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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)

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.

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."