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RIDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rider mean? 

RIDER (noun)
  The noun RIDER has 4 senses:

1. a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
2. a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
3. a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)
4. a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

  Familiarity information: RIDER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIDER (noun)


Sense 1rider [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("rider" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rider"):

hang glider (a rider of a hang glider)

equestrian; horseback rider; horseman (a man skilled in equitation)

pedaler; pedaller (a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle))


Sense 2rider [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A clause that is appended to a legislative bill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("rider" is a kind of...):

article; clause (a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will))

Holonyms ("rider" is a part of...):

bill; measure (a statute in draft before it becomes law)

legislative act; statute (an act passed by a legislative body)


Sense 3rider [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("rider" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)


Sense 4rider [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

passenger; rider

Hypernyms ("rider" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)

Domain category:

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)

boat (a small vessel for travel on water)

autobus; bus; charabanc; coach; double-decker; jitney; motorbus; motorcoach; omnibus; passenger vehicle (a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport)

auto; automobile; car; machine; motorcar (a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine)

railroad train; train (public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rider"):

straphanger (a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support)

stowaway (a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passage)

hitchhiker (a person who travels by getting free rides from passing vehicles)

fare (a paying (taxi) passenger)

commuter (someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city)


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