uprise

verb
up·​rise | \ˌəp-ˈrīz \
uprose\ ˌəp-​ˈrōz \; uprisen\ ˌəp-​ˈri-​zᵊn \; uprising\ ˌəp-​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Definition of uprise 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : 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

uprise

noun
up·​rise | \ˈəp-ˌrīz \

Definition of uprise (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of uprising

2 : an upward slope

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Other Words from uprise

Verb

upriser \ ˌəp-​ˈrī-​zər , ˈəp-​ˌrī-​ \ noun

Examples of uprise in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

the sharp uprise leading up to the fortress would make an assault extremely difficult
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Uprising volunteers have come to court to make a list of candidates to bond out and learn about the cases. charlotteobserver, "Six Charlotte women bailed out of jail in time for Mother's Day," 12 May 2017 Company co-founder Jenna Walker, who started Artifact Uprising with sister Katie Thurmes in 2012, stepped down from day-to-day duties in August but is still an adviser. Tamara Chuang, The Denver Post, "Artifact Uprising remains intact in Denver while VSCO consolidates," 17 Jan. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While teachers in Arizona are marching to the state Capitol Thursday, more than 10,000 teachers in Colorado are expected to demonstrate in Denver as part of this burgeoning teacher uprise. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Arizona schools close as thousands of teachers protest for more pay, school resources," 26 Apr. 2018 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Roomba Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of uprise

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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uprise

verb
up·​rise | \ˌəp-ˈrīz \
uprose\ -​ˈrōz \; uprisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn \; uprising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Kids Definition of uprise

1 : to rise to a higher position

2 : to get up from sleeping or sitting

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