Meaning of “riser” in the English Dictionary

"riser" in British English

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uk /ˈraɪ.zər/ us /ˈraɪ.zɚ/

riser noun (PERSON)

early/late riser

a person who usually gets out of bed early/late in the morning

riser noun (STEP)

[ C ] specialized architecture the vertical part of a step

risers [ plural ] US

a group of steps on which people sit or stand to see or be seen better

riser noun (PRICE)

[ C ] something such as a share price or currency whose value has gone up during a particular period:

Old Mutual , the financial services group, was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100.

(Definition of “riser” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"riser" in American English

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risernoun [ C ]

us /ˈrɑɪ·zər/

a person who typically gets out of bed at a certain time:

Paul is an early riser (= gets out of bed early in the morning).

(Definition of “riser” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"riser" in Business English

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risernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈraɪzər/ us STOCK MARKET

a share that has gone up in price on a particular day of trading:

The day's sharpest riser was British Borneo, which put on 33p to 320p.

(Definition of “riser” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)