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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1805, agent noun from stride (v.).


n. 1 One who strides. 2 An insect called the water strider.


n. a person who walks rapidly with long steps; "he was such a strider that she couldn't keep up without running"


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Strider (arcade game)

Strider, released in Japan as , is a 1989 side-scrolling platform game developed and released for the CP System arcade hardware by Capcom. It became one of Capcom's early big hits prior to Street Fighter II, hailed for its innovative gameplay and unique music. It is based on the 1988 manga Strider Hiryu.

Strider (novel)

Strider is a novel by children's author Beverly Cleary. It is the sequel to Cleary's Newbery Medal winning novel Dear Mr. Henshaw.

Strider (NES video game)

Strider is a side-scrolling action-adventure game released by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in . While the development of the NES version of Strider was produced in tandem with the arcade version, the Japanese version for the Famicom was never released. The NES version of Strider is included in the Game Boy Advance compilation Capcom Classics Mini-Mix.

Strider (2014 video game)

Strider is a platform-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Double Helix Games and Capcom's Osaka studio. It was released in February 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It is a reboot of the 1989 video game Strider.

Usage examples of "strider".

One could not make sudden movements in a strider, just as one could not stop an ocean liner on a dime or spin the arm of a crane like a propeller.

Obediently, the iron strider magnified that waver and jerk a thousandfold, bringing him back to reality with the howl of its drive transmission and the trembling of its entire mass.

Even though he had never seen a strider from a mile away in such a winter setting, the conviction seized him that this was Pirx.

With the soft inner lining of his glove he dabbed the sweat that hung on his eyebrows, and saw the giant paw of the strider, magnifying this involuntary gesture, lift, block the window of the cabin with the whole width of the forearm, and with a thud hit the radiator that was secured atop the headless shoulders.

Down dry, coarse-grained scree he stepped, braking as much as possible to contain the pull of the seventeen-hundred-ton strider on the incline.

Titan looked like a transitory construction, a thing of lace and white foam, and it seemed, therefore, that not only a strider but even a man in a spacesuit could push his way through its frozen embroidery.

The glass had probably shattered in the cave-in, when the strider fell.

Originally lying flat, the strider had turned on its side in its struggle against the mass that bore down on it.

Nor was there time to think carefully, because the dome was sinking, was now almost touching the radiator on the shoulders of his strider, as if the strider were an Atlas bearing the entire weight of the upward-congealed jets of the geysers.

He was standing at the foot of a hall in which even a giant strider would have been an ant.

The strider, weaving slowly about at its great height, studied her somberly.

And then it seemed to her that the strider smiled to her, and took pleasure in her presence there.

A pair of Explorers had met some strider scouts, when both sides were checking out the same planet for possible colonization.

She had not been trying to warn him of the approach of the thirst-driven three-legged strider, but of what lay in wait beneath the sorely needed yet deceptive water they both sought.

Tsavong Lah smiled as Vergere sent her strider up to upend his savrip, then he slipped his little monnok through the vacated space to slay her strider from behind.