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Meaning of RIDING

Pronunciation:  'rIding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  riding a horse as a means of transportation
  2. [n]  riding a horse as a sport
  3. [adj]  traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.; "the riding public welcomed the new buses"

RIDING is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: awheel, equitation, horseback riding, moving
 See Also: athletics, bronco busting, endurance riding, equestrian sport, pack riding, pony-trekking, sport, trail riding, travel, traveling, travelling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rid"ing\ (r[imac]d"[i^]ng), n. [For thriding, Icel.
    [thorn]ri[eth]jungr the third part, fr. [thorn]ri[eth]i
    third, akin to E. third. See {Third}.]
    One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York,
    in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of a
    reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West,
    Riding. --Blackstone.
  2. \Rid"ing\, a.
    1. Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk. ``One
       riding apparitor.'' --Ayliffe.
    2. Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.
    3. Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a
       riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day.
    {Riding clerk}.
       (a) A clerk who traveled for a commercial house. [Obs.
       (b) One of the ``six clerks'' formerly attached to the
           English Court of Chancery.
    {Riding hood}.
       (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding.
       (b) A kind of cloak with a hood.
    {Riding master}, an instructor in horsemanship.
    {Riding rhyme} (Pros.), the meter of five accents, with
       couplet rhyme; -- probably so called from the mounted
       pilgrims described in the Canterbury Tales. --Dr. Guest.
    {Riding school}, a school or place where the art of riding is
  3. \Rid"ing\, n.
    1. The act or state of one who rides.
    2. A festival procession. [Obs.]
             When there any riding was in Cheap.   --Chaucer.
    3. Same as {Ride}, n., 3. --Sir P. Sidney.
    4. A district in charge of an excise officer. [Eng.]