What does rise mean?

Definitions for rise
raɪz; ˈrɪz ənrise

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rise(noun)

    a growth in strength or number or importance

  2. rise, ascent, ascension, ascending(noun)

    the act of changing location in an upward direction

  3. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  4. rise, rising, ascent, ascension(noun)

    a movement upward

    "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

  5. raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase(noun)

    the amount a salary is increased

    "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"

  6. upgrade, rise, rising slope(noun)

    the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

  7. lift, rise(noun)

    a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

  8. emanation, rise, procession(noun)

    (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

    "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

  9. rise, boost, hike, cost increase(noun)

    an increase in cost

    "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

  10. advance, rise(verb)

    increase in price or value

    "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

  11. rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise(verb)

    move upward

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

  12. rise, go up, climb(verb)

    increase in value or to a higher point

    "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

  13. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up(verb)

    rise to one's feet

    "The audience got up and applauded"

  14. rise, lift, rear(verb)

    rise up

    "The building rose before them"

  15. surface, come up, rise up, rise(verb)

    come to the surface

  16. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)

    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"

  17. ascend, move up, rise(verb)

    move to a better position in life or to a better job

    "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great

  18. wax, mount, climb, rise(verb)

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

  19. heighten, rise(verb)

    become more extreme

    "The tension heightened"

  20. get up, turn out, arise, uprise, rise(verb)

    get up and out of bed

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

  21. rise, jump, climb up(verb)

    rise in rank or status

    "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

  22. rise(verb)

    become heartened or elated

    "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"

  23. rise(verb)

    exert oneself to meet a challenge

    "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"

  24. rebel, arise, rise, rise up(verb)

    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

  25. rise, prove(verb)

    increase in volume

    "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

  26. rise, come up, uprise, ascend(verb)

    come up, of celestial bodies

    "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"

  27. resurrect, rise, uprise(verb)

    return from the dead

    "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"


  1. rise(Noun)

    The action of moving upwards.

  2. rise(Noun)

    An increase (in a quantity, price, etc); a raise.

  3. rise(Noun)

    The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.

    The rise of his pants was so low that his tailbone was exposed.

  4. rise(Noun)

    An increase in someone's pay rate.

    The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.

  5. rise(Noun)

    A small hill (chiefly place names).

  6. rise(Verb)

    To move upwards.

    We watched the balloon rise.

  7. rise(Verb)

    To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation

    The sun was rising in the East.

  8. rise(Verb)

    To be resurrected

  9. rise(Verb)

    of a quantity, price, etc, To increase.

  10. rise(Verb)

    To develop.

  11. Origin: From risen, from risan, from rīsanan, from rei-. Cognate with risa, rijzen, risen, dialectal reisen, rísa. Related also to reisen, reizen, rejse, resa. Non Germanic cognates include Albanian rris,rrit and Russian рость. See also raise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rise

    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

  2. Rise

    to ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like

  3. Rise

    to move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air

  4. Rise

    to grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet

  5. Rise

    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

  6. Rise

    to become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall

  7. Rise

    to leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early

  8. Rise

    to tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea

  9. Rise

    to slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction

  10. Rise

    to retire; to give up a siege

  11. Rise

    to swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like

  12. Rise

    to have the aspect or the effect of rising

  13. Rise

    to appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like

  14. Rise

    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

  15. Rise

    to become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower

  16. Rise

    to have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs

  17. Rise

    to increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax

  18. Rise

    to increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion

  19. Rise

    to become of higher value; to increase in price

  20. Rise

    to become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like

  21. Rise

    to increase in intensity; -- said of heat

  22. Rise

    to become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice

  23. Rise

    to increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations

  24. Rise

    in various figurative senses

  25. Rise

    to become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel

  26. Rise

    to attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed

  27. Rise

    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

  28. Rise

    to come to mind; to be suggested; to occur

  29. Rise

    to come; to offer itself

  30. Rise

    to ascend from the grave; to come to life

  31. Rise

    to terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report

  32. Rise

    to ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone

  33. Rise

    to be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form

  34. Rise(noun)

    the act of rising, or the state of being risen

  35. Rise(noun)

    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

  36. Rise(noun)

    land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land

  37. Rise(noun)

    spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream

  38. Rise(noun)

    appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet

  39. Rise(noun)

    increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like

  40. Rise(noun)

    increase of sound; a swelling of the voice

  41. Rise(noun)

    elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone

  42. Rise(noun)

    the spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water

  43. Origin: [See Rise, v. i.]


  1. Rise

    "Rise" is a popular single by Gabrielle. It was her second number one single in the UK. The song was the title-track and second single from her third studio album. Written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and Bob Dylan and produced by Johnny Dollar, the song reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in January 2000. The song has sold 460,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company. The song was the 8th best selling of 2000 in the UK. "Rise" is notable for a rare authorised use of a Bob Dylan sample. It takes extensively from his 1973 song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", which was produced for the soundtrack of Sam Peckinpah film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Dylan liked the song so much that he allowed Gabrielle to use the sample for free. The song has been covered by Jamaican singer Mr. Vegas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rise

