[syn: resurrect, rise, uprise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rise \Rise\ (r[imac]z), v. i. [imp. Rose (r[=o]z); p. p.
Risen; p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.] [AS. r[imac]san; akin to
OS. r[imac]san, D. rijzen, OHG. r[imac]san to rise, fall,
Icel. r[imac]sa, 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:
(a) 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.
(b) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in
air, cork in water, and the like.
(c) To move upward under the influence of a projecting
force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
(d) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this
elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
(e) 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.
(f) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to
rise from a chair or from a fall.
(g) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
He that would thrive, must rise by five. --Old
(h) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far
above the sea.
(i) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises
in this direction. "A rising ground." --Dryden.
(j) To retire; to give up a siege.
He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . .
was gone. --Knolles.
(k) 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:
(a) 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.
(b) 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
(c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as,
a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
(d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as,
rivers rise in lakes or springs.
A scepter shall rise out of Israel. --Num. xxiv.
Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a
(a) 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.
(b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the
(c) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor,
and the like.
(d) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
(e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
(f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses
rose beyond his expectations.
4. In various figurative senses. Specifically:
(a) 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.
(b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted;
to excel; to succeed.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
(c) 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
(d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men
of contemplative natures. --Spectator.
(e) 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.
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.
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.
Usage: 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
England, but it is less common there. It is
undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the
idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning,
which ought not to be confused with one so entirely
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rise \Rise\, v. t. [See Rise, v. i.]
1. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
2. 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. --W. C.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rise \Rise\, n.
1. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
2. 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.
3. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house
stood on a rise of land. [Colloq.]
4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart. --R.
5. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or
of a planet. --Shak.
6. 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. --Sir W.
7. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
The ordinary rises and falls of the voice. --Bacon.
8. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key;
as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
9. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the
surface of the water.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a growth in strength or number or importance [ant:
2: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn:
rise, ascent, ascension, ascending]
3: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: declension,
declination, decline, declivity, descent,
4: a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air
balloon" [syn: rise, rising, ascent, ascension] [ant:
5: the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he
got a wage hike" [syn: raise, rise, wage hike, hike,
wage increase, salary increase]
6: the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises [syn:
upgrade, rise, rising slope]
7: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground [syn:
8: (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" [syn: emanation, rise,
9: an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
[syn: rise, boost, hike, cost increase]
10: increase in price or value; "the news caused a general
advance on the stock market" [syn: advance, rise]
v 1: move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the
forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn:
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up,
uprise] [ant: come down, descend, fall, go down]
2: increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed
steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
[syn: rise, go up, climb]
3: rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded" [syn:
arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up] [ant: lie,
lie down, sit, sit down]
4: rise up; "The building rose before them" [syn: rise,
5: come to the surface [syn: surface, come up, rise up,
6: 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" [syn: originate,
arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow]
7: move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She
ascended from a life of poverty to one of great [syn:
ascend, move up, rise]
8: go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were
lowered" [syn: wax, mount, climb, rise] [ant: wane]
9: become more extreme; "The tension heightened" [syn:
10: get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They
rose early"; "He uprose at night" [syn: get up, turn
out, arise, uprise, rise] [ant: bed, crawl in,
go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack,
kip down, retire, sack out, turn in]
11: rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the
bestseller list" [syn: rise, jump, climb up]
12: become heartened or elated; "Her spirits rose when she heard
the good news"
13: exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge";
"rise to the occasion"
14: take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn:
rebel, arise, rise, rise up]
15: increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
[syn: rise, prove]
