Pronunciation: (ō"vur-strīd'),[key] —v.t.,-strode, -strid•den, -strid•ing. 1. to surpass: to overstride one's competitors. 2. to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse. 3. to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness. 4. to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream. 5. to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.