from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who rises, especially from sleep: She is a late riser.
  • n. The vertical part of a stair step.
  • n. A platform, as for elevating a group of people above a crowd, often arranged with similar platforms in tiers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something which rises.
  • n. A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.
  • n. The vertical part of a step on a staircase.
  • n. The main body of a bow.
  • n. A conduit or path between floors of a building for placement of telephone, networking, and other utility cables.
  • n. A Manx cat with an extremely short tail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rises.
  • n.
  • n. The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
  • n. Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
  • n. A shaft excavated from below upward.
  • n. A feed head. See under Feed, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which rises.
  • n. One who revolts; a rebel or rioter.
  • n. In angling, a fish considered with reference to its manner of rising.
  • n. In founding: An opening in a molding-flask into which the molten metal rises as the flask is filled; a head.
  • n. Same as feed-head, 2.
  • n. The vertical face of a stairstep. Also raiser and lift.
  • n. plural In printing, blocks of wood or metal upon which electrotype plates are mounted to raise them to the height of type. [Eng.]
  • n. A riser pipe; any pipe which conveys a supply of hot or cold water, steam, gas, etc., from the source of supply upward, as through a building to bathrooms, radiators, or gas-fixtures.
  • n. In bee-keeping, a portion of a hive inserted under another hive to make more room.
  • n. In electricity, a wire connecting the various floors of a building and serving for the transmission of currents for electric lighting or power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who rises (especially from bed)
  • n. a vertical pipe in a building
  • n. structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step


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