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English Dictionary: stride by the DICT Development Group
4 results for stride
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a step in walking or running [syn: pace, stride, tread]
  2. the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
    Synonym(s): footstep, pace, step, stride
  3. significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"
  1. walk with long steps; "He strode confidently across the hall"
  2. cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stride \Stride\, v. t. [imp. {Strode}(Obs. {Strid}); p. p.
      {Stridden}(Obs. {Strid}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striding}.] [AS.
      str[c6]dan to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries.
      str[c6]da to strive, D. strijden to strive, to contend, G.
      streiten, OHG. str[c6]tan; of uncertain origin. Cf.
      1. To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or
            pompous manner.
                     Mars in the middle of the shining shield Is graved,
                     and strides along the liquid field.   --Dryden.
      2. To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stride \Stride\, v. t.
      1. To pass over at a step; to step over. [bd]A debtor that
            not dares to stride a limit.[b8] --Shak.
      2. To straddle; to bestride.
                     I mean to stride your steed.               --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stride \Stride\, n.
      The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a
      long step; as, a masculine stride. --Pope.
               God never meant that man should scale the heavens By
               strides of human wisdom.                        --Cowper.
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