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