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English Dictionary: Rising by the DICT Development Group
5 results for Rising
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market"
    Antonym(s): falling
  2. sloping upward
    Synonym(s): acclivitous, rising, uphill
  3. coming to maturity; "the rising generation"
    Synonym(s): emerging, rising
  4. newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician"
  1. a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
    Synonym(s): rise, rising, ascent, ascension
    Antonym(s): fall
  2. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    Synonym(s): rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rise \Rise\, v. i. [imp. {Rose}; p. p. {Risen}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rising}.] [AS. r[c6]san; akin to OS. r[c6]san, D. rijzen,
      OHG. r[c6]san to rise, fall, Icel. r[c6]sa, Goth. urreisan,
      G. reise journey. CF. {Arise}, {Raise}, {Rear}, v.]
      1. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to
            mount up. Specifically:
            (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any
                  other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a
                  fish rises to the bait.
            (b) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in
                  air, cork in water, and the like.
            (c) To move upward under the influence of a projecting
                  force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
            (d) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this
                  elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
            (e) To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or
                  bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the
                  mercury rises in the thermometer.
            (f) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to
                  rise from a chair or from a fall.
            (g) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
                           He that would thrive, must rise by five. --Old
            (h) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far
                  above the sea.
            (i) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises
                  in this direction. [bd]A rising ground.[b8] --Dryden.
            (j) To retire; to give up a siege.
                           He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . .
                           was gone.                                    --Knolles.
            (k) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to
                  become light, as dough, and the like.
      2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically:
            (a) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars,
                  and the like. [bd]He maketh his sun to rise on the
                  evil and the good.[b8] --Matt. v. 45.
            (b) To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come
                  forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin;
                  the land rises to view to one sailing toward the
            (c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as,
                  a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
            (d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as,
                  rivers rise in lakes or springs.
                           A scepter shall rise out of Israel. --Num. xxiv.
                           Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
      3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a
            climax. Specifically:
            (a) To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a
                  storm, and hence, of passion. [bd]High winde . . .
                  began to rise, high passions -- anger, hate.[b8]
            (b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
                           Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the
                           ounce.                                          --Locke.
            (c) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor,
                  and the like.
            (d) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
            (e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
            (f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses
                  rose beyond his expectations.
      4. In various figurative senses. Specifically:
            (a) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war;
                  to take up arms; to rebel.
                           At our heels all hell should rise With blackest
                           insurrection.                              --Milton.
                           No more shall nation against nation rise.
            (b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted;
                  to excel; to succeed.
                           Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
            (c) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to
                  increase in interest or power; -- said of style,
                  thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of
                  expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in
            (d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
                           A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men
                           of contemplative natures.            --Spectator.
            (e) To come; to offer itself.
                           There chanced to the prince's hand to rise An
                           ancient book.                              --Spenser.
      5. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
                     But now is Christ risen from the dead. --1. Cor. xv.
      6. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the
            committee rose after agreeing to the report.
                     It was near nine . . . before the House rose.
      7. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as,
            to rise a tone or semitone.
      8. (Print.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from
            the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; --
            said of a form.
      Syn: To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale.
      Usage: {Rise}, {Appreciate}. Some in America use the word
                  appreciate for [bd]rise in value;[b8] as, stocks
                  appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not
                  unknown in England, but it is less common there. It is
                  undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the
                  idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning,
                  which ought not to be confused with one so entirely

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rising \Ris"ing\, prep.
      More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six
      years of age. [Colloq. & Low, U.S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rising \Ris"ing\, n.
      1. The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense).
      2. That which rises; a tumor; a boil. --Lev. xiii. 10.
      {Rising main} (Waterworks), the pipe through which water from
            an engine is delivered to an elevated reservoir.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rising \Ris"ing\, a.
      1. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward
            direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the
            rising moon.
      2. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising
            state; a rising character.
                     Among the rising theologians of Germany. --Hare.
      3. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of
            active life; as, the rising generation.
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