follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

uprising

[uhp-rahy-zing, uhp-rahy-zing] /ˈʌpˌraɪ zɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪ zɪŋ/
noun
1.
an insurrection or revolt.
2.
an act of rising up.
3.
an ascent or acclivity.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see up-, rising
Synonyms
1. rebellion.

uprise

[v. uhp-rahyz; n. uhp-rahyz] /v. ʌpˈraɪz; n. ˈʌpˌraɪz/
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
Related forms
upriser, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for uprising
  • 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.
  • Were he to see off today's uprising, he would be left ruling over an isolated, impoverished and angry country.
  • The magnitude of destruction was stratospheric and anybody seen as being remotely sympathetic to the uprising was punished.
  • As head of state-television news he had a bird's-eye view of the uprising.
British Dictionary definitions for uprising

uprising

/ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ; ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ/
noun
1.
a revolt or rebellion
2.
(archaic) an ascent

uprise

verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose, -risen
1.
(transitive) to rise up
noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)
2.
another word for rise (sense 24), rise (sense 25), rise (sense 26)
Derived Forms
upriser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for uprising
n.

mid-13c., "action of rising from death or the grave, resurrection," from up + rising (n.). Meaning "action of rising from bed" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "insurrection, popular revolt" first attested 1580s.

uprise

v.

c.1300, "stand up; get out of bed; ascend to a higher level," from up + rise (v.). Cf. West Frisian oprize, Middle Dutch oprisen, Dutch oprijzen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for uprising

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for uprising

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with uprising

Nearby words for uprising