verb (used without object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
verb (used with object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
- 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.
- to provoke, as to action or anger.
- to evoke the expected or desired response from.
Origin of rise
Synonyms for rise
Antonyms for rise
Related Words for riseacceleration, advance, ascent, upswing, hike, upsurge, surge, upturn, inflation, growth, increment, progress, climb, boost, rising, rocket, lift, grow, soar, raise
Examples from the Web for rise
Contemporary Examples of rise
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Most importantly, they were all deleted long before that percentage could rise any higher.The Attack on the Hidden Internet
December 29, 2014
The American people need to rise up and hold their elected officials accountable.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
Check out our definitive collection of destinations on the rise for next year.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
The latest reported death toll is 80 children and 46 adults, but that is expected to rise.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of rise
Making an effort to rise, he seemed surprised at his own weakness.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
However, when we rise to go, it is well after midnight, and I am in a pleasant daze.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
The rise and fall of civilisations may be called mankind's lessons in "how not to do it."The Conquest of Fear
He felt thankful when the morning dawned, and it was time to rise.Life in London
They seemed to rise from some eternal deep within her, yet not to be of her making.Weighed and Wanting
verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)
Word Origin for rise
Old English risan "to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one's feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper" (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan "to go up" (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan "to rise," Old High German risan "to rise, flow," German reisen "to travel," originally "to rise for a journey").
From c.1200 as "move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;" also "rise from the dead." Meaning "come into existence, originate; result (from)" is mid-13c. From early 14c. as "rebel, revolt;" also "occur, happen, come to pass; take place." Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.
"upward movement," 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning "a piece of rising ground" is from 1630s. Meaning "spring, source, origin, beginning" is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).
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