outrider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outrider an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outrider A servant on horseback attending a carriage.
    • Outrider A summoner whose office is to cite men before the sheriff.
    • Outrider One who rides out on horseback, beyond the main group, e. g., as a scout.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outrider One who rides out or forth. Specifically — A summoner whose office it was to cite men before the sheriff.
    • n outrider A person on horseback, especially a servant, who precedes or accompanies a carriage.
    • n outrider One who is in the habit of riding out for pleasure.
    • n outrider A highwayman.
    • n outrider A commercial traveler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outrider one who rides abroad: a servant on horseback who attends a carriage
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Usage

In literature:

Many a happiness comes to its object with outriders of sorrows to others.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Coachman, footman, and outrider, for there was even an outrider, all wore golden crowns.
"Stories from Hans Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
She managed to outride the serjeant-at-arms, and to warn him of his danger.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
He traveled much, and in great state, with a retinue of servants, armed guards, outriders and guides.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
On mettled steed the boy, in wild career, Outrides them, glorying in the chase.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Us was in front, de outriders behind, when us got to de gap in de mountains.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
There were, of course, no outriders; hence he had no fear of being recognized by them.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
You were admiring his outriders to-day, the green and silver.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Pick a couple of outriders to go with you!
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
At the instant, crashing through the underwood, came Ewell, outriding staff and escort.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
We rode along without adventure of any kind, though I momentarily expected to hear the tramp of Forrest's outriders behind us.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
Postilions and outriders accompanied their entrance.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
A couple of outriders in red came down the drive, and people paused to look.
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
You outride all the party to reach San Juan, and Rafael; yet how are we sure what urges you?
"For the Soul of Rafael" by Marah Ellis Ryan
A carriage and pair, with outriders, came down the road in the opposite direction, and Queen Victoria was seated within.
"The Great Acceptance" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
He came at last, in regal state, carriages and outriders at full gallop, himself, staff, and suite in splendid uniforms.
"Mexico" by Susan Hale
As soon as a state equipage with outriders is sighted, the trumpeter is to blow a signal.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
At every turn of the road we expected to meet outriders from the Northern army.
"Old Plantation Days" by Mrs. N. B. De Saussure
Down the centre came the royal outriders, followed by the carriage.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
His design was to outride the Tomcat and cut him off at the ford of the Medicine Lodge.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

Or was it Spring herself, that, gone astray,
Beyond the alien frontier chose to tarry?
Or but some bold outrider of the May,
Some April-emissary?
"A Golden Hour" by William Watson
Speed, speed the temperance ship!
Ye winds fill every sail,
Behold her on the deep,
Outriding every gale,
The tempest's fury she out-braves,
And hosts of deathless drunkards saves.
"The Temperance Ship" by John Pierpont
Leave and arrive, and there is no end to the country.
Pom! Pom! They fall
Dismembered, to a tod of ivy.
So much for the charioteers, the outriders, the Grand Army!
A red tatter, Napoleon!
"The Swarm" by Sylvia Plath
Young Knight, the lists are set to-day!
Hereafter shall be time to pray
In sepulture, with hands of stone.
Ride, then! outride the bugle blown! And gaily dinging down the van,
Charge with a cheer--"Set on! Set on! Virtue is that becrowns a Man!"
"Envoy" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

In news:

The Stagecoach Outriders, a cowboy mounted shooting club in Western New York, will participate in the New York State Championship Balloon Harvest 2012 on Saturday and Sunday at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield, Pa.
JAMESTOWN The Stagecoach Outriders, a cowboy mounted shooting club in Western New York is welcoming all spectators and interested participants to attend the New York State Championship Balloon Harvest 2012.
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