• To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc.
  • To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger.
  • To transport (someone) in a vehicle.
  • Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water.
  • To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback.
  • To traverse by riding.
  • To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
  • To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle.
  • To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with.
  • To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone).
  • Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle.
  • To rely, depend (on).
  • Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body).
  • To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman.
  • To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
  • To overlap (each other); said of bones or fractured fragments.
  • To monitor (some component of an audiovisual signal) in order to keep it within acceptable bounds.
  • In jazz, to play in a steady rhythmical style.


  • An instance of riding.
  • A vehicle.
  • An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
  • A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
  • A road or avenue cut in a wood, for riding; a bridleway or other wide country path.
  • A saddle horse.
  • A person (or sometimes a thing or a place) that is visually attractive.
  • In jazz, a steady rhythmical style.
  • A wild, bewildering experience of some duration.
  • An act of sexual intercourse


  • From Middle English riden, from Old English rīdan, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreydʰ-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reyH-.
  • From Proto-Germanic: North Frisian ride, Saterland Frisian riede, West Frisian ride, Low German rieden, Dutch rijden, German reiten, Danish ride, Swedish rida.
  • From : Welsh rhwyddhau.

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