ride·​share ˈrīd-ˌsher How to pronounce rideshare (audio)
variants or less commonly ride-share or ride share
plural rideshares also ride-shares or ride shares
: a service or network through which ride-sharing trips are arranged
Talk of imposed regulations on the popular rideshares such as Lyft and Uber has fueled debate among the Seattle community.University Wire (Carlsbad)
a rideshare company
rideshare apps
: an automobile trip that is arranged by means of ride-sharing
Riders from low-frequency transit areas who book subsidized trips that require both a bus ride and a rideshare will soon be able to do that in one step in the agency's app …Chris Tisch and Caitlin Johnston
: a private automobile used for a ride-sharing trip
Revelers arrive in sports cars and ride-shares several nights a week …Patricia Mazzei
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Examples of rideshare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rideshare company is now promising travelers who schedule a ride in advance that their car will be there — but if the driver is more than 10 minutes late, Lyft will pay them $20 in Lyft Cash, the company shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2023 The settlements resolve multi-year investigations by James' office which found the rideshare companies withheld pay from their drivers and obstructed their access to benefits available under state labor laws. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 2 Nov. 2023 Like many other businesses that relied on people leaving the house, the rideshare business and the cab industry took a hit during the pandemic and many drivers left for other jobs. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2023 In March 2019, for example, San Diego approved eliminating parking requirements downtown, where residents are close to mass transit and are more inclined to walk, bike, use rideshare services, or hop on the bus. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Operators have added more stores, restaurants and bars, especially as more travelers take mass transit and rideshares to airports and parking income declines. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 19 Aug. 2023 The program, which is available across the United States, will now offer the rideshare vouchers to customers who experience a qualified flight delay of three hours or more or a cancellation due to something that was within JetBlue’s control, the companies shared exclusively with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 3 Oct. 2023 Neo Cab In the near future, self-driving cars have totally eradicated the nascent rideshare industry, leaving only one human driver — hooked up to a suitably dystopian Uber facsimile — prowling the neon streets of Los Ojas. Vulture, 2 Oct. 2023 This year’s conference will make its debut in Atlanta at Overtime Elite Arena on Oct. 14 for the one-day special event which is sponsored by Chase, Instagram and Pinterest, with Lyft as a rideshare partner. Mckinley Franklin, Variety, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rideshare was in 1942

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“Rideshare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rideshare. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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