Definition of riding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈraɪdɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪdɪŋ//
    Equine sports
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  1. 1   (British English also horse riding) (North American English also horseback riding) [uncountable] the sport or activity of riding horses I'm taking riding lessons. riding boots (British English) to go riding (North American English) to go horseback riding We went horse riding. See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2Riding one of the three former parts of the English county of Yorkshire called the East Riding, the North Riding and the West Riding From an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘one third’.
  3. 3(Canadian English) [countable] a district that elects its own representative to a state or national government A by-election was called for the Ontario riding of Whitby-Oshawa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: riding