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Definition of "rise" []

  • To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling. (verb-intransitive)
  • To get out of bed: rose at dawn. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move from a lower to a higher position; ascend: Hot air rises. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase in size, volume, or level: The river rises every spring. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase in number, amount, or value: Prices are rising. (verb-intransitive)
  • To get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To get out of bed, esp to begin one's day (verb)
  • To move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend (verb)
  • To ascend or appear above the horizon (verb)
  • To increase in height or level (verb)
  • To attain higher rank, status, or reputation (verb)
  • To be built or erected (verb)
  • To become apparent; appear (verb)
  • To increase in strength, degree, intensity, etc (verb)
  • To increase in amount or value (verb)
  • To swell up (verb)
  • To become erect, stiff, or rigid (verb)
  • (of one's stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch (verb)
  • To become actively rebellious; revolt (verb)
  • To slope upwards (verb)
  • To return from the dead; be resurrected (verb)
  • To originate; come into existence (verb)
  • (of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn (verb)
  • (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies (verb)
  • To respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one (verb)
  • The act or an instance of rising; ascent (noun)
  • An increase in height; elevation (noun)
  • An increase in rank, status, or position (noun)
  • An increase in amount, cost, or value (noun)
  • An increase in degree or intensity (noun)
  • An increase in salary or wages (noun)
  • A piece of rising ground (noun)
  • An upward slope or incline (noun)
  • The appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon (noun)
  • The vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs (noun)
  • The vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns (noun)
  • The height of an arch above the impost level (noun)
  • The act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc (noun)
  • The beginning, origin, or source; derivation (noun)
  • An erection of the penis (noun)

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Use "rise" in a sentence
  • "_That the sun will not rise to-morrow_, is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, _that it will rise_."
  • "_That the sun will not rise to-morrow_ is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction than the affirmation, _that it will rise_."
  • "It might also have been acute demoralisation at seeing Mr McCain rise from the grave, and Mr Huckabee come from nowhere; and knowing that they had been enabled to do this only by the new mediocrity of the Giuliani campaign."