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Definitions of rising

  1. More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense). Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which rises; a tumor; a boil. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Act of rising: resurrection: (B.) a tumor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of getting up or ascending; insurrection; a tumour; act of closing a session; resurrection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Act of getting up from any recumbent posture; a tumour; ascent; act of reviving from the dead; an insurrection against government; sedition; prorogation of Parliament; the close of the sitting of a court. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. coming to maturity; "the rising generation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. increasing in amount or degree; "rising prices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon; "the rising sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. preceding the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; "the rising action" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Mounting; advancing; appearing above the horizon; increasing, as in wealth or position; reviving from death. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rising

  1. " That's a rising man," said Mr. Carden; " and may draw a hundred of his class to the 'Gosshawk. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. " Yes," he groaned, rising – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
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