What does rise mean?
Definitions for rise
raɪz; ˈrɪz ənrise
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rise.
a growth in strength or number or importance
rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingnoun
the act of changing location in an upward direction
ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradenoun
an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
"the car couldn't make it up the rise"
rise, rising, ascent, ascensionnoun
a movement upward
"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increasenoun
the amount a salary is increased
"he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
upgrade, rise, rising slopenoun
the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
emanation, rise, processionnoun
(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"
rise, boost, hike, cost increasenoun
an increase in cost
"they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
increase in price or value
"the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseverb
"The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
rise, go up, climbverb
increase in value or to a higher point
"prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand upverb
rise to one's feet
"The audience got up and applauded"
rise, lift, rearverb
"The building rose before them"
surface, come up, rise up, riseverb
come to the surface
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"
ascend, move up, riseverb
move to a better position in life or to a better job
"She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
wax, mount, climb, riseverb
go up or advance
"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
become more extreme
"The tension heightened"
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"
rise, jump, climb upverb
rise in rank or status
"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
become heartened or elated
"Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
exert oneself to meet a challenge
"rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
rebel, arise, rise, rise upverb
take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
increase in volume
"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
rise, come up, uprise, ascendverb
come up, of celestial bodies
"The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
resurrect, rise, upriseverb
return from the dead
"Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"
The action of moving upwards.
An increase (in a quantity, price, etc); a raise.
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.
An increase in someone's pay rate.
The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.
A small hill (chiefly place names).
To move upwards.
We watched the balloon rise.
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.
To be resurrected
of a quantity, price, etc, To increase.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
In leaping with weights, the arms are first cast backwards and then forwards, with so much the greater force; for the hands go backward before they take their rise. Francis Bacon.
Upon the candle’s going out, there is a sudden rise of water; for the flame filling no more place, the air and water succeed. Francis Bacon.
The hill submits itself
In small descents, which do its height beguile;
And sometimes mounts, but so as billows play,
Whose rise not hinders, but makes short our way. Dryden.
Rais’d so high, from that convenient rise
She took her flight, and quickly reach’d the skies. Thomas Creech.
Since the arguments against them rise from common received opinions, it happens, in controversial discourses, as it does in the assaulting of towns, where, if the ground be but firm, whereon the batteries are erected, there is no farther inquiry of whom it is borrowed, so it affords but a fit rise for the present purpose. John Locke.
Such a rise, as doth at once invite
A pleasure, and a reverence from the sight. John Denham.
The world to which you fly so fast,
From us to them can pay your haste
With no such object, and salute your rise
With no such wonder, as De Mornay’s eyes. Edmund Waller.
Upon a breach with Spain, must be considered the present state of the king’s treasure, the rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war. William Temple.
The bishops have had share in the gradual rise of lands. Jonathan Swift.
It has its rise from the lazy admonitions of those who give rules, and propose examples, without joining practice with their instructions. John Locke, on Education.
His reputation quickly peopled it, and gave rise to the republick, which calls itself after his name. Addison.
In the ordinary rises and falls of the voice, there fall out to be two beemolls between the unison and the diapason. Francis Bacon.
pret. rose; part. risen.
Etymology: risan , Saxon; reisen, Dutch.
I have seen her rise from her bed, and throw her nightgown upon her. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Never a wife leads a better life than she does; do what she will; go to bed when she list; rise when she list. William Shakespeare.
As wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work, rising betimes for a prey. Job xxiv. 5.
That is to live,
To rest secure, and not rise up to grieve. Samuel Daniel, Civ. War.
Thy mansion wants thee, Adam, rise. John Milton.
True in our fall,
False in our promis’d rising. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.
For one forbidden tree a multitude,
Now ris’n to work them farther woe. John Milton.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. William Shakespeare.
If they rise not with their service, they will make their service fall with them. Francis Bacon.
To rise i’ th’ world,
No wise man that’s honest should expect. Thomas Otway.
Those, that have been raised by some great minister, trample upon the steps by which they rise, to rival him. South.
If the bright spot stay in his place, it is a rising of the burning. Lev. xiii. 21.
The sap in old trees is not so frank as to rise all to the boughs, but tireth by the way, and putteth out moss. Francis Bacon.
If two plane polish’d plates of a polish’d looking-glass be laid together, so that their sides be parallel, and at a very small distance from one another, and then their lower edges be dipped into water, the water will rise up between them. New.
