rise Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a growth in strength or number or importance
noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
ascension; ascent; ascending.
noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
acclivity; upgrade; raise; climb; ascent.
- the car couldn't make it up the rise
noun a movement upward
ascension; ascent; rising.
- they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
noun the amount a salary is increased
wage hike; raise; hike; salary increase; wage increase.
- he got a 3% raise
- he got a wage hike
noun the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
upgrade; rising slope.
noun a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
noun (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
noun an increase in cost
hike; boost; cost increase.
- they asked for a 10% rise in rates
noun increase in price or value
- the news caused a general advance on the stock market
verb move upward
come up; uprise; lift; go up; arise; move up.
- The fog lifted
- The smoke arose from the forest fire
- The mist uprose from the meadows
verb increase in value or to a higher point
climb; go up.
- prices climbed steeply
- the value of our house rose sharply last year
verb rise to one's feet
stand up; get up; uprise; arise.
- The audience got up and applauded
verb rise up
- The building rose before them
verb come to the surface
rise up; surface; come up.
verb come into existence; take on form or shape
originate; develop; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
- 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
verb move to a better position in life or to a better job
ascend; move up.
- She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
verb go up or advance
mount; climb; wax.
- Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
verb become more extreme
- The tension heightened
verb get up and out of bed
get up; turn out; uprise; arise.
- I get up at 7 A.M. every day
- They rose early
- He uprose at night
verb rise in rank or status
jump; climb up.
- Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
verb become heartened or elated
- Her spirits rose when she heard the good news
verb exert oneself to meet a challenge
- rise to a challenge
- rise to the occasion
verb take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
rebel; rise up; arise.
verb increase in volume
- the dough rose slowly in the warm room
verb come up, of celestial bodies
ascend; uprise; come up.
- The sun also rises
- The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
- Jupiter ascends
verb return from the dead
- Christ is risen!
- The dead are to uprise
Rise intransitive verb
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. risesin the air; a fish risesto the bait (b) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like. (c) To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet. risesin the air (d) To grow upward; to attain a certain heght; as, this elm. risesto the height of seventy feet (e) To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river. risesin its bed; the mercury risesin the thermometer (f) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to. risefrom a chair or from a fall (g) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to. riseearly
He that would thrive, must rise by five. Old Proverb.
(h) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps. risefar above the sea (i) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction. "A rising ground." Dryden. (j) To retire; to give up a siege.
He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . . was gone. Knolles.
(k) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
To have the aspect or the effect of rising.Specifically: -- (a) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good." Matt. v. 45. (b) To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption. riseson the skin; the land risesto view to one sailing toward the shore (c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise. roseon the air; odor risesfrom the flower (d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers. risein lakes or springs
A scepter shall rise out of Israel. Num. xxiv. 17.
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Pope.
To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.Specifically: -- (a) To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. "High winde . . . began to rise, high passions -- anger, hate." Milton. (b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the ounce. Locke.
(c) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like. (d) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat. (e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice. (f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses. rosebeyond his expectations
In various figurative senses.Specifically: -- (a) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
At our heels all hell should rise With blackest insurrection. Milton.
No more shall nation against nation rise. Pope.
(b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Shak.
(c) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; -- said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to. risein force of expression; to risein eloquence; a story risesin interest (d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures. Spectator.
(e) To come; to offer itself.
There chanced to the prince's hand to rise An ancient book. Spenser.
To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
But now is Christ risen from the dead. 1. Cor. xv. 20.
To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee. roseafter agreeing to the report
It was near nine . . . before the House rose. Macaulay.
To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to. risea tone or semitone
(Print.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form. Syn. -- To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale. -- Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word appreciate for "rise in value;" as, stocks appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in England, but it is less common there. It is undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning, which ought not to be confused with one so entirely different.
The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
The distance through which anything rises; as, the. riseof the thermometer was ten degrees; the riseof the river was six feet; the riseof an arch or of a step
Land which is somewhat higher than the rest;Colloq. as, the house stood on a. riseof land
Spring; source; origin; as, the. riseof a stream
All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart. R. Nelson.
Appearance above the horizon;Shak. as, the. riseof the sun or of a planet
Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war. Sir W. Temple.
Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
The ordinary rises and falls of the voice. Bacon.
Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a. riseof a tone or semitone
The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
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