Definition of Stride

1. Noun. A step in walking or running.

Exact synonyms: Pace, Tread
Group relationships: Walk, Walking
Generic synonyms: Step
Derivative terms: Pace, Pace, Pace, Tread

2. Verb. Walk with long steps. "He strode confidently across the hall"
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Strider

3. Noun. The distance covered by a step. "He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
Exact synonyms: Footstep, Pace, Step
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Pace, Pace, Pace, Step, Step, Step, Step

4. Verb. Cover or traverse by taking long steps. "She strode several miles towards the woods"

5. Noun. Significant progress (especially in the phrase. "They made big strides in productivity"
Generic synonyms: Advancement, Progress

Definition of Stride

1. v. t. To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.

2. v. t. To pass over at a step; to step over.

3. n. The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride.

Definition of Stride

1. Noun. A long step. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To walk with long steps. ¹

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Definition of Stride

1. to walk with long steps [v STRODE, STRIDDEN, STRIDING, STRIDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stride

strictly increasing function
strictly increasing functions
strictly proper
strictly speaking
stride (current term)
stride piano

Literary usage of Stride

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

1. The Material Used in Musical Composition: A System of Harmony Designed by Percy Goetschius (1913)
"The "stride" is a harmonic degree (perfect 5th) downward from a major keynote, ... The stride is generally made according to the fundamental rule, ..."

2. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Neck grasp stride standing knee bending. stride standing arm bending with (quick) ... Hip grasp wide stride standing alternate knee bending (two counts each ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Now Oswald stood a space aside, Now paced the room with hasty stride, In feverish agony to learn Tidings of deep and dread concern, Cursing each moment that ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"That Intellect do march, if possible at double-quick time, is very desirable ; nevertheless, why should she turn round at every stride and cry. ..."

5. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1920)
"I took a stride, and approached the bed. " Let them alone! let them alone! he is paralysed," called the landlord. And out of fear to be shown the door for ..."

6. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"stride Reporting Executive Order 12591 of April 10,, entitled "Facilitating Access to Science and ... Through what is known as the stride (Science and ..."

7. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"stride standing arm raising sideways with knee bending (slow or quick). ... Neck grasp stride standing knee bending. stride standing arm bending with ..."

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