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.

Origin of uprising

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

Definition for uprising (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

uprising

/ (ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ) /

noun

a revolt or rebellion
archaic an ascent

British Dictionary definitions for uprising (2 of 2)

uprise

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

(tr) to rise up

noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)

Derived Formsupriser, noun
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