stride Definition

  • 1to walk with long steps in a particular direction
  • 2an act of taking a long step in walking or running
  • 3a step or stage in progress towards an aim

Using stride: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stride" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He strode confidently into the room.

  • Example

    She strode along the beach, enjoying the fresh air.

  • Example

    The athlete's long strides helped him win the race.

  • Example

    We are making great strides in our research on cancer.

  • Example

    The company is taking strides to reduce its carbon footprint.

stride Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stride

Antonyms for stride

Phrases with stride

  • to deal with a problem or difficulty calmly and without getting upset


    She took the criticism in stride and used it to improve her work.

  • hit one's stride

    to reach a point where one is performing at one's best level


    After a slow start, the team hit their stride and won several games in a row.

  • long strides

    steps that are longer than usual


    He covered the distance in just a few long strides.

Origins of stride

from Old English 'strīdan', meaning 'to straddle'


Summary: stride in Brief

The term 'stride' [strahyd] refers to taking long steps in a particular direction, as in 'He strode confidently into the room.' It can also refer to a step or stage in progress towards an aim, such as 'We are making great strides in our research on cancer.' Phrases like 'take something in stride' denote dealing with problems calmly, while 'hit one's stride' means performing at one's best level.