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rode 1

Past tense of ride.

rode 2

n. Nautical
A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat.

[From Middle English at rode, at an anchorage, from rode, a riding; see road.]
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the past tense of ride


(Nautical Terms) nautical an anchor rope or chain
[C17: of unknown origin]


(Zoology) (intr) (of the male woodcock) to perform a display flight at dusk during the breeding season
[C18: in the sense "(of birds) to fly homeward in the evening"; of uncertain origin]
ˈroding n
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v. rode, rid•den, rid•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to sit on, manage, and be carried on a horse or other animal in motion.
2. to be borne along on or in a vehicle or other conveyance.
3. to move along in any way; be carried or supported: riding on his friend's success.
4. to have a specified character for riding purposes: The car rides smoothly.
5. to be conditioned; depend: Her hopes are riding on a promotion.
6. to continue without interruption or interference: to let the matter ride.
7. to turn or rest on something.
8. to appear to float in space, as a heavenly body.
9. to lie at anchor, as a ship.
10. to sit on and manage (a horse, bicycle, etc.) so as to be carried along.
11. to sit or move along on; be carried or borne along on: The ship rode the waves.
12. to ride over, along, or through (a road, region, etc.).
13. to ridicule or harass persistently.
14. to control, dominate, or tyrannize over: a man ridden by fear.
15. to cause to ride.
16. to carry (a person) on something as if on a horse: He rode the child about on his back.
17. to execute by riding: to ride a race.
18. to rest on, esp. by overlapping.
19. to keep (a vessel) at anchor or moored.
20. ride out,
a. to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while at anchor.
b. to sustain or endure successfully.
21. ride up, to move up from the proper place or position: This skirt always rides up.
22. a journey or excursion on a horse, camel, etc., or on or in a vehicle.
23. a means of or arrangement for transportation by motor vehicle: My ride's here.
24. a vehicle or device, as a roller coaster, on which people ride for amusement.
25. a way, road, etc., made esp. for riding.
1. ride shotgun,
a. (formerly) to ride in a stagecoach as a shotgun-bearing guard.
b. to ride in a motor vehicle or airplane as an armed escort.
c. to ride as a passenger in the front seat of a car or truck.
2. take for a ride,
a. Slang. to abduct in order to murder.
b. to deceive; trick.
[before 900; (v.), Old English rīdan; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (compare palfrey). compare road]
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Past participle: roded
Gerund: roding

I rode
you rode
he/she/it rodes
we rode
you rode
they rode
I roded
you roded
he/she/it roded
we roded
you roded
they roded
Present Continuous
I am roding
you are roding
he/she/it is roding
we are roding
you are roding
they are roding
Present Perfect
I have roded
you have roded
he/she/it has roded
we have roded
you have roded
they have roded
Past Continuous
I was roding
you were roding
he/she/it was roding
we were roding
you were roding
they were roding
Past Perfect
I had roded
you had roded
he/she/it had roded
we had roded
you had roded
they had roded
I will rode
you will rode
he/she/it will rode
we will rode
you will rode
they will rode
Future Perfect
I will have roded
you will have roded
he/she/it will have roded
we will have roded
you will have roded
they will have roded
Future Continuous
I will be roding
you will be roding
he/she/it will be roding
we will be roding
you will be roding
they will be roding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roding
you have been roding
he/she/it has been roding
we have been roding
you have been roding
they have been roding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roding
you will have been roding
he/she/it will have been roding
we will have been roding
you will have been roding
they will have been roding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roding
you had been roding
he/she/it had been roding
we had been roding
you had been roding
they had been roding
I would rode
you would rode
he/she/it would rode
we would rode
you would rode
they would rode
Past Conditional
I would have roded
you would have roded
he/she/it would have roded
we would have roded
you would have roded
they would have roded
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References in classic literature ?
There was a day at Mukden--I do not like to talk of it, but it comes back to me--when I rode twelve different horses in twenty-four hours, but perhaps," he added, turning to Lady Grace, "you would not care to trust your horse with one who is a stranger to your--what is it you call them?--steeplechases."
The Prince, with merely a touch of the whip and riding absolutely upright, passed him with ease, and rode in a winner by a dozen lengths.
His hussars were placed along the line in couples and he himself rode along the line trying to master the sleepiness that kept coming over him.
He made a long day of it, but no glimpse did he catch of Dede Mason, though he even took the back-road of many gates and rode on into Berkeley.
Joe Willet rode leisurely along in his desponding mood, picturing the locksmith's daughter going down long country-dances, and poussetting dreadfully with bold strangers--which was almost too much to bear--when he heard the tramp of a horse's feet behind him, and looking back, saw a well-mounted gentleman advancing at a smart canter.
IT WAS a beautiful spring day in May, 1262, that Norman of Torn rode alone down the narrow trail that led to the pretty cottage with which he had replaced the hut of his old friend Father Claude.
The major commanded a halt by merely halting, and, evidently himself a bit "skeered," rode on alone to reconnoiter.
"Now upon New Year's Day, when the service was done, the barons rode unto the field, some to joust, and some to tourney, and so it happened that Sir Ector rode unto the jousts, and with him rode Sir Kay his son, and young Arthur that was his nourished brother.
They rode me by turns, and I galloped them about, up and down the fields and all about the orchard, for a good hour.
The three rode abreast, Alleyne Edricson with his eyes cast down and his mind distrait, for his thoughts were busy with the conversation which he had had with Sir Nigel in the morning.
They all rode by here not long since, to look at a reaping machine.
Then he set out: and when he had gone on his way some time he came to a deep valley, overhung with rocks and woods; and as he looked around, he saw standing above him on one of the rocks a little ugly dwarf, with a sugarloaf cap and a scarlet cloak; and the dwarf called to him and said, 'Prince, whither so fast?' 'What is that to thee, you ugly imp?' said the prince haughtily, and rode on.