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

      

    riding

     noun
    noun
    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’.
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