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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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Origin of rising

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English (gerund). See rise, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM rising

un·ris·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rising

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
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