Origin of rising
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.
Origin of rise
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Contemporary Examples of rising
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy
January 3, 2015
Launched just 13 years ago, it quickly became a serious rival to MAS and a rising juggernaut in Asia.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
Since rising to power over the past five years, Boko Haram has killed more than 6,000 Nigerians.The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls
December 13, 2014
No law or even revolution in police tactics can fully curb the rising expectations that come with a wired world.Dear GOP: Fix the Damn Justice System!
December 7, 2014
Historical Examples of rising
"I'll put on the teakettle at once, Robert," said his mother, rising.Brave and Bold
We are much in want of rain, and thought we should have had some, but the barometer is rising this evening.Explorations in Australia
But every eye was upon me, and the Church was silent as death, waiting for my rising.
But he must see that the boy was safe in bed, and rising he left the room.Weighed and Wanting
We see the same idea also in the rising and setting sun and moon.
verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)
Word Origin for rise
c.1300, "resurrection, act of one who rises," verbal noun from rise (v.). Of heavenly bodies from mid-14c. Meaning "a getting up from bed" is c.1400. Sense of "insurrection" is late 14c.
1540s, present participle adjective from rise (v.).
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