What does the word stride mean?

Usage examples for stride

  1. He made a long stride and dropped both his hands on the Malay's shoulders. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. But MacIan had taken a stride forward and stood there shaken and terrible. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  3. Everything about them, from their slender legs to their swinging stride, was graceful. – The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns by Allen Chaffee