• The Bunyip rises out of the water
    The Bunyip rises out of the water
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rise get up and out of bed "I get up at 7 A.M. every day","They rose early","He uprose at night"
    • v rise return from the dead "Christ is risen!","The dead are to uprise"
    • v rise increase in value or to a higher point "prices climbed steeply","the value of our house rose sharply last year"
    • v rise rise in rank or status "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
    • v rise become more extreme "The tension heightened"
    • v rise go up or advance "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
    • v rise exert oneself to meet a challenge "rise to a challenge","rise to the occasion"
    • v rise become heartened or elated "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
    • v rise move upward "The fog lifted","The smoke arose from the forest fire","The mist uprose from the meadows"
    • v rise move to a better position in life or to a better job "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great"
    • v rise come up, of celestial bodies "The sun also rises","The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...","Jupiter ascends"
    • v rise increase in volume "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
    • v rise rise to one's feet "The audience got up and applauded"
    • v rise come to the surface
    • v rise take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    • v rise come into existence; take on form or shape "A new religious movement originated in that country","a love that sprang up from friendship","the idea for the book grew out of a short story","An interesting phenomenon uprose"
    • v rise rise up "The building rose before them"
    • n rise the act of changing location in an upward direction
    • n rise increase in price or value "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
    • n rise the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
    • n rise the amount a salary is increased "he got a 3% raise","he got a wage hike"
    • n rise an increase in cost "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
    • n rise a growth in strength or number or importance
    • n rise (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost "the emanation of the Holy Spirit","the rising of the Holy Ghost","the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
    • n rise a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    • n rise a movement upward "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
    • n rise an upward slope or grade (as in a road) "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bearings of the Rising aAnd Setting Points of the Sun from Gibeon Bearings of the Rising aAnd Setting Points of the Sun from Gibeon
They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain They saw the land rise up like a huge mountain
"Oh, rise," she said "Oh, rise," she said
William kneeling behind his door, with a curl of smoke rising from it William kneeling behind his door, with a curl of smoke rising from it

