Definition of rider in 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.’
    • ‘He is into motorbikes and is going to be a professional dirt bike rider.’
    • ‘Christopher had dreams of becoming a professional motorbike rider and had been riding since the age of five.’
    • ‘How does it feel to know you will go to race against the world's best young riders?’
    • ‘Reece now wants to develop his riding and hopes to become a top dressage rider.’
    • ‘As he intended, he is once again the best young rider in the race.’
    • ‘Motorcyclists did acrobatic tricks like bareback horse riders of old.’
    • ‘The shop provided saddles, boots, and other riding equipment for riders at south Florida racetracks.’
    • ‘The rider will require a provisional licence but must also have taken the Compulsory Basic Training test.’
    • ‘When the horse rider had passed by, Clyde relaxed and they stepped into the street.’
    • ‘Indeed, Armstrong is not the only rider to have suffered difficult moments during what has been acknowledged as one of the toughest modern Tours.’
    • ‘Elaine Castillo was the leading apprentice rider with 62 victories, good enough for tenth overall in the jockey standings.’
    • ‘Yet many street riders don't even wear helmets.’
    • ‘They should therefore be worn by riders of all ages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After that, you just have to concentrate on getting past the rider in front.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Down below he could see a rider galloping away from the town and towards the mountains in the distance.’
    • ‘Elsewhere there are places where thoughtless mountain bike and motorbike riders have churned up paths.’
  • 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’
    • ‘Yet there is a rider to this that cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘Let's not attach riders with our favorite untested opinions to our theses; it weakens our position.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A few years ago the US introduced a pernicious rider to their new telecommunications legislation.’
    • ‘As a rider to this overview of the role of music in this story, however, I want to suggest an adjustment of perspective.’
    • ‘She attached a rider to a bill, which would have withheld money the department needed to implement the regulation.’
    • ‘However, one option for lawmakers whose bills do not go through the committee process is to attach them as riders to other legislation.’
    • ‘There is a rider to that, which is ‘and to help them be the best that they can be’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1998, for example, Leahy attached a rider to a bill designating Vermont's Lake Champlain one of the Great Lakes.’
    • ‘Just as a rider to that, policing operations, in their widest context, normally can go on for years.’
    • ‘Once again, isn't it worth asking why these types of appropriation bill riders are allowed?’
    • ‘The rider called the Dorgan Amendment would have made it illegal for the U.S. to spend money enforcing the travel ban.’
    • ‘Senator Murkowski has already proposed a rider to this effect on the appropriations bill for funding the war.’
    • ‘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.’
    conditions, qualifications, provisions, provisos, caveats, stipulations, riders, contingencies, prerequisites, limitations, limits, constraints, restrictions, reservations, requirements, obligations
    View synonyms
    1. 2.1 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, rider
      View synonyms
  • 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/