: a violent attempt by a group of people in a country to remove a leader or government

Full Definition of RISING


Examples of RISING

  1. He was the leader of an armed rising against the elected government.
  2. <a great rising of the people was all it took to bring down a regime that imagined that it would endure for a thousand years>

First Known Use of RISING

14th century

Rhymes with RISING



Definition of RISING

:  approaching a stated age :  nearly <a red cow rising four years old — Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Journal>

First Known Use of RISING

circa 1772
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