Emerge as new from something that has been destroyed, as in A few months after the earthquake large sections of the city had risen from the ashes. This expression alludes to the legendary phoenix, a bird that supposedly rose from the ashes of its funeral pyre with renewed youth.
- Rise in the world
see: come up , def. 4.
verb (used without object), rose, risen [riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising. 1. to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees. 2. to get up from bed, especially to begin the day […]
noun 1. a person who rises, especially from bed: to be an early riser. 2. the vertical face of a stair step. 3. any of a group of long boards or narrow platforms that can be combined in stepwise fashion: The choir stood on a horseshoe of risers behind the orchestra. 4. a vertical pipe, […]
- Rise through the ranks
Also, rise from the ranks ; come up through the ranks . Work one’s way to the top, as in He’s risen through the ranks, starting as a copyboy and ending up as senior editor . Originally this term was used for an officer who had worked his way up from the rank of private, […]