Found 2 items, similar to Ridden.
English → English
n 1: a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; “he took the
family for a drive in his new car”
2: a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or
v 1: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while
controlling its motions; “She never sat a horse!”
you ever ride a camel?”
; “The girl liked to drive the
2: be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; “I ride to work in
; “He rides the subway downtown every day”
3: continue undisturbed and without interference; “Let it ride”
4: move like a floating object; “The moon rode high in the
5: harass with persistent criticism or carping; “The children
teased the new teacher”
; “Don't ride me so hard over my
; “His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a
jacket and tie”
6: be sustained or supported or borne; “His glasses rode high
on his nose”
; “The child rode on his mother's hips”
rode a wave of popularity”
; “The brothers rode to an easy
victory on their father's political name”
7: have certain properties when driven; “This car rides
; “My new truck drives well”
8: be contingent on; “The outcomes rides on the results of the
; “Your grade will depends on your homework”
, devolve on
, depend upon
, turn on
, hinge on
, hinge upon
9: lie moored or anchored; “Ship rides at anchor”
10: sit on and control a vehicle; “He rides his bicycle to work
; “She loves to ride her new motorcycle through
11: climb up on the body; “Shorts that ride up”
; “This skirt
keeps riding up my legs”
12: ride over, along, or through; “Travel the highways of
; “Ride the freeways of California”
13: keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with
the foot; “Don't ride the clutch!”
14: copulate with; “The bull was riding the cow”
English → English
p. p. of Ride.
, v. i. [imp. Rode
archaic); p. p. Ridden
, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. r[=i]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G.
reiten, OHG. r[=i]tan, Icel. r[=i][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan.
ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word.
1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
To-morrow, when ye riden by the way. --Chaucer.
Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop
after him. --Swift.
2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a
car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not
by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the
streets with trains of servants. --Macaulay.
3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
4. To be supported in motion; to rest.
Strong as the exletree
On which heaven rides. --Shak.
On whose foolish honesty
My practices ride easy! --Shak.
5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle;
as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
To ride easy
(Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent
pitching or straining at the cables.
To ride hard
(Naut.), to pitch violently.
To ride out
(a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
(b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.]
To ride to hounds
, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds
. Ride originally meant (and is so used
throughout the English Bible) to be carried on
horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in
England, drive is the word applied in most cases to
progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park,
etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a
horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by
giving “to travel on horseback”
as the leading sense
of ride; though he adds “to travel in a vehicle”
a secondary sense. This latter use of the word still
occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to
Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an
“Will you ride over or drive?”
Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that
morning. --W. Black.