• The giant strides towards Jack
    The giant strides towards Jack
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stride cover or traverse by taking long steps "She strode several miles towards the woods"
    • v stride walk with long steps "He strode confidently across the hall"
    • n stride significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides") "they made big strides in productivity"
    • n stride a step in walking or running
    • n stride the distance covered by a step "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Greyhounds can reach their top speed of forty-five miles per hour in only three strides.
    • n Stride The act of stridding; a long step; the space measured by a long step; as, a masculine stride . "God never meant that man should scale the heavens
      By strides of human wisdom."
    • Stride To pass over at a step; to step over. "A debtor that not dares to stride a limit."
    • Stride To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
    • Stride To straddle; to bestride. "I mean to stride your steed."
    • Stride To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner. "Mars in the middle of the shining shield
      Is graved, and strides along the liquid field."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stride To walk with long steps; step.
    • stride To stand with the feet far apart; straddle.
    • stride To pass over at a step: as, to stride a ditch.
    • stride To sit astride on; bestride; straddle; ride upon.
    • n stride A step, especially one that is long, measured, or pompous; a wide stretch of the legs in walking.
    • n stride The space measured or the ground covered by a long step, or between putting down one foot and raising the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Stride strīd to walk with long steps: to straddle
    • v.t Stride to pass over at a step: to bestride, ride upon:—pa.t. strōde (obs. strid); pa.p. strid′den
    • n Stride a long step, the space passed over in such
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.”
  • Max Lerner
    “A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Progress is the stride of God.”


Get into your stride - If you get into your stride, you become confident and proficient at something.
Hit your stride - If you hit your stride, you become confident and proficient at something.
Put off your stride - If you put someone off their stride, you distract them and make it hard for them to do or complete a task.
Take it in your stride - If you take something in your stride, you deal with it even though it is difficult or unpleasant without letting it bother or upset you.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. strīdan, to stride, to strive; akin to LG. striden, OFries. strīda, to strive, D. strijden, to strive, to contend, G. streiten, OHG. strītan,; of uncertain origin. Cf. Straddle


In literature:

The sharp command of the guard outside slackened his stride.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
He paced the room with long nervous strides.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then he stood erect again, and with giant strides bounded along the cliff.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
With long strides he overtook her, passed her, stood in front of her.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read
Ken hung on gasping at every stride.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
The runner hurdled the two in his stride and plunged straight at the struggling tangle.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
The monster literally swept the two ponies down in his stride, trampling them under foot in his frightful charge.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
He fell to pacing the length of the room with long, quick strides.
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
With long strides he boldly rounded the familiar corner to the dining-room door and entered.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
He could stride in and use the quiet luxury of the place as his own.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett

In poetry:

You would always laugh
At my wet boots: I had to stride thro' grass
Over my ankles.
"Pippa Passes: Part I: Morning" by Robert Browning
Now that Autumn's charms are dying,
Summer's glories long since gone,
Faded leaves on damp earth lying,
Hoary winter striding on, —
"Gloomily the Clouds" by Anne Bronte
With truth's bold cohorts, or alone,
He strides through error's field;
His lance is ever manhood's own,
His breast is woman's shield.
"To James Freeman Clarke" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I have dreams of a blithe lad striding
Out through the streets of Limerick-town;
I have dreams of a sweet maid biding
Under a thatch of brown.
"The Cripple" by Clinton Scollard
They thought the giant verily would
That moment after them stride:
Not one of them all would have battled with him;
Back would they all have hied.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
The captain up and down the deck
Went striding to and fro;
Now watched the compass at the wheel,
Now lifted up his hand to feel
Which way the wind might blow.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Some fans might need an extra second to adjust when Matisyahu strides onto The Blue Note's stage tonight.
While tighter security may be a hassle, many passengers are taking it in stride.
Tim Dambro, volunteer event chair, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Knoxville.
Women are taking great strides in the world today, especially with those newly elected into the Senate this past Tuesday.
Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig help the James Bond franchise hit its artistic stride in Skyfall.
Rhoads said Richardson's made strides on the assertiveness front.
CLEVELAND — Jurickson Profar took his major league debut in stride.
Online social learning platforms like Blackboard and Moodle have made strides helping schools connect teachers and students.
Georgia School Superintendent John Barge speaks about the strides that have been made in Georgia public education Nov 1, 2012, at a summit at Albany Technical College.
Wizards' Bradley Beal hits his stride, still waits for John Wall.
Bridgewater College is making strides with digital media, but this time it's to benefit both parents and students.
It was also a way to validate and track the impressive strides she and her staff had made since joining the list.
He's taken it in stride.
Bridgewater College is making strides with digital media, but this time it's to benefit both parents and students.
Cardinals hope to build on last season's strides.

In science:

Re-interpreting detrended fluctuation analyses of strideto-stride variability in human walking.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
It has a long history and rapid strides are being made in this field.
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Windows 2000 has made great strides to provide the same types of tools that UNIX provides.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Jointly these experiments are assured to make ma jor strides in astrophysics.
Gamma-Ray Summary Report
While great strides forward have been made with respect to setting the values the crucial cosmological parameters – the curvature of spacetime, the mass-energy density Ω in terms of the critical density and the expansion rate in terms of the Hubble parameter H◦ – not all have been determined with comparable accuracy.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization