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uprise

[verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz]
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verb (used without object), up·rose, up·ris·en, up·ris·ing.
  1. to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
  2. to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
  3. to rise in revolt.
  4. to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
  5. to move upward; mount up; ascend.
  6. to come above the horizon.
  7. to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
  8. to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
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noun
  1. an act of rising up.
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Origin of uprise

First recorded in 1250–1300, uprise is from the Middle English word uprisen. See up-, rise
Related formsup·ris·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for uprise

Historical Examples

  • The governor of the district and his crew are plotting to uprise.

    Cabbages and Kings

    O. Henry

  • Benjamin of Tiberias, leader of a Jewish uprise in Palestine, 19, 22.

  • The uprise of land has been detected in various parts of the world.

  • The uprise of an idea, perception of a principle, makes many one and inseparable.

    Tablets

    Amos Bronson Alcott

  • Nor was the uprise of Protestantism in Scotland the only result of her policy in giving fire and strength to the new religion.


British Dictionary definitions for uprise

uprise

verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose or -risen
  1. (tr) to rise up
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noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)
  1. another word for rise (def. 24), rise (def. 25), rise (def. 26)
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Derived Formsupriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for uprise

v.

c.1300, "stand up; get out of bed; ascend to a higher level," from up + rise (v.). Cf. West Frisian oprize, Middle Dutch oprisen, Dutch oprijzen.

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