Definitions for raiser

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raise*reɪz(v.; n.)raised, rais•ing

  1. (v.t.)to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate:

    to raise one's hand.

  2. to set upright.

  3. to cause to rise or stand up; rouse.

  4. to increase the height or vertical measurement of.

  5. to increase in amount:

    to raise rents.

  6. to increase in degree, intensity, pitch, or force:

    to raise one's voice.

  7. to promote the growth or development of; grow or breed:

    to raise corn.

  8. to serve in the capacity of parent to; bring up; rear:

    to raise children.

  9. to present for consideration; put forward:

    to raise a question.

  10. to give rise to; bring about:

    to raise a ripple of applause.

  11. to build; erect:

    to raise a house.

  12. to restore to life:

    to raise the dead.

  13. to stir up:

    to raise a rebellion.

  14. to give vigor to; animate:

    to raise one's spirits.

  15. to advance in rank or position; elevate:

    to raise someone to the peerage.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. to assemble or collect:

    to raise an army; to raise money.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. to utter (a cry, shout, etc.).

  18. to cause to be heard:

    to raise an alarm.

  19. to make (an issue at law).

    Category: Law

  20. to cause (dough or bread) to rise by expansion and become light, as by the use of yeast.

  21. to increase (the value or price) of a commodity, stock, bond, etc.

  22. to increase (another player's bet) in poker. to bet at a higher level than (a preceding bettor).

    Category: Games

  23. to increase (the bid for a bridge contract) by repeating one's partner's bid at a higher level.

    Category: Games

  24. to alter the articulation of (a vowel sound) by bringing the tongue closer to the palate.

    Category: Phonetics

  25. to increase the amount specified in (a check, money order, etc.) by fraudulent alteration.

  26. to end (a siege) by withdrawing forces or compelling them to withdraw.

    Category: Military

  27. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching it.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  28. to establish communication with by radio:

    to raise headquarters.

    Category: Radio and Television

  29. (v.i.) rise up; arise.

  30. to lift up:

    The window raises easily.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  31. (n.)an increase in amount, as of wages.

  32. the amount of such an increase.

  33. an act or instance of raising, lifting, etc.

  34. a raised or ascending place; rise.

  35. a mining shaft excavated upward from below.

    Category: Mining

    Ref: Compare winze1. 1

* Usage: Although similar in form and meaning, rise and raise differ in grammatical use. raise is almost always used transitively. Its forms are regular: Raise the window. The flag had been raised before we arrived.raise in the intransitive sense “to rise up” is nonstandard: Dough rises (not raises) better in warm temperature.rise is almost exclusively intransitive in its standard uses. Its forms are irregular: My husband rises around seven. The latest he has ever risen is eight. The sun rose in a cloudless sky. In American English a person receives a raise in salary; in British English, a rise . Both raise and rear are used in the U.S. to refer to the upbringing of children. Although raise in this sense is now standard, it was formerly condemned and is still sometimes criticized.

Origin of raise:

1150–1200; ME reisen (v.) < ON reisa, c. OE rǣran to rear2, Go -raisjan; causative v. formed on Gmc base of OE rīsan to rise


Princeton's WordNet

  1. raiser(noun)

    a bridge partner who increases the partner's bid

  2. agriculturist, agriculturalist, cultivator, grower, raiser(noun)

    someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil


  1. raiser(Noun)

    A person or thing that raises.

    She is a raiser of gerbils.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raiser(noun)

    one who, or that which, raises (in various senses of the verb)

Anagrams of raiser

  1. airers, Sierra, sierra

  2. Sierra


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