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  • Riding — Rid ing, a. 1. Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk. One riding apparitor. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. Used for riding on; as, a riding horse. [1913 Webster] 3. Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riding — riding1 [rīd′iŋ] adj. 1. that rides 2. used in or for riding or traveling [a riding costume, riding horses ] ☆ 3. designed to be operated by a rider [a riding mower] n. the act of a person or thing that rides riding2 [rīd′iŋ] n …   English World dictionary

  • RIDING (L.) — RIDING LAURA (1901 1991) Les histoires littéraires ne citent généralement le nom de Laura Riding (née à New York) qu’en compagnie de ceux de John Crowe Ransom, Robert Pen Warren et Allen Tate dont elle serait l’indispensable complément féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Riding — is a homonym of two distinct English words:From Old English *þriðing: * Riding (country subdivision), an administrative division of a county, or similar district * Riding association, Canadian political party organization at the riding levelFrom… …   Wikipedia

  • riding — Ⅰ. riding [1] ► NOUN 1) the sport or activity of riding horses. 2) a path for horse riding. Ⅱ. riding [2] ► NOUN 1) (usu. the East/North/West Riding …   English terms dictionary

  • Riding —   [ raɪdɪȖ], Laura, eigentlich L. Riding Jackson [ dʒæksn], amerikanische Schriftstellerin, * New York 16. 1. 1901, ✝ Sebastian (Fla.) 2. 9. 1991; gehörte in den frühen 20er Jahren der Dichtergruppe der Fugitives an; lebte 1926 39 in England und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Riding — Rid ing, n. 1. The act or state of one who rides. [1913 Webster] 2. A festival procession. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When there any riding was in Cheap. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Same as {Ride}, n., 3. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 4. A district in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Riding — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riding — one of the three districts into which Yorkshire was divided, 1295, from late O.E. *þriðing, a relic of Viking rule, from O.N. ðriðjungr third part, from ðriði third (see THIRD (Cf. third)). The initial consonant merged with final consonant of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • riding — ri|ding [ raıdıŋ ] noun uncount the activity or sport of riding a horse or other animal: go horseback riding: They go horseback riding nearly every day. a. only before noun used for riding horses: riding boots/breeches a riding school/stables …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English