advancing, ascending, or mounting:
growing or advancing to adult years:
the rising generation.
somewhat more than:
The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
in approach of; almost; well-nigh:
a lad rising sixteen.
the act of a person or thing that rises.
an insurrection; rebellion; revolt.
something that rises; projection or prominence.
a period of leavening of dough preceding baking.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a morbid swelling, as an abscess or boil.
Also called riser. Nautical. a stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.
verb (used without object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising.
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.
to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night’s sleep:
to rise early.
to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
to get up after falling or being thrown down.
to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
to be built up, erected, or constructed.
to spring up or grow, as plants:
Weeds rose overnight.
to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
to come into existence; appear.
to come into action, as a wind or storm.
A quarrel rose between them.
to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend:
The bird rose in the air.
to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
to extend directly upward; project vertically:
The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city’s other skyscrapers.
to have an upward slant or curve:
The path rises as it approaches the woods.
to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level:
to rise in the world.
to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.:
to rise above the commonplace.
Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to):
to rise to the occasion; to rise to one’s responsibilities.
to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
to become roused or stirred:
to feel one’s temper rising.
to increase in height, as the level of water:
The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
to increase in amount, as prices.
to increase in price or value, as commodities.
to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
to return from the dead:
Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
verb (used with object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), rising.
Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
an act or instance of rising.
appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.:
the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
an increase in height, as of the level of water.
the amount of such increase.
an increase in amount, as of prices.
an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
Chiefly British. raise (defs 33–35, 39).
an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
Architecture, Building Trades.
the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
origin, source, or beginning:
the rise of a stream in a mountain.
a coming into existence or notice:
the rise of a new talent.
the amount of such extension.
upward slope, as of ground or a road.
a piece of rising or high ground:
a house built upon a gentle rise.
the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers:
Pants with a high rise are now in style.
Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
get a rise out of, Informal.
to provoke, as to action or anger.
to evoke the expected or desired response from.
give rise to, to originate; produce; cause:
The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
an insurrection or rebellion; revolt
the yeast or leaven used to make dough rise in baking
increasing in rank, status, or reputation: a rising young politician
increasing in maturity; growing up to adulthood: the rising generation
(informal) approaching the age of; nearly: she’s rising 40
verb (mainly intransitive) rises, rising, rose (rəʊz), risen (ˈrɪzən)
to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
to get out of bed, esp to begin one’s day: he always rises early
to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
to ascend or appear above the horizon: the sun is rising
to increase in height or level: the water rose above the normal level
to attain higher rank, status, or reputation: he will rise in the world
to be built or erected: those blocks of flats are rising fast
to become apparent; appear: new troubles rose to afflict her
to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etc: her spirits rose, the wind is rising
to increase in amount or value: house prices are always rising
to swell up: dough rises
to become erect, stiff, or rigid: the hairs on his neck rose in fear
(of one’s stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
to become actively rebellious; revolt: the people rose against their oppressors
to slope upwards: the ground rises beyond the lake
to return from the dead; be resurrected
to originate; come into existence: that river rises in the mountains
(of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
(angling) (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
(transitive) (nautical) another term for raise (sense 20)
(often foll by to) (informal) to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
the act or an instance of rising; ascent
an increase in height; elevation
an increase in rank, status, or position
an increase in amount, cost, or value
an increase in degree or intensity
(Brit) an increase in salary or wages US and Canadian word raise
a piece of rising ground
an upward slope or incline
the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
the height of an arch above the impost level
(angling) the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
(slang) an erection of the penis
get a rise out of, take a rise out of, to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
give rise to, to cause the development of; produce
noun 1. a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
- Rising damp
noun 1. capillary movement of moisture from the ground into the walls of buildings. It results in structural damage up to a level of three feet
noun, Phonetics. 1. a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of lesser stress or sonority than the second, as the (wä) in guava [gwah-vuh] /ˈgwɑ və/ (Show IPA).
noun 1. a gravity hinge causing a door, shutter, etc., to rise slightly when opened.