Origin of riding1
Origin of riding2
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.
Origin of ride
Examples from the Web for riding
Contemporary Examples of riding
Maybe cyclists have always been riding around, but I just never paid them any attention.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
He slides between them easily, as if riding the fader between his turntables.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy
December 27, 2014
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.Corporations Are No Longer Silent on LGBT Issues
December 24, 2014
It took practice for Hayes to sharpen his show, Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
This conservative Republican Congress, riding to the rescue of Obamacare?The GOP Could Make Obama Kill Obamacare
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of riding
All this Robert thought over as he was riding in the cars to the city.Brave and Bold
“Alack me no alacks,” she interrupted, holding up her riding rod.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
He could see them buckling on belts while they were riding with the reins in their teeth.Way of the Lawless
Halfway up the stretch Allis was riding stirrup to stirrup with her father.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It's your lover you're riding for at this time of the night, or I'm no judge of the sex.In the Midst of Alarms
- the art or practice of horsemanship
- (as modifier)a riding school; riding techniques
Word Origin for riding
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
Word Origin for ride
one of the three districts into which Yorkshire was divided, late 13c., from late Old English *þriðing, a relic of Viking rule, from Old Norse ðriðjungr "third part," from ðriði "third" (see third). The initial consonant merged with final consonant of preceding north, west, or east.
c.1300, verbal noun from ride (v.). Meaning "teasing, annoying" is from 1927. Riding-hood, worn by women when riding or exposed to weather, is from mid-15c.
Old English ridan "sit or be carried on" (as on horseback), "move forward; rock; float, sail" (class I strong verb; past tense rad, past participle riden), from Proto-Germanic *ridanan (cf. Old Norse riða, Old Saxon ridan, Old Frisian rida "to ride," Middle Dutch riden, Dutch rijden, Old High Germn ritan, German reiten), from PIE *reidh- "to ride" (cf. Old Irish riadaim "I travel," Old Gaulish reda "chariot").
Meaning "heckle" is from 1912; that of "have sex with (a woman)" is from mid-13c.; that of "dominate cruelly" is from 1580s. To ride out "endure (a storm, etc.) without great damage" is from 1520s. To ride shotgun is 1963, from Old West stagecoach custom in the movies. To ride shank's mare "walk" is from 1846 (see shank (n.)).
1759, "journey on the back of a horse or in a vehicle," from ride (v.); slang meaning "a motor vehicle" is recorded from 1930; sense of "amusement park device" is from 1934. Meaning "act of sexual intercourse" is from 1937. To take (someone) for a ride "tease, mislead, cheat," is first attested 1925, American English, possibly from underworld sense of "take on a car trip with intent to kill" (1927). Phrase go along for the ride in the figurative sense "join in passively" is from 1956. A ride cymbal (1956) is used by jazz drummers for keeping up continuous rhythm, as opposed to a crash cymbal (ride as "rhythm" in jazz slang is recorded from 1936).
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