Stride definition

strīd
To walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.
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To stand or sit astride; straddle.
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To stride is to walk along, especially with large steps.

An example of stride is when you walk down the street purposefully, wanting to quickly get to your destination.

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The definition of an example of stride is a long step or working in such a way to make good progress.

An example of stride is a step taken that covers a large distance.

An example of stride is when science advances in studying disease.

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To walk with long steps on, along, or over.

Striding the stage.

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To step over or across.

Stride a brook.

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To be astride of; straddle.
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The act of striding.
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A step of progress; an advance.

Making great strides in their studies.

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A single long step.
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The distance traveled in such a step.
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A single coordinated movement of the four legs of a horse or other animal, completed when the legs return to their initial relative position.
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The distance traveled in such a movement.
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To walk with long steps, esp. in a vigorous or swaggering manner.
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To take a single, long step (esp. over something)
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To take a single, long step in passing over (an obstacle, etc.)
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(obs.) To sit or stand astride of; straddle.
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The act of striding.
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A manner of running; gait.
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Progress; advancement.

To make rapid strides.

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A long step in walking or running.
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The distance covered by such a step.
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Any single forward movement by a four-legged animal, completed when the legs return to their original relative positions.
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The distance covered in such a movement.
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(intransitive) To walk with long steps.
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To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
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To pass over at a step; to step over.
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(computing) The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.
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To take a single long step, as in passing over an obstruction.
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To walk with long steps along or through.

To stride the street.

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(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.
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hit (one's) stride
  • To achieve a steady, effective pace.
  • To attain a maximum level of competence.
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take in stride
  • To cope with calmly, without interrupting one's normal routine:
    Taking their newfound wealth in stride.
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hit one's stride
  • to reach one's normal speed or level of efficiency
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take in (one's) stride
  • to cope with (a difficult task or challenge) without hesitation, disruption, overreaction, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

take in stride
take in (one's) stride

Origin of stride

  • Middle English striden from Old English strīdan

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

  • From Old English stridan (“to stride"), from Proto-Germanic *strÄ«danÄ…. Cognate with Low German striden (“fight"), Dutch strijden (“fight"), German streiten (“fight, quarrel").

    From Wiktionary

  • See the above verb.

    From Wiktionary