2 the space measured by such a step
4 an act of forward movement by an animal, completed when the legs have returned to their initial relative positions
5 progress or development (esp. in the phrase make rapid strides)
6 a regular pace or rate of progress
to get into one's stride, to be put off one's stride
7 (Rowing) the distance covered between strokes
8 (Also called)
stride piano (Jazz) a piano style characterized by single bass notes on the first and third beats and chords on the second and fourth
Informal (chiefly Austral) men's trousers
take (something) in one's stride to do (something) without difficulty or effort
vb , strides, striding, strode, stridden
11 intr to walk with long regular or measured paces, as in haste, etc.
12 tr to cover or traverse by striding
he strode thirty miles
13 often foll by: over, across, etc. to cross (over a space, obstacle, etc.) with a stride
14 intr (Rowing) to achieve the desired rhythm in a racing shell
(Old English stridan; related to Old High German stritan to quarrel; see straddle)
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