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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  4.  To  be  supported  in  motion;  to  rest. 
  Strong  as  the  exletree  On  which  heaven  rides. 
  On  whose  foolish  honesty  My  practices  ride  easy! 
  5.  To  manage  a  horse,  as  an  equestrian. 
  He  rode,  he  fenced,  he  moved  with  graceful  ease. 
  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 
  ``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]: 
  Rode  \Rode\,  n.  [See  {Rud}.] 
  Redness;  complexion.  [Obs.]  ``His  rode  was  red.''  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rode  \Rode\, 
  imp.  of  {Ride}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rode  \Rode\,  n. 
  See  {Rood},  the  cross.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 

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