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You can make 17 words from 'ride' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'ride'

DIRE 5IRED 5
RIDE 5 

3 letters words from 'ride'

DEI 4DIE 4
IDE 4IRE 3
RED 4REI 3
RID 4 

2 letters words from 'ride'

DE 3DI 3
ED 3ER 2
ID 3RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of ride

ride irde rdie drie idre dire ried ired reid erid ierd eird rdei drei redi erdi deri edri ider dier iedr eidr deir edir

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ride. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ride.

Definitions and meaning of ride

ride

Etymology

From Middle English riden, from Old English rīdan, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *Hreydʰ-.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ɹaɪd/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Verb

ride (third-person singular simple present rides, present participle riding, simple past rode or (obsolete) rade or (obsolete) rid, past participle ridden or (now colloquial and nonstandard) rode)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc. [from 8th c., transitive usage from 9th c.]
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1
      Go Peto, to horse: for thou, and I, / Haue thirtie miles to ride yet ere dinner time.
    • 1923, "Mrs. Rinehart", Time, 28 Apr 1923
      It is characteristic of her that she hates trains, that she arrives from a rail-road journey a nervous wreck; but that she can ride a horse steadily for weeks through the most dangerous western passes.
    • 2010, The Guardian, 6 Oct 2010
      The original winner Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia was relegated after riding too aggressively to storm from fourth to first on the final bend.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger. [from 9th c., transitive usage from 19th c.]
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
    • 1960, "Biznelcmd", Time, 20 Jun 1960
      In an elaborately built, indoor San Francisco, passengers ride cable cars through quiet, hilly streets.
  3. (transitive, chiefly US and South Africa) To transport (someone) in a vehicle. [from 17th c.]
    The cab rode him downtown.
  4. (intransitive) Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water. [from 10th c.]
    • 1717, John Dryden, Art of Love
      where ships at anchor ride.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      By noon the sea went very high indeed, and our ship rode forecastle in, shipped several seas, and we thought once or twice our anchor had come home []
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback. [from 10th c.]
    The witch cackled and rode away on her broomstick.
  6. (transitive) To traverse by riding.
    • 1999, David Levinson, ‎Karen Christensen, Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present
      Early women tobogganists rode the course in the requisite attire of their day: skirts. In spite of this hindrance, some women riders turned in very respectable performances.
  7. (transitive) To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
    How many races have you ridden this year?
  8. (intransitive) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle.
    A horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
  9. (intransitive, transitive) To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with. [from 13th c.]
    • 1997, Linda Howard, Son of the Morning, page 345
      She rode him hard, and he squeezed her breasts, and she came again.
  10. (transitive, colloquial) To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone). [from 19th c.]
    • 2002, Myra MacPherson, Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the haunted generation, page 375
      “One old boy started riding me about not having gone to Vietnam; I just spit my coffee at him, and he backed off.
  11. (intransitive) Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle. [from 19th c.]
    • 2008, Ann Kessel, The Guardian, 27 Jul 2008
      In athletics, triple jumper Ashia Hansen advises a thong for training because, while knickers ride up, ‘thongs have nowhere left to go’: but in Beijing Britain's best are likely, she says, to forgo knickers altogether, preferring to go commando for their country under their GB kit.
  12. (intransitive) To rely, depend (on). [from 20th c.]
    • 2006, "Grappling with deficits", The Economist, 9 Mar 2006:
      With so much riding on the new payments system, it was thus a grave embarrassment to the government when the tariff for 2006-07 had to be withdrawn for amendments towards the end of February.
  13. (intransitive) Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body). [from 20th c.]
    • 2001, Jenny Eliscu, "Oops...she's doing it again", The Observer, 16 Sep 2001
      She's wearing inky-blue jeans that ride low enough on her hips that her aquamarine thong peeks out teasingly at the back.
  14. (lacrosse) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman.
  15. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, The Presbyterians Plea of Merit
      The nobility [] could no longer endure to be ridden by bakers, coblers[sic], brewers, and the like.
  16. (surgery) To overlap (each other); said of bones or fractured fragments.
  17. (radio, television, transitive) To monitor (some component of an audiovisual signal) in order to keep it within acceptable bounds.
    • 2006, Simran Kohli, Radio Jockey Handbook
      The board operator normally watches the meter scale marked for modulation percentage, riding the gain to bring volume peaks into the 85% to 100% range.
    • 2017, Michael O'Connell, Turn Up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting (page 22)
      “You don't want them riding the volume knob, so that's why you learn how to do your levels properly to make the whole thing transparent for the listener. []
  18. (music) In jazz, a steady rhythmical style.

