What does Rider mean?

Definitions for Rider
ˈraɪ dərrid·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridernoun

    a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)

  2. ridernoun

    a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

  3. ridernoun

    a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)

  4. passenger, ridernoun

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


  1. ridernoun

    one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle

  2. ridernoun

    a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill

  3. ridernoun

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

  4. ridernoun

    A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights

  5. Ridernoun

    More often spelled Ryder.

  6. Etymology: From rider

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ridernoun

    Etymology: from ride.

    The strong camel and the gen’rous horse,
    Restrain’d and aw’d by man’s inferior force,
    Do to the rider’s will their rage submit,
    And answer to the spur, and own the bit. Matthew Prior.

    His horses are bred better; and to that end riders dearly hired. William Shakespeare, As You Like it.

    I would with jockies from Newmarket dine,
    And to rough riders give my choicest wine. James Bramston.


  1. Rider

    "I Know You Rider (also "Woman Blues" and "I Know My Rider") is a traditional blues song that has been adapted by numerous artists. Modern versions can be traced back to Blind Lemon Jefferson's "Deceitful Brownskin Blues", which was released as a single in 1927. It later appears in the 1934 book, American Ballads and Folk Songs, by the noted father-and-son pair of musicologists and folklorists, John Lomax and Alan Lomax. The book notes that "An eighteen-year old black girl, in prison for murder, sang the song and the first stanza of these blues." The Lomaxes then added a number of verses from other sources and named it "Woman Blue". The music and melody are similar to Lucille Bogan's "B. D. Woman Blues" (ca. 1935), although the lyrics are completely different. In the mid-1950s, traditional musician Bob Coltman found the song in the Lomax book, arranged it and began singing it frequently around Philadelphia and New England circa 1957-1960. In 1959, Coltman taught it to Tossi Aaron who recorded it in 1960 for her LP Tossi Sings Folk Songs & Ballads on Prestige International. Joan Baez recorded a version for her 1960 debut album on Vanguard Records but the track was not released until 2001. Throughout the early 1960s the song gained popularity through folk performers, most notably The Kingston Trio, who included the song "Rider" on their album Sunny Side! in 1963. So did The Big 3, an American folk trio that featured Cass Elliot. Folk singer Judy Roderick also recorded an influential version of the song under the title "Woman Blue" and it became the title track of her second album, recorded and released by Vanguard in 1965. British folk singer John Renbourn recorded a version of the song (titled "I Know My Babe") and it was included on his 1967 solo album, Another Monday. By the mid-1960s, rock acts had begun to record the song. Well known versions include those by The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, James Taylor (as "Circle Round the Sun", on James Taylor), the Seldom Scene and Hot Tuna. The Astronauts released a version on their 1967 album Travelin' Men. The Byrds recorded the song during 1966, under the title "I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)", but their version remained unreleased until 1987, when it was included on Never Before. The Byrds' version was later included as a bonus track on the expanded CD edition of their Fifth Dimension album. The Byrds also performed the song at the Monterey Pop Festival, though that performance of "I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)" has never been officially released. The Dutch progressive rock band Galaxy-Lin released an influential version of the song (titled "I Know My Baby") on their 1975 album, G. The song was also covered by reggae/rock fusion artists Slightly Stoopid on their 2008 album Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid and Big House on their 2008 Never Ending Train album. It has also been partially covered by experimental folk band Akron/Family.


  1. rider

    A rider is generally defined as a person who rides something, typically a bicycle, horse or motorcycle. In a broader context, the term can also refer to an additional provision attached to a legal document, often a bill or insurance policy, that amends or adds to its main terms or conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridernoun

    one who, or that which, rides

  2. Ridernoun

    formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler

  3. Ridernoun

    one who breaks or manages a horse

  4. Ridernoun

    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

  5. Ridernoun

    a problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper

  6. Ridernoun

    a Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it

  7. Ridernoun

    rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it

  8. Ridernoun

    an interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame

  9. Ridernoun

    the second tier of casks in a vessel's hold

  10. Ridernoun

    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. Ridernoun

    a robber

  12. Etymology: [D. rijder.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rider

    In artillery carriages, a piece of wood, which has more height than breadth; the length being equal to that of the body of the axle-tree, upon which the side-pieces rest in a four-wheel carriage, such as the ammunition-wagon, block-carriage, and sling-wagon.

Rap Dictionary

  1. ridernoun

    Someone who is willing to ride with you, in other words, someone who is down for anything and everything (i.e. click, gang). "I won't deny it, I'm a straight ridah" -- 2Pac (Ambitionz Az A Ridah) the rider is one who pulls the trigger in the drive by. Originated from the compton bloods.

Suggested Resources

  1. rider

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RIDER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rider is ranked #2227 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rider surname appeared 16,352 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Rider.

    89.3% or 14,615 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 625 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 363 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 320 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 311 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 118 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rider' in Nouns Frequency: #2052

Anagrams for Rider »

  1. direr

  2. drier

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rider in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rider in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Rider in a Sentence

  1. Stacy Smith:

    A-listers, as we all know, can make demands in their contracts, particularly the ones that work on the biggest Hollywood films. What if those A-listers simply added an equity clause or an inclusion rider into their contract ?

  2. Beezie Madden:

    On paper we have a stronger team with better, stronger horse and rider combinations.

  3. Louise Slaughter:

    Why in the world would you put in an abortion rider on a thing for medical research?

  4. Native American:

    Very smart, very gritty, and not salacious, think ‘Easy Rider,’ but with pissed-off women.

  5. Van Der Breggen:

    On one of my first races I saw this rider with a weird jersey with stripes, I didn't know what it was, then my dad told me it was the world champion's( rainbow) jersey !

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    A witless
    B profound
    C reassuring
    D whirring

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