Definition of "ride" [ride]

  • To be carried or conveyed, as in a vehicle or on horseback. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel over a surface: This car rides well. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water: The President rode into office on a tide of discontent. (verb-intransitive)
  • Nautical To lie at anchor: battleships riding at the mouth of the estuary. (verb-intransitive)
  • To seem to float: The moon was riding among the clouds. (verb-intransitive)
  • To sit on and control the movements of (a horse or other animal) (verb)

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  • To sit on and propel (a bicycle or similar vehicle) (verb)
  • To be carried along or travel on or in a vehicle (verb)
  • To travel over or traverse (verb)
  • To take part in by riding (verb)
  • To travel through or be carried across (sea, sky, etc) (verb)
  • To cause to be carried (verb)
  • To be supported as if floating (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to lie at anchor (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to be attached to (an anchor) (verb)
  • (esp of a bone) to overlap or lie over (another structure or part) (verb)
  • To drive a car (verb)
  • To transport (goods, farm produce, etc) by motor vehicle or cart (verb)
  • (of a male animal) to copulate with; mount (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse with (someone) (verb)
  • To tyrannize over or dominate (verb)
  • To persecute, esp by constant or petty criticism (verb)
  • To continue undisturbed (verb)
  • To endure successfully; ride out (verb)
  • To yield slightly to (a blow or punch) in order to lessen its impact (verb)
  • (of a bet) to remain placed (verb)
  • To play well, esp in freely improvising at perfect tempo (verb)
  • A journey or outing on horseback or in a vehicle (noun)
  • A path specially made for riding on horseback (noun)
  • Transport in a vehicle, esp when given freely to a pedestrian; lift (noun)
  • A device or structure, such as a roller coaster at a fairground, in which people ride for pleasure or entertainment (noun)
  • An act of sexual intercourse (noun)
  • A partner in sexual intercourse (noun)

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Use "ride" in a sentence
  • "I love the game, love the ride * ok lah I don't know the ride* and I love the movie."
  • "We were four, we were four—and I ride, and I ride—"
  • "We were three, we were three—and I ride, and I ride—"