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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rising  \Ris"ing\,  prep. 
  More  than  exceeding;  upwards  of  as  a  horse  rising  six 
  years  of  age.  [Colloq.  &  Low  U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rising  \Ris"ing\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rising  \Ris"ing\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rise  \Rise\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Rose};  p.  p.  {Risen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Rising}.]  [AS.  r[=i]san;  akin  to  OS  r[=i]san,  D.  rijzen 
  OHG.  r[=i]san  to  rise,  fall,  Icel.  r[=i]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 
  Proverb. 
  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 
  shore. 
  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. 
  17. 
 
  Honor  and  shame  from  no  condition  rise.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  increase  in  size,  force,  or  value;  to  proceed  toward  a 
  climax.  Specifically: 
  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 
  ounce.  --Locke. 
  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. 
  --Pope. 
  b  To  attain  to  a  better  social  position;  to  be  promoted; 
  to  excel;  to  succeed. 
 
  Some  rise  by  sin,  and  some  by  virtue  fall. 
  --Shak. 
  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 
  interest. 
  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 
  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. 
 
  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 
  different. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rising 
  adj  1:  advancing  or  becoming  higher  or  greater  in  degree  or  value 
  or  status;  "a  rising  trend";  "a  rising  market"  [ant:  {falling}] 
  2:  (of  a  heavenly  body)  becoming  visible  above  the  horizon; 
  "the  rising  sun"  [ant:  {setting}] 
  3:  increasing  in  amount  or  degree;  "rising  prices" 
  4:  preceding  the  climax  especially  of  a  dramatic  or  narrative 
  plot;  "the  rising  action"  [ant:  {falling}] 
  5:  sloping  upward  [syn:  {acclivitous},  {uphill}] 
  6:  coming  to  maturity;  "the  rising  generation"  [syn:  {emerging}] 
  7:  newly  come  into  prominence;  "a  rising  young  politician" 
  8:  that  are  flowing  inward;  "the  rising  tide  destroyed  their 
  sand  castle"  [syn:  {advancing}] 
  n  1:  a  movement  upward;  "they  cheered  the  rise  of  the  hot-air 
  balloon"  [syn:  {rise},  {ascent},  {ascension}]  [ant:  {fall}] 
  2:  organized  opposition  to  authority;  a  conflict  in  which  one 
  faction  tries  to  wrest  control  from  another  [syn:  {rebellion}, 
  {insurrection},  {revolt},  {uprising}] 




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