See also: ridé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English riden, from Old English rīdan, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreydʰ-.

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ride (third-person singular simple present rides, present participle riding, simple past rode or (obsolete) rade or (obsolete) rid, past participle ridden or (now colloquial and nonstandard) rode)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc. [from 8th c., transitive usage from 9th c.]
    I ride to work every day and park the bike outside the office.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      Go Peto, to horse: for thou, and I, / Haue thirtie miles to ride yet ere dinner time.
    • 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter XV, in Mansfield Park: [], volume I, London: [] T[homas] Egerton, [], OCLC 39810224, page 310:
      [] I will take my horse early to-morrow morning and ride over to Stoke, and settle with one of them.
    • 1852, William Makepeace Thackeray, “I Go on the Vigo Bay Expedition, Taste Salt Water and Smell Powder”, in The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. [] , volume II, London: [] Smith, Elder, & Company, [], OCLC 1003921571, page 96:
      He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted and ſent a man thence to Mr. Tuſher with a meſſage that a gentleman of London would ſpeak to him on urgent buſineſs.
    • 1923, "Mrs. Rinehart", Time, 28 Apr 1923
      It is characteristic of her that she hates trains, that she arrives from a rail-road journey a nervous wreck; but that she can ride a horse steadily for weeks through the most dangerous western passes.
    • 2010, The Guardian, 6 Oct 2010
      The original winner Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia was relegated after riding too aggressively to storm from fourth to first on the final bend.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger. [from 9th c., transitive usage from 19th c.]
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
    • 1960, "Biznelcmd", Time, 20 Jun 1960
      In an elaborately built, indoor San Francisco, passengers ride cable cars through quiet, hilly streets.
  3. (transitive, chiefly US and South Africa) To transport (someone) in a vehicle. [from 17th c.]
    The cab rode him downtown.
  4. (intransitive) Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water. [from 10th c.]
    • 1717, John Dryden, Art of Love
      where ships at anchor ride.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      By noon the sea went very high indeed, and our ship rode forecastle in, shipped several seas, and we thought once or twice our anchor had come home []
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback. [from 10th c.]
    The witch cackled and rode away on her broomstick.
  6. (transitive) To traverse by riding.
    • 1999, David Levinson, Karen Christensen, Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present
      Early women tobogganists rode the course in the requisite attire of their day: skirts. In spite of this hindrance, some women riders turned in very respectable performances.
  7. (transitive) To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
    How many races have you ridden this year?
  8. (intransitive) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle.
    A horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
  9. (intransitive, transitive) To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with. [from 13th c.]
    • 1997, Linda Howard, Son of the Morning, page 345
      She rode him hard, and he squeezed her breasts, and she came again.
  10. (transitive, colloquial) To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone). [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Myra MacPherson, Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the haunted generation, page 375
      “One old boy started riding me about not having gone to Vietnam; I just spit my coffee at him, and he backed off.
  11. (intransitive) Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle. [from 19th c.]
    • 2008, Ann Kessel, The Guardian, 27 Jul 2008
      In athletics, triple jumper Ashia Hansen advises a thong for training because, while knickers ride up, ‘thongs have nowhere left to go’: but in Beijing Britain's best are likely, she says, to forgo knickers altogether, preferring to go commando for their country under their GB kit.
  12. (intransitive) To rely, depend (on). [from 20th c.]
    • 2006, "Grappling with deficits", The Economist, 9 Mar 2006:
      With so much riding on the new payments system, it was thus a grave embarrassment to the government when the tariff for 2006-07 had to be withdrawn for amendments towards the end of February.
  13. (intransitive) Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body). [from 20th c.]
    • 2001, Jenny Eliscu, "Oops...she's doing it again", The Observer, 16 Sep 2001
      She's wearing inky-blue jeans that ride low enough on her hips that her aquamarine thong peeks out teasingly at the back.
  14. (lacrosse) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman.
  15. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
  16. (surgery) To overlap (each other); said of bones or fractured fragments.
  17. (radio, television, transitive) To monitor (some component of an audiovisual signal) in order to keep it within acceptable bounds.
    • 2006, Simran Kohli, Radio Jockey Handbook
      The board operator normally watches the meter scale marked for modulation percentage, riding the gain to bring volume peaks into the 85% to 100% range.
    • 2017, Michael O'Connell, Turn Up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting (page 22)
      “You don't want them riding the volume knob, so that's why you learn how to do your levels properly to make the whole thing transparent for the listener. []
  18. (music) In jazz, a steady rhythmical style.

