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ride

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The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
George Santayana
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English

Etymology

Middle English riden, Old English rīdan, from Germanic *ridanan, from Indo-European *reidh-. Cognate with Dutch rijden, German reiten, Swedish rida; and (from Indo-European) with Welsh rhwyddhau ‘hurry’.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ride

Third person singular
rides

Simple past
rode

Past participle
ridden

Present participle
riding

to ride (third-person singular simple present rides, present participle riding, simple past rode, past participle ridden)
  1. To transport oneself with a bicycle, a horse.
  2. To sit on and control an animal for sport or recreation.
  3. To be carried or supported by (something with momentum).
  4. (lacrosse) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackmen.
  5. To copulate on, have sexual intercourse with (a woman).

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Translations

Noun

Singular
ride

Plural
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ride ({{{1}}})
  1. An instance of riding.
    Can I have a ride on your bike?
  2. Informal: A vehicle.
    That is a nice ride you are driving.
  3. An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
  4. A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
    Can you give me a ride?

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See also

ride herd

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French

Etymology

From rider.

Pronunciation

Noun

ride f. (plural rides)

  1. wrinkle, line (de on) (face etc.)
  2. ripple, ridge

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Italian

Verb form

ride

  1. third-person singular indicative present of ridere

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