• WordNet 3.6
    • n riser structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
    • n riser a vertical pipe in a building
    • n riser a person who rises (especially from bed) "he's usually a late riser"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Riser (Founding) A feed head. See under Feed n.
    • Riser (Mining) A shaft excavated from below upward.
    • Riser (Arch) Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
    • Riser One who rises; as, an early riser .
    • Riser (Arch) The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n riser One who or that which rises. Specifically— One who leaves his bed: generally with a qualifying word.
    • n riser One who revolts; a rebel or rioter.
    • n riser In angling, a fish considered with reference to its manner of rising.
    • n riser In founding: An opening in a molding-flask into which the molten metal rises as the flask is filled; a head.
    • n riser Same as feed-head, 2.
    • n riser The vertical face of a stairstep. Also raiser and lift.
    • n riser plural In printing, blocks of wood or metal upon which electrotype plates are mounted to raise them to the height of type. [Eng.]
    • n riser 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 riser In bee-keeping, a portion of a hive inserted under another hive to make more room.
    • n riser In electricity, a wire connecting the various floors of a building and serving for the transmission of currents for electric lighting or power.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Riser a rebel: one who, or that which, rises
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  • James Howell
    James Howell
    “He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rísan; Ice. rísa, Goth. reisan, Ger. reisen.


In literature:

After breakfast we found that the crashed bus had lost a Scarff mounting, and the bus manned by the early risers had found one.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
They were early risers.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Our sight-seer was an early riser.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The Dolittle Cottagers were not the only early risers that fine morning.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
He was a very early riser, and was often abroad two or three hours before any of his neighbours.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
She was ever an early riser.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
It was daylight when we entered the town, and the early risers were stirring, but they were all negroes.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
The dwellers of the Sound Country are early risers.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
The young woman was always an early riser.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
Gervase, who is not an early riser, is then taking his coffee in bed as twelve strikes.
"A House-Party" by Ouida

In poetry:

It was also my violent heart that broke,
falling down the front hall stairs.
It was also a message I never spoke,
calling, riser after riser, who cares
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
And now, when toil and summer's in its prime,
In every vill, at morning's earliest time,
To early-risers many a Hodge is seen,
And many a Dob's heard clattering oer the green.
"Rural Morning" by John Clare
Aye you're a man that ! ye old mesmerizer
Tyin' your meanin' in seventy swadelin's,
One must of needs be a hang'd early riser
To catch you at worm turning. Holy Odd's body-kins!
"Mesmerism" by Ezra Pound
O, I see life is not short, but immeasurably long;
I henceforth tread the world, chaste, temperate, an early riser, a
steady grower,
Every hour the semen of centuries—and still of centuries.
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman

In news:

The Riser Cobblestone Liner and Riser Slate Liner provide texture to the tread edges, corners and risers of cast-in-place concrete steps.
Decorative Concrete Riser Liners Product Image.
Motown Legends Dr Ed Wolfrum and Paul Riser .
Spotlight Shines On Late Riser Rick Santorum.
Risers Collapse as School Choir Performs.
Shepherd's Riser to offer baseball camp.
Lakers' lone early riser : Shannon Brown.
BP places cap on leaking riser .
BP has succeeded in placing the Lower Marine Riser Package cap on the leaking riser of the Deepwater Horizon well.
BP connects riser to leaking well.
Riser Middle School announces honor roll.
Early risers will see the blue moon Friday morning and in the evening.
30am-5:15pm, Monday-Friday, but I am willing to start sooner for the earlier risers.
Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins slipped onstage and fell back into the drum riser.
Being an early riser aided Anne Struyk, who wrote on The Sentinel's Facebook page that she was first in her precinct 's line.

In science:

Riser. Efficient Byzantine Agreement with Faulty Minority.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
AB oscillations are stronger, and on the risers weaker.
Correlations between Aharonov-Bohm effects and one-dimensional subband populations in GaAs/Al$_{x}$Ga$_{1-x}$As rings
Figure E.14: The power riser-loads diagram proposed for NUSEL-Homestake showing the distribution system including new electrical boreholes. Much of this is detailed in section 3.9 of the WBS, and the associated excavation schedule and costs appear in the appendices.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Keywords: Fluid/Structure interaction, Vortex-Induced Vibrations, Wake Induced Oscillations, Risers, Wake oscillator, Van Der Pol.
VIV and WIO using wake oscillator. Comparison on 2D response with experiments