    rīz, v.i. to move from a lower to a higher position: to stand up: to ascend: to grow upward: to swell in quantity or extent: to take an upright position: to leave the place of rest: to tower up: to appear above the horizon: to break forth: to appear: to have its source: to increase in size, value, &c.: to become excited or hostile: to break forth into commotion or insurrection: to increase in rank, fortune, or fame: to be promoted: to be perceptible to other senses: to excavate upward: to come to mind: to close a session: (B.) to ascend from the grave:—pa.t. rōse; pa.p. risen (riz′n).n. act of rising: ascent: degree of elevation: a steep: origin: increase: (archit.) the upright piece of a step from tread to tread: (mining) a shaft excavated from below: (mus.) elevation of the voice.—n. Rī′ser, a rebel: one who, or that which, rises.—Rise from the ranks, to win a commission; Rise to the occasion, to be equal to an emergency.—Take a rise out of, to take the conceit out of a person by making him ridiculous. [A.S. rísan; Ice. rísa, Goth. reisan, Ger. reisen.]

  2. Rise

    rīs, n. a twig, a small bush.—ns. Rise′bush, a faggot; Rī′sel, a support for a climbing vine; Rise′-wood, small wood cut for hedging. [A.S. hrís; Ger. reis.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rise

    In a military sense, is to make hostile attack; as, the soldiers rose against their officers. It also means to obtain promotion. To rise from the ranks, is to obtain a commission by degrees, after having been in the ranks as a private soldier.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1421

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2636

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Nouns Frequency: #591

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Verbs Frequency: #147

Anagrams for rise »

  1. Eris

  2. Ires

  3. Seri

  4. SIer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rise in a Sentence

  1. Costas Lapavitsas:

    Being pro-bailout and anti-bailout in the same party cannot go on, the third bailout is from the same womb as the previous ones. It will bring austerity and recession with a rise in unemployment.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig:

    We need to see the average household income rise.

  3. Lisanne Blauw:

    We were surprised though by the magnitude of the effect size, we calculated that a 1-degree Celsius rise in environmental temperature could account for more than 100,000 new diabetes cases per year in the USA alone.

  4. Jefferson Davis:

    Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    She did a good job in the debate, for sure, she's a smart person, no doubt about that. But every chance she had to lay out a different approach than the one we're on now, she actually doubled or tripled down on it: more taxes, more regulation, more creating barriers on people's ability to rise up.

Images & Illustrations of rise

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Translations for rise

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  • يبزغ, نهض, يشرق, ارتفعArabic
  • pujarCatalan, Valencian
  • zvedat se, vyjít, stoupat, stoupáníCzech
  • codi, esgynWelsh
  • auferstehen, aufsteigen, aufstehen, zunehmen, aufgehen, steigen, Ansteigen, Aufstieg, Aufgang, Zunahme, AnstiegGerman
  • αναδύομαιGreek
  • incrementar, resucitar, levantarse, salir, aumentar, aumento, subida, alza, incremento, subirSpanish
  • برخیزیدن, رستاخیز شدن, افزودن, برخاستن, خیزش, افزایشPersian
  • kasvaa, nousta, kohota, kohottautua, nouseminen, nousu, kohoaminenFinnish
  • ressusciter, monter, se lever, montéeFrench
  • éirighIrish
  • èirichScottish Gaelic
  • עלהHebrew
  • leveHaitian Creole
  • salire, sorgereItalian
  • לעלותHebrew
  • 復活, 上昇, 昇る, あがるJapanese
  • هه‌ڵسان, به‌رز بوونKurdish
  • surgo, orior, ascendo, argo, resurgemusLatin
  • kiltiLithuanian
  • aust, celtLatvian
  • matike, matika, whakapukeMāori
  • opstaan, opkomen, rijzen, opstijgen, stijgen, toenemen, vermeerderen, oprijzenDutch
  • risa, stigeNorwegian
  • podnieść się, wschodzić, unieść sięPolish
  • aumentar, [[erguer]]-[[se]], ascender, subir, ressurgir, levantar, aumento, subidaPortuguese
  • răsăriRomanian
  • вырасти, подняться, восстать, воскреснуть, возрасти, взойти, встать, воскресать, подниматься, возрастать, всходить, вставать, расти, восставать, возрастание, подъём, ростRussian
  • stiga, gå uppSwedish
  • ขึ้น, สูงขึ้น, เพิ่มThai

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