AskDefine | Define bestride

Dictionary Definition

bestride v : get on the back of; "mount a horse" [syn: hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on] [ant: hop out] [also: bestrode, bestridden, bestrid]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To be astride something, to sit on with legs on either side, especially to sit on a horse.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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