Rise meaning

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To move from a lower to a higher position; ascend.

Hot air rises.

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To increase in size, volume, or level.

The river rises every spring.

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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.

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To get out of bed.

Rose at dawn.

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To increase in number, amount, or value.

Prices are rising.

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To increase in intensity, force, or speed.

The wind has risen.

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To increase in pitch or volume.

The sound of their voices rose and fell.

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To ascend above the horizon.

The moon rose an hour after sunset.

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To extend upward; be prominent.

The tower rose above the hill.

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To slant or slope upward.

Mount McKinley rises to nearly 6,200 meters.

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To come into existence; originate.

Bitterness that rose from hard experience.

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To be erected.

New buildings are rising in the city.

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To appear at the surface of the water or the earth; emerge.
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To puff up or become larger; swell up.

The bread dough should rise to double its original size.

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To become stiff and erect.

The hair rose on the cat's neck.

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To attain a higher status.

An officer who rose through the ranks.

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To become apparent to the mind or senses.

Old fears rose to haunt me.

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To uplift oneself to meet a demand or challenge.

She rose to the occasion and won the election.

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To return to life.

Rose from the dead.

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To rebel.
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To close a session of an official assembly; adjourn.
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To cause to rise.

The dogs will rise the pheasants.

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To cause (a distant object at sea) to become visible above the horizon by advancing closer.
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The act of rising; an ascent.
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The degree of elevation or ascent.
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The first appearance of a celestial object as it ascends above the horizon.
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An increase in height, as of the level of water.
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A gently sloped hill.
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A long broad elevation that slopes gently from the earth's surface or the ocean floor.
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An origin, beginning, or source.

The rise of the novel.

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Occasion or opportunity.

Facts that give rise to doubts about her motives.

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The emergence of a fish seeking food or bait at the water's surface.
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An increase in price, worth, quantity, or degree.
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An increase in intensity, volume, or pitch.
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Elevation in status, prosperity, or importance.

The family's rise in New York society.

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The height of a flight of stairs or of a single riser.
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An increase in salary or wages; a raise.
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An angry or irritated reaction.

Finally got a rise out of her.

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The distance between the crotch and waistband in pants, shorts, or underwear.
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To stand or assume a vertical or more nearly vertical position, after sitting, kneeling, or lying.
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To get up after sleeping or resting.
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To rebel; revolt.
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To end an official assembly or meeting; adjourn.
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To return to life; become resurrected.
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To go to a higher place or position; ascend.
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To appear above the horizon.

The moon rose just after 8:00

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To attain greater height or a higher level.

The river rose rapidly.

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To advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.; become rich, famous, successful, etc.
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To become erect or rigid.
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To form an elevation; extend upward.

The tower rising above the trees.

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To have an upward incline or slant.

Hills rising steeply.

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To move upward to the surface of the water, as a fish seeking to take a fly, bait, etc.
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To increase in amount, degree, quantity, price, etc.
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To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
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To become stronger, more vivid, more buoyant, etc.

His spirits rose.

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To become larger and puffier: used esp. of dough containing yeast.
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To originate, begin, or spring up.
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To have its source.
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To happen; occur.
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To become apparent to the senses or the mind.

Land rising ahead of the ship.

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To be stirred up; become aroused.

To make someone's temper rise.

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To be built.

A house rising on the hill.

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To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water.
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The actual or refracted appearance of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon.
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Upward movement; ascent.
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An advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.
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The appearance of a fish at the water's surface.
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A piece of high or rising ground; hill.
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A slope upward.
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The vertical height of something, as of a flight of stairs or a single step.
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An increase in.
  • Height, as of water level.
  • Volume or pitch of a sound.
  • Degree, amount, price, value, etc.
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A beginning, origin, springing up, etc.
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The distance from the top of the inseam to the waistband, as in pants or underwear.
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A raise (in wages, etc.)
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(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.
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(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.
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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.
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To come; to offer itself.
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(printing, dated) To be lifted, or capable of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form.
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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.

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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.

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(chiefly UK) An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).
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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.

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(UK, Ireland, Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise.

The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.

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(Sussex) A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
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An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
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To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling.
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get a rise out of
  • To draw a desired response from by teasing or provoking.
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give rise to
  • To cause to appear or come into existence.
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rise to
  • To prove oneself capable of coping with.
    To rise to the challenge.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of rise

  • Middle English risen from Old English rīsan er-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 rísa (“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 рость (rast, “growth").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the above verb.

    From Wiktionary