There are 2 definitions of riding in English:

riding1

Line breaks: rid¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪdɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The sport or activity of riding horses.
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    • The resort is centrally located to many wineries and other attractions, such as golf, horseback riding, sport fishing and hiking.
    • Other popular sports include horseback riding, hunting, and camel racing.
    • Bike riding, skateboarding and horseback riding are all sports that require helmets.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A path for horse riding, typically one through woods.

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There are 2 definitions of riding in English:

riding2

Line breaks: rid¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪdɪŋ
 
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noun

  • 1 (usually the East/North/West Riding) One of three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire.
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    • The worst were the East and West Ridings, Lincolnshire, Birmingham, Manchester and Staffordshire.
  • 2An electoral district of Canada.
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    • The country is divided into districts or ridings electing one MP each.
    • Mr Toews has run a positive campaign and presented his ideas and his beliefs for the riding and for Canada.
    • The best the local Liberals can hope for now is that the newly merged Conservative Party of Canada selects a no-name candidate to run in the riding of Richmond.

Origin

Old English trithing, from Old Norse thrithjungr 'third part', from thrithi 'third'. The initial th- was lost due to assimilation with the preceding -t of East, West, or with the -th of North.

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