insider: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"sī'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is a member of a group, organization, society, etc.
  2. a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand the actual facts in a situation or share private knowledge: Insiders knew that the president would veto the bill.
  3. a person who has some special advantage or influence.
  4. a person in possession of corporate information not generally available to the public, as a director, an accountant, or other officer or employee of a corporation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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