To be carried on the back of a horse, ass, mule, camel, elephant, or other animal; specifically, to sit on and manage a horse in motion.To be borne along in a vehicle, or in or on any kind of conveyance; be carried in or on a wagon, coach, car, balloon, ship, palanquin, bicycle, or the like; hence, in general, to travel or make progress by means of any supporting and moving agency.To be borne in or on a fluid; float; specifically, to lie at anchor.To move on or about something.To be mounted and borne along; hence, to move triumphantly or proudly.To be carted, as a convicted bawd.To have free play; have the upper hand; domineer.To lap or lie over: said especially of a rope when the part on which the strain is brought lies over and jams the other parts.To serve as a means of travel; be in condition to support a rider or traveler: as, that horse rides well under the saddle.In surgery, said of the ends of a fractured bone when they overlap each other.To climb up or rise, as an ill-fitting coat tends to do at the shoulders and the back of the neck.Synonyms and The effort has been made, in both England and America, to confine ride to progression on horseback, and to use drive for progression in a vehicle, but it has not been altogether successful, being checked by the counter-tendency to use drive only where the person in question holds the reins or where the kind of motion is emphasized.To sit on and drive; be carried along on and by: used specifically of a horse.To be carried or travel on, through, or over.To do, make, or execute by riding: as, to ride a race; to ride an errand.To hurry over; gallop through.To control and manage, especially with harshness or arrogance; domineer or tyrannize over: especially in the past participle ridden, in composition, as in priest-ridden.To carry; transport.n. A journey on the back of a horse, ass, mule, camel, elephant, or other animal; more broadly, any excursion, whether on the back of an animal, in a vehicle, or by some other mode of conveyance: as, a ride in a wagon or a balloon; a ride on a bicycle or a cow-catcher.n. A saddle-horse.n. A road intended expressly for riding; a bridlepath; a place for exercise on horseback. Also called riding.n. A little stream or brook.n. A certain district patrolled by mounted excise officers.n. In printing, a fault caused by overlapping: said of leads or rules that slip and overlap, of a kerned type that overlaps or binds a type in a line below, also of a color that impinges on another color in prints of two or more colors.In lawn-bowls, to roll (the ball) with great force.n. See compartment line.n. The side of a log upon which it rests when being dragged.