Synonyms

  • (to have sexual intercourse): do it, get it on; see also Thesaurus:copulate

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

ride (plural rides)

  1. An instance of riding.
    Can I have a ride on your bike?
    We took the horses for an early-morning ride in the woods.
  2. (informal) A vehicle.
    That's a nice ride; what did it cost?
  3. An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
  4. A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
    Can you give me a ride?
  5. (Britain) A road or avenue cut in a wood, for riding; a bridleway or other wide country path.
  6. (Britain, dialect, archaic) A saddle horse.
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  7. (Ireland) A person (or sometimes a thing or a place) that is visually attractive.
    • 2007 July 14, Michael O'Neill, Re: More mouthy ineffectual poseurs...[was Re: Live Earth - One Of The Most Important Events On This Particular Planet - don't let SCI distract you, in soc.culture.irish, Usenet:
      Absolutely, and I agree about Madonna. An absolute ride *still*. :-) M.
  8. (music) In jazz, to play in a steady rhythmical style.
    • 2000, Max Harrison, ‎Charles Fox, ‎Eric Thacker, The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to postmodernism (page 238)
      The quintet in Propheticape muses out-of-measured-time until Holland leads it into swift, riding jazz.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Dier, IDer, Reid, dier, dire, drie, ired

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /riːðə/, [ˈʁiðð̩]
  • Rhymes: -iːdə

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Faroese ryta, rita or Icelandic rita, from Old Norse rytr, derived from the verb rjóta (to cry), from the verb Proto-Germanic *reutaną.

Noun

ride c (singular definite riden, plural indefinite rider)

  1. black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
Inflection

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ríða, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, cognate with English ride, German reiten.

Verb

ride (past tense red, past participle redet, c reden, definite or plural redne)

  1. to ride (to sit on the back of an animal)
  2. (slang) to have intercourse with (sex position with one person sitting on top of another like on a horse)
Inflection

Derived terms

  • ridetur
  • ridning

French

Etymology

From rider.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁid/
  • Rhymes: -id

Noun

ride f (plural rides)

  1. wrinkle, line (on face etc.)
  2. ripple
  3. ridge

Related terms

  • ridé
  • rider

Verb

ride

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rider
  2. third-person singular present indicative of rider
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of rider
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of rider
  5. second-person singular imperative of rider

Further reading

  • “ride” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • dire

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ide

Verb

ride

  1. third-person singular indicative present of ridere

Anagrams

  • dire

Latin

Verb

rīdē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of rīdeō

Middle English

Verb

ride

  1. Alternative form of riden

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • ri

Etymology

From Old Norse ríða

Verb

ride (imperative rid, present tense rider, passive rides, simple past red or rei, past participle ridd, present participle ridende)

  1. to ride (e.g. a horse)

Derived terms

  • ridedyr
  • ridepisk
  • ridning

References

  • “ride” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

ride (present tense rid, past tense reid, past participle ride or ridd or ridt, present participle ridande, imperative rid)

  1. Alternative form of rida

Derived terms

  • ridedyr
  • ridepisk

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian rīda, from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *reydʰ-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈridə/, /ˈriːdə/

Verb

ride

  1. (intransitive) to ride
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to drive

Inflection

Further reading

  • “ride (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RIDDLING, the act of riddling.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)