Riding meaning

rī'dĭng
Horseback riding.
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An administrative division or electoral division in Canada.
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Any one of three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire, England.
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That rides.
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The act of riding.
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Used in or for riding or traveling.

A riding costume, riding horses.

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Designed to be operated by a rider.

A riding mower.

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The act of a person or thing that rides.
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Any of the three former administrative divisions (North Riding, East Riding, and West Riding) of Yorkshire, England.
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Any similar division in the Commonwealth; specif., a Canadian electoral district.
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Present participle of ride.
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A path cut through woodland.
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Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties.
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(Canada) Electoral district or constituency.
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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