What does rider mean?

Definitions for rider
ˈraɪ dərrid·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rider.

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.

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.

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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. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez:

    This defendant viciously assaulted a fellow subway rider for no other reason than the color of her skin, acts of hate are not tolerated in Brooklyn, a place that prides itself on the diversity of its communities. I hope this sentence sends a clear message that racism and intolerance are unwelcome here.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.

  4. Garman Martin:

    I was unlucky. I don't even remember how I went down. I touched the rear wheel of the rider in front of me (Coquard) but it's the Tour, luck and bad luck are always close.

  5. Alex Azar:

    My understanding is that the rider does not in any way impede our research mission. It is simply about advocacy.

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