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Meaning of RIDER

Pronunciation:  'rIdur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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.