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Definition of "rising" []

  • Ascending, sloping upward, or advancing: a rising tide. (adjective)
  • Coming to maturity; emerging: the rising generation. (adjective)
  • The action of one that rises. (noun)
  • An uprising; an insurrection. (noun)
  • A prominence or projection. (noun)

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 "rising" in a sentence
  • "Extend the exercise so as to produce with each element, and with all the various intervals, a series or succession of rising and falling intervals, thus: _rising, falling, rising, falling_, etc."
  • "I seem on a narrow island, the ocean is all around me, and the tide is rising, _rising_."
  • "It occurs to me that it might be a good idea to call Maggie … to call someone, at any rate—Izzy, or Peter, or even, his name rising phantomlike and unwelcome but rising, incredibly, nonetheless, Con…"