Rid"ing (?), n. [For thriding, Icel. þriðjungr the third part, fr. þriði third, akin to E. third. See Third.]

One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding.



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Rid"ing, a.


Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk.

"One riding apparitor."



Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.


Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day.

Riding clerk. (a) A clerk who traveled for a commercial house. [Obs. Eng.] (b) One of the "six clerks" formerly attached to the English Court of Chancery. -- Riding hood. (a) A hood formerly worn by women when riding. (b) A kind of cloak with a hood. -- Riding master, an instructor in horsemanship. -- Riding rhyme Pros., the meter of five accents, with couplet rhyme; -- probably so called from the mounted pilgrims described in the Canterbury Tales. Dr. Guest. -- Riding school, a school or place where the art of riding is taught.


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Rid"ing, n.


The act or state of one who rides.


A festival procession.


When there any riding was in Cheap. Chaucer.


Same as Ride, n., 3.

Sir P. Sidney.


A district in charge of an excise officer.



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