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, 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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  • bestrode — UK [bɪˈstrəʊd] US [bɪˈstroʊd] the past tense of bestride Thesaurus: irregular past tenseshyponym * * * bestrode pa. tense and pple. of bestride v …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bestrode — Be*strode , imp. & p. p. of {Bestride}. [1913 Webster] …   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 — be·stride || bɪ straɪd v. sit with one leg on either side; stand with one leg on either side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bestrode — UK [bɪˈstrəʊd] / US [bɪˈstroʊd] bestride …   English dictionary

  • bestride past tense bestrode — past participle bestridden /bI strIdn/ verb (T) literary to sit or stand on or over something with one leg on each side of it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary 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

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