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rising

[rahy-zing] /ˈraɪ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
advancing, ascending, or mounting:
rising smoke.
2.
growing or advancing to adult years:
the rising generation.
adverb, Informal.
3.
somewhat more than:
The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
4.
in approach of; almost; well-nigh:
a lad rising sixteen.
noun
5.
the act of a person or thing that rises.
6.
an insurrection; rebellion; revolt.
7.
something that rises; projection or prominence.
8.
a period of leavening of dough preceding baking.
9.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a morbid swelling, as an abscess or boil.
10.
Also called riser. Nautical. a stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English (gerund). See rise, -ing2, ing1
Related forms
unrising, adjective

rise

[rahyz] /raɪz/
verb (used without object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA),
rising.
1.
to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position:
She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
2.
to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night's sleep:
to rise early.
3.
to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
4.
to get up after falling or being thrown down.
5.
to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
6.
to be built up, erected, or constructed.
7.
to spring up or grow, as plants:
Weeds rose overnight.
8.
to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
9.
to come into existence; appear.
10.
to come into action, as a wind or storm.
11.
to occur:
A quarrel rose between them.
12.
to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
13.
to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend:
The bird rose in the air.
14.
to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
15.
to extend directly upward; project vertically:
The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city's other skyscrapers.
16.
to have an upward slant or curve:
The path rises as it approaches the woods.
17.
to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level:
to rise in the world.
18.
to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.:
to rise above the commonplace.
19.
Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
20.
to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to):
to rise to the occasion; to rise to one's responsibilities.
21.
to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
22.
to become roused or stirred:
to feel one's temper rising.
23.
to increase in height, as the level of water:
The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
24.
to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
25.
to increase in amount, as prices.
26.
to increase in price or value, as commodities.
27.
to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
28.
to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
29.
to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
30.
to return from the dead:
Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
verb (used with object), rose, risen
[riz-uh n] /ˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA),
rising.
31.
Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
32.
Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
noun
33.
an act or instance of rising.
34.
appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
35.
elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.:
the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
36.
an increase in height, as of the level of water.
37.
the amount of such increase.
38.
an increase in amount, as of prices.
39.
an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
40.
Chiefly British, raise (defs 33–35).
41.
an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
42.
an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
43.
Architecture, Building Trades.
  1. the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
  2. the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
44.
the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
45.
origin, source, or beginning:
the rise of a stream in a mountain.
46.
a coming into existence or notice:
the rise of a new talent.
47.
extension upward.
48.
the amount of such extension.
49.
upward slope, as of ground or a road.
50.
a piece of rising or high ground:
a house built upon a gentle rise.
51.
the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers:
Pants with a high rise are now in style.
52.
Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
Verb phrases
53.
rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
Idioms
54.
get a rise out of, Informal.
  1. to provoke, as to action or anger.
  2. to evoke the expected or desired response from.
55.
give rise to, to originate; produce; cause:
The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English risen (v.), Old English rīsan; cognate with Dutch rijzen, Old High German rīsan, Gothic reisan; akin to raise, rear2
Related forms
half-rise, noun
rerise, verb, rerose, rerisen, rerising.
unrisen, adjective
Can be confused
raise, rise (see usage note at raise)
Synonyms
12. arise, proceed. 13. mount. 17. succeed, advance.
Antonyms
1. sink. 4. fall. 13. descend. 17. fail.
Usage note
See raise.
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Examples for rising
  • It tenderizes meat and slows the development of yeast in bread dough, preventing the dough from over-rising and collapsing.
  • The rising sun illuminates a place of inspiring beauty.
  • Water early in the morning when the temperature is rising.
  • As rolls rise they will part slightly, and if hastened in rising are apt to lose their shape.
  • He vigorously opposed the rising heresies of that age.
  • Their seats extended from the rising to the setting sun.
  • It is usually mixed in the morning, and the cook is able to watch the dough while rising and keep it at uniform temperature.
  • These trenchant observations, in a book which at once became popular, must have gone to swell the rising puritan opposition.
  • The results of a new study suggest that rising temperatures are leaving a mark on the world.
  • So get used to rising temperatures and rising sea levels.
British Dictionary definitions for rising

rising

/ˈraɪzɪŋ/
noun
1.
an insurrection or rebellion; revolt
2.
the yeast or leaven used to make dough rise in baking
adjective (prenominal)
3.
increasing in rank, status, or reputation a rising young politician
4.
increasing in maturity; growing up to adulthood the rising generation
adverb
5.
(informal) approaching the age of; nearly she's rising 40

rise

/raɪz/
verb (mainly intransitive) rises, rising, rose (rəʊz), risen (ˈrɪzən)
1.
to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
2.
to get out of bed, esp to begin one's day he always rises early
3.
to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
4.
to ascend or appear above the horizon the sun is rising
5.
to increase in height or level the water rose above the normal level
6.
to attain higher rank, status, or reputation he will rise in the world
7.
to be built or erected those blocks of flats are rising fast
8.
to become apparent; appear new troubles rose to afflict her
9.
to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etc her spirits rose, the wind is rising
10.
to increase in amount or value house prices are always rising
11.
to swell up dough rises
12.
to become erect, stiff, or rigid the hairs on his neck rose in fear
13.
(of one's stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
14.
to become actively rebellious; revolt the people rose against their oppressors
15.
to slope upwards the ground rises beyond the lake
16.
to return from the dead; be resurrected
17.
to originate; come into existence that river rises in the mountains
18.
(of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
19.
(angling) (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
20.
(transitive) (nautical) another term for raise (sense 20)
21.
(often foll by to) (informal) to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
noun
22.
the act or an instance of rising; ascent
23.
an increase in height; elevation
24.
an increase in rank, status, or position
25.
an increase in amount, cost, or value
26.
an increase in degree or intensity
27.
(Brit) an increase in salary or wages US and Canadian word raise
28.
a piece of rising ground
29.
an upward slope or incline
30.
the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
31.
the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
32.
the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
33.
the height of an arch above the impost level
34.
(angling) the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
35.
the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
36.
(slang) an erection of the penis
37.
get a rise out of, take a rise out of, to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
38.
give rise to, to cause the development of; produce
See also rise above, rise to
Word Origin
Old English rīsan; related to Old Saxon rīsan, Gothic reisan
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Word Origin and History for rising
n.

c.1300, "resurrection, act of one who rises," verbal noun from rise (v.). Of heavenly bodies from mid-14c. Meaning "a getting up from bed" is c.1400. Sense of "insurrection" is late 14c.

adj.

1540s, present participle adjective from rise (v.).

rise

v.

Old English risan "to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one's feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper" (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan "to go up" (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan "to rise," Old High German risan "to rise, flow," German reisen "to travel," originally "to rise for a journey").

From c.1200 as "move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;" also "rise from the dead." Meaning "come into existence, originate; result (from)" is mid-13c. From early 14c. as "rebel, revolt;" also "occur, happen, come to pass; take place." Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.

n.

"upward movement," 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning "a piece of rising ground" is from 1630s. Meaning "spring, source, origin, beginning" is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).

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