Stride

Definition of Stride

v. t.1.To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
[imp. Strode (Obs. Strid ( )); p. p. Stridden (Obs. Strid); p. pr. & vb. n. Striding.]
Mars in the middle of the shining shield
Is graved, and strides along the liquid field.
- Dryden.
2.To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
1.To pass over at a step; to step over.
2.To straddle; to bestride.
I mean to stride your steed.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.
God never meant that man should scale the heavens
By strides of human wisdom.
- Cowper.

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