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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bestride  \Be*stride"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bestrode},  (Obs.  or  R.) 
  {Bestrid};  p.  p.  {Bestridden},  {Bestrid},  {Bestrode};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Bestriding}.]  [AS.  bestr[=i]dan;  pref.  be-  + 
  str[=i]dan  to  stride.] 
  1.  To  stand  or  sit  with  anything  between  the  legs,  or  with 
  the  legs  astride;  to  stand  over 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bestride 
  v  :  get  on  the  back  of  "mount  a  horse"  [syn:  {hop  on},  {mount}, 
  {mount  up},  {get  on},  {jump  on},  {climb  on}]  [ant:  {hop 
  out}] 




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