Be*stride" (?), v. t. [imp. Bestrode (?), (Obs. or R.) Bestrid (); p. p. Bestridden (?), Bestrid, Bestrode; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestriding.] [AS. bestridan; pref. be- + stridan to stride.]


To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over

That horse that thou so often hast bestrid. Shak.

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus. Shak.


To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.


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