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ride


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ride  \Ride\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  sit  on  so  as  to  be  carried;  as  to  ride  a  horse;  to 
  ride  a  bicycle. 
 
  [They]  rend  up  both  rocks  and  hills,  and  ride  the 
  air  In  whirlwind.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  manage  insolently  at  will  to  domineer  over 
 
  The  nobility  could  no  longer  endure  to  be  ridden  by 
  bakers,  cobblers,  and  brewers.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  convey,  as  by  riding;  to  make  or  do  by  riding. 
 
  Tue  only  men  that  safe  can  ride  Mine  errands  on  the 
  Scottish  side  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  (Surg.)  To  overlap  (each  other);  --  said  of  bones  or 
  fractured  fragments. 
 
  {To  ride  a  hobby},  to  have  some  favorite  occupation  or 
  subject  of  talk. 
 
  {To  ride  and  tie},  to  take  turn  with  another  in  labor  and 
  rest;  --  from  the  expedient  adopted  by  two  persons  with 
  one  horse,  one  of  whom  rides  the  animal  a  certain 
  distance,  and  then  ties  him  for  the  use  of  the  other  who 
  is  coming  up  on  foot.  --Fielding. 
 
  {To  ride  down}. 
  a  To  ride  over  to  trample  down  in  riding;  to  overthrow 
  by  riding  against;  as  to  ride  down  an  enemy. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  bear  down  as  on  a  halyard  when  hoisting  a 
  sail. 
 
  {To  ride  out}  (Naut.),  to  keep  safe  afloat  during  (a  storm) 
  while  riding  at  anchor  or  when  hove  to  on  the  open  sea; 
  as  to  ride  out  the  gale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ride  \Ride\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Rode}  (r[=o]d)  ({Rid}  [r[i^]d], 
  archaic);  p.  p.  {Ridden}({Rid},  archaic);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Riding}.]  [AS.  r[=i]dan;  akin  to  LG  riden,  D.  rijden,  G. 
  reiten,  OHG.  r[=i]tan,  Icel.  r[=i][eth]a,  Sw  rida,  Dan. 
  ride;  cf  L.  raeda  a  carriage,  which  is  from  a  Celtic  word 
  Cf  {Road}.] 
  1.  To  be  carried  on  the  back  of  an  animal,  as  a  horse. 
 
  To-morrow,  when  ye  riden  by  the  way  --Chaucer. 
 
  Let  your  master  ride  on  before  and  do  you  gallop 
  after  him  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  be  borne  in  a  carriage;  as  to  ride  in  a  coach,  in  a 
  car  and  the  like  See  Synonym,  below. 
 
  The  richest  inhabitants  exhibited  their  wealth,  not 
  by  riding  in  gilden  carriages,  but  by  walking  the 
  streets  with  trains  of  servants.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  be  borne  or  in  a  fluid;  to  float;  to  lie. 
 
  Men  once  walked  where  ships  at  anchor  ride. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  be  supported  in  motion;  to  rest. 
 
  Strong  as  the  exletree  On  which  heaven  rides. 
  --Shak. 
 
  On  whose  foolish  honesty  My  practices  ride  easy! 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  manage  a  horse,  as  an  equestrian. 
 
  He  rode,  he  fenced,  he  moved  with  graceful  ease. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  To  support  a  rider,  as  a  horse;  to  move  under  the  saddle; 
  as  a  horse  rides  easy  or  hard,  slow  or  fast 
 
  {To  ride  easy}  (Naut.),  to  lie  at  anchor  without  violent 
  pitching  or  straining  at  the  cables. 
 
  {To  ride  hard}  (Naut.),  to  pitch  violently. 
 
  {To  ride  out}. 
  a  To  go  upon  a  military  expedition.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  b  To  ride  in  the  open  air.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  ride  to  hounds},  to  ride  behind,  and  near  to  the  hounds 
  in  hunting. 
 
  Syn:  Drive. 
 
