American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of riding.
- n. Horseback riding.
- n. An administrative division or electoral division in Canada.
- n. Any one of three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire, England.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of going on horseback, or in a carriage, etc. See ride, verb Specifically A festival procession.
- n. Same as ride, 3.
- n. One of the three districts, each anciently under the government of a reeve, into which the county of York, in England, is divided. These are called the North, East, and West Ridings. The same system of division exists also in Lincolnshire. Pennsylvania also, in the earliest portion of its colonial history, was divided into ridings.
- v. present participle of ride.
- n. A path cut through woodland.
- n. obsolete A festival procession.
- n. Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties.
- n. Canada Electoral district or constituency.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- adj. Employed to travel; traveling.
- adj. Used for riding on.
- adj. Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding
- n. The act or state of one who rides.
- n. obsolete A festival procession.
- n. Same as Ride, n., 3.
- n. engraving A district in charge of an excise officer.
- n. the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
- n. travel by being carried on horseback
- From Middle English, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr ("third part") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, alteration of trithing, from Old English *thrithing, from Old Norse thridhjungr, third part, from thridhi, third; see trei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And the little craft no longer rocked as before; -- they felt another and a larger motion, -- long slow ascents and descents enduring for minutes at a time; -- they were riding the great swells, -- _riding the horizon!”
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