- riding boot,
- riding breeches,
- riding crop,
- riding habit,
- riding lamp
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
Maybe cyclists have always been riding around, but I just never paid them any attention.
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|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.
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|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This conservative Republican Congress, riding to the rescue of Obamacare?
My anxieties, too, were increased by the mistaken kindness of my companions, who would persist in riding beside me and conversing.
Of our ten animals, six were intended for riding, and four for carrying cargoes, each taking turn about.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Outside of Naples the King at the head of his troops was met by Garibaldi, riding with some of his red-shirted officers.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
Ay, and the riding to London, and the bringing of thy father, and all—is't not worth a word of thanks?Judith Shakespeare|William Black
The boat was riding at a fair rate of speed through the water, and the Priory walls of Eynsham gradually loomed in sight.A Clerk of Oxford|Evelyn Everett-Green
- 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