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 paperb : 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
riderlessplay \-ləs\ 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 of rider from the Web
Observers say that both Lyft and Uber burn through venture capital by offering lucrative incentives for drivers, and discounts for riders.
Subheads detailed new service levels on the rails, changes to bus schedules and fare increases, all of which riders have particularly bemoaned given three major service disruptions over four days.
The situation has deteriorated so far that, according to eyewitness accounts, multiple riders on Tuesday, facing another multi-line meltdown, attempted to finish their commutes by leaving train cars and walking on the tracks.
Riders can choose the fastest, cheapest or greenest option.
Currently, the Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in the country, with about 333,600 weekday riders.
The explanation, in the view of many riders, is straightforward: Why respect rules when the subway fails repeatedly to respect their desire to get places in a reasonable amount of time?
About 1,800 Morris-Essex daily riders currently are at Penn by 7 a.m., according to Nancy Snyder, a New Jersey Transit spokeswoman.
The HSNI After Party will be from 4-8 p.m., including a food buffet for riders, live music from Take Back Summer and 3 Peace, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.
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First Known Use of rider
RIDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rider for English Language Learners
: 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
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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