  Usage:  {Ride},  {Drive}.  Ride  originally  meant  (and  is  so  used 
  throughout  the  English  Bible)  to  be  carried  on 
  horseback  or  in  a  vehicle  of  any  kind  At  present  in 
  England,  drive  is  the  word  applied  in  most  cases  to 
  progress  in  a  carriage;  as  a  drive  around  the  park, 
  etc.;  while  ride  is  appropriated  to  progress  on  a 
  horse.  Johnson  seems  to  sanction  this  distinction  by 
  giving  ``to  travel  on  horseback''  as  the  leading  sense 
  of  ride;  though  he  adds  ``to  travel  in  a  vehicle''  as 
  a  secondary  sense  This  latter  use  of  the  word  still 
  occurs  to  some  extent;  as  the  queen  rides  to 
  Parliament  in  her  coach  of  state;  to  ride  in  an 
  omnibus. 
 
  ``Will  you  ride  over  or  drive?''  said  Lord 
  Willowby  to  his  quest,  after  breakfast  that 
  morning.  --W.  Black. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ride  \Ride\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  riding;  an  excursion  on  horseback  or  in  a 
  vehicle. 
 
  2.  A  saddle  horse.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  3.  A  road  or  avenue  cut  in  a  wood,  or  through  grounds,  to  be 
  used  as  a  place  for  riding;  a  riding. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bodkin  \Bod"kin\  (b[o^]d"k[i^]n),  n.  [OE.  boydekyn  dagger;  of 
  uncertain  origin;  cf  W.  bidog  hanger,  short  sword,  Ir 
  bideog  Gael.  biodag.] 
  1.  A  dagger.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  he  himself  might  his  quietus  make  With  a  bare 
  bodkin.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Needlework)  An  implement  of  steel,  bone,  ivory,  etc., 
  with  a  sharp  point,  for  making  holes  by  piercing;  a 
  ?tiletto;  an  eyeleteer. 
 
  3.  (Print.)  A  sharp  tool,  like  an  awl,  used  for  picking  ?ut 
  letters  from  a  column  or  page  in  making  corrections. 
 
  4.  A  kind  of  needle  with  a  large  eye  and  a  blunt  point,  for 
  drawing  tape,  ribbon,  etc.,  through  a  loop  or  a  hem;  a 
  tape  needle. 
 
  Wedged  whole  ages  in  a  bodkin's  eye.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  A  kind  of  pin  used  by  women  to  fasten  the  hair. 
 
  {To  sit},  {ride},  or  {travel  bodkin},  to  sit  closely  wedged 
  between  two  persons.  [Colloq.]  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ride 
  n  1:  a  journey  in  a  vehicle  driven  by  someone  else;  "he  took  the 
  family  for  a  drive  in  his  new  car"  [syn:  {drive}] 
  2:  a  mechanical  device  that  you  ride  for  amusement  or 
  excitement 
  v  1:  sit  and  travel  on  the  back  of  animal,  usually  while 
  controlling  its  motions;  "She  never  sat  a  horse!"  "Did 
  you  ever  ride  a  camel?"  [syn:  {sit}] 
  2:  be  carried  or  travel  on  or  in  a  vehicle;  "I  ride  to  work  in 
  a  bus";  "He  rides  the  subway  downtown  every  day"  [ant:  {walk}] 
  3:  continue  undisturbed  and  without  interference;  "Let  it  ride" 
  4:  move  like  a  floating  object;  "The  moon  rode  high  in  the 
  night  sky" 
  5:  harass  with  persistent  criticism  or  carping;  "The  children 
  teased  the  new  teacher";  "Don't  ride  me  so  hard  over  my 
  failure"  [syn:  {tease},  {rag},  {cod},  {tantalize},  {bait}, 
  {taunt},  {twit},  {rally}] 
  6:  have  certain  properties  when  driven;  "This  car  rides 
  smoothly";  "My  new  truck  drives  well"  [syn:  {drive}] 
  7:  lie  moored  or  anchored;  "Ship  rides  at  anchor" 
  8:  climb  up  on  the  body;  "Shorts  that  ride  up";  "This  skirt 
  keeps  riding  up  my  legs" 
  9:  ride  over  along  or  through:  "Travel  the  highways  of 
  America" 
  10:  keep  partially  engaged  by  slightly  depressing  a  pedal  with 
  the  foot;  "Don't  ride  the  clutch!" 
  11:  copulate  with  as  of  animals;  "The  bull  was  riding  the  cow" 
  [syn:  {mount}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  RIDE 
  Research  Issues  in  Data  Engineering  (IEEE-CS) 
 
 




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