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ris·​ing ˈrī-ziŋ How to pronounce rising (audio)


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: approaching a stated age : nearly
a red cow rising four years oldLancaster (Pa.) Jour.

Examples of rising in a Sentence

Noun He was the leader of an armed rising against the elected government. 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
Recent Examples on the Web
Aquarius As the humanitarians of the zodiac, Stardust says that Aquarius risings are usually caring and innovative. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 The rhythmic rising and falling of a Clouser is hard for any fish to pass up. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 17 Jan. 2024 Katy Perry Perry is a triple Scorpio: Her sun, moon and rising are all in the star sign. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 This can be attributed to mantle plumes—caused by the rising of abnormally hot rock—and the team discovered there was hot material coming from the nearby African large low-shear-velocity providence, known as the African superplume. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2023 Scorpio risings are really big on justice and fairness in the workplace. Aliza Pelto, Women's Health, 24 June 2023 The government agency also announced upgrades to its primary model for predicting storm surges – an abnormal rising of the sea caused by atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm – to more accurately analyze the extent of potential damage. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 24 June 2023 Needless to say, Scorpio risings require a lot of patience in love. Aliza Pelto, Women's Health, 24 June 2023 What placements are most compatible with Cancer risings? Lisa Stardust, Women's Health, 5 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rising was in the 14th century

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“Rising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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