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Meaning & Definition of Ride in English

English

Ride

/raɪd/

noun

1. A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

  • "He took the family for a drive in his new car"
    synonym:
  • drive
  • ,
  • ride

2. A mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

    synonym:
  • ride

verb

1. Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

  • "She never sat a horse!"
  • "Did you ever ride a camel?"
  • "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
    synonym:
  • ride
  • ,
  • sit

2. Be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

  • "I ride to work in a bus"
  • "He rides the subway downtown every day"
    synonym:
  • ride

3. Continue undisturbed and without interference

  • "Let it ride"
    synonym:
  • ride

4. Move like a floating object

  • "The moon rode high in the night sky"
    synonym:
  • ride

5. Harass with persistent criticism or carping

  • "The children teased the new teacher"
  • "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"
  • "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
    synonym:
  • tease
  • ,
  • razz
  • ,
  • rag
  • ,
  • cod
  • ,
  • tantalize
  • ,
  • tantalise
  • ,
  • bait
  • ,
  • taunt
  • ,
  • twit
  • ,
  • rally
  • ,
  • ride

6. Be sustained or supported or borne

  • "His glasses rode high on his nose"
  • "The child rode on his mother's hips"
  • "She rode a wave of popularity"
  • "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"
    synonym:
  • ride

7. Have certain properties when driven

  • "This car rides smoothly"
  • "My new truck drives well"
    synonym:
  • drive
  • ,
  • ride

8. Be contingent on

  • "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"
  • "Your grade will depends on your homework"
    synonym:
  • depend on
  • ,
  • devolve on
  • ,
  • depend upon
  • ,
  • ride
  • ,
  • turn on
  • ,
  • hinge on
  • ,
  • hinge upon

9. Lie moored or anchored

  • "Ship rides at anchor"
    synonym:
  • ride

10. Sit on and control a vehicle

  • "He rides his bicycle to work every day"
  • "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
    synonym:
  • ride

11. Climb up on the body

  • "Shorts that ride up"
  • "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
    synonym:
  • ride

12. Ride over, along, or through

  • "Ride the freeways of california"
    synonym:
  • ride

13. Keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

  • "Don't ride the clutch!"
    synonym:
  • ride

14. Copulate with

  • "The bull was riding the cow"
    synonym:
  • ride
  • ,
  • mount

Examples of using

"I am thankful to you for giving me a ride up to here." "It's a pleasure."
Do you know how to ride a horse?
I wanted to ride my bike, but I'm out of practice.