Meaning of stride


The noun stride means “significant progress.” You might make a huge stride towards making peace with the rival school by hosting a block party and inviting their students.

The noun stride also means “a step made while running or walking.” If you are bored, you can count your strides between home and the bus stop. As a verb, stride means “to walk or run by taking long steps.” Elite runners stride, making it look easy. But even if you are a slow jogger, don’t give up — you make great strides to improve your health when you exercise regularly.

Definitions of stride
  1. verb

    walk with long steps

    strode confidently across the hall”
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    use one’s feet to advance; advance by steps

  2. verb

    cover or traverse by taking long steps

    strode several miles towards the woods”

  3. noun

    a step in walking or running


    pace, tread

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    the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

  4. noun

    the distance covered by a step


    footstep, pace, step

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    indefinite quantity

    an estimated quantity

  5. noun

    significant progress (especially in the phrase “make strides”)

    “they made big
    strides in productivity”
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    type of:

    advancement, progress

    gradual improvement or growth or development

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