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NOUN (2)

1. the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements;
[syn: riding, horseback riding, equitation]

2. travel by being carried on horseback;
[syn: riding, horseback riding]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ride \Ride\, v. i. [imp. Rode (r[=o]d) (Rid [r[i^]d], archaic); p. p. Ridden(Rid, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. Riding.] [AS. r[imac]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G. reiten, OHG. r[imac]tan, Icel. r[imac][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan. ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word. Cf. Road.] 1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse. [1913 Webster] To-morrow, when ye riden by the way. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop after him. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below. [1913 Webster] The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the streets with trains of servants. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie. [1913 Webster] Men once walked where ships at anchor ride. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To be supported in motion; to rest. [1913 Webster] Strong as the exletree On which heaven rides. --Shak. [1913 Webster] On whose foolish honesty My practices ride easy! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian. [1913 Webster] He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast. [1913 Webster] To ride easy (Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent pitching or straining at the cables. To ride hard (Naut.), to pitch violently. To ride out. (a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] --Chaucer. (b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.] To ride to hounds, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds in hunting. [1913 Webster] Syn: Drive. Usage: Ride, Drive. Ride originally meant (and is so used throughout the English Bible) to be carried on horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in England, drive is the word applied in most cases to progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park, etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by giving "to travel on horseback" as the leading sense of ride; though he adds "to travel in a vehicle" as a secondary sense. This latter use of the word still occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an omnibus. [1913 Webster] "Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that morning. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Riding \Rid"ing\, a. 1. Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk. "One riding apparitor." --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. Used for riding on; as, a riding horse. [1913 Webster] 3. Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day. [1913 Webster] Riding clerk. (a) A clerk who traveled for a commercial house. [Obs. Eng.] (b) One of the "six clerks" formerly attached to the English Court of Chancery. Riding hood. (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding. (b) A kind of cloak with a hood. Riding master, an instructor in horsemanship. Riding rhyme (Pros.), the meter of five accents, with couplet rhyme; -- probably so called from the mounted pilgrims described in the Canterbury Tales. --Dr. Guest. Riding school, a school or place where the art of riding is taught. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Riding \Rid"ing\ (r[imac]d"[i^]ng), n. [For thriding, Icel. [thorn]ri[eth]jungr the third part, fr. [thorn]ri[eth]i third, akin to E. third. See Third.] 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. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Riding \Rid"ing\, n. 1. The act or state of one who rides. [1913 Webster] 2. A festival procession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When there any riding was in Cheap. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Same as Ride, n., 3. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 4. A district in charge of an excise officer. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trithing \Tri"thing\, n. [See Ist Riding.] One of three ancient divisions of a county in England; -- now called riding. [Written also riding.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

riding n 1: the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements [syn: riding, horseback riding, equitation] 2: travel by being carried on horseback [syn: riding, horseback riding]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "riding": Kreis, anchorage, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, automobiling, bailiwick, bicycling, biking, bishopric, borough, busing, canton, charivari, chuck, city, commune, congressional district, constablewick, county, cycling, departement, diocese, district, driving, duchy, electoral district, electorate, equitation, government, hamlet, harborage, haven, horseback riding, horsemanship, hundred, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, motorcycling, motoring, oblast, okrug, parish, pedaling, port, precinct, principality, province, region, roads, roadstead, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, territory, town, township, village, wapentake, ward
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RIDING, Eng. law. An ascertained district, part of a county. This term has the same meaning in Yorkshire which division has in Lincolnshire. 4 T. R. 459.