Rise

Definition of Rise

Pronunciation: rīz
v. i.1.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.
[imp. Rose (rōz); p. p. Risen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.]
2.To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
2.To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
3.To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
3.To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
3.To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
4.To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
4.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.
4.To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
4.In various figurative senses.
5.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.
5.To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
5.To become of higher value; to increase in price.
Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the ounce.
- Locke.
5.To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
At our heels all hell should rise
With blackest insurrection.
- Milton.
No more shall nation against nation rise.
- Pope.
5.To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
But now is Christ risen from the dead.
- 1. Cor. xv. 20.
6.To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
6.To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
A scepter shall rise out of Israel.
- Num. xxiv. 17.
Honor and shame from no condition rise.
- Pope.
6.To become larger; to swell; - said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
6.To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
- Shak.
6.To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
It was near nine . . . before the House rose.
- Macaulay.
7.To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
He that would thrive, must rise by five.
- Old Proverb.
7.To increase in intensity; - said of heat.
7.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.
7.To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
8.To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
8.To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
8.To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures.
- Spectator.
8.(Print.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form.
9.To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
9.To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
9.To come; to offer itself.
There chanced to the prince's hand to rise
An ancient book.
- Spenser.
10.To retire; to give up a siege.
He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . . was gone.
- Knolles.
11.To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
n.1.The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
2.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.
3.Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
4.Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart.
- R. Nelson.
5.Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
6.Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war.
- Sir W. Temple.
7.Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
The ordinary rises and falls of the voice.
- Bacon.
8.Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
9.The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
v. t.1.To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
2.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.
Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase.
- W. C. Russell.

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