1 [intransitive, transitive] to sit on a horse, etc. and control it as it moves I learnt to ride as a child. + adv./prep. They rode along narrow country lanes. He was riding on a large black horse. ride something She had never ridden a horse before. He's ridden six winners so far this year (= in horse racing).2 [transitive] ride something to go through or over an area on a horse, bicycle, etc. We rode the mountain trails.