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

Definition of rising

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Definition of rising (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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: Noun Despite higher prices, consumers still bought many more durables in June 2021, when nationwide deaths with Covid averaged 300 a day and falling, than in December 2020, when the death count was 3,000 a day and rising. Jason Furman, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 As the third track on her upcoming album, rising, which drops May 20, the Chinese pop star takes a quick visit to her adolescence years — even at just 21. James Dinh, Billboard, 3 May 2022 Now Chris: part of this though, is there is a rising. Leila Atassi, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 The world was awash in dollar income streams from Treasury debt, and with redemptions of dollars for gold rising, Nixon had to close the gold window. John Tamny, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 Drifting beside their rhythmic rising, our small group was awed into silence. Cassidy Randall, Outside Online, 11 Jan. 2020 Still, with average hourly pay rising and unemployment rate steadily dropping, analysts say spending and growth could pick up, at least modestly, once omicron fades. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, 14 Jan. 2022 But the growing Haredi population — about 13 percent of the nation and rising — has amplified secular demands for Haredim to participate more fully in the protection and economy of the country. New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 With the demand for talent rising and freelancers becoming increasingly favorable in the eyes of the corporate world, digital talent platforms became a much larger player in the talent game. Yec, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rising


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1734, in the meaning defined above

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23 Aug 2022

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“Rising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rising. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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