to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night's sleep: to rise early.
to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
to get up after falling or being thrown down.
to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
to be built up, erected, or constructed.
to spring up or grow, as plants: Weeds rose overnight.
to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
to come into existence; appear.
to come into action, as a wind or storm.
to occur: A quarrel rose between them.
to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend: The bird rose in the air.
to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
to extend directly upward; project vertically: The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city's other skyscrapers.
to have an upward slant or curve: The path rises as it approaches the woods.
to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level: to rise in the world.
to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.: to rise above the commonplace.
Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to): to rise to the occasion; to rise to one's responsibilities.
to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
to become roused or stirred: to feel one's temper rising.
to increase in height, as the level of water: The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
to increase in amount, as prices.
to increase in price or value, as commodities.
to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
to return from the dead: Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
an act or instance of rising.
appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.: the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
an increase in height, as of the level of water.
the amount of such increase.
an increase in amount, as of prices.
an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
Chiefly British. raise (defs. 33-35).
an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
Architecture, Building Trades.
the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
origin, source, or beginning: the rise of a stream in a mountain.
a coming into existence or notice: the rise of a new talent.
the amount of such extension.
upward slope, as of ground or a road.
a piece of rising or high ground: a house built upon a gentle rise.
the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers: Pants with a high rise are now in style.
Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
Idioms about rise
- half-rise, noun
- re·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.
- un·ris·en, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use rise in a sentence
That’s not yet anywhere near the last peak of 6,500 — but it’s a significant rise from 200 in early July.
This research took place before the pandemic and the rise in distance learning.Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning | Kathryn Hulick | September 11, 2020 | Science News For Students
“We just had a record quarter across almost every important metric in our business” thanks to the rise in digitization, he says.Why PayPal’s Dan Schulman gave workers pay increases, without the market requiring it | Alan Murray | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
With in-person learning at school still curtailed in many areas, it makes sense that this would factor into an even greater rise in part-time work, simply out of necessity.The Easy Part Of The Economic Recovery Might Be Over | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Hurricanes and sea level rise inundate their coastal communities.India’s megacities aren’t prepared for a wave of climate migrants | Manavi Kapur | September 3, 2020 | Quartz
Being something of a political cipher may have helped Revels rise to prominence.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate | Philip Dray | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.
The rapid rise of the sharing economy is changing the way people around the world commute, shop, vacation, and borrow.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB? | Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most importantly, they were all deleted long before that percentage could rise any higher.
He was also swept about in the music of D.C., a scene which gave rise to such acts as Fugazi and Thievery Corporation.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy | Oliver Jones | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
See how those distant peaks rise serenely over the southern horizon!
But he was ignorant of that part of the horrid tale; and the Duke, in a milder voice, bade him rise.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
That bunch of cottonwoods with the new-made grave close by the dead horses seemed to rise up between us, and I became speechless.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The overture is over, the curtain is about to rise on the drama of Georgie's married life.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
It had its counterpart on the political side in the rise of representative democratic government.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for rise
to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
to get out of bed, esp to begin one's day: he always rises early
to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
to ascend or appear above the horizon: the sun is rising
to increase in height or level: the water rose above the normal level
to attain higher rank, status, or reputation: he will rise in the world
to be built or erected: those blocks of flats are rising fast
to become apparent; appear: new troubles rose to afflict her
to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etc: her spirits rose; the wind is rising
to increase in amount or value: house prices are always rising
to swell up: dough rises
to become erect, stiff, or rigid: the hairs on his neck rose in fear
(of one's stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
to become actively rebellious; revolt: the people rose against their oppressors
to slope upwards: the ground rises beyond the lake
to return from the dead; be resurrected
to originate; come into existence: that river rises in the mountains
(of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
angling (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
(tr) nautical another term for raise (def. 20)
(often foll by to) informal to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
the act or an instance of rising; ascent
an increase in height; elevation
an increase in rank, status, or position
an increase in amount, cost, or value
an increase in degree or intensity
British an increase in salary or wages: US and Canadian word: raise
a piece of rising ground
an upward slope or incline
the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
the height of an arch above the impost level
angling the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
slang an erection of the penis
get a rise out of or take a rise out of to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
give rise to to cause the development of; produce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with rise
In addition to the idioms beginning with rise
- rise and shine
- rise from the ashes
- rise in the world
- rise through the ranks
- rise to the bait
- rise to the occasion
- come up (rise in the world)
- get a rise out of
- give birth (rise) to
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.