Stride

[stɹˈa͡ɪd], [stɹˈa‍ɪd], [s_t_ɹ_ˈaɪ_d]

Definitions of stride:

  1.   significant progress ( especially in the phrase " make strides"); " they made big strides in productivity"
  2.   To walk with strides.
  3.   the distance covered by a step; " he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
  4.   a step in walking or running
  5.   To pass over at a step; to bestride.
  6.   To pass over with one step; to straddle.
  7.   To pass over at a step:- pa. t. strode ( obs. strid); pa. p. stridden.
  8.   A long, often measured, step.
  9.   To pass over at a step; to step over.
  10.   Striding.
  11.   To walk with long steps.
  12.   A long and sweeping or measured step.
  13.   Strode.
  14.   The distance passed over by one complete movement.
  15.   Stridden.
  16.   To walk with long steps; to straddle.
  17.   A long step.
  18.   cover or traverse by taking long steps; " She strode several miles towards the woods"
  19.   walk with long steps; " He strode confidently across the hall"
  20.   To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
  21.   To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
  22.   The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.
  23.   significant progress ( especially in the phrase" make strides"; " make rapid strides")
  24.   To straddle; to bestride.
  25.   To walk with long steps; to stand with the legs far apart; to pass over at a step.

Antonyms for stride:

meander, ramble, amble, wander, stroll.


Quotes for stride:

  1. I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl through your life upon your knees, while I stride through mine on my feet. – Charles Bradlaugh
  2. Once you get into your stride the camera becomes like another person in the room. It's like being in a very small theatre where there is no getting away with anything because the audience is centimetres away from you. – Saffron Burrows
  3. Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim. – Eileen Caddy
  4. It's just what it is. It just all happened in my stride – Jessi Colter
  5. If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride – Anish Kapoor
  6. Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot. – Ivan Lendl
  7. We hit a stride where all self -consciousness disappeared. – Joshua Leonard
  8. A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride – Max Lerner
  9. Because we are in a war situation, this can sometimes be dangerous work. But guys like A. D. Flowers and his technicians just take it in stride and get on with the job. In four years, we've never had a serious accident or injury working with all the explosions. – Vic Morrow
  10. Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die. – Karl Shapiro
  11. In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it. – Duke Snider

Usage examples for stride:

  1. Then look at the length of the stride – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  2. But this time, if the story of the sub- prior was to be believed, Hereward and his housecarles had taken an ugly stride forward toward the pit. ” – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  3. “ I took a stride and approached the bed. ” – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  4. They increased their pace, and soon were running with a swinging, awkward stride straight toward the wire fence, several miles distant. ” – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. The man stared at me, and so I burned it, page by page, and laughed, and sang a foolish song that I thought of: Stride la vampa! ” – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  6. The young man paused suddenly in his stride – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  7. In a stride he was beside her. ” – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  8. “ To have lived upon sun- burn is to appreciate the colour green: the march lost its monotony and some of its heat, when green lay in front and came nearer with every stride – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  9. He had not the cavalry stride yet he wore his hat on one side, as is shown by the lighter skin of that side of his brow. ” – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. He seized the child and bore him away with such violence that the howling was abruptly checked; while Scholtz, quietly gathering his still half- clad spouse under an arm, followed with heavy stride – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. “ Sumichrast was the first to venture on this dangerous ground, which gave way under him at his third stride – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  12. He rose from his chair, to stride nervously, up and down, up and down. ” – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  13. Lawyer Ed went down the street, half a block at a stride in the direction of J. P. 's office. ” – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  14. Head high, shoulders back, she matched her husband's long stride every step of the way. ” – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  15. But it did not take me long to fall easily into my fighting stride so that in a few minutes the man began to realize that he had at last met his match. ” – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  16. The enemy was closing on them at every stride another hundred yards, and they must meet at the bottom of the slope. ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  17. There are no more in front of you, and all you have to do is to walk straight on with your usual stride – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  18. But Lucinda still pressed on, and her animal went with a longer stride than Lizzie's horse. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. She saw McAlpin turn and stride to the door; she heard him turn the key and- she was alone! ” – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. Stride by stride they drew away from the Pawnees until they finally carried their riders beyond bowshot. ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor

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