What is the meaning of rise?


  • A growth in strength or number or importance.
  • The act of changing location in an upward direction.
  • An upward slope or grade (as in a road. )
    • usage: "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  • A movement upward.
    • usage: "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
  • The amount a salary is increased.
    • usage: "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
  • The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.
  • A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
  • Theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. (
    • usage: "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"
  • An increase in cost.
    • usage: "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  • Increase in price or value.
    • usage: "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"


  • Move upward.
    • usage: "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
  • Increase in value or to a higher point.
    • usage: "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year"
  • Rise to one's feet.
    • usage: "The audience got up and applauded"
  • Rise up.
    • usage: "The building rose before them"
  • Come to the surface.
  • Come into existence; take on form or shape.
    • usage: "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"
  • Move to a better position in life or to a better job."She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
  • Go up or advance.
    • usage: "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
  • Become more extreme.
    • usage: "The tension heightened"
  • Get up and out of bed.
    • usage: "I get up at 7 A. M. Every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"
  • Rise in rank or status.
    • usage: "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  • Become heartened or elated.
    • usage: "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
  • Exert oneself to meet a challenge.
    • usage: "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
  • Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance.
  • Increase in volume.
    • usage: "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
  • Come up, of celestial bodies.
    • usage: "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
  • Return from the dead.
    • usage: "Christ is risen"; "The dead are to uprise"
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