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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bestride \Be*stride"\, v. t. [imp. Bestrode, (Obs. or R.) Bestrid; p. p. Bestridden, Bestrid, Bestrode; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestriding.] [AS. bestr[imac]dan; pref. be- + str[imac]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over [1913 Webster] That horse that thou so often hast bestrid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold. [1913 Webster]