stride
noun.
a step in walking or running
Synonym: pace, tread
noun.
the distance covered by a step
he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig
Synonym: footstep, pace, step
noun.
significant progress (especially in the phrase `make strides')
they made big strides in productivity
verb.
walk with long steps
He strode confidently across the hall
verb.
cover or traverse by taking long steps
She strode several miles towards the woods