uprising

[ uhp-rahy-zing, uhp-rahy-zing ]
/ ˈʌpˌraɪ zɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪ zɪŋ /

noun

an insurrection or revolt.
an act of rising up.
an ascent or acclivity.

Nearby words

  1. uprear,
  2. upright,
  3. upright piano,
  4. uprightly,
  5. uprise,
  6. upriver,
  7. uproar,
  8. uproarious,
  9. uproot,
  10. uprose

Origin of uprising

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at up-, rising

uprise

[ verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz ]
/ verb ʌpˈraɪz; noun ˈʌpˌraɪz /

verb (used without object), up·rose, up·ris·en, up·ris·ing.

noun

an act of rising up.

Origin of uprise

First recorded in 1250–1300, uprise is from the Middle English word uprisen. See up-, rise

Related formsup·ris·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for uprising

uprising

/ (ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ) /

noun

a revolt or rebellion
archaic an ascent

uprise

verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose or -risen

(tr) to rise up

noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)

Derived Formsupriser, noun

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