Bestride

Definition of Bestride

Be`stride´
v. t.1.To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over
[imp. Bestrode ( ), (Obs. or R.) Bestrid ( ); p. p. Bestridden ( ), Bestrid, Bestrode; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestriding.]
That horse that thou so often hast bestrid.
- Shak.
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus.
- Shak.
2.To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.

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