Ridder vs Rider - What's the difference?

ridder | rider |

As a noun ridder

is one who, or that which, rids.

As a proper noun rider is

more often spelled ryder.




(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, rids.
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    (en noun)
  • one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle
  • (politics) a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill
  • (by extension) Something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
  • * A. S. Hardy
  • This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer.
  • an amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements
  • A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights
  • (UK, archaic) An agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveller.
  • (obsolete) One who breaks in or manages a horse.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (math) A problem of extra difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
  • 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 .
  • (mining) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
  • (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.
  • (Totten)
  • (nautical) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
  • 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.
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) A robber.
  • (Drummond)

    Derived terms

    * white rider (Conquest) * red rider (War) * black rider (Famine) * pale rider (Death)

    See also

    * allonge * driver * germane * passenger


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