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Riding

[rahy-ding] /ˈraɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
Laura, 1901–91, U.S. poet, novelist, and critic.
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British Dictionary definitions for l riding

riding1

/ˈraɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the art or practice of horsemanship
  2. (as modifier): a riding school, riding techniques

riding2

/ˈraɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
(capital when part of a name) any of the three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire: North Riding, East Riding and West Riding
2.
(in Canada) a parliamentary constituency
3.
(in New Zealand) a rural electorate for local government
Word Origin
from Old English thriding, from Old Norse thrithjungr a third. The th- was lost by assimilation to the -t or -th that preceded it, as in west thriding, etc
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Word Origin and History for l riding

riding

n.

c.1300, verbal noun from ride (v.). Meaning "teasing, annoying" is from 1927. Riding-hood, worn by women when riding or exposed to weather, is from mid-15c.

one of the three districts into which Yorkshire was divided, late 13c., from late Old English *þriðing, a relic of Viking rule, from Old Norse ðriðjungr "third part," from ðriði "third" (see third). The initial consonant merged with final consonant of preceding north, west, or east.

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