Definitions English

  • To be carried or conveyed, as in a vehicle or on horseback.
  • To travel over a surface: This car rides well.
  • To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water: The President rode into office on a tide of discontent.
  • Nautical To lie at anchor: battleships riding at the mouth of the estuary.
  • To seem to float: The moon was riding among the clouds.
  • To be sustained or supported on a pivot, axle, or other point.
  • To be contingent; depend: The final outcome rides on the results of the election.
  • To continue without interference: Let the matter ride.
  • To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body: pants that ride up.
  • To sit on and move in a given direction: rode a motorcycle to town; ride a horse to the village.
  • To travel over, along, or through: ride the highways.
  • To be supported or carried on: a swimmer riding the waves.
  • To take part in or do by riding: He rode his last race.
  • To cause to ride, especially to cause to be carried.
  • Nautical To keep (a vessel) at anchor.
  • Informal To tease or ridicule.
  • Informal To harass with persistent carping and criticism.
  • To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot: Don't ride the clutch or the brakes.
  • The act or an instance of riding, as in a vehicle or on an animal.
  • A path made for riding on horseback, especially through woodlands.
  • A device, such as one at an amusement park, that one rides for pleasure or excitement.
  • A means of transportation: waiting for her ride to come.
  • ride out To survive or outlast: rode out the storm.
  • ride for a fall To court danger or disaster.
  • ride herd on To keep watch or control over.