Definition of rider in US English:

rider

noun

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

    • ‘Former mountain bike rider Miguel Martinez provided the only real positive with his occasional mountain forays.’
    • ‘Adkins later noted that the top fifty rodeo riders make roughly a half a million dollars a year nowadays.’
    • ‘They should therefore be worn by riders of all ages.’
    • ‘After that, you just have to concentrate on getting past the rider in front.’
    • ‘Motorcyclists did acrobatic tricks like bareback horse riders of old.’
    • ‘Christopher had dreams of becoming a professional motorbike rider and had been riding since the age of five.’
    • ‘As he intended, he is once again the best young rider in the race.’
    • ‘Yet many street riders don't even wear helmets.’
    • ‘Reece now wants to develop his riding and hopes to become a top dressage rider.’
    • ‘The rider will require a provisional licence but must also have taken the Compulsory Basic Training test.’
    • ‘Elaine Castillo was the leading apprentice rider with 62 victories, good enough for tenth overall in the jockey standings.’
    • ‘Elsewhere there are places where thoughtless mountain bike and motorbike riders have churned up paths.’
    • ‘Down below he could see a rider galloping away from the town and towards the mountains in the distance.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, Armstrong is not the only rider to have suffered difficult moments during what has been acknowledged as one of the toughest modern Tours.’
    • ‘The shop provided saddles, boots, and other riding equipment for riders at south Florida racetracks.’
    • ‘When the horse rider had passed by, Clyde relaxed and they stepped into the street.’
    • ‘How does it feel to know you will go to race against the world's best young riders?’
    • ‘He is into motorbikes and is going to be a professional dirt bike rider.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A few years ago the US introduced a pernicious rider to their new telecommunications legislation.’
    • ‘There is a rider to that, which is ‘and to help them be the best that they can be’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once again, isn't it worth asking why these types of appropriation bill riders are allowed?’
    • ‘Yet there is a rider to this that cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘The rider called the Dorgan Amendment would have made it illegal for the U.S. to spend money enforcing the travel ban.’
    • ‘Just as a rider to that, policing operations, in their widest context, normally can go on for years.’
    • ‘In 1998, for example, Leahy attached a rider to a bill designating Vermont's Lake Champlain one of the Great Lakes.’
    • ‘She attached a rider to a bill, which would have withheld money the department needed to implement the regulation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Senator Murkowski has already proposed a rider to this effect on the appropriations bill for funding the war.’
    • ‘Now a rider attached to a recent EPA appropriations bill could cause further delay.’
    • ‘He'd get the money alright, but with a few small riders attached.’
    • ‘With an environmental rider to the 1999 budget, they succeeded: the date was bumped four years to 2005.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a rider to this overview of the role of music in this story, however, I want to suggest an adjustment of perspective.’
    • ‘Let's not attach riders with our favorite untested opinions to our theses; it weakens our position.’
    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/