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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
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British Dictionary definitions for unrising

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
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Word Origin and History for unrising

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.).

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