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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 ?
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
Upon which, Janet came running up the stairs as if the house were in flames, darted out on a little piece of green in front, and warned off two saddle-donkeys, lady-ridden, that had presumed to set hoof upon it; while my aunt, rushing out of the house, seized the bridle of a third animal laden with a bestriding child, turned him, led him forth from those sacred precincts, and boxed the ears of the unlucky urchin in attendance who had dared to profane that hallowed ground.
I say his own people because, in a sense, all sailors belong to one family: all are descended from that adventurous and shaggy ancestor who, bestriding a shapeless log and paddling with a crooked branch, accomplished the first coasting-trip in a sheltered bay ringing with the admiring howls of his tribe.
First came Black Simon with his banner, bestriding a lean and powerful dapple-gray charger, as hard and wiry and warwise as himself.
Partridge, however, though full as effeminate as Jones, could not bear the thoughts of degrading his manhood; he therefore accepted the boy's offer: and now, Jones being mounted on the side-saddle of his Sophia, the boy on that of Mrs Honour, and Partridge bestriding the third horse, they set forwards on their journey, and within four hours arrived at the inn where the reader hath already spent so much time.
So modest was Mr Merdle withal, in the midst of these splendid achievements, that he looked far more like a man in possession of his house under a distraint, than a commercial Colossus bestriding his own hearthrug, while the little ships were sailing into dinner.
The Cause and Effect campaign sees the Fantastic Four star promoting the university's forthcoming open days by bestriding the Welsh hills urging the audience to take destiny into their own hands and make the most of opportunities that life presents.
The "cause and effect" campaign, which will be shown in cinemas in the region, sees the Fantastic Four star promoting the university's forthcoming open days by bestriding the Welsh hills urging the audience to take destiny into their own hands and make the most of opportunities that life presents.
As we in Britain celebrate the unprecedented achievements of our cyclists in 2012, the rest of the world is searching for the secret to their success and wondering how British Cycling has managed to grow, from bit part player in the 20h century, to today's 'nobody does it better' Colossus bestriding both track and road.
Particularly interesting is the dual ability of the Inuvialuit to live bestriding two cultures and two time frames, traditional Inuvialuit and the dominant culture, and ancient times and modern days.
HERE'S a real honey of a house, bestriding both town and country with its location in the almost-rural New Road, Hollywood.
One minute he's bestriding the G20 stage like a diplomatic colossus, hailed as a global saviour.