Riding Definition

rīdĭng
noun
The act of a person or thing that rides.
Webster's New World
Horseback riding.
American Heritage
Any of the three former administrative divisions (North Riding, East Riding, and West Riding) of Yorkshire, England.
Webster's New World
Any similar division in the Commonwealth; specif., a Canadian electoral district.
Webster's New World

A path cut through woodland.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
equitationhorseback ridingjourneyingtraveling
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adjective
That rides.
Webster's New World
Used in or for riding or traveling.
A riding costume, riding horses.
Webster's New World
Designed to be operated by a rider.
A riding mower.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Riding

Noun

Singular:
riding
Plural:
ridings

Origin of Riding

  • Middle English alteration of trithing from Old English thrithing from Old Norse thridhjungr third part from thridhi third trei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr (“third part")

    From Wiktionary

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