I. intransitive verb (rose; risen; rising) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rīsan; akin to Old High German rīsan to rise Date: before 12th century 1. a. to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting b. to get up from sleep or from one's bed 2. to return from death 3. to take up arms <
rise in rebellion
4. to respond warmly ; applaud — usually used with to <
the audience rose to her verve and wit
5. chiefly British to end a session ; adjourn 6. to appear above the horizon <
the sun rises at six
7. a. to move upward ; ascend b. to increase in height, size, volume, or pitch 8. to extend above other objects <
mountain peaks rose to the west
9. a. to become heartened or elated <
his spirits rose
b. to increase in fervor or intensity <
my anger rose as I thought about the insult
10. a. to attain a higher level or rank <
officers who rose from the ranks
b. to increase in quantity or number 11. a. to take place ; happen b. to come into being ; originate 12. to follow as a consequence ; result 13. to exert oneself to meet a challenge <
rise to the occasion
Synonyms: see spring II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a spot higher than surrounding ground ; hilltop b. an upward slope <
a rise in the road
2. an act of rising or a state of being risen: as a. a movement upward ; ascent b. emergence (as of the sun) above the horizon c. the upward movement of a fish to seize food or bait 3. beginning, origin <
the river had its rise in the mountain
4. the distance or elevation of one point above another 5. a. an increase especially in amount, number, or volume b. chiefly British raise 3b c. an increase in price, value, rate, or sum <
a rise in the cost of living
6. an angry reaction <
got a rise out of him
7. the distance from the crotch to the waistline on pants

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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