To stand or remain with anything between the legs or utilizing the feet astride to face over
- 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.
Old English bestridan "to bestride, mount," from be- + stridan "to stride" (see stride). Compare Center Dutch bestryden.
(v. t.) To stand or stay with any such thing between the legs, or using the feet astride; to face over
- (v. t.) To move more than; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.