Skip to main content

rise

rise / rīz/ • v. (past rose / rōz/ ; past part. ris·en / ˈrizən/ ) [intr.] 1. move from a lower position to a higher one; come or go up: the tiny aircraft rose from the ground. ∎  (of the sun, moon, or another celestial body) appear above the horizon: the sun had just risen. ∎  (of a fish) come to the surface of water: a fish rose and was hooked and landed. ∎  (of a voice) become higher in pitch: my voice rose an octave or two as I screamed. ∎  reach a higher position in society or one's profession: the officer was a man of great courage who had risen from the ranks. ∎  (rise above) succeed in not being limited or constrained by (a restrictive environment or situation): he struggled to rise above his humble background. ∎  (rise above) be superior to: I try to rise above prejudice. 2. get up from lying, sitting, or kneeling: she pushed back her chair and rose. ∎  get out of bed, esp. in the morning: I rose and got dressed. ∎  be restored to life: your sister has risen from the dead. ∎  (of a wind) start to blow or to blow more strongly: the wind continued to rise. ∎  (of a river) have its source: the Euphrates rises in Turkey. ∎  cease to be submissive, obedient, or peaceful: the activists urged militant factions to rise up. ∎  (rise to) (of a person) react with annoyance or argument to (provocation): he didn't rise to my teasing. ∎  (rise to) find the strength or ability to respond adequately to (a challenging situation): many participants in the race had never sailed before, but they rose to the challenge. 3. (of land or a feature following the contours of the land) incline upward; become higher: the moorlands rise and fall in gentle folds. ∎  (of a building, mountain, or other high object or structure) be much taller than the surrounding landscape: the cliff rose more than a hundred feet above us. ∎  (of someone's hair) stand on end: he felt the hairs rise on the back of his neck. ∎  (of a building) undergo construction from the foundations: rows of two-story houses are slowly rising. ∎  (of dough) swell by the action of yeast: leave the dough in a warm place to rise. ∎  (of a bump, blister, or weal) appear as a swelling on the skin: blisters rose on his burned hand. ∎  (of a person's stomach) become nauseated: Fabio's stomach rose at the foul bedding. 4. increase in number, size, amount, or quality: land prices had risen. ∎  (of the sea, a river, or other body of water) increase in height to a particular level, typically through tidal action or flooding: the river level rose so high the work had to be abandoned | fig. the rising tide of crime. ∎  (of an emotion) develop and become more intense: he felt a tide of resentment rising in him. ∎  (of a sound) become louder; be audible above other sounds: her voice rose above the clamor. ∎  (of a person's mood) become more cheerful: her spirits rose as they left the ugly city behind. ∎  (of the color in a person's face) become deeper, esp. as a result of embarrassment: he was teasing her, and she could feel her color rising. ∎  (of a barometer or other measuring instrument) give a higher reading. 5. (rising) approaching (a specified age): she was thirty-nine rising forty Polly shall have a young mare rising three years old. • n. 1. an upward movement; an instance of becoming higher: the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises. ∎  an act of a fish moving to the surface to take a fly or bait. ∎  an increase in sound or pitch: the rise and fall of his voice. ∎  an instance of social, commercial, or political advancement: few models have had such a meteoric rise. ∎  an upward slope or hill. ∎  the vertical height of a step, arch, or incline. ∎  another term for riser (sense 2). 2. an increase in amount, extent, size, or number: local people are worried by the rise in crime. ∎ Brit. an increase in salary or wages. 3. [in sing.] a source; an origin: it was here that the brook had its rise. PHRASES: get (or take) a rise out of inf. provoke an angry or irritated response from (someone), esp. by teasing. on the rise becoming greater or more numerous; increasing: prices were on the rise. ∎  becoming more successful: young stars on the rise. rise and shine [usu. in imper.] inf. get out of bed smartly; wake up. rise to the bait see bait. rise with the sun (or lark) get up early in the morning. someone's star is rising someone is becoming more successful or popular.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"rise." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"rise." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 28, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-1

"rise." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved May 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-1

rise

rise pt. rose, pp. risen get up, go up, ascend; rebel; increase XII; come into existence XIII; (dial., techn.) raise XV. OE. str. vb. rīsan = OS., OHG. rīsan (Du. rijzen, G. reisen of the sun), ON. rísa, Goth. -reisan :- Gmc. str. vb., of which no cogns. are known.
Hence sb. XV (rare before late XVI).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"rise." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"rise." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 28, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-2

"rise." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Retrieved May 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-2

rise

rise rise from the ashes be renewed after destruction, perhaps alluding to the legend of the phoenix, fabled to burn itself to ashes on a funeral pyre ignited by the sun and fanned by its own wings, only to emerge from the ashes with renewed youth.

See also rise through (or from) the ranks.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"rise." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"rise." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 28, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise

"rise." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Retrieved May 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise

rise

rise.
1. Vertical measurement from the springing-line to the soffit of an arch or vault.

2. Vertical distance between two consecutive treads in a stair, or that between landing and landing.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"rise." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"rise." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 28, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise

"rise." A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. . Retrieved May 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise

rise

riseadvise, apprise, apprize, arise, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prise, prize, remise, revise, rise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise •archaize • heroize • ghettoize •Judaize • bye-byes • disenfranchise •propagandize • periodize • iodize •merchandise • melodize •gourmandize • methodize •anthropomorphize • apostrophize •elegize • analogize • syllogize •anthologize, mythologize, psychologize, tautologize, theologize •hierarchize

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"rise." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"rise." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 28, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-0

"rise." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved May 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rise-0