- Striding is the act of walking in long steps or long single steps.
An example of striding is walking over a series of big puddles.
- Present participle of stride.
- The act of one who strides; a long step.
Variant of stride
intransitive verbstrode, stridden, striding
- to walk with long steps, esp. in a vigorous or swaggering manner
- to take a single, long step (esp. over something)
- Rare to sit or stand astride
Origin of strideMiddle English striden ; from Old English stridan, akin to German streiten, to quarrel ; from Indo-European an unverified form streidh- ; from base an unverified form (s)ter-, to be stiff, rigid from source stare, starve
- to take a single, long step in passing over (an obstacle, etc.)
- to walk with long steps along or through: to stride the street
- to sit or stand astride of; straddle; bestride
- the act of striding
- a long step in walking or running
- the distance covered by such a step
- any single forward movement by a four-legged animal, completed when the legs return to their original relative positions
- the distance covered in such a movement
- a manner of running; gait
- progress; advancement: to make rapid strides
Jazz designating or of a style of piano playing in which the left hand alternates rhythmically between a strong bass note and middle range chords
hit one's stride☆
to reach one's normal speed or level of efficiency
take in (one's) stride
to cope with easily and without undue effort or hesitation