riding

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Etymology 1[edit]

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riding

  1. Present participle of ride.

Noun[edit]

riding (countable and uncountable, plural ridings)

  1. A path cut through woodland.
  2. The act of one who rides; a mounted excursion.
    • 1853, Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Heir of Redclyffe (volume 1, page 95)
      I like nothing better than to hear of your ridings, and shootings, and boatings.
  3. (obsolete) A festival procession.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr (third part)

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Noun[edit]

riding (plural ridings)

  1. Historically, one of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties.
  2. (Canada) Electoral district or constituency.

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