What does riser mean?

Definitions for riser
ˈraɪ zərris·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. risernoun

    a person who rises (especially from bed)

    "he's usually a late riser"

  2. riser, riser pipe, riser pipeline, riser mainnoun

    a vertical pipe in a building

  3. risernoun

    structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step


  1. risernoun

    Someone or something which rises.

  2. risernoun

    A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.

    The choir stood on risers for the performance.

  3. risernoun

    The vertical part of a step on a staircase.

  4. risernoun

    The main body of a bow.

  5. risernoun

    A conduit or path between floors of a building for placement of telephone, networking, and other utility cables.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Risernoun

    One that rises.

    Etymology: from rise.

    The isle Æaea, where the palace stands
    Of th’ early riser, with the rosy hands,
    Active Aurora; where she loves to dance. George Chapman.


  1. Riser

    Riser is a song recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released to radio on June 15, 2015 as the fifth and final single from his seventh studio album of the same name. The song was written by Travis Meadows and Steve Moakler.


  1. riser

    A riser is a vertical or inclined support, a part of a structure that elevates or lifts something, or a platform used to raise a person or object. In context, it can refer to a staircase's vertical part, a pipe conducting fluid or gas upwards, or a section of scaffolding. In performing arts, risers are used to elevate performers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Risernoun

    one who rises; as, an early riser

  2. Risernoun

    the upright piece of a step, from tread to tread

  3. Risernoun

    any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like

  4. Risernoun

    a shaft excavated from below upward

  5. Risernoun

    a feed head. See under Feed, n


  1. Riser

    A riser, also known as a feeder, is a reservoir built into a metal casting mold to prevent cavities due to shrinkage. Most metals are less dense as a liquid than as a solid so castings shrink upon cooling, which can leave a void at the last point to solidify. Risers prevent this by providing molten metal to the casting as it solidifies, so that the cavity forms in the riser and not the casting. Risers are not effective on materials that have a large freezing range, because directional solidification is not possible. They are also not needed for casting processes that utilized pressure to fill the mold cavity. A feeder operated by a treadle is called an underfeeder. The activity of planning of how a casting will be gated and risered is called foundry methoding or foundry engineering.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RISER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Riser is ranked #12566 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Riser surname appeared 2,463 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Riser.

    74.3% or 1,831 total occurrences were White.
    22.2% or 548 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riser in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of riser in a Sentence

  1. Jacki Graham:

    I ’m an early riser, so I ’d get up and push Jacki Graham, but then I was done for the day, six months ago, I would have told you Long COVID has ruined my life.

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