• Rise Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. i.) To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
- (v.) To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) To come; to offer itself.
- (v.) To leave ones bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
- (v.) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
- (v.) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
- (v.) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
- (v.) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
- (v.) In various figurative senses.
- (v.) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
- (v.) To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
- (v.) To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
- (v.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.
- (v.) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
- (v.) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
- (n.) 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.
- (v.) To retire; to give up a siege.
- (v.) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
- (n.) Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
- (v.) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
- (v.) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
- (v.) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
- (v.) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
- (n.) The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
- (v.) To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
- (v.) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
- (n.) Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
- (n.) Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
- (n.) Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
- (v.) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
- (v.) 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.
- (n.) Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
- (v.) To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
- (v.) To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
- (v.) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
- (n.) Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
- (v.) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
- (n.) The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
• Risen Definition & Synonyms
- (p. p.) of Rise
- (p. p. & a.) Obs. imp. pl. of Rise.
- () p. p. & a. from Rise.