Definitions of rise

  1. To ascend; to get up; to grow; to swell; to appear above; to spring; to begin to stir; to increase; to be promoted; to be roused; to be raised; to amount; to close a session.
  2. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  3. To cause to rise; as, 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; to raise.
  4. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; get up from kneeling, sitting, or lying down; swell in quantity, height, or extent; as, the river will rise; to increase in price, value, force, or ntensity; as, his ire rose; appear above the horizon; come into existence; originate; be promoted; rebel; as, they fear that the natives will rise; ascend from the grave.
  5. To move from a lower to a higher position: to ascend: to grow upward: to swell in quantity or extent: to take an upright position: to leave the place of rest: to tower up: to appear above the horizon: to break forth: to appear: to have its source: to increase in size, value, etc.: to become excited or hostile: to break forth into commotion or insurrection: to increase in rank, fortune, or fame: to come to mind: to close a session: ( B.) to ascend from the grave:- pa. t. rose; pa. p. risen.
  6. To move to a higher position; ascend; leave a place of rest; appear; increase in price, rauk, & c.; have its source; break forth.
  7. move upward; " The fog lifted"; " The smoke arose from the forest fire"; " The mist uprose from the meadows"
  8. come up, of celestial bodies; " The sun also rises"; " The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; " Jupiter ascends"
  9. increase in value or to a higher point; " prices climbed steeply"; " the value of our house rose sharply last year"
  10. rise in rank or status; " Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  11. come to the surface
  12. be promoted, move to a better position
  13. come into existence; take on form or shape; " A new religious movement originated in that country"; " a love that sprang up from friendship"; " the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; " An interesting phenomenon uprose"
  14. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  15. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  16. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  17. To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer.
  18. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  19. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  20. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
  21. To retire; to give up a siege.
  22. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  23. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  24. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  25. To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore.
  26. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  27. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  28. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  29. To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  30. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  31. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  32. In various figurative senses.
  33. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  34. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  35. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  36. To come; to offer itself.
  37. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  38. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  39. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  40. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: - ( a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait.
  41. To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  42. To increase in intensity; - said of heat.
  43. To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; - said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.
  44. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form.
  45. To ascend; to move upward; to get up, as from a recumbent position; to get up from rest or repose; to spring or grow; to begin to appear or to exist; to increase; to advance, as in price; to gain elevation in position; to break forth; to be elevated above the surface; to have its source in; to commence; to make insurrection; to be roused; to close a sitting, as a court of justice, or Parliament; in Scrip., to be revived from death.
  46. Rising.
  47. Risen.
  48. an increase in cost; " they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  49. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
  50. a growth in strength or number or importance
  51. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  52. ( theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; " the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; " the rising of the Holy Ghost"; " the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
  53. an upward slope or grade ( as in a road); " the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  54. become more extreme; " The tension heightened"
  55. exert oneself to meet a challenge; " rise to a challenge"; " rise to the occasion"
  56. become heartened or elated; " Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
  57. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  58. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  59. The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step.
  60. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  61. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  62. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  63. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  64. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  65. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  66. The spring of a fish to seize food ( as a fly) near the surface of the water.
  67. The act of going up; ascent; distance anything goes up; a place higher than the land around it; act of beginning to appear; origin; source; increase in price, value, force, etc.; advance in rank, power, or distinction.
  68. Act of rising: ascent: degree of elevation: a steep: origin: increase: advance: ( mus.) elevation of the voice.
  69. Act of rising; ascent; increase; origin.
  70. The act of rising; ascent; elevation; origin; appearance above; increase; advance in rank, honour, or fame.
  71. Act of rising; ascent; elevation; source; beginning; increase; advance, as in value.