Definition of Rider

1. Noun. A traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel).

Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Specialized synonyms: Hang Glider, Equestrian, Horseback Rider, Horseman, Pedaler, Pedaller
Derivative terms: Ride

2. Noun. A clause that is appended to a legislative bill.
Generic synonyms: Article, Clause
Group relationships: Bill, Measure, Legislative Act, Statute

3. Noun. A traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle).
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Derivative terms: Ride

4. Noun. A traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it.

Definition of Rider

1. n. One who, or that which, rides.

Definition of Rider

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) More often spelled Ryder. ¹

2. Noun. one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle ¹

3. Noun. (politics) a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill ¹

4. Noun. an amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements ¹

5. Noun. A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights ¹

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Definition of Rider

1. one that rides [n -S] - See also: rides

Medical Definition of Rider

1. 1. One who, or that which, rides. 2. Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler. 3. One who breaks or manages a horse. 4. An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed. "After the third reading, a foolish man stood up to propose a rider." (Macaulay) "This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer." (A. S. Hardy) 5. A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper. 6. [D. Rijder] A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it. "His moldy money ! half a dozen riders." (J. Fletcher) 7. Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it. 8. An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beame of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame. 9. The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold. 10. A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard. 11. A robber. Rider's bone, a bony deposit in the muscles of the upper and inner part of the thigh, due to the pressure and irritation caused by the saddle in riding. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rider

ride tall in the saddle
ride the bench
ride the coattails
ride the pine
ride the rails
ride the short bus
ride the wave
ride up
ride with the punches
rider (current term)
rider's bone
rider's bursa
rider's leg
rider's muscles
rider plate

Literary usage of Rider

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"rider claimed that he included four thousand more words than any previous English ... rider doubtless owed something to the labours of Thomas Thomas [qv], ..."

2. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"The pony-rider was usually a little bit of a man, brimful of spirit and endurance. No matter what time of the day or night his watch came on, and no matter ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"When, by turning the rod, c, the rider is lowered, just before it rests upon the beam, ... 3. the movement, the rider is left hanging free upon the beam. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"rider. A rider is a bill, order or resolution which is attached to some other bill or ... In the national government the rider cannot be defeated without ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"... on the right, the rider on the white horse armed with the bow, the rider on the red horse with the sword, and behind them the rider on the black horse ..."

6. Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel by Zane Grey (1912)
"When Venters rapidly strode toward the Masked rider not even the cold nausea that gripped him could wholly banish curiosity. ..."

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