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[verb out-rahyd; noun out-rahyd]
verb (used with object), out·rode, out·rid·den, out·rid·ing.
  1. to outdo or outstrip in riding.
  2. (of a ship) to come safely through (a storm) by lying to.
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verb (used without object), out·rode, out·rid·den, out·rid·ing.
  1. to act as an outrider.
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  1. Prosody. an unaccented syllable or syllables added to a metrical foot, especially in sprung rhythm.
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Origin of outride

First recorded in 1520–30; out- + ride
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Examples from the Web for outride

Historical Examples

  • These leather-chapped youths could outride and outshoot them.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • His design was to outride the Tomcat and cut him off at the ford of the Medicine Lodge.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • Steve remarked with satisfaction that they did not attempt to outride his party.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy

    G. A. (George Alfred) Henty

  • Just outride the "Bull and Mouth" her horse had cast a shoe.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

    George W. Gough

  • The Stormy Petrel can outride any storm likely to blow in these parts.

British Dictionary definitions for outride


verb (ˌaʊtˈraɪd) -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden (tr)
  1. to outdo by riding faster, farther, or better than
  2. (of a vessel) to ride out (a storm)
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noun (ˈaʊtˌraɪd)
  1. prosody rare an extra unstressed syllable within a metrical foot
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