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Definition 1: a step in walking or running - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stride in the sense of this definition

(stride is a kind of ...) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

(... is part of stride) the act of traveling by foot

"walking is a healthy form of exercise"

Definition 2: significant progress (especially in the phrase `make strides') - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made big strides in productivity

(stride is a kind of ...) gradual improvement or growth or development

"advancement of knowledge" "great progress in the arts"

Definition 3: the distance covered by a step - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where stride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

Synonyms for stride in the sense of this definition

(stride is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

Definition 4: walk with long steps - [verb of motion]

Samples where stride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He strode confidently across the hall

(stride is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 5: cover or traverse by taking long steps - [verb of motion]

Samples where stride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She strode several miles towards the woods

(stride is a kind of ...) travel across or pass over

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

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