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[uh-rahyz] /əˈraɪz/
verb (used without object), arose, arisen
[uh-riz-uh n] /əˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA),
to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise:
He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
to awaken; wake up:
He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
to move upward; mount; ascend:
A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up:
New problems arise daily.
to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes followed by from):
It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.
Origin of arise
before 900; Middle English arisen, Old English ārīsan; cognate with Gothic ur-reisan. See a-3, rise
Related forms
rearise, verb (used without object), rearose, rearisen, rearising.
3. climb. 4. emerge, flow, emanate. Unabridged
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  • The revenue, arising from the tax on Real Estate, was this year $261,-86 cents.

    The History of Peru Henry S. Beebe
  • It also speaks of the debt or "duty" in that case as arising by cause of payments.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • While New Haven as a town-colony was taking on form, other plantations were arising near by.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • "I—I didn't think it would be so rough," Bess had gasped out, on arising.

  • I threw it into the fuming nitrous acid to assay it, and there arising a little effervescence, I added distilled water thereon.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume X (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • She pointed at the galley chimney, from which smoke was arising.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • "I should say not," said he, arising and bowing very profoundly.

    From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for arising


verb (intransitive) arises, arising, arose, arisen
to come into being; originate
(foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; result: guilt arising from my actions
to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
to come into notice
to move upwards; ascend
Word Origin
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arising

verbal noun from arise (v.). Replaced in most senses by rising.



Old English arisan "to get up, rise; spring from, originate; spring up, ascend" (cognate with Old Saxon arisan, Gothic urreisan), from a- (1) "of" + rise (v.). Mostly replaced by rise except in reference to circumstances. Related: Arising; arose; arisen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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