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Definitions of ride

  1. harass with persistent criticism or carping; " The children teased the new teacher"; " Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; " His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
  2. have certain properties when driven; " This car rides smoothly"; " My new truck drives well"
  3. a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; " he took the family for a drive in his new car"
  4. copulate with, as of animals; " The bull was riding the cow"
  5. be sustained or supported or borne; " His glasses rode high on his nose"; " The child rode on his mother's hips"; " She rode a wave of popularity"; " The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"
  6. a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
  7. keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot; " Don't ride the clutch!"
  8. move like a floating object; " The moon rode high in the night sky"
  9. ride over, along, or through; " Travel the highways of America"; " Ride the freeways of California"
  10. be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; " I ride to work in a bus"; " He rides the subway downtown every day"
  11. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; " She never sat a horse!"; " Did you ever ride a camel?"; " The girl liked to drive the young mare"
  12. sit on and control a vehicle; " He rides his bicycle to work every day"; " She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
  13. lie moored or anchored; " Ship rides at anchor"
  14. copulate with; " The bull was riding the cow"
  15. climb up on the body; " Shorts that ride up"; " This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
  16. continue undisturbed and without interference; " Let it ride"
  17. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
  18. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
  19. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
  20. To be supported in motion; to rest.
  21. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
  22. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
  23. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle.
  24. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
  25. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
  26. The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.
  27. A saddle horse.
  28. A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding.
  29. To overlap ( each other); - said of bones or fractured fragments.
  30. An excursion on horseback or in a vehicle; a road intended for horseback travel.
  31. To be carried along, as on horseback or in a vehicle; practice horsemanship; float or rest; as, the ship rides at anchor; to be borne along; as, to ride on the wave of success; support and carry one; as, the horse rides well.
  32. To sit on and be carried along by; as, to ride a horse; to float on and be borne along by; as, to ride the waves; to travel over on horseback or in any way; as, to ride one's rounds; to accomplish, as on horseback; as, to ride a race; to make ride; as, they rode the helpless baby on their backs; to domineer over.
  33. Rode.
  34. Ridden.
  35. Riding.
  36. To be borne, as on horseback or in a carriage: to practice riding: to float, as a ship at anchor.
  37. To rest on so as to be carried:- pa. t. rode; pa. p. ridden.
  38. Act of riding: an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle: the course passed over in riding.
  39. Act of riding; excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.
  40. Riden.
  41. To be borne on horseback or in a vehicle.
  42. To traverse, as on horseback.
  43. To be carried, as on a horse or in a conveyance.
  44. An excursion by any means of conveyance, especially on horseback.
  45. A road intended for riding.
  46. Act of riding; an excursion on horse- back or in a vehicle; a road for the amusement of riding; a district under an excise officer. To ride easy, is when a ship does not feel a great strain on her cables. To ride hard, is when a ship pitches violently. To ride out a gale, is said of a ship that does not drive during the storm.
  47. To sit on; to manage insolently at will.
  48. To be borne, as on horseback or in a vehicle; to float; to practise riding; to manage a horse well; to sit.
  49. To be borne or carried along, as in a carriage or on horseback; to sit on a horse, and so be carried along; to be supported in motion; to sit or rest on so as to be carried; to be at anchor, as a ship.
  50. An excursion on horseback or in a vehicle; a drive; the course or road passed over in riding.
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Usage examples for ride

  1. Ride hard for Cagli. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  2. You remember our ride from Versailles here, my son? – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  3. I'd love to ride on his back, but I don't like to ask him. – The Story of a Stuffed Elephant by Laura Lee Hope
  4. She said she was afraid to ride over. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  5. No, I would rather ride. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  6. We ask her, " What if you had not gone out for a ride that morning?" – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  7. I beg you, my love, don't ride in the three- sou seats. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  8. Cain't you ride up there? – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  9. We can ride away on them. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  10. I want you to be the first to ride in it." – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  11. And I'll ride home. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  12. I have with me three men, behind whom the women will ride. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  13. He's off for a ride. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  14. How I should like to ride him! – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  15. " Let's ride back home," she said. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  16. He suddenly checked his horse, and then turned as if he would ride back, hesitated, then turned once more, and rode on his way, but more slowly. – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  17. He always used to ride on him to the Korchagins and Vlasovs. – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  18. We shall have to ride day and night, my good woman. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. Well, now you can go for your ride alone. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  20. I'll take a ride with you in your car. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
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