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RISE, v.i. rize. pret. rose; pp. risen; pron. rose, rizn. [See Raise.]

1. To move to pass upward in any manner; to ascend; as, a fog rises from a river or from low ground; a fish rises in water; fowls rise in the air; clouds rise from the horizon towards the meridian; a balloon rises above the clouds.

2. To get up; to leave the place of sleep or rest; as, to rise from bed.

3. To get up or move from any recumbent to an erect posture; as, to rise after a fall.

4. To get up from a seat; to leave a sitting posture; as, to rise from a sofa or chair.

5. To spring; to grow; as a plant; hence, to be high or tall. A tree rises to the height of 60 feet.

6. To swell in quantity or extent; to be more elevated; as, a river rises after a rain.

7. To break forth; to appear; as, a boil rises on the skin.

8. To appear above the horizon; to shine; as, the sun or a star rises.

He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good. Matt. 5.

9. To begin to exist; to originate; to come into being or notice. Great evils sometimes rise from small imprudences.

10. To be excited; to begin to move or act; as, the wind rose at 12 o'clock.

11. To increase in violence. The wind continued to rise till 3 o'clock.

12. To appear in view; as, to rise up to the reader's view.

13. To appear in sight; also, to appear more elevated; as in sailing towards a shore, the land rises.

14. To change a station; to leave a place; as, to rise from a siege.

15. To spring; to be excited or produced. A thought now rises in my mind.

16. To gain elevation in rank, fortune or public estimation; to be promoted. Men may rise by industry, by merit, by favor, or by intrigue.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves. Prov. 28.

17. To break forth into public commotions; to make open opposition to government; or to assemble and oppose government; or to assemble in arms for attacking another nation. The Greeks have risen against their oppressors.

No more shall nation against nation rise.

18. To be excited or roused into action.

Rise up to the battle. Jer. 49.

19. To make a hostile attack; as when a man riseth against his neighbor. Deut. 22.

Also, to rebel. 2Sam. 18.

20. To increase; to swell; to grow more or greater. A voice, feeble at first, rises to thunder. The price of good rises. The heat rises to intensity.

21. To be improved; to recover from depression; as, a family may rise after misfortune to opulence and splendor.

22. To elevate the style or manner; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence.

23. To be revived from death.

The dead in Christ shall rise first. 1Thess. 4.

24. To come by chance.

25. To ascend; to be elevated above the level or surface; as, the ground rises gradually one hundred yards. The Andes rise more than 20,000 feet above the level of the ocean; a mountain in Asia is said to rise still higher.

26. To proceed from.

A scepter shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24.

27. To have its sources in. Rivers rise in lakes, ponds and springs.

28. To be moved, roused, excited, kindled or inflamed, as passion. His wrath rose to rage.

29. To ascend in the diatonic scale; as, to rise a tone or semitone.

30. To amount. The public debt rises to a hundred million.

31. To close a session. We say, congress will rise on the 4th of March; the legislature or the court will rise on a certain day.

This verb is written also arise, which see. In general, it is indifferent which orthography is used; but custom has, in some cases, established one to the exclusion of the other. Thus we never say, the price of goods arises, when we mean advanced, but we always say, the price rises. We never say, the ground arises to a certain altitude, and rarely, a man arises into an office or station. It is hardly possible to class or define the cases in which usage has established a difference in the orthography of this verb.

RISE, n. rise.

1. The act of rising, either in a literal or figurative sense; ascent; as the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of mercury in the barometer; the rise of water in a river.

2. The act of springing or mounting from the ground; as the rise of the feet in leaping.

3. Ascent; elevation, or degree of ascent; as the rise of a hill or mountain.

4. Spring; source; origin; as the rise of a stream in a mountain. All sin has its rise in the heart.

5. Any place elevated above the common level; as a rise of land.

6. Appearance above the horizon; as the rise of the sun or a star.

7. Increase; advance; as a rise in the price of wheat.

8. Advance in rank, honor, property or fame. Observe a man after his rise to office, or a family after its rise from obscurity.

9. Increase of sound on the same key; a swelling of the voice.

10. Elevation or ascent of the voice in the diatonic scale; as a rise of a tone or semitone.

11. Increase; augmentation.

12. A bough or branch. [Not in use.]




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RISE, v.i. rize. pret. rose; pp. risen; pron. rose, rizn. [See Raise.]

1. To move to pass upward in any manner; to ascend; as, a fog rises from a river or from low ground; a fish rises in water; fowls rise in the air; clouds rise from the horizon towards the meridian; a balloon rises above the clouds.

