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Definitions of rise

  1. To ascend; to get up; to grow; to swell; to appear above; to spring; to begin to stir; to increase; to be promoted; to be roused; to be raised; to amount; to close a session. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cause to rise; as, to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water; to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it; to raise. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; get up from kneeling, sitting, or lying down; swell in quantity, height, or extent; as, the river will rise; to increase in price, value, force, or ntensity; as, his ire rose; appear above the horizon; come into existence; originate; be promoted; rebel; as, they fear that the natives will rise; ascend from the grave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To move from a lower to a higher position: to ascend: to grow upward: to swell in quantity or extent: to take an upright position: to leave the place of rest: to tower up: to appear above the horizon: to break forth: to appear: to have its source: to increase in size, value, etc.: to become excited or hostile: to break forth into commotion or insurrection: to increase in rank, fortune, or fame: to come to mind: to close a session: (B.) to ascend from the grave:-pa.t. rose; pa.p. risen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To move to a higher position; ascend; leave a place of rest; appear; increase in price, rauk, &c.; have its source; break forth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. come to the surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. rise up; "The building rose before them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be promoted, move to a better position Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To retire; to give up a siege. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To become of higher value; to increase in price. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. In various figurative senses. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To come; to offer itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To ascend from the grave; to come to life. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: - (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To increase in intensity; - said of heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; - said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To ascend; to move upward; to get up, as from a recumbent position; to get up from rest or repose; to spring or grow; to begin to appear or to exist; to increase; to advance, as in price; to gain elevation in position; to break forth; to be elevated above the surface; to have its source in; to commence; to make insurrection; to be roused; to close a sitting, as a court of justice, or Parliament; in Scrip., to be revived from death. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Rising. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. Risen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  52. a growth in strength or number or importance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  53. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  54. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. become more extreme; "The tension heightened" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. become heartened or elated; "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. The act of rising, or the state of being risen. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. The act of going up; ascent; distance anything goes up; a place higher than the land around it; act of beginning to appear; origin; source; increase in price, value, force, etc.; advance in rank, power, or distinction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  70. Act of rising: ascent: degree of elevation: a steep: origin: increase: advance: (mus.) elevation of the voice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  71. Act of rising; ascent; increase; origin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  72. The act of rising; elevation; an elevated palce; advance, asin price, rank, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. The act of rising; ascent; elevation; origin; appearance above; increase; advance in rank, honour, or fame. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  74. Act of rising; ascent; elevation; source; beginning; increase; advance, as in value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rise

  1. " Don't go, Mabel," said her husband, as she made a movement to rise – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. I watched, expecting her to rise again- but no. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
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