ride: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rīd), [key]
— v., n. rode rid rid&sylden rid rid&syling
- to sit on and manage a horse or other animal in motion; be carried on the back of an animal.
- to be borne along on or in a vehicle or other kind of conveyance.
- to move or float on the water: the surfboarders riding on the crests of the waves.
- to move along in any way; be carried or supported: He is riding along on his friend's success. Distress is riding among the people.
- to have a specified character for riding purposes: The car rides smoothly.
- to be conditioned; depend (usually fol. by on): All his hopes are riding on getting that promotion.
- to continue without interruption or interference: He decided to let the bet ride.
- to be carried on something, as a litter, a person's shoulders, or the like.
- to work or move up from the proper place or position (usually fol. by up): Her skirt rode up above her knees.
- to extend or project over something, as the edge of one thing over the edge of another thing.
- to turn or rest on something: the great globe of the world riding on its axis.
- to appear to float in space, as a heavenly body: A blood-red moon rode in the cloudless sky.
- to lie at anchor, as a ship.
- to sit on and manage (a horse, bicycle, etc.) so as to be carried along.
- to sit or move along on (something); be carried or borne along on: The ship rode the waves. We ride a bus.
- to ride over, along, or through (a road, boundary, region, etc.); traverse.
- to ridicule or harass persistently: The boys keep riding him about his poor grades.
- to control, dominate, or tyrannize over: a man ridden by fear; a country that is ridden by a power-mad dictator.
- to cause to ride.
- to carry (a person) on something as if on a horse: He rode the child about on his back.
- to execute by riding: to ride a race.
- to rest on, esp. by overlapping.
- to keep (a vessel) at anchor or moored.
- to play improvisations on (a melody).
- The posse rode down the escaping bank robber.
- to trample or overturn by riding upon or against.
- to ride up to; overtake; capture:The posse rode down the escaping bank robber.
- Naut.to bear down upon (a rope of a tackle) with all one's weight.
- to conduct oneself so as to invite misfortune or injury.
- See(def. 5).
- to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while riding at anchor.
- to sustain or endure successfully.
- to fly along the course indicated by a radio beam.
- See(def. 3).
- a journey or excursion on a horse, camel, etc., or on or in a vehicle.
- a means of or arrangement for transportation by motor vehicle: We'll handle rides to be sure everyone gets home quickly.
- the vehicle used for transportation: I've got to hang up now—my ride's here.
- a vehicle or device, as a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, or merry-go-round, on which people ride for amusement.
- a way, road, etc., made esp. for riding.
- It was obvious to everyone but me that I was being taken for a ride.
- to murder, esp. by abducting the victim for that purpose.
- to deceive; trick:It was obvious to everyone but me that I was being taken for a ride.
- ride (Thesaurus)