- 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.
intransitive verbrose, risen , rising
- 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 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.
- Brit. a raise (in wages, etc.)
get a rise out of
give rise to
verbrose rose , 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: Mount McKinley 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).
- 21. 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 (â€œto rise, stand up, rise together, be fit, be fitting, be becoming, be properâ€), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«sanÄ… (â€œto rise, move vertically up or down, goâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (â€œto rise, ariseâ€). See also raise.
Cognate with West Frisian rize, Eastern Frisian risa (â€œto ariseâ€), Dutch rijzen (â€œto rise, ascend, liftâ€), Low German risen (â€œto rise or fallâ€), German dialectal reisen (â€œto fallâ€), Icelandic rÃsa (â€œto riseâ€). Related also to German reisen (â€œto travel, fareâ€), Dutch reizen (â€œto travelâ€), Danish rejse (â€œto travelâ€), Swedish resa (â€œto travelâ€). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rris (â€œI raise, growâ€) and Russian Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒ (rast, â€œgrowthâ€).
- 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.