uprising

[uhp-rahy-zing, uhp-rahy-zing]

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see up-, rising


1. rebellion.
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uprise

[v. uhp-rahyz; n. uhp-rahyz]
verb (used without object), uprose, uprisen, uprising.
1.
to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
2.
to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
3.
to rise in revolt.
4.
to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
5.
to move upward; mount up; ascend.
6.
to come above the horizon.
7.
to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
8.
to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
noun
9.
an act of rising up.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English uprisen. See up-, rise

upriser, noun
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uprise
 
vb , -rises, -rising, -rose, -risen
1.  (tr) to rise up
 
n
2.  rise rise another word for rise
 
up'riser
 
n

uprising (ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a revolt or rebellion
2.  archaic an ascent

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Word Origin & History

uprising
mid-13c., "action of rising from death or the grave, resurrection," from up + rising (see rise). Meaning "action of rising from bed" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "insurrection, popular revolt" first attested 1580s.
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Example sentences
They were planning to investigate reports of an uprising among local tribes.
But earlier this year he released a robot uprising tale for younger readers.
Troops have been constantly on the move since the uprising began.
Yet the uprising itself did not come as a surprise, only perhaps its speed and
  its bloodiness.
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