Definition of Riding

1. Noun. The sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements.

Exact synonyms: Equitation, Horseback Riding
Specialized synonyms: Equestrian Sport, Pony-trekking
Generic synonyms: Athletics, Sport
Examples of category: Ride Horseback, Prance, Prance, Canter, Gallop, Post, Extend, Gallop, Trot
Derivative terms: Ride Horseback

2. Noun. Travel by being carried on horseback.

Definition of Riding

1. n. One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of a reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding.

2. a. Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk.

3. n. The act or state of one who rides.

Definition of Riding

1. Verb. (present participle of ride) ¹

2. Noun. A path cut through woodland. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A festival procession. ¹

4. Noun. Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties. ¹

5. Noun. (Canada) Electoral district or constituency. ¹

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Definition of Riding

1. the act of one that rides [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Riding

riding (current term)
riding bitt
riding boot
riding breeches
riding crop
riding crops
riding embolism
riding habit
riding habits
riding halter
riding halters
riding horse
riding lamp
riding light
riding master

Literary usage of Riding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1828)
"By a local act, AT the Midsummer sessions for the West riding of roads were of ... in the West riding of the county person or per- sons who might of York) ..."

2. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"Modern side-saddle riding, A practical handbook for horsewomen. ... The horsewoman: a practical guide lo side-saddle riding and hunting, edited by M. Horace ..."

3. Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Edna Henry Lee Turpin (1903)
"LITTLE RED riding HOOD Once upon a time there lived a sweet little girl ... Yes, mother," said little Red riding 20 Hood, putting on her red cap and cloak. ..."

4. The Life of Richard Cobden by John Morley (1881)
"43. he learned that he had been returned not only for his former borough of Stockport, but for the great constituency of the West riding of Yorkshire. ..."

5. A Topographical Dictionary of England: Comprising the Several Counties by Samuel Lewis (1831)
"The whole of the West riding is an eminent grazing district, ... In the North riding, the pastures are for the most part appropriated to the dairy ; though ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1890)
"The two former methods of riding the waters are so much less expensive than ... Horseback- riding is recommended as one of the most healthful exercises for ..."

7. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
"Early in the morning Rikki-tikki came to early breakfast in the veranda riding on Teddy's shoulder, and they gave him banana and some "HE CAME TO BREAKFAST ..."

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