Open main menu
See also: Riding

Contents

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪdɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪdɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: rid‧ing

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rydyng; equivalent to ride +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

riding

  1. present participle of ride

NounEdit

riding (countable and uncountable, plural ridings)

  1. A path cut through woodland.
  2. The act of one who rides; a mounted excursion.
    • 1853, Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Heir of Redclyffe (volume 1, page 95)
      I like nothing better than to hear of your ridings, and shootings, and boatings.
  3. (obsolete) A festival procession.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

From trithing, from Middle English, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr (third part). The folk etymology that connects the term to the area a horse-rider could cover in a single day is incorrect, but may have influenced the spelling and pronunciation. Cognate with English trithing.

NounEdit

riding (plural ridings)

  1. (historical) Any of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties of England.
  2. (Canada) Electoral district or constituency.
TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

riding

  1. Alternative form of rydyng