Definitions of rise

  1. increase in price or value; " the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
  2. get up and out of bed; " I get up at 7 A. M. every day"; " They rose early"; " He uprose at night"
  3. move upward; " The fog lifted"; " The smoke arose from the forest fire"; " The mist uprose from the meadows"
  4. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  5. come up, of celestial bodies; " The sun also rises"; " The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; " Jupiter ascends"
  6. the act of changing location in an upward direction
  7. an increase in cost; " they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  8. increase in value or to a higher point; " prices climbed steeply"; " the value of our house rose sharply last year"
  9. go up or advance; " Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
  10. rise in rank or status; " Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  11. come to the surface
  12. the amount a salary is increased; " he got a 3% raise"; " he got a wage hike"
  13. rise up; " The building rose before them"
  14. be promoted, move to a better position
  15. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
  16. a growth in strength or number or importance
  17. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  18. return from the dead; " Christ is risen!"; " The dead are to uprise"
  19. ( 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"
  20. an upward slope or grade ( as in a road); " the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  21. become more extreme; " The tension heightened"
  22. exert oneself to meet a challenge; " rise to a challenge"; " rise to the occasion"
  23. become heartened or elated; " Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
  24. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  25. 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"
  26. Rising.
  27. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  28. 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.
  29. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  30. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  31. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  32. 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.
  33. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  34. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  35. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
  36. To retire; to give up a siege.
  37. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  38. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  39. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  40. 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.
  41. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  42. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  43. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  44. To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  45. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  46. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  47. In various figurative senses.
  48. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  49. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  50. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  51. To come; to offer itself.
  52. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  53. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  54. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  55. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  56. 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.
  57. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  58. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  59. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  60. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  61. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  62. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  63. The spring of a fish to seize food ( as a fly) near the surface of the water.
  64. 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.
  65. To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  66. To increase in intensity; - said of heat.
  67. 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.
  68. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. Risen.
  72. 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.
  73. Act of rising: ascent: degree of elevation: a steep: origin: increase: advance: ( mus.) elevation of the voice.
  74. Act of rising; ascent; increase; origin.
  75. To move to a higher position; ascend; leave a place of rest; appear; increase in price, rauk, & c.; have its source; break forth.
  76. To advance from a lower to a higher position; stand up; to grow or slope upward; to originate; emerge; prosper; to revolt.
  77. The act of rising; elevation; an elevated palce; advance, asin price, rank, etc.
  78. The act of rising; ascent; elevation; origin; appearance above; increase; advance in rank, honour, or fame.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. Act of rising; ascent; elevation; source; beginning; increase; advance, as in value.

Usage examples for rise

  1. " Don't go, Mabel," said her husband, as she made a movement to rise. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. I watched, expecting her to rise again- but no. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. Presently he saw Breitmann rise. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  4. As yet, Clarissa cannot rise out of the depression that fell upon her when Horace's treachery was first made known to her. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  5. He helped her to rise; then she perceived that Captain Raymond and Violet were in the room. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  6. But he did not sleep, and in the morning could not manage to rise. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  7. Rise, and answer me one question- are you rich?" – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  8. Rise then, and tell me. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  9. Can it ever rise again? – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  10. But no man can rise to great note as a lawyer without a party. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  11. Right, Irene; Rome is bound up with me, and we will rise or fall together! – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. One by one they will rise up and go out in silence. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  13. Shake them off; rise above them. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  14. For this reason the opportunity is one to which we may hope to rise. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  15. I cannot rise and give thee. – The Prodigal Returns by Lilian Staveley
  16. Can you sit and rise with grace? – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  17. Must get back before sun rise. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  18. Sheila saw him rise. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer