uprise


1up·rise

verb \ˌəp-ˈrīz\
up·rose \-ˈrōz\ up·ris·en \-ˈri-zən\ up·ris·ing \-ˈrī-ziŋ\

Definition of UPRISE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to rise to a higher position
b (1) :  stand up
(2) :  to get out of bed
c :  to come into view especially from below the horizon
2
:  to rise up in sound
up·ris·er \ˌəp-ˈrī-zər, ˈəp-ˌ\ noun

Examples of UPRISE

  1. <uprise! we have lots of work to do today!>
  2. <as we went from the coast into the state's interior, the land gradually began uprising and eventually we were on mountainous terrain>

First Known Use of UPRISE

14th century

2up·rise

noun \ˈəp-ˌrīz\

Definition of UPRISE

1
:  an act or instance of uprising
2
:  an upward slope

Examples of UPRISE

  1. <the sharp uprise leading up to the fortress would make an assault extremely difficult>

First Known Use of UPRISE

14th century

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