from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.
- intransitive v. To take a single long step, as in passing over an obstruction.
- intransitive v. To stand or sit astride; straddle.
- transitive v. To walk with long steps on, along, or over: striding the stage.
- transitive v. To step over or across: stride a brook.
- transitive v. To be astride of; straddle.
- n. The act of striding.
- n. A single long step.
- n. The distance traveled in such a step.
- n. A single coordinated movement of the four legs of a horse or other animal, completed when the legs return to their initial relative position.
- n. The distance traveled in such a movement.
- n. A step of progress; an advance. Often used in the plural: making great strides in their studies.
- idiom hit (one's) stride To achieve a steady, effective pace.
- idiom hit (one's) stride To attain a maximum level of competence.
- idiom take in stride To cope with calmly, without interrupting one's normal routine: taking their newfound wealth in stride.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long step.
- n. The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.
- v. To walk with long steps.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
- transitive v. To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
- transitive v. To pass over at a step; to step over.
- transitive v. To straddle; to bestride.
- n. The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To walk with long steps; step.
- To stand with the feet far apart; straddle.
- To pass over at a step: as, to stride a ditch.
- To sit astride on; bestride; straddle; ride upon.
- n. A step, especially one that is long, measured, or pompous; a wide stretch of the legs in walking.
- n. The space measured or the ground covered by a long step, or between putting down one foot and raising the other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. significant progress (especially in the phrase
- v. cover or traverse by taking long steps
- v. walk with long steps
- n. the distance covered by a step
- n. a step in walking or running
Middle English striden, from Old English strīdan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English stridan ("to stride"), from Proto-Germanic *strīdanan. (Wiktionary)