There are 2 main definitions of riding in English:

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riding 1

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪdɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
1The sport or activity of riding horses: I found him in the stables, getting ready to go riding
More example sentences
  • Shortly after returning to competitive riding, she suffered a shoulder injury in June during training hours.
  • The exercise involved in riding helps to develop balance.
  • She specialises in conveyancing, probate, wills and matrimonial work, and in her spare time enjoys skiing, sailing, riding, theatre and eating out.
1.1 [count noun] A path or track for horse riders, typically one through woods.

Words that rhyme with riding

confiding, hiding, siding
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There are 2 main definitions of riding in English:

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riding 2

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪdɪŋ/

noun

1 (usually the East/North/West Riding) One of three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire.
Example sentences
  • The worst were the East and West Ridings, Lincolnshire, Birmingham, Manchester and Staffordshire.
2An electoral district of Canada.
Example sentences
  • 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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