verb \ˈrīz\

: to move upward

: to become higher

: to slope or extend upward

rose \ˈrōz\ ris·en \ˈri-zən\ ris·ing \ˈrī-ziŋ\

Full Definition of RISE

intransitive verb
a :  to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting
b :  to get up from sleep or from one's bed
:  to return from death
:  to take up arms <rise in rebellion>
:  to respond warmly :  applaud —usually used with to <the audience rose to her verve and wit>
chiefly British :  to end a session :  adjourn
:  to appear above the horizon <the sun rises at six>
a :  to move upward :  ascend
b :  to increase in height, size, volume, or pitch
:  to extend above other objects <mountain peaks rose to the west>
a :  to become heartened or elated <his spirits rose>
b :  to increase in fervor or intensity <my anger rose as I thought about the insult>
a :  to attain a higher level or rank <officers who rose from the ranks>
b :  to increase in quantity or number
a :  to take place :  happen
b :  to come into being :  originate
:  to follow as a consequence :  result
:  to exert oneself to meet a challenge <rise to the occasion>

Examples of RISE

  1. Smoke was rising into the air.
  2. Bubbles rose to the surface of water.
  3. The tide rose and fell.
  4. The land rises as you move away from the coast.
  5. a tower rising above the little town
  6. a politician who rose to fame very quickly
  7. The book has risen to the top of best-seller lists.
  8. People are angry about rising gasoline prices.
  9. The market is continuing to rise.
  10. The wind rose in the afternoon.

Origin of RISE

Middle English, from Old English rīsan; akin to Old High German rīsan to rise
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with RISE


noun \ˈrīz also ˈrīs\

: an increase in amount, number, level, etc.

: an upward movement

: the act of advancing to a higher level or position : the process by which something or someone becomes established, popular, successful, etc.

Full Definition of RISE

a :  a spot higher than surrounding ground :  hilltop
b :  an upward slope <a rise in the road>
:  an act of rising or a state of being risen: as
a :  a movement upward :  ascent
b :  emergence (as of the sun) above the horizon
c :  the upward movement of a fish to seize food or bait
:  beginning, origin <the river had its rise in the mountain>
:  the distance or elevation of one point above another
a :  an increase especially in amount, number, or volume
b chiefly British :  raise 3b
c :  an increase in price, value, rate, or sum <a rise in the cost of living>
:  an angry reaction <got a rise out of him>
:  the distance from the crotch to the waistline on pants

Examples of RISE

  1. We watched the rise and fall of the waves.
  2. The book describes the empire's rise and fall.
  3. the meteoric rise of the Internet
  4. a politician's rise to fame

First Known Use of RISE

15th century


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