Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit of ride.
  • noun An obsolete form of road.
  • noun A rope attached to a boat-anchor or killock.
  • noun A Middle English form of rood.
  • noun A Middle English form of rud.

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

  • noun obsolete Redness; complexion.
  • noun obsolete See rood, the cross.
  • imp. of ride.

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

  • noun nautical The line from the vessel to its anchor. Also warp.
  • verb Simple past of ride.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Middle English at rode, at an anchorage, from rode, a riding; see road.]

Examples

  • Dixon reached over and got it, and without another word rode close to the mare and began to lash Newt with it.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • Dixon reached over and got it, and without another word rode close to the mare and began to lash Newt with it.

    Lonesome Dove

  • With only the 1,600-meter relay left to run in the Division II girls portion of the West Texas Relays, the Pecos girls track and field team knew their chances at the title rode on the last race.

    Odessa America Online : Top Story

  • Like the wind upon which my name rode, an irresistible current runs deep in the hidden chambers of our hearts, “till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Like the wind upon which my name rode, an irresistible current runs deep in the hidden chambers of our hearts, “till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Like the wind upon which my name rode, an irresistible current runs deep in the hidden chambers of our hearts, “till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • Martin rode down town on an electric car, and as he watched the houses and cross-streets slipping by he was aware of a regret that he was not more elated over his friend's success and over his own signal victory.

    Chapter 40

  • My sister never again rode a Roller Coaster in her whole life.

    Some Memories of Daddy – Jack London

  • A volunteer named Junior Ervin rode in our car and told us historical facts and pointed out landmarks, like the river that has some of the best trout fishing in the East.

    DAY 10: Choo CHOO!!!

  • As the train rode away, the man turned and left the station.

    BLESS YOU • by Amanda Clifford

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