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Word of the Day: Bestride

Red Cloud

Red Cloud, war leader and chief of the Oglala Lakota.

Definition: (verb) to have or put a leg on either side of; to dominate by position
Origin First known use before 12th century;
Middle English bistriden, from Old English bestrīdan : be- + strīdan (to mount a horse)
Synonyms: stride, mount; look down upon, overlook
Antonyms : dismount; surrender, decline
Usage: the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all — Edward Ney