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every time the moon's gravity causes a ten-foot tide at sea, all the continents on earth rise at least six inches.
    • Rise Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
    • Rise Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
    • Rise In various figurative senses.
    • Rise Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice. "The ordinary rises and falls of the voice."
    • Rise Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like. "The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war."
    • Rise Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
    • Rise Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream. "All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart."
    • Rise The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
    • Rise The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step.
    • Rise The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
    • Rise To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
    • Rise To ascend from the grave; to come to life. "But now is Christ risen from the dead."
    • Rise To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
    • Rise To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
    • Rise To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
    • Rise (Print) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.
    • Rise 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.
    • Rise To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
    • Rise To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
    • Rise To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
    • Rise To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
    • Rise 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.
    • Rise To become of higher value; to increase in price.
    • Rise To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
    • Rise To cause to rise; as, to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water; to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it; to raise. "Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase."
    • Rise To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
    • Rise To come; to offer itself.
    • Rise To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
    • Rise To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
    • Rise To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
    • Rise To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
    • Rise To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
    • Rise To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
    • Rise To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
    • Rise To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
    • Rise To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
    • Rise 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.
    • Rise To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
    • Rise 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.
    • Rise To retire; to give up a siege.
    • Rise To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
    • Rise To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
    • Rise To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report. "It was near nine . . . before the House rose ."
    • Rise To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The escalator in the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia is the longest freestanding escalator in the world, rising 160 feet or approximately eight stories in height.
    • rise To move or pass from a lower position to a higher; move upward; ascend; mount up: as, a bird rises in the air; a fog rises from the river; the mercury rises in the thermometer (or, as commonly expressed, the thermometer rises).
    • rise Specifically, to change from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture to a standing one; stand up; assume an upright position: as, to rise from a chair; to rise after a fall.
    • rise Hence— To bring a sitting or a session to an end: as, the house rose at midnight.
    • rise To get up from bed.
    • rise To grow or stretch upward; attain an altitude or stature; stand in height: as, the tower rises to the height of 60 feet.
    • rise To swell upward. Specifically— To reach a higher level by increase of bulk or volume: as, the river rises in its bed.
    • rise To swell or puff up, as dough in the process of fermentation.
    • rise To slope or extend upward; have an upward direction: as, a line, a path, or a surface rises gradually or abruptly.
    • rise To appear above the horizon; move from below the horizon to above it, in consequence of the earth's diurnal rotation; hence, to move from an invisible to a visible position.
    • rise To come into existence; emerge into sight; arise. To become apparent; come into view; stand out; emerge; come forth; appear: as, an eruption rises on the skin; the color rose on her cheeks.
    • rise To become audible.
    • rise To have a beginning; originate; spring; come into existence; be produced.
    • rise To increase in force, intensity, spirit, degree, value, or the like. To increase in force or intensity; become stronger: as, his anger rises.
    • rise To increase in degree or volume, as heat or sound.
    • rise To increase in value; become higher in price; become dearer.
    • rise To increase in amount: as, his expenses rose greatly.
    • rise To stand up in opposition; become opposed or hostile; take up arms; rebel; revolt: as, to rise against the government.
    • rise To take up a higher position; increase in wealth, dignity, or power; prosper; thrive; be promoted or exalted: as, he is a rising man.
    • rise To become more forcible or impressive; increase in power, dignity, or interest: said of thought, discourse, or manner.
    • rise To come by chance; turn up; occur.
    • rise To arise from the grave or from the dead; be restored to life: often with again.
    • rise Of sound, to ascend in pitch; pass from a lower to a higher tone.
    • rise In mining, to excavate upward: the opposite of sink. Thus, a level may be connected with one above it by either sinking from the upper level to the lower one, or by rising from the lower to the upper.
    • rise To come to the surface or to the baited hook, as a whale or a game-fish.
    • rise Milit., to be promoted; go up in rank.
    • rise Synonyms Arise, Rise. See arise.
    • rise To ascend; mount; climb.
    • rise In angling, to cause or induce to rise, as a fish.
    • rise Nautical, to cause, by approaching, to rise into view above the horizon. Compare raise, 11.
    • n rise The act of rising; ascent: as, the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of water in a river; the rise of mercury in a barometer.
    • n rise Elevation; degree of ascent: as, the rise of a hill or a road.
    • n rise Any place elevated above the common level; a rising ground: as, a rise of land.
    • n rise Spring; source; origin; beginning: as, the rise of a stream in a mountain.
    • n rise Appearance above the horizon: as, the rise of the sun or a star.
    • n rise Increase; advance: said of price: as, a rise in (the price of) stocks or wheat.
    • n rise Elevation in rank, reputation, wealth, or importance; mental or moral elevation.
    • n rise Increase of sound; swell.
    • n rise Height to which one can rise mentally or spiritually; elevation possible to thought or feeling.
    • n rise In sporting, the distance from the score-line to the traps in glass-ball- or pigeon-shooting matches.
    • n rise In architecture, the perpendicular height of an arch in the clear, from the level of impost to the crown. See arch, 2.
    • n rise In music: Increase of sound or force in a tone.
    • n rise Ascent in pitch; passage from a lower to a higher tone.
    • n rise In coal-mining, the inclination of strata considered from below upward. Thus, a seam of coal is said to be worked “to the rise” when it is followed upward on its inclination.
    • n rise In mining, an excavation begun from below and carried upward, as in connecting one level with another, or in proving the ground above a level. Also called rising.
    • n rise In carpentry, the height of a step in a flight of stairs.
    • n rise The action of a fame-fish in coming to the surface to take the hook.
    • n rise A branch of a tree; a twig.
    • n rise A small bush.
    • n rise In base-ball, a peculiar delivery of the ball which makes it rise so that the tendency of the batsman is to strike under it.
    • n rise The difference in diameter, or taper, between two points in a log.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A full moon always rises at sunset.
    • v.i Rise rīz to move from a lower to a higher position: to stand up: to ascend: to grow upward: to swell in quantity or extent: to take an upright position: to leave the place of rest: to tower up: to appear above the horizon: to break forth: to appear: to have its source: to increase in size, value, &c.: to become excited or hostile: to break forth into commotion or insurrection: to increase in rank, fortune, or fame: to be promoted: to be perceptible to other senses: to excavate upward: to come to mind: to close a session:
    • pa.t Rise rōse; pa.p. risen (riz′n)
    • n Rise act of rising: ascent: degree of elevation: a steep: origin: increase: : :
    • n Rise rīs a twig, a small bush
    • v.i Rise rīz (B.) to ascend from the grave
    • n Rise (archit.) the upright piece of a step from tread to tread
    • n Rise (mining) a shaft excavated from below
    • n Rise (mus.) elevation of the voice
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  • Andre Gide
    “The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.”
  • Cuban Proverb
    Cuban Proverb
    “When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.”
  • Nathanael Greene
    Nathanael Greene
    “We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.”
  • Robert Browning
    “My sun sets to rise again.”
  • Theodore Parker
    “As society advances the standard of poverty rises.”
  • Liza Minnelli
    Liza Minnelli
    “Reality is something you rise above.”


