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Definition of Rise


  1. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  2. To cause to rise; as, to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water; to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it; to raise.
  3. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: -- (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait.
  4. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  5. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  6. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  7. To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer.
  8. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  9. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  10. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
  11. To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
  12. To retire; to give up a siege.
  13. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  14. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  15. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  16. To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore.
  17. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  18. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  19. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  20. To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  21. To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  22. To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
  23. To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
  24. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  25. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  26. In various figurative senses.
  27. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  28. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  29. To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; -- said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.
  30. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  31. To come; to offer itself.
  32. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  33. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  34. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  35. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.
  36. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  37. The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step.
  38. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  39. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  40. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  41. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  42. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  43. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  44. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.

Rise Quotations

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. - Benjamin Franklin
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Benjamin Franklin

Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
Kobe Bryant

I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
Ann Voskamp
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Rise Translations

rise in Afrikaans is styg, opstaan
rise in Dutch is opstaan, gaan staan
rise in German is aufgehen, ansteigen, ansteigen
rise in Italian is lievitazione, esalare, aumento, levarsi, alzarsi
rise in Latin is orior, orior oriri ortus
rise in Spanish is subir, levantarse, levantamiento
rise in Swedish is stiga, resa sig
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