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Meaning of 'rise' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'rise' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . rise [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the amount a salary is increased
Example in sentence:
  • he got a 3% raise;
  • he got a wage hike
Meaning (2):
- an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Example in sentence:
  • the car couldn't make it up the rise
Meaning (3):
- (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Example in sentence:
  • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son;
  • the emanation of the Holy Spirit;
  • the rising of the Holy Ghost
Meaning (4):
- increase in price or value
Example in sentence:
  • the news caused a general advance on the stock market
Meaning (5):
- an increase in cost
Example in sentence:
  • they asked for a 10% rise in rates
Meaning (6):
- a movement upward
Example in sentence:
  • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
7 . rise [ v]
Meaning (7):
- come into existence; take on form or shape
Example in sentence:
  • a love that sprang up from friendship;
  • A new religious movement originated in that country;
  • An interesting phenomenon uprose;
  • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
Meaning (8):
- return from the dead
Example in sentence:
  • Christ is risen!;
  • The dead are to uprise
Meaning (9):
- get up and out of bed
Example in sentence:
  • He uprose at night;
  • I get up at 7 A.M. every day;
  • They rose early
Meaning (10):
- rise in rank or status
Example in sentence:
  • Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
Meaning (11):
- become heartened or elated
Example in sentence:
  • Her spirits rose when she heard the good news
Meaning (12):
- come up, of celestial bodies
Example in sentence:
  • Jupiter ascends;
  • The sun also rises;
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
Meaning (13):
- increase in value or to a higher point
Example in sentence:
  • prices climbed steeply;
  • the value of our house rose sharply last year
Meaning (14):
- exert oneself to meet a challenge
Example in sentence:
  • rise to a challenge;
  • rise to the occasion
Meaning (15):
- go up or advance
Example in sentence:
  • Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
Meaning (16):
- move to a better position in life or to a better job
Example in sentence:
  • She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown
Meaning (17):
- rise to one's feet
Example in sentence:
  • The audience got up and applauded
Meaning (18):
- rise up
Example in sentence:
  • The building rose before them
Meaning (19):
- increase in volume
Example in sentence:
  • the dough rose slowly in the warm room
Meaning (20):
- move upward
Example in sentence:
  • The fog lifted;
  • The mist uprose from the meadows;
  • The smoke arose from the forest fire
Meaning (21):
- become more extreme
Example in sentence:
  • The tension heightened