Definition of rider in English:

rider

noun

  • 1A person who is riding or who can ride something, especially a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, or snowboard.

    • ‘American Zabriskie had been the first rider to wear the yellow jersey this year but lost it in the team time-trial when he fell and sustained several injuries.’
    • ‘He is into motorbikes and is going to be a professional dirt bike rider.’
    • ‘When the horse rider had passed by, Clyde relaxed and they stepped into the street.’
    • ‘Elaine Castillo was the leading apprentice rider with 62 victories, good enough for tenth overall in the jockey standings.’
    • ‘Christopher had dreams of becoming a professional motorbike rider and had been riding since the age of five.’
    • ‘Reece now wants to develop his riding and hopes to become a top dressage rider.’
    • ‘Elsewhere there are places where thoughtless mountain bike and motorbike riders have churned up paths.’
    • ‘The rider will require a provisional licence but must also have taken the Compulsory Basic Training test.’
    • ‘As he intended, he is once again the best young rider in the race.’
    • ‘Watson, however, was pleased with his effort as he was the only rider to give Cook a run for his money over roads he knows well.’
    • ‘The shop provided saddles, boots, and other riding equipment for riders at south Florida racetracks.’
    • ‘Down below he could see a rider galloping away from the town and towards the mountains in the distance.’
    • ‘Yet many street riders don't even wear helmets.’
    • ‘Former mountain bike rider Miguel Martinez provided the only real positive with his occasional mountain forays.’
    • ‘They should therefore be worn by riders of all ages.’
    • ‘How does it feel to know you will go to race against the world's best young riders?’
    • ‘Indeed, Armstrong is not the only rider to have suffered difficult moments during what has been acknowledged as one of the toughest modern Tours.’
    • ‘Motorcyclists did acrobatic tricks like bareback horse riders of old.’
    • ‘After that, you just have to concentrate on getting past the rider in front.’
    • ‘Adkins later noted that the top fifty rodeo riders make roughly a half a million dollars a year nowadays.’
    horseman, horsewoman, horse rider, jockey
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  • 2A condition or proviso added to something already said or decreed.

    ‘one rider to the deal—if the hurricane heads north, we run for shelter’
    • ‘With an environmental rider to the 1999 budget, they succeeded: the date was bumped four years to 2005.’
    • ‘Now a rider attached to a recent EPA appropriations bill could cause further delay.’
    • ‘As a rider to this overview of the role of music in this story, however, I want to suggest an adjustment of perspective.’
    • ‘So if need be, yes, there could be a rider on their appropriation bill that no money should be expended by the FCC to administer the Powell rule.’
    • ‘Just as a rider to that, policing operations, in their widest context, normally can go on for years.’
    • ‘The rider called the Dorgan Amendment would have made it illegal for the U.S. to spend money enforcing the travel ban.’
    • ‘Once again, isn't it worth asking why these types of appropriation bill riders are allowed?’
    • ‘She attached a rider to a bill, which would have withheld money the department needed to implement the regulation.’
    • ‘Insurance companies can now charge a maximum of 30 per cent of the premium of the main product for all riders attached to any policy.’
    • ‘Yet there is a rider to this that cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘Senator Murkowski has already proposed a rider to this effect on the appropriations bill for funding the war.’
    • ‘Let's not attach riders with our favorite untested opinions to our theses; it weakens our position.’
    • ‘He'd get the money alright, but with a few small riders attached.’
    • ‘Some of your Republican colleagues want to attach some amendments, what they call riders.’
    • ‘However, one option for lawmakers whose bills do not go through the committee process is to attach them as riders to other legislation.’
    • ‘In 1998, for example, Leahy attached a rider to a bill designating Vermont's Lake Champlain one of the Great Lakes.’
    • ‘There is a rider to that, which is ‘and to help them be the best that they can be’.’
    • ‘A few years ago the US introduced a pernicious rider to their new telecommunications legislation.’
    • ‘So it needs to be read with the usual rider that young teenagers, for various reasons, don't always tell the whole truth and nothing but.’
    conditions, qualifications, provisions, provisos, caveats, stipulations, riders, contingencies, prerequisites, limitations, limits, constraints, restrictions, reservations, requirements, obligations
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    1. 2.1British An addition or amendment to a document, especially a piece of legislation.
      ‘the rules of Congress make it difficult to attach a rider to an appropriations bill’
      ‘a rider to an eligible life insurance policy’
      supplement, appendage, adjunct, addendum, add-on, extra, accompaniment, extension
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  • 3A small weight positioned on the beam of a balance for fine adjustment.

Origin

Late Old English rīdere ‘mounted warrior, knight’ (see ride, -er).

Pronunciation

rider

/ˈrīdər//ˈraɪdər/