Bestride Definition

bĭ-strīd
bestridden, bestrides, bestriding, bestrode
verb
bestridden, bestrides, bestriding, bestrode
To sit or stand on with the legs astride; straddle.
American Heritage
To sit on, mount, or stand over with a leg on each side; straddle.
Webster's New World
To dominate by position; tower over.
American Heritage
To stride over or across.
Webster's New World
To step or stride across.
American Heritage
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Antonyms:
  • hop out
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Origin of Bestride

  • Middle English bistriden from Old English bestrīdan be- be- strīdan to mount a horse stride

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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