a person who rises, especially from bed:
to be an early riser.
the vertical face of a stair step.
any of a group of long boards or narrow platforms that can be combined in stepwise fashion:
The choir stood on a horseshoe of risers behind the orchestra.
a vertical pipe, duct, or conduit.
Metallurgy. a chamber or enlarged opening at the top of a mold for allowing air to escape or adding extra metal.
a heavy strake of planking in the vicinity of the garboard strake in a wooden vessel.
rising (def 10).
a person who rises, esp from bed: an early riser
the vertical part of a stair or step
a vertical pipe, esp one within a building
- Rise through the ranks
Also, rise from the ranks ; come up through the ranks . Work one’s way to the top, as in He’s risen through the ranks, starting as a copyboy and ending up as senior editor . Originally this term was used for an officer who had worked his way up from the rank of private, […]
- Rise to the bait
Be tempted by or react to an enticement, as in We told him there’d be lots of single young women at the party, and he rose to the bait. Likening a fish rising to bait to human behavior dates from the late 1500s.
adjective 1. (of an act) characterized by or of the nature of rioting or a disturbance of the peace. 2. (of a person) inciting or taking part in a riot. 3. given to or marked by unrestrained revelry; loose; wanton: riotous living. 4. boisterous or uproarious: riotous laughter. 5. hilariously funny. adjective 1. proceeding from […]
noun 1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets. 2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their […]