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To ride is to be carried in a car, on a bike, or on an animal. When you ride a horse for the first time, it's often surprising how far off the ground you are.

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To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.

Noun
a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Noun
a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

Verb
harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don''t ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

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copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"

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keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot; "Don''t ride the clutch!"

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move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night sky"

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ride over, along, or through; "Travel the highways of America"; "Ride the freeways of California"

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be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

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sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

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climb up on the body; "Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"

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sit on and control a vehicle; "He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

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continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"

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lie moored or anchored; "Ship rides at anchor"

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be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the electin"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"

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have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"

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be sustained or supported or borne; "His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother''s hips"; "She rode a wave of popularity"; "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father''s political name"


v. i.
To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.

v. i.
To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.

v. i.
To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.

v. i.
To be supported in motion; to rest.

v. i.
To manage a horse, as an equestrian.

v. i.
To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.

v. t.
To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle.

v. t.
To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.

v. t.
To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.

v. t.
To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or fractured fragments.

n.
The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.

n.
A saddle horse.

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A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding.


Ride

Ride , v. i. [imp. Rode (r&omac;d) (Rid [r&icr;d], archaic); p. p. Ridden (Rid, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. Riding .] [AS. r'c6dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G. reiten, OHG. r'c6tan, Icel. r'c6&edh;a, Sw. rida, Dan. ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word. Cf. Road.] 1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
To-morrow, when ye riden by the way.
Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop after him.
2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the streets with trains of servants.
3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
4. To be supported in motion; to rest.
Strong as the exletree On which heaven rides.
On whose foolish honesty My practices ride easy!
5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast. To ride easy (Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent pitching or straining at the cables. -- To ride hard (Naut.), to pitch violently. -- To ride out. (a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] Chaucer. (b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.] -- To ride to hounds, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds in hunting. Syn. -- Drive. -- Ride, Drive. Ride originally meant (and is so used throughout the English Bible) to be carried on horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in England, drive is the word applied in most cases to progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park, etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by giving "to travel on horseback" as the leading sense of ride; though he adds "to travel in a vehicle" as a secondary sense. This latter use of the word still occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an omnibus.
"Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that morning.

Ride

Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle.
[They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind.
2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by bakers, cobblers, and brewers.
3. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
Tue only men that safe can ride Mine errands on the Scottish side.
4. (Surg.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or fractured fragments. To ride a hobby, to have some favorite occupation or subject of talk. -- To ride and tie, to take turn with another in labor and rest; -- from the expedient adopted by two persons with one horse, one of whom rides the animal a certain distance, and then ties him for the use of the other, who is coming up on foot. Fielding. -- To ride down. (a) To ride over; to trample down in riding; to overthrow by riding against; as, to ride down an enemy. (b) (Naut.) To bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a sail. -- To ride out (Naut.), to keep safe afloat during (a storm) while riding at anchor or when hove to on the open sea; as, to ride out the gale.

Ride

Ride, n. 1. The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle. 2. A saddle horse. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. 3. A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding.

To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.

To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle.

The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.

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Usage Examples

Especially in the car ride to and from gym. I find myself spacing out a lot, just visualizing what the Olympics would be like and just having such great role models.

Everything officers go through in any chase anywhere in the country, but amped up 100 times! I'm right in the thick of things in a car going like 80 miles an hour, and doing 360s in the middle of the road. It was a wild ride.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn't turn down any of that.

I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters - they were the biggest things I've ever seen!

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific. I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style, and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

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Other Usage Examples

I don't believe that I'm better than anybody, but I do believe that I'll try harder than most and I hope that people just join me for a little bit of a ride.

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.

Humans may or may not have cosmic significance, and if they do, it will be by hitching a ride on the objective centrality of knowledge in the cosmic scheme of things.

Anytime you ride against the best in the world, it becomes a learning process.

Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think.

And what I like about it is it makes me happy and I think it makes a lot of people happy to go to the movies and to not think about the problems of the day or the problems of tomorrow or the yesterday and just go on for the ride and have the fun of losing oneself in a fantasy.

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.

I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.

He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher.

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