verb (used without object), rode or (Archaic) rid; rid·den or (Archaic) rid; rid·ing.
verb (used with object), rode or (Archaic) rid; rid·den or (Archaic) rid; rid·ing.
- to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while riding at anchor.
- to sustain or endure successfully.
- to trample or overturn by riding upon or against.
- to ride up to; overtake; capture: The posse rode down the escaping bank robber.
- Nautical. to bear down upon (a rope of a tackle) with all one's weight.
- to murder, especially by abducting the victim for that purpose.
- to deceive; trick: It was obvious to everyone but me that I was being taken for a ride.
Origin of ride
Definition for ride (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ride
I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“They just walk around, they ride in their patrol cars, and they just pass by,” he said.
That ride or die act we have been fooling the world with obviously ain't working.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says she worked at Café Figaro, a Los Angeles restaurant co-owned by Cosby, and one day he offered to give her a ride home.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's two hundred on our side, but the Yankees'll ride through in the dark and get across before the redcoats are awake.True to the Old Flag|G. A. Henty
During our first ten miles' ride I was racking my brain for something to say when I should jump up to make my first sale.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
"Ride into the town and see if there is a letter for me," said the squire.
Take Maksi out for a ride and let the lacquey go with him instead of his tutor!The Poor Plutocrats|Maurus Jkai
And so ride on till thou comest to me; then I will see after the matter.The story of Burnt Njal|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for ride
verb rides, riding, rode or ridden
- (intr) to drive a car
- (tr) to transport (goods, farm produce, etc) by motor vehicle or cart
- to cheat, swindle, or deceive
- to take (someone) away in a car and murder him
Derived Formsridable or rideable, adjective
Word Origin for ride
Idioms and Phrases with ride
In addition to the idioms beginning with ride
- ride for a fall
- ride hellbent for leather
- ride herd on
- ride high
- ride out
- ride roughshod over
- ride shotgun
- ride up
- along for the ride
- go along (for the ride)
- gravy train, ride the
- hitch a ride
- let ride
- take someone for a ride