striding

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English strydyng, stridende, strydand, from Old English strīdende, from Proto-Germanic *strīdandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *strīdaną (to endeavour; stand tall; withstand; take long steps), equivalent to stride +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

striding

  1. present participle of stride

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English strydynge, equivalent to stride +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

striding (countable and uncountable, plural stridings)

  1. The act of one who strides; a long step.
    • 1804, Thomas Brown, Poems (page 191)
      How broad, amid those pines, the torch-flame red / Flings its dark flashes; and those steps, that fall, / Heavy, and slow, no voice amid their call, / Sound, like the giant-stridings of the dead!
  2. (skiing, uncountable) A technique for propelling forward that appears similar to walking, where a foot slides forward on the opposite side of a pole being planted to provide a location to apply force.
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