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be·stride

 (bĭ-strīd′)
tr.v. be·strode (-strōd′), be·strid·den (-strĭd′n), be·strid·ing, be·strides
1. To sit or stand on with the legs astride; straddle.
2. To dominate by position; tower over: "Hitler's ghost, the specter that ... bestrides mid-twentieth-century history" (Economist).
3. Archaic To step or stride across.

[Middle English bistriden, from Old English bestrīdan : be-, be- + strīdan, to mount a horse; see stride.]

bestride

(bɪˈstraɪd)
vb (tr) , -strides, -striding or -strode, archaic -strid, -stridden or archaic -strid
1. to have or put a leg on either side of
2. to extend across; span
3. to stride over or across

be•stride

(bɪˈstraɪd)

v.t. -strode -strid, -strid•den -strid, -strid•ing.
1. to get or be astride of; straddle.
2. to tower over; dominate.
3. to step over with long strides.
[before 1000]

bestride


Past participle: bestrode
Gerund: bestriding

Imperative
bestride
bestride
Present
I bestride
you bestride
he/she/it bestrides
we bestride
you bestride
they bestride
Preterite
I bestrode
you bestrode
he/she/it bestrode
we bestrode
you bestrode
they bestrode
Present Continuous
I am bestriding
you are bestriding
he/she/it is bestriding
we are bestriding
you are bestriding
they are bestriding
Present Perfect
I have bestrode
you have bestrode
he/she/it has bestrode
we have bestrode
you have bestrode
they have bestrode
Past Continuous
I was bestriding
you were bestriding
he/she/it was bestriding
we were bestriding
you were bestriding
they were bestriding
Past Perfect
I had bestrode
you had bestrode
he/she/it had bestrode
we had bestrode
you had bestrode
they had bestrode
Future
I will bestride
you will bestride
he/she/it will bestride
we will bestride
you will bestride
they will bestride
Future Perfect
I will have bestrode
you will have bestrode
he/she/it will have bestrode
we will have bestrode
you will have bestrode
they will have bestrode
Future Continuous
I will be bestriding
you will be bestriding
he/she/it will be bestriding
we will be bestriding
you will be bestriding
they will be bestriding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bestriding
you have been bestriding
he/she/it has been bestriding
we have been bestriding
you have been bestriding
they have been bestriding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bestriding
you will have been bestriding
he/she/it will have been bestriding
we will have been bestriding
you will have been bestriding
they will have been bestriding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bestriding
you had been bestriding
he/she/it had been bestriding
we had been bestriding
you had been bestriding
they had been bestriding
Conditional
I would bestride
you would bestride
he/she/it would bestride
we would bestride
you would bestride
they would bestride
Past Conditional
I would have bestrode
you would have bestrode
he/she/it would have bestrode
we would have bestrode
you would have bestrode
they would have bestrode
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bestride - get up on the back ofbestride - get up on the back of; "mount a horse"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
remount - mount again; "he remounted his horse"

bestride

verb
To sit or stand with a leg on each side of:
Translations

bestride

[bɪˈstraɪd] (bestrode (pt) (bestridden (pp))) VT [+ horse] → montar a horcajadas; [+ stream etc] → cruzar de un tranco (fig) → dominar

bestride

pret <bestrode or bestrid> ptp <bestridden>
vt (= sit astride)rittlings sitzen auf (+dat); (= stand astride)(mit gespreizten Beinen) stehen über (+dat); (= mount)sich schwingen auf (+acc); (fig: = dominate) → beherrschen; to bestride the world like a Colossusdie Welt beherrschen
References in classic literature ?
A man who bestrides a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe.
Butteridge could be seen sitting astride, much as a man bestrides a horse.
The friar took Robin Hood on his back, Deep water he did bestride, And spake neither good word nor bad, Till he came at the other side.
He held himself ready to bestride the animal at a moment's notice, should flight become necessary; but he evidently thought that the procession of the faithful would pass without perceiving them amid the thick foliage, in which they were wholly concealed.
Idaeus did not dare to bestride his brother's body, but sprang from the chariot and took to flight, or he would have shared his brother's fate; whereon Vulcan saved him by wrapping him in a cloud of darkness, that his old father might not be utterly overwhelmed with grief; but the son of Tydeus drove off with the horses, and bade his followers take them to the ships.
This is almost realizing the fable of the centaurs; nor can we wonder at the equestrian adroitness of these savages, who are thus in a manner cradled in the saddle, and become in infancy almost identified with the animal they bestride.
I move, I have the power of movement, I command movement of the live thing I bestride.
It is vastly wonderful for so stupid a clod to bestride the shoulders of time and ride the eternities.
To this, Joe made no answer, but beckoning Hugh, leaped into the saddle and rode away; and a very stalwart, manly horseman he looked, deserving a better charger than it was his fortune to bestride.
The schools--for they were twofold, as the sexes--were down in that district of the flat country tending to the Thames, where Kent and Surrey meet, and where the railways still bestride the market- gardens that will soon die under them.
AS ARKLE towers over the ranks of British and Irish steeplechasers past, present and future, so Phar Lap bestrides the Australasian racing scene like a bright chestnut colossus.
We're talking about the Power of course, the man who bestrides the sport like a colossus and starts every event as the odds-on favourite.