16: come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun
uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
[syn: rise, come up, uprise, ascend] [ant: go
down, go under, set]
17: return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to
uprise" [syn: resurrect, rise, uprise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
628 Moby Thesaurus words for "rise":
Great Leap Forward, Olympian heights, abruptness, access,
accession, acclivity, accomplishment, accretion, accrual, accrue,
accrue from, accruement, accumulate, accumulation, achieve success,
acme, action and reaction, activate, addition, advance,
advancement, aerial heights, aggrandizement, agitate, amelioration,
amendment, amplification, anabasis, answer, apex, apparition,
appear, appearance, appearing, appreciate, appreciation, arise,
arise from, arising, arrive, ascend, ascension, ascent,
augmentation, automatic reaction, autonomic reaction, avatar,
awake, awake the dead, awaken, back, back up, balloon, ballooning,
bank, be a success, be begotten, be born, be contingent on,
be due to, be equal to, be incarnated, be poised, become,
become manifest, become visible, begin, beginning, bettering,
betterment, billow, blast, blast the ear, bloat, bloating,
blossoming, boom, boost, bore, bounceback, break, break out,
break through, breakers, breakthrough, breed, bring about,
bring into being, bring out, bristle, broaden, broadening,
bud from, budge, buildup, buoy up, burst forth, buss the clouds,
cant, careen, cast up, cause, change, change place, chop,
choppiness, chopping sea, circle, clamber, climb, climbing,
cock up, comb, comber, come, come alive, come forth, come forward,
come from, come in sight, come into being, come into existence,
come on, come out, come out of, come through, come to, come to be,
come to hand, come to life, come to light, come up, coming,
coming into being, coming-forth, commence, commencement,
conception, crash, crescendo, crop out, crop up, curl upwards,
cut a swath, dash, deafen, decline, depend on, derivation,
derive from, descend, descend from, develop, development,
developmental change, din, dip, dirty water, disclosure,
dizzy heights, drop, eagre, ebb, ebb and flow, echo, edema,
elaboration, elevate, elevation, emanate from, emerge, emerge from,
emergence, eminence, encourage, engender, enhancement, enlargement,
ennoblement, enrichment, ensue from, enter, epiphany, erect, erupt,
escalade, escalate, ether, eugenics, euthenics, evolution,
evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving, exaltation, expansion,
explication, exposure, extension, fade in, fall, fall away,
fall off, fill the air, flight, float, flood, flow, flow from,
flowering, fly, follow from, foment, forthcoming, fountain,
furtherance, gain, gain strength, generate, genesis,
germinate from, get ahead, get on, get over, get there, get to be,
get up, give rise to, go, go around, go downhill, go far,
go places, go round, go sideways, go up, go uphill, goad, grade,
gradient, gradual change, graduation, grass roots, gravity wave,
greatening, greet the day, ground swell, grow, grow from,
grow out of, grow up, growth, gush, gyrate, gyring up, hang on,
happen, have it made, have origin, head, headway, heave,
heave in sight, heaven, heavens, heavy sea, heavy swell, heft,
height, heighten, heights, heist, highland, hike, hill, hillock,
hinge on, hit the deck, hoick, hoist, hold up, impassion,
improvement, incarnation, inception, incite, incline, increase,
increment, inflame, inflation, instigate, insurge, insurrect,
intensify, irrupt, issuance, issue, issue forth, issue from,
jerk up, jet, jump, jump up, keel, knighting, knock up, knoll,
lean, leap, levitate, levitation, lift, lift up, list, live again,
lob, loft, look forth, loom, lop, make a breakthrough,
make a success, make good, make headway, make it, make the grade,
make the scene, manifestation, materialization, materialize,
materializing, maturation, meet, melioration, mend, mending,
motivate, mount, mount the barricades, mounting, move, move over,
multiplication, multiply, mutineer, mutiny, natural development,
natural growth, nonviolent change, occur, occurrence, opening,
origin, original, originate, originate in, origination, outcrop,
overthrow, passing, pay raise, peak, peal, peep out, perk up,
pickup, pile out, pitch, plunge, popple, precipitousness,
predictable response, preferment, presentation, press,
proceed from, produce, productiveness, progress, progression,
proliferate, proliferation, prominence, promotion, prosper,
provenience, provoke, push, quicken, radical, radix, raise,
raise up, rake, ramp, rattle the windows, reaction, realization,
reanimate, rear, rear up, rebel, recovery, reflection, reflex,
reflex action, refluence, reflux, regress, reluct, reluctate,
rend the air, rend the ears, reply, resound, respond to,
respondence, response, restoration, resurge, resuscitate, retreat,
retroaction, retrogress, return, return to life, revelation,
reverberation, revival, revive, revolt, revolute, revolution,
revolutionize, revulsion, riffle, ring, riot, ripening, ripple,
rise again, rise and fall, rise up, rising, rising ground,
rock the sky, rocketing up, roll, roll out, roller, root, rotate,
rough water, run, run riot, run up, saltation, scend, sea,
see the light, send, set up, shake up, shelve, shift, shoot up,
shooting up, show, show up, showing, showing forth, sidle, sink,
sit bolt upright, sit up, sky, slant, slope, smash, snowball,
snowballing, soar, soaring, source, spin, spiral, spire,
split the eardrums, split the ears, spout, spread, spring,
spring from, spring up, sprout from, spurt, stand on tiptoe,
stand up, start, startle the echoes, steep, steepness, stem,
stem from, stick up, stimulate, stir, stir up, stock,
straighten up, stratosphere, stream, stream forth, strengthen,
strike, strike the eye, stun, subside, subvert, succeed,
succumb to, surf, surge, swag, swallow, swarm up, sway, sweep up,
swell, swelling, take, take birth, take flight, take off,
take place, take rise, take wing, take-off, takeoff, taking off,
taproot, theophany, thrive, throw up, thunder, tidal bore,
tidal wave, tide wave, tilt, tip, toss, tower, travel, trough,
tsunami, tumescence, turn on, turn out, turn up, undulate,
undulation, unfolding, unfoldment, unthinking response, up, upbeat,
upbuoy, upcast, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing,
upgrade, upgrading, upgrow, upgrowth, upheave, uphill, uphoist,
uphold, upland, upleap, uplift, upping, upraise, uprear, uprisal,
uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upspin, upspring,
upstream, upsurge, upsurgence, upswarm, upsweep, upswing, upthrow,
uptrend, upturn, upward mobility, upwind, vantage ground,
vantage point, vault, vertical height, verticalness, wake up,
waken, wane, water wave, wave, wavelet, wax, waxing, whirl,
white horses, whitecaps, widen, widening, zenith, zooming