rider

noun

rid·​er ˈrī-dər How to pronounce rider (audio)
1
: one that rides
2
a
: 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
riderless 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.
Recent Examples on the Web District leaders say the majority of those bus riders are students of color. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 11 Apr. 2024 Uber is offering more peace of mind to riders with an update to its safety features. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2024 Like his older brother, Felix is a downhill mountain bike rider. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Every rider will need to pay for the ride with a Clipper card. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 But on Saturday, weaving between the pillars were dozens of riders on horseback. Heather McRea, Orange County Register, 8 Apr. 2024 Rangeley, Maine, a snowy resort destination for stargazers and snow-mobile riders, is home to 1,200 people. Max Zahn, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 Like several of the park's other newer rides, the new Fire In The Hole features an on-ride camera that snaps photos of riders during the final splash. USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 That’s exactly how the three-time gold medalist described his perfect post-slopes moment when Travel + Leisure caught up with him at Utah’s Eagle Point Resort to talk all things travel, vacation rentals, and tips for first time riders. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rider was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Rider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rider. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

rider

noun
rid·​er ˈrīd-ər How to pronounce rider (audio)
1
: one that rides
2
a
: an addition to a document
b
: an additional clause to a legislative bill
3
: something that lies over or moves along on another piece
the scale had riders to measure weight
riderless adjective

Legal Definition

rider

noun
rid·​er
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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