- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR rise
Idioms about rise
- to provoke, as to action or anger.
- to evoke the expected or desired response from.
Origin of rise
words often confused with rise
OTHER WORDS FROM risehalf-rise, nounre·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.un·ris·en, adjective
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What is a basic definition of rise?
Rise means to get up from a low position or to increase. As a noun, rise means an elevation from a starting point. The word rise has many other senses as a verb and a noun. In nearly every sense, the word rise refers to something going up or going upward, either literally or figuratively.
When something or someone rises, it is going from a seated or prone position to an upright, erect position. If a cat rises from the floor, for example, it moves from sitting or laying down on the floor to standing.
- Real-life examples: At sporting events, people rise out of their chairs during the national anthem. A person rises after doing push-ups or sit-ups. When zombies rise from the dead, they are standing up from a lying position in the dirt or a coffin.
- Used in a sentence: Jessica quickly rose to her feet after her mom caught her lazing on the couch.
Rise can also mean to increase, especially something that is measured in numbers, such as prices or temperature.
- Real-life examples: The temperature rises when it is hot outside. News ratings tend to rise during elections, scandals, or natural disasters. Your cost of living will probably rise dramatically if you decide to move to New York City.
- Used in a sentence: The cost of my electric bill keeps rising no matter how little power I use.
As a noun, rise means an elevation or increase from a beginning or first appearance.
- Real-life examples: Asia was changed forever by the rise of the Mongol Empire during the 12th and 13th centuries. The rise of rock and roll music occurred during the 1950s. The rise of the Nazis in the 1930s changed world history.
- Used in a sentence: In my opinion, music got a lot more interesting after the rise of hip-hop.
Where does rise come from?
The first records of rise come from before the year 1000. It ultimately comes from the Old English verb rīsan. It is related to similar words with the same meaning, such as the Dutch rijzen and the Old High German rīsan.
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Rise is a very common word that most often means to get up or to increase.
When they knock you down, rise up off the floor
— Sanjay (@sanjaysubhag) April 17, 2018
Tesla stock keeps rising 👀
— Chris. (@Itsrealchris_) December 31, 2020
With the rise of the internet, "attention" became the new currency.
— Anshul Dhakar (@ANSHULDHAKAR_29) June 12, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of rise?
B. move up
D. get up
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|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|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|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
Word Origin for rise
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