ride
I. verb (rode or chiefly dialect rid; ridden or chiefly dialect rid or rode; riding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rīdan; akin to Old High German rītan to ride, Middle Irish réidid he rides Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs b. to travel in or on a conveyance 2. to travel as if on a conveyance ; be borne <
rode on a wave of popularity
>
3. a. to lie moored or anchored <
a ship rides at anchor
>
b. sail c. to move like a floating object <
the moon rode in the sky
>
4. to become supported on a point or surface 5. a. to travel over a surface <
the car rides well
>
b. to move on the body <
shorts that ride up
>
6. to continue without interference <
let it ride
>
7. a. to be contingent ; depend <
plans on which the future rides
>
b. to become bet <
a lot of money riding on the favorite
>
transitive verb 1. a. to travel on <
ride a bike
>
<
ride the bus
>
b. to move with like a rider <
ride the waves
>
2. a. to traverse by conveyance <
rode 500 miles
>
b. to ride a horse in <
ride a race
>
3. survive, outlast — usually used with out <
rode out the gale
>
4. to traverse on horseback to inspect or maintain <
ride fence
>
5. to mount in copulation — used of a male animal 6. a. obsess, oppress <
ridden by anxiety
>
b. to harass persistently ; nag c. tease, rib 7. carry, convey 8. to project over ; overlap 9. to give with (a punch) to soften the impact 10. to keep in partial engagement by resting a foot continuously on the pedal <
ride the brakes
>
rideable also ridable adjective II. noun Date: 1759 1. an act of riding; especially a trip on horseback or by vehicle 2. a way (as a road or path) suitable for riding 3. any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on 4. a. a trip on which gangsters take a victim to murder him b. something likened to such a trip <
take the taxpayers for a ride
>
5. a means of transportation 6. the qualities of travel comfort in a vehicle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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