- to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of.
- to step over or across with long strides.
- to stand or tower over; dominate.
Origin of bestride
Related Words for bestrodeescalate, rise, soar, arise, scale, ascend, back, up, lift, vault, tower, bestride, escalade, stride, mount, hedge, sprawl, overlook, survey, overtop
Examples from the Web for bestrode
Contemporary Examples of bestrode
The literary world he helped found and nurture, and whose landscape he bestrode like the colossus he was—that world is gone.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation
April 7, 2014
Edmund Morgan, 97 Diminutive, almost elfin in appearance, he bestrode his field like a colossus.The Deaths You Missed This Year
Malcolm Jones, Jimmy So, Michael Moynihan, Caitlin Dickson
December 30, 2013
Both Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair bestrode their nation for periods in excess of two U.S. presidential terms.Tony Blair May Be Planning a Political Comeback but in What Role It’s Hard to Imagine
May 5, 2012
Historical Examples of bestrode
One last glance I gave her as I bestrode the rail of her balcony.Bardelys the Magnificent
All sense of pain left him, even all consciousness of the horse that he bestrode.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
Oh, the rapture with which Lily bestrode the aerobike for the first flight!The Bill-Toppers
My friend Caldecott bestrode a powerful steed suited to his size.Six Months at the Cape
He was, indeed, a young giant, and bestrode a horse suitable to his weight.The Settler and the Savage
- to have or put a leg on either side of
- to extend across; span
- to stride over or across