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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stride:

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Definition of the noun stride

What does stride mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: strides

  1. a step in walking or running
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of stride: pace / tread
    • more generic word: step = the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
    • part of: walk / walking = the act of traveling by foot
  2. the distance covered by a step
  3. significant progress (especially in the phrase `make strides')
    • example: they made big strides in productivity
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: advancement / progress = gradual improvement or growth or development

Alternative definition of the noun stride


  1. A long step.
  2. [computing] The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.

Definition of the verb stride

What does stride mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. walk with long steps
  2. cover or traverse by taking long steps

Alternative definition of the verb stride


  1. [intransitive] To walk with long steps.


Stride is American progressive metal band that formed in Houston in 1996.


  1. Stride is a brand of chewing gum created by Cadbury. Its packs usually consist of 14 pieces of gum.
  2. Stride is a record label.


  1. Stride: Harlem Stride Piano, stride piano, commonly abbreviated to stride, is a jazz piano style that was developed in the large cities of the East Coast, mainly New York, during the 1920s and 1930s. The left hand characteristically plays a four-beat pulse with a single bass note, octave, seventh or tenth interval on the first and third beats, and a chord on the second and fourth beats. Occasionally this pattern is reversed by placing the chord on the downbeat and bass note on the upbeat. Unlike earlier "St. Louis"-style pianists, stride players' left hands often leapt greater distances on the keyboard, and they played in a wider range of tempos and with a greater emphasis on improvisation.
  2. "Stride" a.k.a. "Stride!" is a musical album of Roger Kellaway.
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"Stride" is a book by James Pattinson.


  1. STRIDE is a system developed by Microsoft for thinking about computer security threats. It provides a mnemonic for security threats in six categories.
  2. STRIDE: In protein structure, STRIDE is an algorithm for the assignment of protein secondary structure elements given the atomic coordinates of the protein, as defined by X-ray crystallography, protein NMR, or another protein structure determination method. In addition to the hydrogen bond criteria used by the more common DSSP algorithm, the STRIDE assignment criteria also include dihedral angle potentials. As such, its criteria for defining individual secondary structures are more complex than those of DSSP. The STRIDE energy function contains a hydrogen-bond term containing a Lennard-Jones-like 8-6 distance-dependent potential and two angular dependence factors reflecting the planarity of the optimized hydrogen bond geometry. The criteria for individual secondary structural elements, which are divided into the same groups as those reported by DSSP, also contain statistical probability factors derived from empirical examinations of solved structures with visually assigned secondary structure elements extracted from the Protein Data Bank.

Phrases with Stride

Phrases starting with the word Stride:

  1. Stride Bass
  2. Stride Piano

Phrases ending with the word Stride:

  1. in stride
  2. Break Stride
  3. Hit One's Stride
  4. Get Into One's Stride
  5. Take Something in Stride
  6. Take Something in One's Stride

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stride

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Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano, 2E (2001)

by Brad Hill

A left-hand accompaniment style popular in classical music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, broken chords were used extensively by Mozart and Stride is a style of piano playing in which the left hand bounces between bass ...

Google previewAmerican Journal of Public Health (1922)

The Journal of the American Public Health Association

A stride is the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot as it strikes thc ground the second time or,

Google previewAnatomy for Runners (2013)

Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention by Jay Dicharry

Stride length increases Longer stride means that the pendulum of the leg swing must increase. A larger swing of the leg away from center of the body increases the lever arm acting on the joints. Thus, the need for specific muscular stability, ...

Google previewBernese Mountain Dogs (2010)

by Jill C. Wheeler

The Berner's normal stride is a slow trot. But when necessary, it can run fast!

Google previewBack to Basics (2008)

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail R. Gehring

Some BasicTechniques Diagonal stride is the cross-country skier's basic step. First practice shuffling forward without poles. After you gain confidence, try “ hopping” ...

Google previewThe Gait of the American Trotter and Pacer (1910)

An Analysis of Their Gait by a New Method and an Investigation of the General Principles Concerning the Proper Balancing of Motion Action and Extension by Rudolf Jordan

A stride is a step, or a distance from toe to toe or heel to heel of the same leg, as the fashion may be. We can therefore shorten the four strides of the /our legs at the same time, but we cannot reduce the stride of one or two of them. The trouble ...

Google previewSneakers (2006)

by Vicki Cobb

A stride is the distance between one toe and. ~ ~ 21.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

stride The basic unit of walking and running.

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Quotes about Stride

I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness... (H.P. Lovecraft)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1I1D2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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