What does arise mean?

Definitions for arise
əˈraɪz; əˈrɪz ənarise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word arise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growverb

    come into existence; take on form or shape

    "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

  2. arise, come up, bob upverb

    originate or come into being

    "a question arose"

  3. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand upverb

    rise to one's feet

    "The audience got up and applauded"

  4. arise, come upverb

    result or issue

    "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

  5. rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseverb

    move upward

    "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"

  6. rebel, arise, rise, rise upverb

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

  7. get up, turn out, arise, uprise, riseverb

    get up and out of bed

    "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"


  1. ariseverb

    To get up.

  2. ariseverb

    To start to exist.

  3. ariseverb

    To resume existing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Ariseverb

    pret. arose, particip. arisen.

    Etymology: from a and rise.

    He rose, and, looking up, beheld the skies
    With purple blushing, and the day arise. John Dryden, Æneid.

    So Esdras arose up, and said unto them, ye have transgressed the law. 1 Esd. ix. 7.

    How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard; when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Prov. vi. 9.

    There shall arise false Christs and false prophets. Matt. xxiv.

    Thy dead men shall live, together with my body shall they arise: awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust. Isaiah xxvi. 19.

    They which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled as far as Phœnice. Acts xi. 19.

    I know not what mischief may arise hereafter from the example of such an innovation. Dryden.

    Another Mary then arose,
    And did rig’rous laws impose. Abraham Cowley.

    And when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him. 1 Sam. xvii. 35.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ariseverb

    to come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning

  2. Ariseverb

    to spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself; as, the waves of the sea arose; a persecution arose; the wrath of the king shall arise

  3. Ariseverb

    to proceed; to issue; to spring

  4. Arisenoun


  5. Etymology: [AS. rsan; (equiv. to Goth. us-, ur-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + rsan to rise; cf. Goth. urreisan to arise. See Rise.]


  1. Arise

    Arise is a Swedish death metal/thrash metal-band from Alingsås. Their name is taken from the Sepultura album of the same name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arise

    a-rīz′, v.i. to rise up: to come up so as to be heard: to ascend: to come into view: to spring:—pa.t. arose′; pa.p. aris′en. [Pfx. a-, up, out, and Rise.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3019

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4812

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arise' in Verbs Frequency: #237

Anagrams for arise »

  1. aesir, Aesir, Æsir, aires, Aries, ERISA, raise, reais

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arise in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of arise in a Sentence

  1. Amy Coney Barrett:

    As far as I know, that question has never been litigated. That question has never arisen, that question may or may not arise, but it's one that calls for legal analysis of what the scope of the pardon power is. So because it would be opining on an open question, when I haven't gone through the judicial process to decide it, it's not one in which I can offer a view.

  2. Shaun Bailey:

    Given the ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, I urge the Olympic Committee to seriously consider how London could stand ready to host the Olympics should the need arise.

  3. Siddha Nagarjuna:

    He who does not attempt to make peace When small discords arise, Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey Soon, the whole hive collapses.

  4. Seth Shostak:

    The universe is three times as old as the earth. There's plenty of time for societies to arise that are not just a thousand years more advanced than we are, but they could be a billion years more advanced than we are, so if you ask yourself, ‘What could that kind of a society do?’ There are things they could do that we simply can't conceive of.

  5. Keli Braitman:

    Because of their lack of experience, they’re also less able to recognize and handle emergencies and hazards when they arise.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. accompany
    • B. blur
    • C. condemn
    • D. carry

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