meaning of bestride

bestride meaning in General Dictionary

To stand or remain with anything between the legs or utilizing the feet astride to face over

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  • get fully up on straight back of
  • To stand or remain with everything involving the feet, or with all the legs astride; to stand over
  • To step more than; to stride over or across; as, tou000du000a bestride a threshold.

bestride meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bestridan "to bestride, mount," from be- + stridan "to stride" (see stride). Compare Center Dutch bestryden.


bestride meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To stand or stay with any such thing between the legs, or using the feet astride; to face over

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  • (v. t.) To move more than; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.