- Rise is defined as to wake up, stand up, go to a higher place or increase in amount.
- 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.
rise definition by Webster's New World
- 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; adjourn to rise from the dead; resurrect
- to go to a higher place or position; ascend to appear above the horizon: the moon rose 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 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 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: Middle 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.
- Brit. a raise (in wages, etc.)
rise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb rose rose , ris·en , ris·ing, ris·es verb, intransitive
- 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 appear above the horizon: The sun rises later in the fall.
- To extend upward; be prominent: The tower rose above the hill.
- To slant or slope upward: Mount McKinley rises to nearly 6,200 meters.
- To come into existence; originate.
- 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.
- 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.
- To rebel: “the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government” (Abraham Lincoln).
- 21. To close a session of an official assembly; adjourn.
- To cause to rise.
- To cause (a distant object at sea) to become visible above the horizon by advancing closer.
- The act of rising; ascent.
- The degree of elevation or ascent.
- The appearance of the sun or other celestial body 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 a river.
- 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: Middle English risen, from Old English rīsan; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
rise - Phrases/Idioms
get a rise out of
give rise to