despite Abby Rodgers facial anomalies and the way that Abby Rodgers looks, Abby Rodgers's always had confidence, which I'm thankful for.

  3. David Cordani:

    Watching Cedric’s stride I can tell when he is fatigued, the job is to try and understand him; push him in ways and pull him back in ways.

  4. Katrina Adams:

    There's a lot of electricity about our young players coming up... Madison Keyes is emerging, Sloane Stephens seems to be back on track, and there's also Taylor Townsend and Christina McHale, obviously at the top you've got Serena and Venus( Williams), so that shows that the diversity in the sport is really high here in America with these kids emerging and having a great stride. I think the sport is growing.

  5. Evan Lucas:

    It certainly helped the materials space on the Aussie market, but all in all the market has taken the data in its stride, which in my view is a little bit disappointing.

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    light informal conversation for social occasions
    • A. chin-wag
    • B. profaneness
    • C. swag
    • D. substrate

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