2. To get up; to leave the place of sleep or rest; as, to rise from bed.

3. To get up or move from any recumbent to an erect posture; as, to rise after a fall.

4. To get up from a seat; to leave a sitting posture; as, to rise from a sofa or chair.

5. To spring; to grow; as a plant; hence, to be high or tall. A tree rises to the height of 60 feet.

6. To swell in quantity or extent; to be more elevated; as, a river rises after a rain.

7. To break forth; to appear; as, a boil rises on the skin.

8. To appear above the horizon; to shine; as, the sun or a star rises.

He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good. Matt. 5.

9. To begin to exist; to originate; to come into being or notice. Great evils sometimes rise from small imprudences.

10. To be excited; to begin to move or act; as, the wind rose at 12 o'clock.

11. To increase in violence. The wind continued to rise till 3 o'clock.

12. To appear in view; as, to rise up to the reader's view.

13. To appear in sight; also, to appear more elevated; as in sailing towards a shore, the land rises.

14. To change a station; to leave a place; as, to rise from a siege.

15. To spring; to be excited or produced. A thought now rises in my mind.

16. To gain elevation in rank, fortune or public estimation; to be promoted. Men may rise by industry, by merit, by favor, or by intrigue.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves. Prov. 28.

17. To break forth into public commotions; to make open opposition to government; or to assemble and oppose government; or to assemble in arms for attacking another nation. The Greeks have risen against their oppressors.

No more shall nation against nation rise.

18. To be excited or roused into action.

Rise up to the battle. Jer. 49.

19. To make a hostile attack; as when a man riseth against his neighbor. Deut. 22.

Also, to rebel. 2Sam. 18.

20. To increase; to swell; to grow more or greater. A voice, feeble at first, rises to thunder. The price of good rises. The heat rises to intensity.

21. To be improved; to recover from depression; as, a family may rise after misfortune to opulence and splendor.

22. To elevate the style or manner; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence.

23. To be revived from death.

The dead in Christ shall rise first. 1Thess. 4.

24. To come by chance.

25. To ascend; to be elevated above the level or surface; as, the ground rises gradually one hundred yards. The Andes rise more than 20,000 feet above the level of the ocean; a mountain in Asia is said to rise still higher.

26. To proceed from.

A scepter shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24.

27. To have its sources in. Rivers rise in lakes, ponds and springs.

28. To be moved, roused, excited, kindled or inflamed, as passion. His wrath rose to rage.

29. To ascend in the diatonic scale; as, to rise a tone or semitone.

30. To amount. The public debt rises to a hundred million.

31. To close a session. We say, congress will rise on the 4th of March; the legislature or the court will rise on a certain day.

This verb is written also arise, which see. In general, it is indifferent which orthography is used; but custom has, in some cases, established one to the exclusion of the other. Thus we never say, the price of goods arises, when we mean advanced, but we always say, the price rises. We never say, the ground arises to a certain altitude, and rarely, a man arises into an office or station. It is hardly possible to class or define the cases in which usage has established a difference in the orthography of this verb.

RISE, n. rise.

1. The act of rising, either in a literal or figurative sense; ascent; as the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of mercury in the barometer; the rise of water in a river.

2. The act of springing or mounting from the ground; as the rise of the feet in leaping.

3. Ascent; elevation, or degree of ascent; as the rise of a hill or mountain.

4. Spring; source; origin; as the rise of a stream in a mountain. All sin has its rise in the heart.

5. Any place elevated above the common level; as a rise of land.

6. Appearance above the horizon; as the rise of the sun or a star.

7. Increase; advance; as a rise in the price of wheat.

8. Advance in rank, honor, property or fame. Observe a man after his rise to office, or a family after its rise from obscurity.

9. Increase of sound on the same key; a swelling of the voice.

10. Elevation or ascent of the voice in the diatonic scale; as a rise of a tone or semitone.

11. Increase; augmentation.

12. A bough or branch. [Not in use.]


RISE, n. [rise.]

  1. The act of rising, either in a literal or figurative sense; ascent; as, the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of mercury in the barometer; the rise of water in a river.
  2. The act of springing or mounting from the ground; as, the rise of the feet in leaping.
  3. Ascent; elevation, or degree of ascent; as, the rise of a hill or mountain.
  4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream in a mountain. All sin has its rise in the heart.
  5. Any place elevated above the common level; as, a rise of land.
  6. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or a star.
  7. Increase; advance; as, a rise in the price of wheat.
  8. Advance in rank, honor, property or fame. Observe a man after his rise to office, or a family after its rise from obscurity.
  9. Increase of sound on the same key; a swelling of the voice.
  10. Elevation or ascent of the voice in the diatonic scale; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  11. Increase; augmentation.
  12. [D. rys; from the verb.] A bough or branch. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.

