To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
- To walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.
- To take a single long step, as in passing over an obstruction.
- To stand or sit astride; straddle.
- To walk with long steps on, along, or over: striding the stage.
- To step over or across: stride a brook.
- To be astride of; straddle.
- The act of striding.
- A single long step.
- The distance traveled in such a step.
- A single coordinated movement of the four legs of a horse or other animal, completed when the legs return to their initial relative position.
- The distance traveled in such a movement.
- A step of progress; an advance. Often used in the plural: making great strides in their studies.
- hit (one's) stride To achieve a steady, effective pace.
- hit (one's) stride To attain a maximum level of competence.
- take in stride To cope with calmly, without interrupting one's normal routine: taking their newfound wealth in stride.