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Rise meaning

rise - 52 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. an upward slope or grade ( as in a road); " the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  3. 3. become more extreme; " The tension heightened"
  4. 4. exert oneself to meet a challenge; " rise to a challenge"; " rise to the occasion"
  5. 5. become heartened or elated; " Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
  6. 6. increase in volume; " the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  7. 7. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  10. 10. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  11. 11. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  14. 14. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  15. 15. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
  16. 16. To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
  17. 17. To retire; to give up a siege.
  18. 18. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  19. 19. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  20. 20. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  23. 23. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  24. 24. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  25. 25. To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  26. 26. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  27. 27. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  28. 28. In various figurative senses.
  29. 29. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  30. 30. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  31. 31. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  32. 32. To come; to offer itself.
  33. 33. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  34. 34. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  35. 35. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  36. 36. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  39. 39. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  40. 40. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  41. 41. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  42. 42. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  43. 43. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  44. 44. The spring of a fish to seize food ( as a fly) near the surface of the water.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  47. 47. To become larger; to swell; - said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
  48. 48. To increase in intensity; - said of heat.
  49. 49. 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.
  50. 50. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form.
  51. 51. Act of rising; ascent; increase; origin.
  52. 52. To move to a higher position; ascend; leave a place of rest; appear; increase in price, rauk, & c.; have its source; break forth.

rise - examples of usage

  1. With the dear mother- arms so near it was not easy to think of anyone else, but the feeling sorry for people was always ready to rise in Edna's heart, and she looked from one to the other.
  2. After a while it may rise, only to fall again. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. But the man did not rise. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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