Meaning of RISE in English
/ raɪz; NAmE / noun , verb
[ C ] rise (in sth) an increase in an amount, a number or a level :
The industry is feeling the effects of recent price rises.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of people out of work.
[ C ] ( BrE ) ( NAmE raise ) an increase in the money you are paid for the work you do :
I'm going to ask for a rise.
He criticized the huge pay rises awarded to industry bosses.
IN POWER / IMPORTANCE
[ sing. ] rise (of sb/sth) the act of becoming more important, successful, powerful, etc. :
the rise of fascism in Europe
the rise and fall of the British Empire
her meteoric rise to power
[ sing. ] an upward movement :
She watched the gentle rise and fall of his chest as he slept.
[ C ] an area of land that slopes upwards
SYN slope :
The church was built at the top of a small rise.
—see also high-rise
- get a rise out of sb
- give rise to sth
( rose / rəʊz; NAmE roʊz/ risen / ˈrɪzn; NAmE /) [ v ]
to come or go upwards; to reach a higher level or position :
Smoke was rising from the chimney.
The river has risen (by) several metres.
( formal ) to get up from a lying, sitting or kneeling position
SYN get up :
He was accustomed to rising (= getting out of bed) early.
They rose from the table.
She rose to her feet.
➡ note at stand
OF SUN / MOON
when the sun, moon, etc. rises , it appears above the horizon :
The sun rises in the east.
( formal ) ( of a group of people ) to end a meeting
SYN adjourn :
The House (= members of the House of Commons) rose at 10 p.m.
to increase in amount or number :
rising fuel bills
The price of gas rose.
Gas rose in price .
Unemployment rose (by) 3%.
Air pollution has risen above an acceptable level.
BECOME POWERFUL / IMPORTANT
to become more successful, important, powerful, etc. :
a rising young politician
She rose to power in the 70s.
He rose to the rank of general.
She rose through the ranks to become managing director.
if a sound rises , it become louder and higher :
Her voice rose angrily.
if the wind rises , it begins to blow more strongly
SYN get up
( formal ) if a feeling rises inside you, it begins and gets stronger :
He felt anger rising inside him.
Her spirits rose (= she felt happier) at the news.
OF YOUR COLOUR
( formal ) if your colour rises , your face becomes pink or red with embarrassment
if hair rises , it stands vertical instead of lying flat :
The hair on the back of my neck rose when I heard the scream.
rise (up) (against sb/sth) ( formal ) to begin to fight against your ruler or government or against a foreign army
SYN rebel :
The peasants rose in revolt.
He called on the people to rise up against the invaders.
—related noun uprising
( formal ) to be or become visible above the surroundings :
Mountains rose in the distance.
if land rises , it slopes upwards :
The ground rose steeply all around.
OF BEGINNING OF RIVER
a river rises where it begins to flow :
The Thames rises in the Cotswold hills.
OF BREAD / CAKES
when bread, cakes, etc. rise , they swell because of the action of yeast or baking powder
OF DEAD PERSON
rise (from sth) to come to life again :
to rise from the dead
( figurative )
Can a new party rise from the ashes of the old one?
- rise and shine
—more at gorge noun , hackles , height
- rise above sth
- rise to sth
rise / raise
Raise is a verb that must have an object and rise is used without an object. When you raise something, you lift it to a higher position or increase it:
He raised his head from the pillow.
We were forced to raise the price.
When people or things rise , they move from a lower to a higher position:
She rose from the chair.
The helicopter rose into the air.
Rise can also mean 'to increase in number or quantity':
Costs are always rising.
The noun rise means a movement upwards or an increase in an amount or quantity:
a rise in interest rates.
In BrE it can also be used to mean an increase in pay:
Should I ask my boss for a rise?
In NAmE this is a raise :
a three per cent pay raise.
Rise can also mean the process of becoming more powerful or important:
his dramatic rise to power.
Old English rīsan make an attack , wake, get out of bed , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rijzen and German reisen .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005