A rising tide lifts all boats - This idiom, coined by John F Kennedy, describes the idea that when an economy is performing well, all people will benefit from it.
Cream rises to the top - A good person or idea cannot go unnoticed for long, just as cream poured in coffee or tea eventually rises to the top.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise - It means that sleeping well and not staying up late will help you out physically and financially.
Lord willing and the creek don't rise - Pertains to the ability to accomplish a task or meet an obligation, barring unforseen complications. Example: "I will be at work tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise."
Rise and shine - If you wake up full of energy, you rise and shine.
Rise from the ashes - If something rises from the ashes, it recovers after a serious failure.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)


In literature:

Cover, let rise in warm place overnight until doubled.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Slave labor was fast rising in value.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It certainly does, for I see it is rising into the tube.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Parsifal, rising from his prayer, gazes quietly around him and recognises Gurnemanz.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
He has very good opportunities of rising, and often does rise, to my knowledge.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
He found the country palpitating in the birth-throes of a nation rising to her own.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
The Rising of the Earls.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
These will be considered with the conditions which give rise to them.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
In the Red Sea the thermometer sometimes rises to 170 deg.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
As we creep nearer and climb higher they seem to rise and rise in size.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton

In poetry:

Row till the sea-nymphs rise
To ask you why
Rowing you tarry not
To hear them sigh.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
And how long ago,
Black clouds, rising out
Of the distant West,
Compassed thee about?
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
White and whiter grows the glory
On his brow;
Does he see the towers of Zion
Rising now?
"The Hospital" by Anonymous Americas
Could ye rise a minute
When the sun is warm?
I would know you in it,
I would take no harm.
"Quiet Dead!" by George MacDonald
The shields are clashing!
See, sand-clouds rising,
Speer-billows rolling
Round Tambarskelve!
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
O swing, and sway, and swing,
And rise, and sink, and fall!
There is no bliss like unto this,
This is the best of all.
"The First Extra" by Amy Levy

In news:

Rising temperatures mirror political climate.
Rise Up Country with John Ritter 7am-9am.
With insurance deductibles and co-pays on the rise and more uninsured/underinsured patients paying medical costs out of pocket, bad debt continues to plague hospital balance sheets.
What happens to Bane after The Dark Knight Rises.
As a plane flies by in the distance, a hot air balloon rises over Springfield Township just north of the county.
Mosquitoes, tics, termites and ladybugs are on the rise.
A rising chorus of repeal-mongers, outraged at the Obama administration's federal health-care power grab, took over Washington this week.
Seeing the bigger picture is a struggle for many companies—how to rise above and truly see the competitive landscape.
Pound Rises Versus Euro After Bank of England Pauses Bond Buying.
Trace the rise and fall of the Bannerman military surplus empire.
It is good to see it rise to the ranks of a Perennial Plant of the Year.
These Koreatown steam centers rise to the top.
It's more like a flash flood rising from the bottom of the ravine.
This is the time of the year when the cream rises.
Obama Keeps Lead as Anxiety Rises.

In science:

With a rise in the temperature of the superconductor when T ࢐ T c , the critical field tends at zero: H c ࢐ 0.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
It rises from the infrared, has a maximum somewhere in the visual (generally) and then decreases towards the ultraviolet.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The exponent α gives rise to logarithmic corrections in the thermodynamic functions.
Breakdown of the perturbative renormalization group for S >= 1 random antiferromagnetic spin chains
With increasing density, free-energy barriers rise up causing the dynamics to slow down according to (2).
On random graphs and the statistical mechanics of granular matter
The amplitude evolution during the rising phase of bursts contains information on how rapidly the flame front is propagating.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts