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  6  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]: 
  Riding  \Rid"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  one  who  rides. 
  2.  A  festival  procession.  [Obs.] 
  When  there  any  riding  was  in  Cheap.  --Chaucer. 
  3.  Same  as  {Ride},  n.,  3.  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
  4.  A  district  in  charge  of  an  excise  officer.  [Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Riding  \Rid"ing\  (r[imac]d"[i^]ng),  n.  [For  thriding,  Icel. 
  [thorn]ri[eth]jungr  the  third  part  fr  [thorn]ri[eth]i 
  third  akin  to  E.  third  See  {Third}.] 
  One  of  the  three  jurisdictions  into  which  the  county  of  York, 
  in  England,  is  divided;  --  formerly  under  the  government  of  a 
  reeve.  They  are  called  the  North,  the  East,  and  the  West, 
  Riding.  --Blackstone. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Riding  \Rid"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Employed  to  travel;  traveling;  as  a  riding  clerk.  ``One 
  riding  apparitor.''  --Ayliffe. 
  2.  Used  for  riding  on  as  a  riding  horse. 
  3.  Used  for  riding,  or  when  riding;  devoted  to  riding;  as  a 
  riding  whip;  a  riding  habit;  a  riding  day 
  {Riding  clerk}. 
  a  A  clerk  who  traveled  for  a  commercial  house.  [Obs. 
  b  One  of  the  ``six  clerks''  formerly  attached  to  the 
  English  Court  of  Chancery. 
  {Riding  hood}. 
  a  A  hood  formerly  worn  by  women  when  riding. 
  b  A  kind  of  cloak  with  a  hood. 
  {Riding  master},  an  instructor  in  horsemanship. 
  {Riding  rhyme}  (Pros.),  the  meter  of  five  accents,  with 
  couplet  rhyme;  --  probably  so  called  from  the  mounted 
  pilgrims  described  in  the  Canterbury  Tales.  --Dr.  Guest. 
  {Riding  school},  a  school  or  place  where  the  art  of  riding  is 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trithing  \Tri"thing\,  n.  [See  Ist  {Riding}.] 
  One  of  three  ancient  divisions  of  a  county  in  England;  --  now 
  called  {riding}.  [Written  also  {riding}.]  --Blackstone. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  traveling  by  wheeled  vehicle  such  as  bicycle  or  automobile 
  e.g.;  "the  riding  public  welcomed  the  new  buses"  [syn: 
  n  1:  riding  a  horse  as  a  sport  [syn:  {horseback  riding},  {equitation}] 
  2:  riding  a  horse  as  a  means  of  transportation  [syn:  {horseback 

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