He maketh the sun to rise on the evil and the good. Matt. v.
The sun rose upon him. Gen. xxxii. 31.
He affirmeth, that Tunny is fat upon the rising of the Pleiades, and departs upon Arcturus. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.
Whether the sun
Rise on the earth, or earth rise on the sun. John Milton.
High winds began to rise. John Milton.
With Vulcan’s rage the rising winds conspire,
And near our palace rolls the flood of fire. Dryden.
The poet must lay out all his strength, that his words may be glowing, and that every thing he describes may immediately present itself, and rise up to the reader’s view. Addison.
He, rising with small honour from Gunza, and fearing the power of the christians, was gone. Richard Knolles.
Indeed you thank’d me; but a nobler gratitude
Rose in her soul; for from that hour she lov’d me. Thomas Otway.
A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures. Spectator, №. 565.
At our heels all hell should rise,
With blackest insurrection. John Milton.
Numidia’s spacious kingdom lies
Ready to rise at its young prince’s call. Joseph Addison, Cato.
No more shall nation against nation rise,
Nor ardent warriors meet with hateful eyes. Alexander Pope.
Who will rise up for me against evil-doers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Ps. xciv.
Gather together, come against, and rise up to the battle. Jer.
He shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low. Eccl. xii. 4.
If any man hate his neighbour, lie in wait, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally, and fleeth into one of these cities, the elders of his city shall fetch him thence. Deut.
A hideous gabble rises loud
Among the builders. John Milton.
The great duke rises on them in his demands, and will not be satisfied with less than a hundred thousand crowns, and a solemn embassy to beg pardon. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.
Bullion is risen to six shillings and five pence the ounce; i. e. that an ounce of uncoined silver will exchange for an ounce and a quarter of coined silver. John Locke.
From such an untainted couple, we can hope to have our family rise to its ancient splendour of face, air, countenance, and shape. Tatler, №. 75.
Your author always will the best advise,
Fall when he falls, and when he rises, rise. Wentworth Dillon.
After I am risen again, I will go before you. Mat. xxvi.
The stars of morn shall see him rise
Out of his grave. John Milton.
As they ’gan his library to view,
And antique registers for to avise,
There chanced to the prince’s hand to rise
An ancient book. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
He bar’d an ancient oak of all her boughs;
Then on a rising ground the trunk he plac’d,
Which with the spoils of his dead foe he grac’d. Dryden.
A house we saw upon a rising. Addison.
Ash, on banks or rising grounds near rivers, will thrive exceedingly. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
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
to ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like
to move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air
to grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet
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
to become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall
to leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early
to tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea
to slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction
to retire; to give up a siege
to swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like
to have the aspect or the effect of rising
to appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like
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
to become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower
to have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs
to increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax
to increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion
to become of higher value; to increase in price
to become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like
to increase in intensity; -- said of heat
to become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice
to increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations
in various figurative senses
to become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel
to attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed
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
to come to mind; to be suggested; to occur
to come; to offer itself
to ascend from the grave; to come to life
to terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report
to ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone
to be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form
the act of rising, or the state of being risen
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
land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land
spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream
appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet
increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like
increase of sound; a swelling of the voice
elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone
the spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water
Etymology: [See Rise, v. i.]
"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
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.]
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rise is ranked #41359 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Rise surname appeared 526 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rise.
88.5% or 466 total occurrences were White.
7% or 37 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1421
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2636
Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Nouns Frequency: #591
Rank popularity for the word 'rise' in Verbs Frequency: #147
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The numerical value of rise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of rise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of rise in a Sentence
Rise seemed like a really great way to connect with someone who could guide me and advise me on how to eat a more balanced diet.
History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.
This is unacceptable and completely preventible, our community of resilient people have had to once again rise up in support of one another, to educate each other and to fight for access to the resources that they need and deserve.
With a rise in the polls comes a rise in responsibility, it is a marked change and a departure from her original strategy to establish herself as the anti-Hillary candidate as to now trying to position herself as: 'I can win this thing.'.
I was very surprised by how big the rise is and how consistent it is over the years, the statistics are phenomenally tight.
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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
- 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
- èirichScottish Gaelic
- leveHaitian Creole
- salire, sorgereItalian
- 復活, 上昇, 昇る, あがるJapanese
- ههڵسان, بهرز بوونKurdish
- surgo, orior, ascendo, argo, resurgemusLatin
- 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
- 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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