Meaning of RISE in English


I. ˈrīz intransitive verb

( rose ˈrōz ; ris·en ˈri-z ə n ; ris·ing ˈrī-ziŋ)

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rīsan; akin to Old High German rīsan to rise

Date: before 12th century


a. : to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

b. : to get up from sleep or from one's bed

2. : to return from death

3. : to take up arms

rise in rebellion

4. : to respond warmly : applaud — usually used with to

the audience rose to her verve and wit

5. chiefly British : to end a session : adjourn

6. : to appear above the horizon

the sun rise s at six


a. : to move upward : ascend

b. : to increase in height, size, volume, or pitch

8. : to extend above other objects

mountain peaks rose to the west


a. : to become heartened or elated

his spirits rose

b. : to increase in fervor or intensity

my anger rose as I thought about the insult


a. : to attain a higher level or rank

officers who rose from the ranks

b. : to increase in quantity or number


a. : to take place : happen

b. : to come into being : originate

12. : to follow as a consequence : result

13. : to exert oneself to meet a challenge

rise to the occasion

Synonyms: see spring

II. ˈrīz also ˈrīs noun

Date: 15th century


a. : a spot higher than surrounding ground : hilltop

b. : an upward slope

a rise in the road

2. : an act of rising or a state of being risen: as

a. : a movement upward : ascent

b. : emergence (as of the sun) above the horizon

c. : the upward movement of a fish to seize food or bait

3. : beginning , origin

the river had its rise in the mountain

4. : the distance or elevation of one point above another


a. : an increase especially in amount, number, or volume

b. chiefly British : raise 3b

c. : an increase in price, value, rate, or sum

a rise in the cost of living

6. : an angry reaction

got a rise out of him

7. : the distance from the crotch to the waistline on pants

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