circuit rider

cir·cuit rid·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kit rahy-der]
    • /ˈsɜr kɪt ˈraɪ dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kit rahy-der]
    • /ˈsɜr kɪt ˈraɪ dər/

Definitions of circuit rider words

  • noun circuit rider (formerly) a minister of religion who preached from place to place along an established circuit 3
  • noun circuit rider a minister who traveled from place to place in an assigned circuit to preach 3
  • noun circuit rider (formerly) a minister who rode horseback from place to place to preach and perform religious ceremonies. 1
  • noun circuit rider someone, as a public official or a nurse, who travels throughout a given territory to provide services. 1
  • noun circuit rider An itinerant preacher, especially a Methodist. 0
  • noun circuit rider (US) A judge who holds court in a series of towns. 0

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Origin of circuit rider

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Circuit rider


circuit rider popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for circuit rider

noun circuit rider

  • pastor — a minister or priest in charge of a church.
  • missionary — a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital work.
  • minister — a person authorized to conduct religious worship; member of the clergy; pastor.
  • televangelist — an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television.
  • revivalist — a person, especially a member of the clergy, who promotes or holds religious revivals.

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