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RIDE, pret. rode or rid pp. rid, ridden. L rheda, a chariot or vehicle.

1. To be carried on horseback, or on any beast, or in any vehicle. We ride on a horse, on a camel, in a coach, chariot, wagon, &c.
2. To be borne on or in a fluid. A ship rides at anchor the ark rode on the flood a balloon rides in the air.

He rode on a cherub and did fly yea, he did fly on the wings of the wind. Psalms 18 .

3. To be supported in motion.

Strong as the axle-tree on which heaven rides.

4. To practice riding. He rides often for his health.
5. To manage a horse well.

He rode, he fenc'd, he mov'd with graceful ease.

6. To be supported by something subservient to sit.

On whose foolish honesty my practices rid easy.

To ride easy, in seaman's language, is when a ship does not labor or feel a great strain on her cables.

To ride hard, is when a ship pitches violently, so as to strain her cables, masts and hull.

To ride out, as a gale, signifies that a ship does not drive during a storm.

RIDE,

1. To sit on, so as to be carried as, to ride a horse.

They ride the air in whirlwind.

2. To manage insolently at will as in priestridden.

The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by bakers, cobblers and brewers.

3. To carry. Local.

RIDE, n.

1. An excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.
2. A saddle horse. Local.
3. A road cut in a wood or through a ground for the amusement of riding a riding.
Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Ride'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​r/ride.html.
 
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