ride

I UK [raɪd] / US verb
Word forms "ride":
present tense I/you/we/they ride he/she/it rides present participle riding past tense rode UK [rəʊd] / US [roʊd] past participle ridden UK [ˈrɪd(ə)n] / US
***
1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to sit on an animal, especially a horse, and control its movements as it moves along

I learned to ride only last year.

a group of children riding donkeys on the beach

ride on:

Have you ever ridden on a camel?

ride into:

knights riding into battle

ride away/off:

She rode away at a gentle trot.

b) to sit on a bicycle, motorcycle etc, and control it as it moves along

The little kids were riding their tricycles around the playground.

ride on:

He rides to school on his bicycle.

ride away/off:

They rode off on their motorcycles.

2)
a) [intransitive] to travel in a car, train, plane etc, especially as a passenger
ride in:

They rode to the wedding in a carriage.

ride around:

He enjoys riding around in his new car.

ride on:

She did not ride on the bus all the way there.

ride through:

They rode through the streets of the city.

b) [transitive] American to use a form of transport, especially as a passenger

the dangers of riding the New York subway at night

3) [intransitive/transitive] to take part in a race on a horse, bicycle, motorcycle etc

Are you riding in tomorrow's race?

4) [intransitive/transitive] to float, or to appear to float, on water or in the air

surfers riding the waves

Seagulls were riding the air currents at the cliff face.

ride on someone's shoulders/back — if a small child rides on your shoulders or back, they sit there as you move along

ride a punch/blow — to reduce the force of a hit by moving backwards slightly as you are hit

Phrasal verbs:
See:
let I

II UK [raɪd] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "ride":
singular ride plural rides
**
1)
a) a journey on a horse or other animal, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or in a vehicle
ride in:

The ride in the taxi was hot and bumpy.

ride on:

Jed let us have a ride on his horse.

a bus/car/train etc ride:

The bus ride from the airport was very pleasant.

go for a ride (in/on something):

I went for a ride in a helicopter last week.

take a ride (in something):

We thought it would be fun to take a ride in the balloon.

have a ride in/on something:

Billy won't let me have a ride on his bike.

b) mainly American a free journey that you are given in someone's vehicle. The usual British word is lift

I'll get a ride home with Jeff.

Would you like me to give you a ride to school?

hitch a ride (= ask for a ride):

He hitched a ride with a passing car.

2)
a) a machine at an amusement park (= a place outside where there are games and other activities) that people ride in for fun

a fair with stalls, rides, and entertainment

b) a period of time that you spend on a machine at an amusement park
ride on:

Let's have another ride on the roller coaster.

be/come/go along for the rideinformal to take part in an activity that other people are doing although you are not really interested in it

The guys all went to a football match, and I went along for the ride.

easy/rough ride — a period of time when you experience no problems/a lot of problems

The opposition aren't going to give the new government an easy ride.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ride — ride …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ride — [ rid ] n. f. • 1488; « fer à plisser » XIIIe; de rider I ♦ 1 ♦ Petit sillon cutané (le plus souvent au front, à la face, au cou) dû au froncement, à l âge ou à l amaigrissement. Les rides résultent d une diminution de l élasticité de la peau.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ridé — ride [ rid ] n. f. • 1488; « fer à plisser » XIIIe; de rider I ♦ 1 ♦ Petit sillon cutané (le plus souvent au front, à la face, au cou) dû au froncement, à l âge ou à l amaigrissement. Les rides résultent d une diminution de l élasticité de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ride — may refer to:* Riding * An amusement ride * Ride , a 1998 comedy by Millicent Shelton * Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, or RIDE, a system used by police in Canada for DUI spotchecksIn music: * A ride cymbal, part of a standard drum kit * Ride …   Wikipedia

  • Ride — Ride, v. i. [imp. {Rode} (r[=o]d) ({Rid} [r[i^]d], archaic); p. p. {Ridden}({Rid}, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. {Riding}.] [AS. r[=i]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G. reiten, OHG. r[=i]tan, Icel. r[=i][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan. ride; cf. L. raeda a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ride — ► VERB (past rode; past part. ridden) 1) sit on and control the movement of (a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle). 2) (usu. ride in/on) travel in or on a vehicle or horse. 3) travel over on horseback or on a bicycle or motorcycle: ride the scenic… …   English terms dictionary

  • ride — [rīd] vi. rode, ridden, riding [ME riden < OE ridan, akin to Ger reiten < IE base * reidh , to go, be in motion > L reda, four wheel carriage] 1. a) to sit on and be carried along by a horse or other animal, esp. one controlled by the… …   English World dictionary

  • Ride — Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster] [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ride — Студийный альбом Бони Дже …   Википедия

  • ride — vb 1 Ride, drive as verbs (transitive and intransitive) and as nouns may both involve the idea of moving in or being carried along in a vehicle or conveyance or upon the back of something. The basic meaning of ride is a being borne along in or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ride (EP) — Ride EP EP par Ride Sortie Janvier 1990 Durée 16 minutes (approx.) Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.