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rising

[ rahy-zing ]
/ ˈraɪ zɪŋ /
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adjective

advancing, ascending, or mounting: rising smoke.
growing or advancing to adult years: the rising generation.

adverb Informal.

somewhat more than: The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
in approach of; almost; well-nigh: a lad rising sixteen.

noun

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RELATED WORDS

soaring, growing, increasing, spiraling, ascending, mounting, emerging, advancing

Nearby words

risen, riser, rishi, risibility, risible, rising, rising action, rising damp, rising diphthong, rising hinge, rising rhythm

Origin of rising

1150–1200; Middle English (gerund). See rise, -ing2, ing1
Related formsun·ris·ing, adjective

Definition for rising (2 of 2)

Origin of rise

before 1000; Middle English risen (v.), Old English rīsan; cognate with Dutch rijzen, Old High German rīsan, Gothic reisan; akin to raise, rear2
SYNONYMS FOR rise
Related formshalf-rise, nounre·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.un·ris·en, adjective
Can be confusedraise rise (see usage note at raise)

Usage note

See raise.
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British Dictionary definitions for rising (1 of 2)

rising

/ (ˈraɪzɪŋ) /

noun

an insurrection or rebellion; revolt
the yeast or leaven used to make dough rise in baking

adjective (prenominal)

increasing in rank, status, or reputationa rising young politician
increasing in maturity; growing up to adulthoodthe rising generation

adverb

informal approaching the age of; nearlyshe's rising 40

British Dictionary definitions for rising (2 of 2)

rise

/ (raɪz) /

verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)

noun

Word Origin for rise

Old English rīsan; related to Old Saxon rīsan, Gothic reisan
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

Idioms and Phrases with rising

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

also see:

  • come up (rise in the world)
  • get a rise out of
  • give birth (rise) to
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