rider Definition

  • 1a person who rides a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, or other vehicle
  • 2an addition to a document or insurance policy that modifies its coverage
  • 3a clause or amendment added to a legislative bill

Using rider: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rider" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The rider on the black stallion galloped across the field.

  • Example

    I added a rider to my insurance policy to cover flood damage.

  • Example

    The bill passed with a rider that allocated funds for education reform.

rider Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using rider

  • to help someone understand something or guide them through a process


    I had to take the new employee by the hand and show her how to use the software.

  • to treat someone or something roughly or without consideration


    The new boss rode roughshod over the employees, making unreasonable demands and ignoring their concerns.

  • to sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle


    I'll drive if you want to ride shotgun.

Phrases with rider

  • a person who hitches a ride on a freight train without paying


    The freight rider was caught by the conductor and kicked off the train.

  • a motorcyclist who performs stunts while standing on the seat or handlebars


    The ghost rider wowed the crowd with his daring stunts.

  • a passenger in a vehicle who gives unwanted advice or criticism to the driver


    My mother-in-law is always a backseat rider, telling me how to drive.

Origins of rider

from Old English 'ridere', meaning 'a knight'


Summary: rider in Brief

The term 'rider' [ˈraɪdər] refers to a person who rides a vehicle or animal, such as a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle. It also denotes an addition to a document or legislative bill that modifies its coverage, as in 'I added a rider to my insurance policy.' 'Rider' extends into phrases like 'freight rider,' and idioms like 'ride shotgun,' denoting sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.

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