rider

noun
rid·​er | \ ˈrī-dər How to pronounce rider (audio) \

Definition of rider

1 : one that rides
2a : an addition to a document (such as an insurance policy) often attached on a separate piece of paper
b : a clause appended to a legislative bill to secure a usually distinct object
3 : something used to overlie another or to move along on another piece

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Other Words from rider

riderless \ ˈrī-​dər-​ləs How to pronounce riderless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of rider in a Sentence

Watch out for bike riders while driving. She added a rider to her life insurance policy that increased her coverage. Congress added a rider to the health insurance bill.
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Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West said the company, whose business is based on trust, ended forced arbitration not only for its workers, but also for its drivers and riders so that the platform would be safer for everyone. WSJ, "Facebook and Google Are Right to End Forced Arbitration," 11 Nov. 2018 Highlights included a new in-app tipping option for drivers, allowing drivers to message riders, additional layers of feedback for bad ratings, and more money for out-of-the-way pickups. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber will start rewarding high-performing drivers with better earnings and free college tuition," 1 Nov. 2018 Iger declined to say how many drivers and riders have signed up for the service so far. Danielle Furfaro, Fox News, "Yellow cabs now have their own Uber-like app," 24 Aug. 2018 Uber has partnered with a national safety organization to begin sending reminders to drivers and riders to use seat belts when traveling with the ride-hailing service. Fredrick Kunkle, ajc, "Uber will use its app to remind riders to buckle up," 23 May 2018 Uber has partnered with a national safety organization to begin sending reminders to drivers and riders to use seat belts when traveling with the ride-hailing service. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Uber will use its app to remind riders to buckle up," 23 May 2018 Uber is late to the game with a folksy intro of its new housecleaning leader, Dara Khosrowshahi, meeting drivers and riders and promising major changes. San Francisco Chronicle, "Last Word: Three scandal-tinged companies share a new tactic: say you’re really sorry," 16 May 2018 Under its existing user agreement, employees, drivers and riders are not able to participate in group litigation against the company. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "Uber stops requiring sexual misconduct victims to quietly use arbitration instead of suing," 15 May 2018 Kessler said there will be a parking lot in the back, so the store will be convenient for drivers, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Historic Uptown Gerber Building to house Chicago Market co-op," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of rider

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rider

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rider

: a person who rides something
: an official document that is attached to another document and that adds to or changes information in the original document
: an additional part added to a legislative bill

rider

noun
rid·​er

Legal Definition of rider

1 : an addition to a document (as an insurance policy) often attached on a separate piece of paper
2 : a clause or provision appended to a legislative bill to obtain a usually distinct object

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