[ oh-ver-strahyd ]

verb (used with object),o·ver·strode, o·ver·strid·den, o·ver·strid·ing.
  1. to surpass: to overstride one's competitors.

  2. to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.

  1. to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.

  2. to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.

  3. to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.

Origin of overstride

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

Words Nearby overstride

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How to use overstride in a sentence

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

    The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott