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.

Origin of riding

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

Definition for riding (2 of 4)

riding

2
[ 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 4)

Riding

[ rahy-ding ]
/ ˈraɪ dɪŋ /

noun

Laura,1901–91, U.S. poet, novelist, and critic.

Definition for riding (4 of 4)

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

2. See drive.
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British Dictionary definitions for riding (1 of 3)

riding

1
/ (ˈraɪdɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for riding (2 of 3)

riding

2
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for riding (3 of 3)

ride

/ (raɪd) /

verb rides, riding, rode or ridden


noun

Derived Forms

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 riding

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

also see:

  • along for the ride
  • go along (for the ride)
  • gravy train, ride the
  • hitch a ride
  • let ride
  • take someone for a ride

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