- An example of to rise is getting out of bed in the morning.
- An example of to rise is getting up out of a chair.
- An example of to rise is going up in the sky in a hot air balloon.
- An example of to rise is when gas prices increase.
intransitive verbrose, ris′en , ris′ing
- to get up to stand or assume a vertical or more nearly vertical position, after sitting, kneeling, or lying to get up after sleeping or resting to rebel; revolt to end an official assembly or meeting; adjournTheol. to return to life; become resurrected
- to go up to go to a higher place or position; ascend to appear above the horizon: the moon rose just after 8:00 to attain greater height or a higher level: the river rose rapidly to advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.; become rich, famous, successful, etc. to become erect or rigid to form an elevation; extend upward: the tower rising above the trees to have an upward incline or slant: hills rising steeply to move upward to the surface of the water, as a fish seeking to take a fly, bait, etc.
- to increase in some way to increase in amount, degree, quantity, price, etc. to increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc. to become stronger, more vivid, more buoyant, etc.: his spirits rose to become larger and puffier: used esp. of dough containing yeast
- to appear by or as by rising to originate, begin, or spring up to have its source: said of a stream to happen; occur to become apparent to the senses or the mind: land rising ahead of the ship to be stirred up; become aroused: to make someone's temper rise to be built: a house rising on the hill
Origin of riseMiddle English risen from Old English risan, akin to Old High German risan, Old Norse risa from Indo-European an unverified form ereis-, extension of base an unverified form er-, to set in motion, raise from source run, Classical Latin oriri, to rise, Classical Greek ornynai, to arouse
- the actual or refracted appearance of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon
- upward movement; ascent
- an advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.
- the appearance of a fish at the water's surface
- a piece of high or rising ground; hill
- a slope upward
- the vertical height of something, as of a flight of stairs or a single step
- an increase in
- height, as of water level
- volume or pitch of a sound
- degree, amount, price, value, etc.
- a beginning, origin, springing up, etc.
- the distance from the top of the inseam to the waistband, as in pants or underwear
- Brit. a raise (in wages, etc.)
get a rise out of
give rise to
verbrose, ris·en, ris·ing, ris·es
- To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling.
- To get out of bed: rose at dawn.
- To move from a lower to a higher position; ascend: Hot air rises.
- To increase in size, volume, or level: The river rises every spring.
- To increase in number, amount, or value: Prices are rising.
- To increase in intensity, force, or speed: The wind has risen.
- To increase in pitch or volume: The sound of their voices rose and fell.
- To ascend above the horizon: The moon rose an hour after sunset.
- To extend upward; be prominent: The tower rose above the hill.
- To slant or slope upward: Denali rises to nearly 6,200 meters.
- To come into existence; originate: bitterness that rose from hard experience.
- To be erected: New buildings are rising in the city.
- To appear at the surface of the water or the earth; emerge.
- To puff up or become larger; swell up: The bread dough should rise to double its original size.
- To become stiff and erect: The hair rose on the cat's neck.
- To attain a higher status: an officer who rose through the ranks.
- To become apparent to the mind or senses: Old fears rose to haunt me.
- To uplift oneself to meet a demand or challenge: She rose to the occasion and won the election.
- To return to life: rose from the dead.
- To rebel: “the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government” ( Abraham Lincoln )
- To close a session of an official assembly; adjourn.
- To cause to rise: The dogs will rise the pheasants.
- To cause (a distant object at sea) to become visible above the horizon by advancing closer.
- The act of rising; an ascent.
- The degree of elevation or ascent.
- The first appearance of a celestial object as it ascends above the horizon.
- An increase in height, as of the level of water.
- A gently sloped hill.
- A long broad elevation that slopes gently from the earth's surface or the ocean floor.
- An origin, beginning, or source: the rise of the novel.
- Occasion or opportunity: facts that give rise to doubts about her motives.
- The emergence of a fish seeking food or bait at the water's surface.
- An increase in price, worth, quantity, or degree.
- An increase in intensity, volume, or pitch.
- Elevation in status, prosperity, or importance: the family's rise in New York society.
- The height of a flight of stairs or of a single riser.
- Chiefly British An increase in salary or wages; a raise.
- Informal An angry or irritated reaction: finally got a rise out of her.
- The distance between the crotch and waistband in pants, shorts, or underwear.
Origin of riseMiddle English risen from Old English rīsan ; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present rises, present participle rising, simple past rose, past participle risen)
- (intransitive) To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
- To move upwards.
- We watched the balloon rise.
- To grow upward; to attain a certain height.
- This elm tree rises to a height of seventy feet.
- To slope upward.
- The path rises as you approach the foot of the hill.
- (of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation.
- The sun was rising in the East.
- To become erect; to assume an upright position.
- to rise from a chair or from a fall
- To leave one's bed; to get up.
- (figuratively) To be resurrected.
- he rose from the grave; he is risen!
- (figuratively) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn.
- The committee rose after agreeing to the report.
- To move upwards.
- (intransitive) To increase in value or standing.
- To attain a higher status.
- Of a quantity, price, etc., to increase.
- To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought, or discourse.
- to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.
- To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pitch.
- to rise a tone or semitone
- To begin; to develop.
- To develop.
- To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light.
- Has that dough risen yet?
- (of a river) To have its source (in a particular place).
- To become perceptible to the senses, other than sight.
- a noise rose on the air; odour rises from the flower
- To become agitated, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
- To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
- To come; to offer itself.
- (printing, dated) To be lifted, or capable of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form.
From Middle English risen, from Old English rÄ«san (“to rise, stand up, rise together, be fit, be fitting, be becoming, be proper"), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«sanÄ… (“to rise, move vertically up or down, go"), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (“to rise, arise"). See also raise.
Cognate with West Frisian rize, Eastern Frisian risa (“to arise"), Dutch rijzen (“to rise, ascend, lift"), Low German risen (“to rise or fall"), German dialectal reisen (“to fall"), Icelandic rÃsa (“to rise"). Related also to German reisen (“to travel, fare"), Dutch reizen (“to travel"), Danish rejse (“to travel"), Swedish resa (“to travel"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rris (“I raise, grow") and Russian Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒ (rast, “growth").
- The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater.
- The rise of the tide.
- There was a rise of nearly two degrees since yesterday.
- Exercise is usually accompanied by a temporary rise in blood pressure.
- The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
- The rise of the working class.
- The rise of the printing press.
- The rise of the feminists.
- (chiefly UK) An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).
- The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
- The rise of his pants was so low that his tailbone was exposed.
- (UK, Ireland, Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise.
- The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.
- (Sussex) A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
- An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
From the above verb.