raiser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raiser someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
    • n raiser a bridge partner who increases the partner's bid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Raiser rāz"ẽr One who, or that which, raises (in various senses of the verb).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raiser A person who raises or is occupied in raising anything, as buildings, plants, animals, etc.
    • n raiser That which raises; a device of any kind used for raising, lifting, or elevating anything: as, a water-raiser. Specifically— In carpentry, same as riser.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Raiser one who, or that which, raises a building, &c.:
    • ns Raiser (archit.) the upright board on the front of a step in a flight of steps
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. reisen—Ice. reisa, causal of rísa, to rise. Cf. Rise.

Usage

In literature:

It was considered the home of the fur-trader and the hunter more than that of the farmer or the stock-raiser.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The ladder raisers were protected in their work by the incessant shooting of the other members of the band.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
I ought to know, because I'm an experienced frog-raiser.
"Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys" by Silas K. Boone
Who may this pretty fire-raiser be?
"Fighting the Flames" by R.M. Ballantyne
The cotton raisers were crazy to get the machine because everybody needed it so badly.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
They begged as a business, and some became very expert at it, just as we have expert evangelists and expert debt-raisers.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Monsieur le Maire to-day was no longer the genial, ruddy old raiser of cattle, who stops me whenever I pass his gate with a hearty welcome.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
He seemed to be a little sceptical about our ability as poultry-raisers.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
Land owner and stock raiser of the Wolf Creek Valley and hater of saloons seven days in the week.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
In the game beside these three were two more sheepmen and another cattle-raiser.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
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In poetry:

O God of justice, health's immortal Sire!
Thou Judge of all! thou raiser of the low!
O hear my suit, and grant me my desire,
And, for Christ's sake, some pity on me show!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Tinker may be miniature — as in a miniature horse — but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army.
Regularly holding special benefits and fund-raisers for island kids and charity organizations throughout the year, The Beach Pub, 1668 I St. Back to Article.
He addressed a crowd of supporters during a public rally and attended a private fund-raiser.
In the past we have donated to this cause, but have never attended one of the fund raisers.
Strut Your Mutt fund-raiser held in New Richmond.
The first of those new fund raisers is the sale of the first in a series of annual commemorative Christmas ornaments sponsored by the museum.
Today we're talking about party-switchers, salary-raisers, teacher-trashers and more.
President Obama and Bill Clinton stuck to the economy while performances celebrated his support for equality at the Barack on Broadway fund-raiser.
Tipton described Pace as a tax-raiser in the state Legislature who would do the same in Congress.
8 Fund-Raiser In New York.
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and New York governor David Paterson combined forces for a Manhattan fund-raiser Thursday.
Pennies for Tennies Fund Raiser.
Your good neighbor station hosted the pennies for tennis fund raiser put on by the women's city club.
Obama hosted exclusive White House dinner for top fund-raisers.
It's Hard Out Here for a Public-Radio Fund-raiser.
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In science:

The alarm raiser module initiates a response action on receiving a global alarm about a malicious node.
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
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