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Meaning of RIDER

Pronunciation:  'rIdur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  2. [n]  a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
  3. [n]  a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  4. [n]  a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)
 

RIDER is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: passenger
 
 See Also: article, bill, clause, commuter, equestrian, fare, hang glider, hitchhiker, horseback rider, horseman, legislative act, measure, pedaler, pedaller, statute, stowaway, straphanger, traveler, traveller

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rid"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, rides.

2. Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to
   obtain orders; a commercial traveler. [Eng.]

3. One who breaks or manages a horse. --Shak.

4. 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.

         After the third reading, a foolish man stood up to
         propose a rider.                      --Macaulay.

         This [question] was a rider which Mab found
         difficult to answer.                  --A. S. Hardy.

5. (Math.) A problem of more than usual difficulty added to
   another on an examination paper.

6. [D. rijder.] A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man
   on horseback stamped upon it.

         His moldy money ! half a dozen riders. --J.
                                               Fletcher.

7. (Mining) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.

8. (Shipbuilding) 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. --Totten.

9. (Naut.) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.

10. 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. A robber. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Drummond.

{Rider's bone} (Med.), a bony deposit in the muscles of the
   upper and inner part of the thigh, due to the pressure and
   irritation caused by the saddle in riding.

 

 

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