Bestrid
Bestride Be*stride", v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be- + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over [1913 Webster]

That horse that thou so often hast bestrid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bestrid — Bestride Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bestrid — be·stride || bɪ straɪd v. sit with one leg on either side; stand with one leg on either side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bestrid — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bestridable — bestrīdˈable adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑bestride …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bestridden — Bestride Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestride — Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestriding — Bestride Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestrode — Bestride Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bestrode — Bestride Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bestride — /bi struyd /, v.t., bestrode or bestrid, bestridden or bestrid, bestriding. 1. to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of. 2. to step over or across with long strides. 3. to stand or tower over; dominate. [bef. 1000; ME… …   Universalium

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