AskDefine | Define ride

Dictionary Definition



1 a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car" [syn: drive]
2 a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement


1 sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare" [syn: sit]
2 be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day" [ant: walk]
3 continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"
4 move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night sky"
5 harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally]
6 be sustained or supported or borne; "His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother's hips"; "She 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 smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" [syn: drive]
8 be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the electin"; "Your grade will depends on your homework" [syn: depend on, 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 every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
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 America"; "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" [syn: mount] [also: rode, ridden]

User Contributed Dictionary



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’.


  • /raɪd/, /raId/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪd


  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. To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackmen.
  5. To copulate on, have sexual intercourse with (a woman).


in a vehicle
horse, bicycle


  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 person giving someone a lift with their vehicle.


instance of riding

See also

ride herd




From rider.


  • /ʀid/


fr-noun f
  1. wrinkle, line (de on) (face etc.)
  2. ripple, ridge

Related terms


Verb form

  1. third-person singular indicative present of ridere

Extensive Definition

Ride may refer to:
In music:
As a surname:
ride in French: Ride

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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