Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who raises or is occupied in raising anything, as buildings, plants, animals, etc.
- n. That which raises; a device of any kind used for raising, lifting, or elevating anything: as, a water-raiser. Specifically— In carpentry, same as
- n. A person or thing that raises.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, raises (in various senses of the verb).
- n. someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
- n. a bridge partner who increases the partner's bid
- raise + -er (Wiktionary)
“The History Channel 2010 "Armageddon Week" curtain raiser included a Tuesday night launch of the new series, "Life After People.”
“Set up a page on your blog or web site explaining what the fund raiser is all about and what the money will be used to do.”
“The president's Thursday fund-raiser is his second for Mr. Giannoulias, who spent last weekend on the South Side at a public birthday party for African-American Rep. Danny Davis, where he ate catfish and potato salad while talking up a new "urban agenda.”
“Curtain raiser, evidently written by Hilda Gilbert, who persuaded London to put his name to it as a favor.”
“The quote from the SF fund raiser is exactly the type of tone Obama must start taking regularly.”
“Our next biggest fund-raiser is the hot dog booth at the annual Hart Days festival.”
“As a curtain raiser at the annual radio show held recently in St. Louis, a street car was operated from a distance by a mere man with a radio transmitter in his hand, and a Holstein cow was made to dispense her milk by the medium of radio waves, whether she liked it or not.”
“And people wonder why me, a one time McGovern supporter and fund raiser is no longer a liberial and has become a conservative libertarian.”
“Now that the presidential fund-raiser is over, hard-core porn star Mary Carey doesn't mind the public knowing about one of her secret desires – having sex with the twin daughters of the president.”
“If it's a question of writing, as I thought you implied, I am not sure what is meant by the word raiser in the fourth line of page 5, but otherwise I don't see anything to which exception could possibly be taken.”
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