verb (used without object), strode, strid·den [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/, strid·ing.
verb (used with object), strode, strid·den [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/, strid·ing.
- to achieve a regular or steady pace or course.
- to reach the point or level at which one functions most competently and consistently: The quarterback didn't hit his stride until the second half of the game.
Origin of stride
Synonyms for stride
Examples from the Web for strider
Contemporary Examples of strider
“This is kind of a new chapter being written about how it is being done,” said Strider.
“I think Democrats to this day tend to have Swift Boaters right over our shoulder,” said Strider.
Viggo Mortensen doesn't fit my own mental image of Strider, but soon won me over all the same.George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 2011
verb strides, striding, strode or stridden
Word Origin for stride
Old English stridan "to straddle," from Proto-Germanic *stridanan (cf. Middle Low German strede "stride," Dutch strijd, Old High German strit, German Streit "fight, contention, combat," Old Norse striðr "strong, hard, stubborn, severe"), from root *strid- "to strive, make a strong effort." Meaning "to walk with long or extended steps" is from c.1200. Cognate words in most Germanic languages mean "to fight, struggle;" the notion behind the English usage might be the effort involved in making long strides, striving forward.
"a step in walking," Old English stride, from the root of stride (v.). Figurative meaning in make strides "make progress" is from c.1600. To take (something) in stride (1832), i.e. "without change of gait," originally is of horses leaping hedges in the hunting-field; figurative sense attested from 1902. Jazz music stride tempo is attested from 1938.
see hit one's stride; make great strides; take in stride.