AskDefine | Define stride

Dictionary Definition



1 a step in walking or running [syn: pace, tread]
2 the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: footstep, pace, step]
3 significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"


1 walk with long steps; "He strode confidently across the hall"
2 cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods" [also: strode, stridden]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /straɪd/, /straId/


  1. A long step.


long step


  1. To walk with long steps.


to walk with long steps
  • Dutch: schrijden
  • Finnish: harpata, qualifier continuously harppoa
  • German: schreiten
  • Polish: kroczyć




  1. to battle

Extensive Definition

Stride can stand for:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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