rise
Pronunciation
  • enPR: rīz, IPA: /ɹaɪz/
  • for the noun, in the US, also rarely IPA: /ɹaɪs/

Verb

rise (rises, present participle rising; past rose, past participle risen)

  1. (intransitive) To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
    1. To move upwards.
      We watched the balloon rise.
    2. To grow upward; to attain a certain height.
      This elm tree rises to a height of seventy feet.
    3. To slope upward.
      The path rises as you approach the foot of the hill.
    4. (of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation.
      • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 4,
        And still the hours passed, and at last I knew by the glimmer of light in the tomb above that the sun had risen again, and a maddening thirst had hold of me. And then I thought of all the barrels piled up in the vault and of the liquor that they held; and stuck not because 'twas spirit, for I would scarce have paused to sate that thirst even with molten lead.
      The sun was rising in the East.
    5. To become erect; to assume an upright position.
      to rise from a chair or from a fall
    6. To leave one's bed; to get up.
      • He that would thrive must rise by five.
    7. (figurative) To be resurrected.
      he rose from the grave;   he is risen!
    8. (figurative) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn.
      The committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  2. 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 10, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  3. (intransitive) To increase in value or standing.
    1. To attain a higher status.
      • among the rising theologians of Germany
      • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
        Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
    2. Of a quantity, price, etc., to increase.
    3. To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought, or discourse.
      to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence;   a story rises in interest.
    4. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pitch.
      to rise a tone or semitone
  4. To begin; to develop.
    1. To develop.
      • Professor Peter Crome, chair of the audit's steering group, said the report "provides further concrete evidence that the care of patients with dementia in hospital is in need of a radical shake-up". While a few hospitals had risen to the challenge of improving patients' experiences, many have not, he said. The report recommends that all staff receive basic dementia awareness training, and staffing levels should be maintained to help such patients.
    2. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light.
      Has that dough risen yet?
    3. (of a river) To have its source (in a particular place).
      • 1802 December 1, “Interesting description of the Montanna Real”, in The Monthly magazine, or, British register, Number 94 (Number 5 of Volume 14), page 396 ↗:
        The majestic Marannon, or Amazon River, rises out of the Lake Launcocha, situated in the province of Tarma, in 10° 14ʹ south latitude, and ten leagues to the north of Pasco.
    4. To become perceptible to the senses, other than sight.
      a noise rose on the air;   odour rises from the flower
    5. To become agitated, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
      • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
        At our heels all hell should rise / With blackest insurrection.
      • 1712, Alexander Pope, Messiah:
        No more shall nation against nation rise.
    6. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
      • A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures.
  5. (transitive) To go up; to ascend; to climb.
    to rise a hill
  6. (transitive) To cause to go up or ascend.
    to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water
    to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it
    • Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase.
  7. (obsolete) To retire; to give up a siege.
    • He, rising with small honour from Gunza, […] was gone.
  8. To come; to offer itself.
    • There chanced to the prince's hand to rise / An ancient book.
  9. (printing, dated) To be lifted, or capable of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form.
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Noun

rise (plural rises)

  1. The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater.
    The rise of the tide.
    There was a rise of nearly two degrees since yesterday.
    Exercise is usually accompanied by a temporary rise in blood pressure.
  2. The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
    The rise of the working class.
    The rise of the printing press.
    The rise of the feminists.
  3. (chiefly, UK) An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).
  4. The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
    The rise of his pants was so low that his tailbone was exposed.
  5. (UK, Ireland, Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise (US).
    The governor just gave me a rise of two pound six.
  6. (Sussex) A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
  7. An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
    • 1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII,
      I went along up the bank with one eye out for pap and t′other one out for what the rise might fetch along.
  8. (informal) An angry reaction.
    I knew that would get a rise out of him.
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Noun

rise (plural rises)

  1. Alternative form of rice
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