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noun (in New England and E Canada)
Origin of rode2
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 rode
So I went home—we only lived about a quarter mile away—and I got on my bicycle and rode back, and he was in the donut shop.
I thought of the other boy, the one Garret killed who rode with the Kid.
And then there are those who just rode through the controversy and refused to resign despite public pressure.
Then the man got dressed, got back on his bicycle and rode off from whence he came.Jamie Lee Curtis and Naomi Foner on What It Means to Be ‘Very Good Girls’|Jamie Lee Curtis|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They rode as far as Tours on the Loire until stopped by the French cavalry of Charles Martel.
We complied, and they rode off southwards, Abu Dahook returning to his camp.Byeways in Palestine|James Finn
The Emperor rode thither in haste, while Mahommed betook himself to the shore of the sea.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
But, somehow, Jefferson Creede took the lead and rode with his eyes cast down, lest they should be dazzled by the vision.Hidden Water|Dane Coolidge
He's the fastest, coolest hand that ever balanced a pike pole or rode a log.Kindred of the Dust|Peter B. Kyne
They rode for some distance along a pretty straight road, and then came to a bridge, which was opposite to a great round castle.Rollo in Rome|Jacob Abbott
Word Origin for rode
Word Origin for rode
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
past tense of ride (q.v.).
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