advancing, ascending, or mounting: rising smoke.
growing or advancing to adult years: the rising generation.
somewhat more than: The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
in approach of; almost; well-nigh: a lad rising sixteen.
the act of a person or thing that rises.
an insurrection; rebellion; revolt.
something that rises; projection or prominence.
a period of leavening of dough preceding baking.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a morbid swelling, as an abscess or boil.
Also called riser. Nautical. a stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.
- un·ris·ing, adjective
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How to use rising in a sentence
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.
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 | Lennox Samuels | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.
Since rising to power over the past five years, Boko Haram has killed more than 6,000 Nigerians.
During one session, detainee Abu Zubaydah became “completely unresponsive with bubbles rising through his open full mouth.”The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
rising at once he bundled up his traps, threw the line of his small hand-sledge over his shoulder, and stepped out for home.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
They crossed the bridge and rode up the gently rising, bare, and rugged ground towards Condillac.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The crests of three tall palms immediately below him waved slightly in the rising wind.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
She liked him less than ever, nevertheless wished that he were her brother and the rising star in American politics.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for rising
an insurrection or rebellion; revolt
the yeast or leaven used to make dough rise in baking
increasing in rank, status, or reputation: a rising young politician
increasing in maturity; growing up to adulthood: the rising generation
informal approaching the age of; nearly: she's rising 40
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