ridden

[ rid-n ]
/ ˈrɪd n /

verb

a past participle of ride.

OTHER WORDS FROM ridden

un·rid·den, adjectivewell-rid·den, adjective

Definition for ridden (2 of 3)

Origin of ride

before 900; 1915–20 for def 17; Middle English riden (v.), Old English rīdan; cognate with Old Frisian rīda, German reiten, Old Norse rītha; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (cf. palfrey, rheda). See road

synonym study for ride

2. See drive.

Definition for ridden (3 of 3)

-ridden

a combining form meaning “obsessed with,” “overwhelmed by” (torment-ridden) or “full of,” “burdened with” (debt-ridden).

Origin of -ridden

special use of ridden
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British Dictionary definitions for ridden (1 of 2)

ridden
/ (ˈrɪdən) /

verb

the past participle of ride

adjective

(in combination) afflicted, affected, or dominated by something specifieddamp-ridden; disease-ridden

British Dictionary definitions for ridden (2 of 2)

ride
/ (raɪd) /

verb rides, riding, rode or ridden

noun

Derived forms of ride

ridable or rideable, adjective

Word Origin for ride

Old English rīdan; related to Old High German rītan, Old Norse rītha
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Idioms and Phrases with ridden

ride

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