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
Related Words for stridingtramp, stomp, traipse, stalk, pound, stump, parade, stamp, pace, drill, march, clump, tromp
Examples from the Web for striding
Contemporary Examples of striding
Some guy was striding around on super-tall stilts, carrying a “Reagan for President sign.”CPAC: Come for the Crazy, Stay for the Party
March 7, 2014
A photograph from the day shows the President and the First Lady then striding past their newest junior host.Michael Daly: My Last Day With JFK
November 11, 2013
George W. Bush is back, thumbs in belt loops, striding across the literary world with a new memoir.A Democrat's Guide to Bush's Book
November 10, 2010
Striding out of her dressing room wearing the gray wig that Sidney Guilaroff had made for her, she awaited consensus.Liz Taylor's Secret Life
William J. Mann
October 19, 2009
Historical Examples of striding
"I will," said Yates shortly, striding to the horses' heads.In the Midst of Alarms
At the same time Aristide was striding about at home in an uneasy manner.The Fortune of the Rougons
Now let us have a look at our captive, he said, striding over.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
The Colonel, striding furiously forward, observed two things.Captain Blood
Already I was striding to the door, when the Gascon called me back.Bardelys the Magnificent
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.