verb (used with object), o·ver·strode, o·ver·strid·den, o·ver·strid·ing.

to surpass: to overstride one's competitors.
to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.
to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.
to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.
to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.

Nearby words

  1. overstory,
  2. overstress,
  3. overstretch,
  4. overstretched,
  5. overstrew,
  6. overstrike,
  7. overstring,
  8. overstrong,
  9. overstructured,
  10. overstrung

Origin of overstride

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at over-, stride

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Examples from the Web for overstride

  • These haughty barons who overstride the world, what are they in the day of adversity?

    The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott