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  • enPR: strīd, IPA(key): /stɹaɪd/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English striden, from Old English strīdan (to get by force, pillage, rob; stride), from Proto-Germanic *strīdaną.[1] Cognate with Low German striden (to fight, to stride), Dutch strijden (to fight), German streiten (to fight, to quarrel).


stride (third-person singular simple present strides, present participle striding, simple past strode, past participle stridden or strode or strid)

  1. (intransitive) To walk with long steps.
    • Dryden
      Mars in the middle of the shining shield / Is graved, and strides along the liquid field.
  2. To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
  3. To pass over at a step; to step over.
    • Shakespeare
      a debtor that not dares to stride a limit
  4. To straddle; to bestride.
    • Shakespeare
      I mean to stride your steed.
Usage notesEdit
  • The past participle of stride is extremely rare and mostly obsolete. Many people have trouble producing a form that feels natural.[2][3]

Etymology 2Edit

See the above verb.


stride (plural strides)

  1. A long step in walking.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 7, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Still, a dozen men with rifles, and cartridges to match, stayed behind when they filed through a white aldea lying silent amid the cane, and the Sin Verguenza swung into slightly quicker stride.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, in Telegraph[2]:
      An utterly emphatic 5-0 victory was ultimately capped by two wonder strikes in the last two minutes from Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner. Before that, England had utterly dominated to take another purposeful stride towards the 2013 European Championship in Israel. They have already established a five-point buffer at the top of Group Eight.
  2. The distance covered by a long step.
  3. (computing) The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.
    • 2007, Andy Oram, Greg Wilson, Beautiful code
      This stride value is generally equal to the pixel width of the bitmap times the number of bytes per pixel, but for performance reasons it might be rounded []
  4. (music) A jazz piano style of the 1920s and 1930s. The left hand characteristically plays a four-beat pulse with a single bass note, octave, seventh or tenth interval on the first and third beats, and a chord on the second and fourth beats.
Derived termsEdit





Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Old Norse stríða, and the adjective stri.


stride (imperative strid, present tense strider, passive strides, simple past stred or strei or stridde, past participle stridd, present participle stridende)

  1. to battle, fight, struggle
  2. to conflict (with)


Norwegian NynorskEdit



  1. definite singular of strid
  2. plural of strid




  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of strid.