1. [ verb ] (transportation) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
Synonyms: sit

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

Related terms: travel ride_herd override outride ride_horseback gallop canter prance riding riding
2. [ verb ] (transportation) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

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

Related terms: walk travel hitchhike joyride chariot sledge taxi motorcycle train bus snowmobile sled piggyback tube boat bicycle drive passenger
3. [ noun ] (transportation) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
Synonyms: drive

"he took the family for a drive in his new car"

Related terms: journey spin lift joyride drive drive pull drive drive drive
4. [ verb ] continue undisturbed and without interference

"Let it ride"

Related terms: continue drive
5. [ verb ] move like a floating object

"The moon rode high in the night sky"

Related terms: travel
6. [ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms: taunt tantalize bait tease razz tantalise rally twit cod rag

"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"

Related terms: mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo
7. [ verb ] be contingent on
Synonyms: depend_on depend_upon turn_on hinge_on ride_on hinge_upon devolve_on

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

Related terms: repose_on
8. [ verb ] climb up on the body

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

Related terms: climb
9. [ verb ] keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

"Don't ride the clutch!"

Related terms: engage
10. [ verb ] (sexuality) copulate with, as of animals
Synonyms: mount

"The bull was riding the cow"

Related terms: copulate mammal
11. [ verb ] have certain properties when driven
Synonyms: drive

"This car rides smoothly" "My new truck drives well"

Related terms: drive drive driveway
12. [ verb ] lie moored or anchored

"Ship rides at anchor"

Related terms: lie lie
13. [ verb ] be sustained or supported or borne

"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"

Related terms: float
14. [ verb ] (transportation) sit on and control a vehicle

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

Related terms: travel rider
15. [ verb ] (transportation) ride over, along, or through

: "Travel the highways of America" "Ride the freeways of California"

Related terms: travel drive
16. [ noun ] a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
Related terms: mechanical_device carousel roller_coaster Ferris_wheel amusement_park
Similar spelling:   rid