rider

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

ride + -er

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rider (plural riders)

  1. one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle
  2. (politics) a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill
  3. (by extension) Something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
    • A. S. Hardy
      This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer.
  4. an amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements
  5. A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights
  6. (UK, archaic) An agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveller.
  7. (obsolete) One who breaks in or manages a horse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  8. (mathematics) A problem of extra difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
  9. An old Dutch gold coin with the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
    • J. Fletcher
      His mouldy money! half a dozen riders.
  10. (mining) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
  11. (shipbuilding) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen the frame.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  12. (nautical) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
  13. A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
  14. (obsolete, UK, dialect) A robber.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drummond to this entry?)

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rider c

  1. plural indefinite of ride

Verb[edit]

rider

  1. present tense of ride

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ride +‎ -er

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Verb[edit]

rider

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to wrinkle

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Interlingua[edit]

Verb[edit]

rider

  1. to laugh

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Middle Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From riden (ride), from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną. Cognate with English rider and German Reiter (rider).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Middle Ages) IPA(key): /riːdɛr/

Noun[edit]

rider

  1. a rider, someone who rides (at the moment or professionally)

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

rider

  1. present tense of rida.