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Astride vs. Riding

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Astrideadverb

With one’s legs on either side.

‘The men ride their horses astride.’;

Ridingnoun

A path cut through woodland.

Astridepreposition

With one’s legs on either side of.

‘The boy sat astride his father’s knee.’;

Ridingnoun

The act of one who rides; a mounted excursion.

Astrideadverb

With one leg on each side, as a man when on horseback; with the legs stretched wide apart; astraddle.

‘Placed astride upon the bars of the palisade.’; ‘Glasses with horn bows sat astride on his nose.’;

Ridingnoun

(obsolete) A festival procession.

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Astrideadverb

with one leg on each side;

‘she sat astride the chair’;

Ridingnoun

(historical) Any of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties of England.

Astrideadverb

with the legs stretched far apart

Ridingnoun

(Canada) Electoral district or constituency.

Ridingnoun

One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; - formerly under the government of a reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding.

Ridingnoun

The act or state of one who rides.

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Ridingnoun

A festival procession.

‘When there any riding was in Cheap.’;

Ridingnoun

Same as Ride, n., 3.

Ridingnoun

A district in charge of an excise officer.

Ridingadjective

Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk.

Ridingadjective

Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.

Ridingadjective

Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day.

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Ridingnoun

riding a horse as a sport

Ridingnoun

riding a horse as a means of transportation

Ridingadjective

traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.;

‘the riding public welcomed the new buses’;

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