Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stride”

stride

noun uk   /straɪd/ us  

stride noun (DEVELOPMENT)

[C] an important positive development: The West made impressive strides in improving energy efficiency after the huge rises in oil prices during the 70s. The group has made strides to expand internationally.

stride noun (STEP)

[C] a long step when walking or running: She attributes her record-breaking speed to the length of her stride.

stride noun (CLOTHES)

strides [plural] Australian English informal trousers: a new pair of strides

stride

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /straɪd/ (strode, stridden) us  
to walk somewhere quickly with long steps: She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager. He strode across/into/out of the room.
(Definition of stride from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stride?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Creating a distraction, but you might be interested in these topics from the Attention and care topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stride” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More