riding

1
[ rahy-ding ]
/ ˈraɪ dɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that rides.

adjective

used in traveling or in riding: riding clothes.

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Origin of riding

1
before 1000; Middle English (noun, adj.); Old English rīdende (adj.). See ride, -ing1, -ing2

Definition for riding (2 of 3)

riding2
[ rahy-ding ]
/ ˈraɪ dɪŋ /

noun

any of the three administrative divisions into which Yorkshire, England, is divided, namely, North Riding, East Riding, and West Riding.
any similar administrative division elsewhere.

Origin of riding

2
1250–1300; Middle English triding,Old English *thriding<Old Norse thridjungr third part; t- (of ME), variant of th- (of OE), lost by assimilation to -t in east, west, which commonly preceded

Definition for riding (3 of 3)

Riding
[ rahy-ding ]
/ ˈraɪ dɪŋ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for riding (1 of 2)

riding1
/ (ˈraɪdɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the art or practice of horsemanship
  2. (as modifier)a riding school; riding techniques

British Dictionary definitions for riding (2 of 2)

riding2
/ (ˈraɪdɪŋ) /

noun

(capital when part of a name) any of the three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire: North Riding, East Riding and West Riding
(in Canada) a parliamentary constituency
(in New Zealand) a rural electorate for local government

Word Origin for riding

from Old English thriding, from Old Norse thrithjungr a third. The th- was lost by assimilation to the -t or -th that preceded it, as in west thriding, etc
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