Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the three districts, each anciently under the government of a reeve, into which the county of York, in England, is divided.
  • noun The act of going on horseback, or in a carriage, etc. See ride, verb Specifically A festival procession.
  • noun Same as ride, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Employed to travel; traveling.
  • adjective Used for riding on.
  • adjective Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding
  • adjective [Obs. Eng.] One of the “six clerks” formerly attached to the English Court of Chancery.
  • adjective A kind of cloak with a hood.
  • adjective an instructor in horsemanship.
  • adjective (Pros.) the meter of five accents, with couplet rhyme; -- probably so called from the mounted pilgrims described in the Canterbury Tales.
  • adjective a school or place where the art of riding is taught.
  • noun The act or state of one who rides.
  • noun obsolete A festival procession.
  • noun Same as Ride, n., 3.
  • noun engraving A district in charge of an excise officer.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties.
  • noun Canada Electoral district or constituency.
  • verb Present participle of ride.
  • noun A path cut through woodland.
  • noun obsolete A festival procession.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr ("third part")

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  • originally (t)riding - an administrative district in Yorkshire

    July 5, 2007