(intransitive) To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
To move upwards.
To grow upward; to attain a certain height.
To slope upward.
(of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation.
1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 4,
And still the hours passed, and at last I knew by the glimmer of light in the tomb above that the sun had risen again, and a maddening thirst had hold of me. And then I thought of all the barrels piled up in the vault and of the liquor that they held; and stuck not because 'twas spirit, for I would scarce have paused to sate that thirst even with molten lead.
To become erect; to assume an upright position.
To leave one's bed; to get up.
(figuratively) To be resurrected.
(figuratively) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn.
(intransitive) To increase in value or standing.
To attain a higher status.
1846, Julius Hare, The Mission of the Comforter
among the rising theologians of Germany
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 ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pitch.
To begin, to develop; to be initiated.
To become active, effective or operational, especially in response to an external or internal stimulus.
Thus far, my intellect has been able to rise sufficiently to meet every academic challenge that I have encountered.
As Patrick continued to goad me, I felt my temper rising towards the limits of my self control.
As hunger and despondency became more intense, a determination rose within me to find a way of getting off the desert island.
Professor Peter Crome, chair of the audit's steering group, said the report "provides further concrete evidence that the care of patients with dementia in hospital is in need of a radical shake-up". While a few hospitals had risen to the challenge of improving patients' experiences, many have not, he said. The report recommends that all staff receive basic dementia awareness training, and staffing levels should be maintained to help such patients.
To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light.
(of a river) To have its source (in a particular place).
1802 December 1, “Interesting description of the Montanna Real”, in The Monthly magazine, or, British register, Number 94 (Number 5 of Volume 14), page 396:
The majestic Marannon, or Amazon River, rises out of the Lake Launcocha, situated in the province of Tarma, in 10° 14ʹ south latitude, and ten leagues to the north of Pasco.
To become perceptible to the senses, other than sight.
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.
July 9, 1714, Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 565
A thought rose in me, which I believe very often perplexes […]men of contemplative natures.
(transitive) To go up; to ascend; to climb.
to rise a hill
(transitive) To cause to go up or ascend.
to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water
to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it
1882, William Clark Russell, My Watch Below
Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase.
(obsolete) To retire; to give up a siege.
He,[…]rising with small honour from Gunza,[…]was gone.
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.
(move upwards):climb, go up
(leave one's bed):arise, get up; see also Thesaurus:wake
(be resurrected): be resurrected, come back from the dead
(of a quantity, etc: to increase):climb, increase, go up
(move upwards):descend, drop, fall, sink
(of a celestial body):set
(of a quantity, etc: to increase): be reduced, decrease, drop, fall, go down
From the above verb.
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 Britain) 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.
(Britain, Ireland, Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise (US).
The governor just gave me a rise of two pound six.
(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.
1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII,
I went along up the bank with one eye out for pap and t′other one out for what the rise might fetch along.
(informal) An angry reaction.
I knew that would get a rise out of him.
(architecture) The height of an arch.
As the rise, i. e. height, of the arch decreases the outward thrust increases.
(increase in pay):raise
From Middle Englishris, rys, from Old Englishhrīs, from Proto-Germanic*hrīsą(“twig; shoot”). More at rice.