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NounEdit

ride (plural rides)

  1. An instance of riding.
    Can I have a ride on your bike?
    We took the horses for an early-morning ride in the woods.
    go for a quick ride
  2. (informal) A vehicle.
    That's a nice ride; what did it cost?
    pimp my ride
  3. An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
    the kids went on all the rides
  4. A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
    Can you give me a ride home?
  5. (Britain) A road or avenue cut in a wood, for riding; a bridleway or other wide country path.
    • 2015, Roderic Jeffries, Death in the Coverts, →ISBN:
      "Could you see the ride that goes down and round the point of the woods...?"
      "I could see down it till it went round the corner."...
      "...Then Mr Fawcett comes down the ride, rushing his chair along like it was a racing car... He carried on down the ride. Next thing Miss Harmsworth comes down the ride from the field..."
  6. (Britain, dialect, archaic) A saddle horse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
  7. (Ireland) A person (or sometimes a thing or a place) that is visually attractive.
    • 2007 July 14, Michael O'Neill, Re: More mouthy ineffectual poseurs...[was Re: Live Earth - One Of The Most Important Events On This Particular Planet - don't let SCI distract you, in soc.culture.irish, Usenet:
      Absolutely, and I agree about Madonna. An absolute ride *still*. :-) M.
  8. (music) In jazz, to play in a steady rhythmical style.
    • 2000, Max Harrison, Charles Fox, Eric Thacker, The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to postmodernism (page 238)
      The quintet in Propheticape muses out-of-measured-time until Holland leads it into swift, riding jazz.
  9. A wild, bewildering experience of some duration.
    That story was a ride from start to finish.
  10. (informal) An act of sexual intercourse
    Synonyms: shag, fuck, cop, bang
    I gave my boyfriend a ride before breakfast.

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DanishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Faroese ryta, rita or Icelandic rita, from Old Norse rytr, derived from the verb rjóta (to cry), from the verb Proto-Germanic *reutaną.

NounEdit

ride c (singular definite riden, plural indefinite rider)

  1. black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse ríða, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, cognate with English ride, German reiten.

VerbEdit

ride (past tense red, past participle redet, c reden, definite or plural redne)

  1. to ride (to sit on the back of an animal)
  2. (slang) to have intercourse with (sex position with one person sitting on top of another like on a horse)
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rider.

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ride f (plural rides)

  1. wrinkle, line (on face etc.)
  2. ripple
  3. ridge

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ride

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rider
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rider
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rider
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of rider
  5. second-person singular imperative of rider

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ItalianEdit

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ride

  1. third-person singular indicative present of ridere

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LatinEdit

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rīdē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of rīdeō

Middle EnglishEdit

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ride

  1. Alternative form of riden

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ríða

VerbEdit

ride (imperative rid, present tense rider, passive rides, simple past red or rei, past participle ridd, present participle ridende)

  1. to ride (e.g. a horse)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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ride (present tense rid, past tense reid, past participle ride or ridd or ridt, present participle ridande, imperative rid)

  1. Alternative form of rida

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian rīda, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈridə/, /ˈriːdə/

VerbEdit

ride

  1. (intransitive) to ride
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to drive

InflectionEdit

Strong class 1
infinitive ride
3rd singular past ried
past participle riden
infinitive ride
long infinitive riden
gerund riden n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular ryd ried
2nd singular rydst riedst
3rd singular rydt ried
plural ride rieden
imperative ryd
participles ridend riden

Further readingEdit

  • ride (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011