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RIDE (ridden, rode)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ride mean? 

RIDE (noun)
  The noun RIDE has 2 senses:

1. a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
2. a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

  Familiarity information: RIDE used as a noun is rare.


RIDE (verb)
  The verb RIDE has 14 senses:

1. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
2. be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
3. continue undisturbed and without interference
4. move like a floating object
5. harass with persistent criticism or carping
6. be sustained or supported or borne
7. have certain properties when driven
8. be contingent on
9. lie moored or anchored
10. sit on and control a vehicle
11. climb up on the body
12. ride over, along, or through
13. keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
14. copulate with

  Familiarity information: RIDE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIDE (noun)


Sense 1ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ride; drive

Context example:

he took the family for a drive in his new car

Hypernyms ("ride" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ride"):

lift (a ride in a car)

joyride (a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure)

spin (a short drive in a car)


Sense 2ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("ride" is a kind of...):

mechanical device (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ride"):

carousel; carrousel; merry-go-round; roundabout; whirligig (large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on)

Ferris wheel (rotating mechanism consisting of a large upright wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel turns; provides a ride at an amusement park)

big dipper; chute-the-chute; roller coaster (elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines))

Holonyms ("ride" is a part of...):

amusement park; funfair; pleasure ground (a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement)


RIDE (verb)


Sense 1ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ride; sit

Context examples:

She never sat a horse! / Did you ever ride a camel? / The girl liked to drive the young mare

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Domain category:

horseback riding; riding (to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ride"):

extend; gallop (cause to move at full gallop)

canter (ride at a cantering pace)

prance (cause (a horse) to bound spring forward)

ride horseback (ride on horseback)

outride (ride better, faster, or further than)

ride herd (driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them)

override (ride (a horse) too hard)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

I ride to work in a bus / He rides the subway downtown every day

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

travel (undergo transportation as in a vehicle)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ride"):

piggyback (ride on someone's shoulders or back)

snowmobile (ride a snowmobile)

hitch; hitchhike; thumb (travel by getting free rides from motorists)

joyride; tool; tool around (ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it)

bus (ride in a bus)

cab; taxi (ride in a taxicab)

boat (ride in a boat on water)

sled; sleigh (ride (on) a sled)

rail; train (travel by rail or train)

cycle; motorbike; motorcycle (ride a motorcycle)

bicycle; bike; cycle; pedal; wheel (ride a bicycle)

chariot (ride in a chariot)

tube (ride or float on an inflated tube)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)


Sense 3ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue undisturbed and without interference

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Let it ride

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

continue; go along; go on; keep; proceed (continue a certain state, condition, or activity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move like a floating object

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The moon rode high in the night sky

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Harass with persistent criticism or carping

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

twit; taunt; tantalize; tantalise; razz; bait; cod; tease; rag; ride; rally

Context examples:

The children teased the new teacher / Don't ride me so hard over my failure / His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ride"):

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid (be silly or tease one another)

barrack; flout; gibe; jeer; scoff (laugh at with contempt and derision)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be sustained or supported or borne

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

His glasses rode high on his nose / The child rode on his mother's hips / She rode a wave of popularity / The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

float (move lightly, as if suspended)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 7ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have certain properties when driven

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

ride; drive

Context examples:

This car rides smoothly / My new truck drives well

Sentence frame:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Sense 8ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be contingent on

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

hinge upon; hinge on; devolve on; depend upon; depend on; turn on; ride

Context examples:

The outcomes rides on the results of the election / Your grade will depends on your homework

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ride"):

build on; build upon; repose on; rest on (be based on; of theories and claims, for example)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 9ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie moored or anchored

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Ship rides at anchor

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 10ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sit on and control a vehicle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

He rides his bicycle to work every day / She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Climb up on the body

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

Shorts that ride up / This skirt keeps riding up my legs

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

climb; climb up; go up; mount (go upward with gradual or continuous progress)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 12ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride over, along, or through

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Ride the freeways of California

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

journey; travel (travel upon or across)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 13ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Don't ride the clutch!

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

engage; lock; mesh; operate (keep engaged)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 14ride [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Copulate with

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mount; ride

Context example:

The bull was riding the cow

Hypernyms (to "ride" is one way to...):

copulate; couple; mate; pair (make love)

Domain category:

mammal; mammalian (any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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