astride


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a·stride

 (ə-strīd′)
adv.
1. With a leg on each side: riding astride.
2. With the legs wide apart.
prep.
1. On or over and with a leg on each side of.
2. Situated on both sides of.
3. Lying across or over; spanning.

astride

(əˈstraɪd)
adj (postpositive)
1. with a leg on either side
2. with the legs far apart
prep
3. with a leg on either side of
4. with a part on both sides of

a•stride

(əˈstraɪd)

prep.
1. with a leg on each side of; straddling: to sit astride a fence.
2. on both sides of: Budapest lies astride the river.
3. in a dominant position within: Napoleon stands astride the early 19th century.
adv., adj.
4. in a posture of striding or straddling; with legs apart or on either side of something.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.astride - with one leg on each sideastride - with one leg on each side; "she sat astride the chair"
2.astride - with the legs stretched far apartastride - with the legs stretched far apart  
Translations
مُنْفَرِج السّاقَينمُنْفَرج السّاقَين
obkročmorozkročeně
overskrevsskrævende
lovaglóülésbenszétvetett lábakkal
klofvegameî gleiîa fótleggi
apžergusišsižergęs
jāteniskikājas izpletis
obkročmorozkročene
bacaklarını ayırarak

astride

[əˈstraɪd]
A. ADVa horcajadas
B. PREP [+ horse, fence] → a horcajadas sobre

astride

[əˈstraɪd]
advà cheval
prepà cheval sur

astride

preprittlings auf (+dat)
advrittlings; rideim Herrensitz

astride

[əˈstraɪd]
1. prep (fence) → a cavalcioni di; (animal) → a cavallo di; (horse) → in sella a
2. adva cavalcioni

astride

(əˈstraid) preposition
with legs on each side of. She sat astride the horse.
adverb
(with legs) apart. He stood with legs astride.
References in classic literature ?
Iambus stood a little while astride with foot advanced, that so his strained limbs might get power and have a show of ready strength.
Absent-minded moments were many that week, when, sitting in his office chair, in fancy he was astride the wonderful chestnut sorrel and trying to prevent an anticipated whirl.
Some scholars were still perched astride of the window-sills, engaged in gazing into the Place.
Before the frightened beast could gather himself for flight a naked giant was astride his back.
Near him stood a harmless Mary, middle-aged, fat, squat, asymmetrical, unlovely, a sucking child of two years astride her hip and taking nourishment.
He sat astride on the goat, struck his heels into its side, and went rattling down the high-road like a hurricane.
Little John picked him up as though he were a log of wood and carrying him to his horse, set him astride facing the animal's tail; and thus fastened him, leading the animal toward the highroad and, starting the Bishop, more dead than alive, toward Nottingham.
I didn't inquire, and to a young second mate the captain of the little pretty brigantine, sitting astride a camp stool with his chin resting on his hands that were crossed upon the rail, might have appeared a minor king amongst men.
The native, first placing a calabash beneath the nose, as it were, of his curious-looking log-steed, for the purpose of receiving the grated fragments as they fall, mounts astride of it as if it were a hobby-horse, and twirling the inside of his hemispheres of cocoanut around the sharp teeth of the mother-of-pearl shell, the pure white meat falls in snowy showers into the receptacle provided.
Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray mare, who, as he rode, hummed a wandering tune.
He had scrambled up on the logs, and was sitting astride of them, close over his shaggy grays, when, coming between him and their streaming necks, he had a vision of the warning look that Mattie had given him the night before.
So Jinjur caused the gates to be thrown open, and Glinda marched in at the head of a company of soldiers, followed by the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, while Jack Pumpkinhead rode astride the Saw-Horse, and the Educated, Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug sauntered behind in a dignified manner.