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English Dictionary: Riding by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Riding
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    Synonym(s): riding, horseback riding, equitation
  2. travel by being carried on horseback
    Synonym(s): riding, horseback riding
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ride \Ride\, v. i. [imp. {Rode} (r[omac]d) ({Rid} [r[icr]d],
      archaic); p. p. {Ridden}({Rid}, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Riding}.] [AS. r[c6]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G.
      reiten, OHG. r[c6]tan, Icel. r[c6][edh]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 [bd]to travel on horseback[b8] as the leading
                  sense of ride; though he adds [bd]to travel in a
                  vehicle[b8] 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.
                           [bd]Will you ride over or drive?[b8] 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"[icr]ng), n. [For thriding, Icel.
      [thorn]ri[edh]jungr the third part, fr. [thorn]ri[edh]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. [bd]One
            riding apparitor.[b8] --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 [bd]six clerks[b8] 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.
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