- a person who rides a horse or other animal, a bicycle, etc.
- something that rides.
- an additional clause, usually unrelated to the main body, attached to a legislative bill in passing it.
- an addition or amendment to a document, testament, etc.
- any object or device that straddles, is mounted upon, or is attached to something else.
- a rail or stake used to brace the corners in a snake fence.
- Shipbuilding. any of various members following and reinforcing primary framing members, especially a plate or timber running along the top of a keel.
- a former gold coin of Scotland, first issued by James III in 1475, whose obverse bears an equestrian figure of the king.
- any of several gold or silver coins of the Netherlands bearing the figure of a horseman.
Origin of rider
Examples from the Web for rider
You acknowledge that it showed extremely poor judgment and taste to show the rider a picture you took of her.
You agreed to cease all communication with the rider and the rider's employer.
You informed me that it was your legal aid who recognized the rider and shared with you her identity, not an employee of Uber.
Somehow he said he needed my number to be able to rate me as a rider.
Political ads showing Harry Reid on rider mower, mowing the Mall?PJ’s Political Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads
P. J. O’Rourke
March 14, 2014
Crane remembered his own suspicion as to Lucretia's rider, but he only said, "Well?"
All at once he remembered that the face of Lauzanne's rider had a dream-like familiarity.
A "bronch fighter" is not more jealous of his sweetheart than of his reputation as a rider.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
The industry and movements of the rider were not less remarkable than those of the ridden.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
In an instant horse and rider were spinning around like a top.
- a person or thing that rides, esp a person who rides a horse, a bicycle, or a motorcycle
- an additional clause, amendment, or stipulation added to a legal or other document, esp (in Britain) a legislative bill at its third reading
- British a statement made by a jury in addition to its verdict, such as a recommendation for mercy
- any of various objects or devices resting on, surmounting, or strengthening something else
- a small weight that can be slid along one arm of a chemical balance to make fine adjustments during weighing
- geology a thin seam, esp of coal or mineral ore, overlying a thicker seam
Word Origin and History for rider
"one who rides," Old English ridere "rider, trooper, knight, mounted warrior," agent noun from ride (v.). Meaning "clause tacked on to a document after first draft" is from 1660s. Related: Riderless.
A provision, usually controversial and unlikely to pass on its own merits, that is attached to a popular bill in the hopes that it will “ride” to passage on the back of the popular bill.