RISE, v.i. [rize; pret. rose; pp. risen; pron. roze, rizen. Sax. arisan; D. ryzen; Goth. reisan, in ur-reisan; to rise, and ur-raisyan, to raise. See Raise.]

  1. To move or pass upward in any manner; to ascend; as, a fog rises from a river or from low ground; a fish rises in water; fowls rise in the air; clouds rise from the horizon toward the meridian; a balloon rises above the clouds.
  2. To get up; to leave the place of sleep or rest; as, to rise from bed.
  3. To get up or move from any recumbent to an erect posture; as, to rise after a fall.
  4. To get up from a seat; to leave a sitting posture; as, to rise from a sofa or chair.
  5. To spring; to grow; as a plant; hence, to be high or tall. A tree rises to the highth of sixty feet.
  6. To swell in quantity or extent; to be more elevated; as, a river rises after a rain.
  7. To break forth; to appear; as, a boil rises on the skin.
  8. To appear above the horizon; to shine; as, the sun or a star rises. He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good. – Matth. v.
  9. To begin to exist; to originate; to come into being or notice. Great evils sometimes rise from small imprudences.
  10. To be excited; to begin to move or act; as, the wind rose at 12 o'clock.
  11. To increase in violence. The wind continued to rise till 3 o'clock.
  12. To appear in view; as, to rise up to the reader's view. – Addison.
  13. To appear in sight; also, to appear more elevated; as, in sailing toward a shore, the land rises.
  14. To change a station; to leave a place; as, to rise from a siege. – Knolles.
  15. To spring; to be excited or produced. A thought now rises in my mind.
  16. To gain elevation in rank, fortune or public estimation; to be promoted. Men may rise by industry, by merit, by favor, or by intrigue. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. – Shak. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves. – Prov. xxviii.
  17. To break forth into public commotions; to make open opposition to government; or to assemble and oppose government; or to assemble arms for attacking another nation. The Greeks have risen against their oppressors. No more shall nation against nation rise. – Pope.
  18. To be excited or roused into action. Rise up to the battle. Jer. xlix.
  19. To make a hostile attack; as when a man riseth against his neighbor. – Deut. xxii. Also, to rebel. – 2 Sam. xviii.
  20. To increase; to swell; to grow more or greater. A voice, feeble at first, rises to thunder. The price of goods rises. The heat rises to intensity.
  21. To be improved; to recover from depression; as, a family may rise after misfortune to opulence and splendor.
  22. To elevate the style or manner; as, to rise to force of expression; to rise in eloquence.
  23. To be revived from death. The dead in Christ shall rise first. – 1 Thess. iv.
  24. To come by chance. – Spenser.
  25. To ascend; to be elevated above the level or surface; as, the ground rises gradually one hundred yards. The Andes rise more than 20,000 feet above the level of the ocean; a mountain in Asia is said to rise still higher.
  26. To proceed from. A scepter shall rise out of Israel. – Num. xxiv.
  27. To have its sources in. Rivers rise in lakes, ponds and springs.
  28. To be moved, roused, excited, kindled or inflamed, as passion. His wrath rose to rage.
  29. To ascend in the diatonic scale; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  30. To amount. The public debt rises to a hundred millions.
  31. To close a session. We say, Congress will rise on the 4th of March; the legislature or the court will rise on a certain day. This as verb is written also arise, – which see. In general, it is indifferent which orthography is used; but custom has, in some cases, established one to the exclusion of the other. Thus we never say, the price of goods arises, when we mean advances, but we always say, the price rises. We never say, the ground arises to a certain altitude, and rarely, a man arises into an office or station. It is hardly possible to class or define the cases in which usage has established a difference in the orthography of this verb. A knowledge of these cases must be acquired by observation.

Rise
  1. 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.

    (b)

  2. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  3. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  4. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.

    Specifically: --

    (a)

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

    Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase. W. C. Russell.

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

    Specifically: --

    (a)

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

    [Colloq.]
  9. In various figurative senses.

    Specifically: --

    (a)

  10. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.

    All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart. R. Nelson.

  11. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.

    But now is Christ risen from the dead. 1. Cor. xv. 20.

  12. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.

    Shak.
  13. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.

    It was near nine . . . before the House rose. Macaulay.

  14. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.

    The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war. Sir W. Temple.

  15. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  16. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.

