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Definition of rise:

  1. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  2. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  3. In various figurative senses.
  4. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  5. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  6. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  7. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  8. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  9. 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.
  10. The spring of a fish to seize food ( as a fly) near the surface of the water.
  11. To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  12. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  13. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  14. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  15. To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  16. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; - said of a form.
  17. 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.
  18. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  19. To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  20. To become larger; to swell; - said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
  21. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  22. 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.
  23. To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  24. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  25. 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.
  26. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  27. To come; to offer itself.
  28. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
  29. To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  30. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  31. To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  32. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  33. To increase in intensity; - said of heat.
  34. To increase in power or fury; - said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  35. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  36. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  37. 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.
  38. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  39. 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.
  40. To retire; to give up a siege.
  41. To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
  42. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  43. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  44. To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.


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