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Meaning of rising by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of rise .


    rising ( plural: risings )

    1. rebellion


    rising ( comparative more rising, superlative most rising )

    1. that which goes up

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Explanation of rising by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. newly come into prominence

    2. a rising young politician
    3. coming to maturity

    4. the rising generation
    5. sloping upward

    6. advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status

    7. a rising trend
      a rising market
    1. organized opposition to authority

    2. a movement upward

    Definition of rising by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Rise ( rīz ), v. i. [imp. Rose ( rōz ); p. p. Risen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.] [AS. rīsan; akin to OS. rīsan, D. rijzen, OHG. rīsan to rise, fall, Icel. rīsa, Goth. urreisan, G. reise journey. CF. Arise, Raise, Rear, v.]
      1. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: -- To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, “a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait”.

      To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.

      To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, “a bullet rises in the air”.

      To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, “this elm rises to the height of seventy feet”.

      To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, “a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer”.

      To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, “to rise from a chair or from a fall”.

      To leave one's bed; to arise; as, “to rise early”.

      He that would thrive, must rise by five. Old Proverb.

      To tower up; to be heaved up; as, “the Alps rise far above the sea”.

      To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction. “A rising ground.” Dryden.

      To retire; to give up a siege.

      He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . . was gone. Knolles.

      To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.

      2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically: --

      To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. “He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good.” Matt. v. 45.

      To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, “an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore”.

      To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, “a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower”.

      To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, “rivers rise in lakes or springs”.

      A scepter shall rise out of Israel. Num. xxiv. 17.

      Honor and shame from no condition rise. Pope.

      3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax. Specifically: --

      To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. “High winde . . . began to rise, high passions -- anger, hate.” Milton.

      To become of higher value; to increase in price.

      Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the ounce. Locke.

      To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.

      To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.

      To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.

      To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, “his expenses rose beyond his expectations”.

      4. In various figurative senses. Specifically: --

      To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.

      At our heels all hell should rise

      With blackest insurrection. Milton.

      No more shall nation against nation rise. Pope.

      To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.

      Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Shak.

      To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; -- said of style, thought, or discourse; as, “to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest”.

      To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.

      A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures. Spectator.

      To come; to offer itself.

      There chanced to the prince's hand to rise

      An ancient book. Spenser.

      5. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.

      But now is Christ risen from the dead. 1. Cor. xv. 20.

      6. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, “the committee rose after agreeing to the report”.

      It was near nine . . . before the House rose. Macaulay.

      7. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, “to rise a tone or semitone”.

      8. ( Print. ) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.

      Syn. -- To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale. -- Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word appreciate for “rise in value;” as, stocks appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in EnglandRise ( rīz ), v. i. [imp. Rose ( rōz ); p. p. Risen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.] [AS. rīsan; akin to OS.
    2. Rising a.
      1. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, “the rising moon”.

      2. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, “a rising state; a rising character.”

      Among the rising theologians of Germany. Hare.

      3. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, “the rising generation”.

    3. Rising, prep. More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, “a horse rising six years of age”. [Colloq. & Low, U.S.]

    4. Rising, n.
      1. The act of one who, or that which, rises ( in any sense ).

      2. That which rises; a tumor; a boil. Lev. xiii. 10.

      Rising main ( Waterworks ), the pipe through which water from an engine is delivered to an elevated reservoir.