• The Bunyip rises out of the water
    The Bunyip rises out of the water
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rising newly come into prominence "a rising young politician"
    • adj rising coming to maturity "the rising generation"
    • adj rising sloping upward
    • adj rising advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status "a rising trend","a rising market"
    • n rising organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    • n rising a movement upward "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
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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: One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet
    • Rising Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.
    • Rising Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation.
    • Rising Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character. "Among the rising theologians of Germany."
    • prep Rising More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age.
    • Rising That which rises; a tumor; a boil.
    • Rising The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In total, Americans eat more than 45 billion sandwiches each year, while sales of custom-made sandwiches are rising 15 percent per year
    • n rising The act of one who or that which rises.
    • n rising Specifically— The appearance of the sun or a star above the horizon. In astronomy the sun or a planet is said to rise when the upper limb appears in the horizon; and in calculating the time allowance must be made for refraction, parallax, and the dip of the horizon. Primitive astronomers defined the seasons by means of the risings and settings of certain stars relatively to the sun. These, called by Kepler “poetical risings and settings,” are the acronychal, cosmical, and heliacal (see these words).
    • n rising The act of arising from the dead, or of coming to life again; resurrection.
    • n rising A hostile demonstration of people opposed to the government; a revolt; an insurrection; sedition: as, to call out troops to quell a rising.
    • n rising That which rises; a prominence, elevation, or swelling; specifically, a tumor on the body, as a boil or a wen.
    • n rising In mining, same as rise, 14.
    • n rising A giving way in an upward direction from pressure exerted from beneath.
    • n rising That which is used to make dough rise, as yeast or leaven. See salt-rising.
    • n rising In bread-making, the quantity of dough set to rise at one time.
    • n rising A defect sometimes occurring in casting crucible steel, which is said to “boil” in the mold after teeming, producing a honeycomb structure of the metal.
    • n rising A water-swelling: said of ova by fish-culturists.
    • n rising Nautical, the thick planking laid fore and aft, on which the timbers of the deck bear; also, the narrow strake inside a boat just under the thwarts.
    • rising Increasing in possessions, importance, power, or distinction: as, a rising town; a rising man.
    • rising Growing; advancing to adult years, and to the state of active life: as, the rising generation.
    • rising Growing so as to be near some specified or indicated amount: used loosely in an awkward quasi-adverbial construction: reaching an amount greater than that specified: sometimes with of: as, rising three years old; rising of a thousand men were killed; the colt is rising of two this grass [U. S.]
    • rising reaching an amount which is at least that specified and may be greater: as, a horse rising fourteen hands
    • rising approaching but not yet reaching the specified amount: as, a colt rising two years old [Eng.].
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Chambers's Twentieth Century 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.
    • n Rising rī′zing act of rising: a revolt: resurrection: the quantity of dough set to rise at one time:
    • adj Rising increasing in importance: advancing: approaching a specified amount, as rising three years old
    • n Rising rī′zing (B.) a tumour
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  • William Penn
    “Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.”
  • Andre Gide
    “The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.”
  • Confucius
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.”


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.


In literature:

After rising a certain height, they again commence moving round the globe.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rising was planned for the spring of 1554.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
The horse may be down in the stall and unable to rise.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The ball rises and lo, it is white, but you whistle 'better luck next time.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Accompanying this change, we have a rise in the quantity of suspended matter.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
From below came the rise and fall of deep-voiced talk, and the incessant click of billiard balls.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
The single sound, rising and swelling after the long silence was uncanny and terrifying.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
His eye is on the clock; he will rise in time, and he will rise in comfort!
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
It was quite dark by this time, and the tide was rising rapidly.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
When disturbed, it does not rise into the air, but flies downward and disappears with a swish of its tail.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education

In poetry:

For still the desert lies
My thirsting soul before;
O living waters, rise
Within me evermore.
"I Hunger and I Thirst" by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
Talent that's cheapest
Affects singularity.
Thoughts that dive deepest
Rise radiant in clarity.
"Art Maxims" by William Watson
And sometimes a tear
Will rise in each eye,
Seeing the two old friends
So merrily—
So merrily!
"Old Song" by Edward FitzGerald
And sometimes a tear
Will rise in each eye,
Seeing the two old friends
So merrily— So merrily!
"The Meadows In Spring" by Edward FitzGerald
These light afflictions are but temporal
things —
To rise above them, wilt Thou lend me
"In Convalescence" by Fay Inchfawn
The waters are rising and flowing
Over the weedy stone—
Over it, over it going:
It is never gone.
"Picture Songs" by George MacDonald

In news:

0Eric Decker's stock is rising in the eyes of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning.
Eric Decker's stock is rising in the eyes of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning.
CEO pay rises at most local public companies.
Wisconsin unemployment rising at twice US rate.
A temple to Bordeaux rises in Hong Kong.
Wisconsin college attainment rises to 41.3.
Michigan's toll from West Nile Virus continues to rise.
Auditor general blasts rising turnpike debt.
Haze from wild fires filters the sun as it rises from due east over Central Kitsap and Dyes Inlet Tuesday morning.
Thousands of Israelis march during a protest against the rising cost of living in Israel, in central Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug 6.
Why she's rising: Triple Creek Ranch was recently named one of the top 10 Small Resorts in the U.S. Was named 1998 Woman of the Year by the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.
The Rise of the Serious Burger.
Poland's Rise as a Bastion of Free Enterprise.
Rise in Online-Ad 'Clicks' on Smartphones May Be Due to Key Size.
Jet fuel prices continue to rise.

In science:

They found that the rise of magnetic flux into the corona due to this instability matched observed rise velocities of magnetic flux.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
As the flux rope formed from this current sheet then rises into the corona, carrying shear field with it, the shear energy above 5 Mm rises, as can be seen in the green/dashed plot in Figure 9(c).
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
The shear field which does rise in the coronal flux rope is not strong enough to create magnetic pressure which will counterbalance the magnetic tension and gravitational force in the rope and hence drive a further rise or an eruption.
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
This trellis gives rise to n subtrellises obtained by omitting exactly one characteristic the local dual of each such subtrellis contains a cycle that gives rise to a dual characteristic generator whose span is the reversal of the span that had been omitted.
Characteristic Generators and Dualization for Tail-Biting Trellises
The recursion Rk (t, p) rises sharply from t = 0, is relatively flat near Rk (t, p) ≈ p, and then rises sharply again to one near t = 1.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits