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

  • Astraddle — A*strad dle, adv. [Pref. a + straddle.] In a straddling position; astride; bestriding; as, to sit astraddle a horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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 — transitive verb (bestrode; bestridden; bestriding) Date: before 12th century 1. to ride, sit, or stand astride ; straddle 2. to tower over ; dominate < the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all Edward Ney …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Enjambment — (also spelled enjambement) is the breaking of a syntactic unit (a phrase, clause, or sentence) by the end of a line or between two verses. It is to be contrasted with end stopping, where each linguistic unit corresponds with a single line, and… …   Wikipedia

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