    The ordinary rises and falls of the voice. Bacon.

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

    Syn. -- To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale. -- Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word appreciate for "rise in value;" as, stocks appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in England, but it is less common there. It is undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning, which ought not to be confused with one so entirely different.

  18. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  19. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
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Rise

RISE, verb intransitive rize. preterit tense rose; participle passive risen; pronoun rose, rizn. [See Raise.]

1. To move to pass upward in any manner; to ascend; as, a fog rises from a river or from low ground; a fish rises in water; fowls rise in the air; clouds rise from the horizon towards the meridian; a balloon rises above the clouds.

2. To get up; to leave the place of sleep or rest; as, to rise from bed.

3. To get up or move from any recumbent to an erect posture; as, to rise after a fall.

4. To get up from a seat; to leave a sitting posture; as, to rise from a sofa or chair.

5. To spring; to grow; as a plant; hence, to be high or tall. A tree rises to the height of 60 feet.

6. To swell in quantity or extent; to be more elevated; as, a river rises after a rain.

7. To break forth; to appear; as, a boil rises on the skin.

8. To appear above the horizon; to shine; as, the sun or a star rises.

He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good. Matthew 5:45.

9. To begin to exist; to originate; to come into being or notice. Great evils sometimes rise from small imprudences.

10. To be excited; to begin to move or act; as, the wind rose at 12 o'clock.

11. To increase in violence. The wind continued to rise till 3 o'clock.

12. To appear in view; as, to rise up to the reader's view.

13. To appear in sight; also, to appear more elevated; as in sailing towards a shore, the land rises.

14. To change a station; to leave a place; as, to rise from a siege.

15. To spring; to be excited or produced. A thought now rises in my mind.

16. To gain elevation in rank, fortune or public estimation; to be promoted. Men may rise by industry, by merit, by favor, or by intrigue.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

When the wicked rise men hide themselves. Proverbs 28:12.

17. To break forth into public commotions; to make open opposition to government; or to assemble and oppose government; or to assemble in arms for attacking another nation. The Greeks have risen against their oppressors.

No more shall nation against nation rise

18. To be excited or roused into action.

RISE up to the battle. Jeremiah 49:14.

19. To make a hostile attack; as when a man riseth against his neighbor. Deuteronomy 22:1.

Also, to rebel. 2 Samuel 18:32.

20. To increase; to swell; to grow more or greater. A voice, feeble at first, rises to thunder. The price of good rises. The heat rises to intensity.

21. To be improved; to recover from depression; as, a family may rise after misfortune to opulence and splendor.

22. To elevate the style or manner; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence.

23. To be revived from death.

The dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

24. To come by chance.

25. To ascend; to be elevated above the level or surface; as, the ground rises gradually one hundred yards. The Andes rise more than 20, 000 feet above the level of the ocean; a mountain in Asia is said to rise still higher.

26. To proceed from.

A scepter shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24:17.

27. To have its sources in. Rivers rise in lakes, ponds and springs.

28. To be moved, roused, excited, kindled or inflamed, as passion. His wrath rose to rage.

29. To ascend in the diatonic scale; as, to rise a tone or semitone.

30. To amount. The public debt rises to a hundred million.

31. To close a session. We say, congress will rise on the 4th of March; the legislature or the court will rise on a certain day.

This verb is written also arise, which see. In general, it is indifferent which orthography is used; but custom has, in some cases, established one to the exclusion of the other. Thus we never say, the price of goods arises, when we mean advanced, but we always say, the price rises. We never say, the ground arises to a certain altitude, and rarely, a man arises into an office or station. It is hardly possible to class or define the cases in which usage has established a difference in the orthography of this verb.

RISE, noun rise

1. The act of rising, either in a literal or figurative sense; ascent; as the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of mercury in the barometer; the rise of water in a river.

2. The act of springing or mounting from the ground; as the rise of the feet in leaping.

3. Ascent; elevation, or degree of ascent; as the rise of a hill or mountain.

4. Spring; source; origin; as the rise of a stream in a mountain. All sin has its rise in the heart.

5. Any place elevated above the common level; as a rise of land.

6. Appearance above the horizon; as the rise of the sun or a star.

7. Increase; advance; as a rise in the price of wheat.

8. Advance in rank, honor, property or fame. Observe a man after his rise to office, or a family after its rise from obscurity.

9. Increase of sound on the same key; a swelling of the voice.

10. Elevation or ascent of the voice in the diatonic scale; as a rise of a tone or semitone.

11. Increase; augmentation.

12. A bough or branch. [Not in use.]

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