ride

ride vb
1 Ride, drive as verbs (transitive and intransitive) and as nouns may both involve the idea of moving in or being carried along in a vehicle or conveyance or upon the back of something. The basic meaning of ride is a being borne along in or upon something; when this idea is uppermost, it makes little difference who or what controls the animal, the vehicle, or mechanism by which one is borne along; thus, one rides or rides on a horse, a bicycle, or a motorcycle when, mounted upon it, one controls its operation or movements, but a woman seated on a pillion behind the saddle may also be said to ride the horse, and a person in the rear seat of a tandem bicycle may be said to ride the bicycle, but a person in a sidecar of a motorcycle rides in the sidecar (not rides the motorcycle). Sometimes ride, the transitive verb, is preferred when the management of the horse and vehicle is also implied, and ride, the intransitive verb, when merely the being mounted upon a moving horse or vehicle is suggested
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when he rides his horse his small daughter usually rides on it with him

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The basic meaning of drive (see MOVE 1) is a causing to move along; the term therefore primarily refers to the action of an agent that controls the movement of a vehicle whether it is drawn by an animal or self-propelled
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drove a four-horse brewery wagon

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it is usually wise to have your child taught to drive by a professional

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There is usually a further distinction between ride and drive when movement in a vehicle or conveyance is implied. Ride usually suggests movement in a vehicle (as a train, a bus, or a stranger's automobile) which is not in any sense under one's control
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it is a long train ride from New York to Chicago

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he said he preferred riding in a bus to riding in a train

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will you give me a ride to the next town?

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Drive often suggests movement in a horse-drawn or motor vehicle the course of which is in some way or in some degree under one's control, whether one is the actual driver or one (as an employer, patron, or guest) whose wishes the actual driver observes
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take a drive along the shore of the lake

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we are going for a short drive

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2 *bait, badger, heckle, hector, chivy, hound
Analogous words: *worry, annoy, harass, harry: persecute, oppress (see WRONG vb): torment, torture (see AFFLICT)
ride n drive (see under RIDE vb)
Analogous words: *journey, tour, trip, excursion, expedition

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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  • ride — [ rid ] n. f. • 1488; « fer à plisser » XIIIe; de rider I ♦ 1 ♦ Petit sillon cutané (le plus souvent au front, à la face, au cou) dû au froncement, à l âge ou à l amaigrissement. Les rides résultent d une diminution de l élasticité de la peau.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ridé — ride [ rid ] n. f. • 1488; « fer à plisser » XIIIe; de rider I ♦ 1 ♦ Petit sillon cutané (le plus souvent au front, à la face, au cou) dû au froncement, à l âge ou à l amaigrissement. Les rides résultent d une diminution de l élasticité de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Ride — Ride, v. i. [imp. {Rode} (r[=o]d) ({Rid} [r[i^]d], archaic); p. p. {Ridden}({Rid}, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n. {Riding}.] [AS. r[=i]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G. reiten, OHG. r[=i]tan, Icel. r[=i][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan. ride; cf. L. raeda a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ride — ► VERB (past rode; past part. ridden) 1) sit on and control the movement of (a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle). 2) (usu. ride in/on) travel in or on a vehicle or horse. 3) travel over on horseback or on a bicycle or motorcycle: ride the scenic… …   English terms dictionary

  • ride — [rīd] vi. rode, ridden, riding [ME riden < OE ridan, akin to Ger reiten < IE base * reidh , to go, be in motion > L reda, four wheel carriage] 1. a) to sit on and be carried along by a horse or other animal, esp. one controlled by the… …   English World dictionary

  • Ride — Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster] [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ride — Студийный альбом Бони Дже …   Википедия

  • Ride (EP) — Ride EP EP par Ride Sortie Janvier 1990 Durée 16 minutes (approx.) Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

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