42 Definitions of Rise

The meaning of the word rise, the definition of Rise:

n. - The act of rising, or the state of being risen.

n. - 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.

n. - Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.

n. - Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.

n. - Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.

n. - Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.

n. - Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.

n. - Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.

n. - The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.

v. - 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.

v. - To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.

v. - To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.

v. - To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.

v. - 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.

v. - To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.

v. - To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.

v. - To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.

v. - To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.

v. - To retire; to give up a siege.

v. - To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.

v. - To have the aspect or the effect of rising.

v. - To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.

v. - 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.

v. - To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.

v. - To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.

v. - To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.

v. - To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.

v. - To become of higher value; to increase in price.

v. - To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.

v. - To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.

v. - To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.

v. - To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.

v. - In various figurative senses.

v. - To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.

v. - To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.

v. - 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.

v. - To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.

v. - To come; to offer itself.

v. - To ascend from the grave; to come to life.

v. - To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.

v. - To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.

v. - To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.

The word "rise" uses 4 letters: E I R S

Direct anagrams of rise:

ires reis sire

Words formed by adding one letter before or after rise, or to rise in any order:

a - arise raise serai   b - biers birse bries ribes   c - cires cries rices   d - dries resid rides sired   e - siree   f - fires fries frise reifs serif   h - heirs hires shier shire   k - keirs kiers siker skier   l - liers riels riles slier   m - emirs mires miser rimes   n - reins resin rinse risen serin siren   o - osier   p - peris piers pries prise ripes speir spier spire   r - riser   s - rises sires   t - rites tiers tires tries   u - sieur   v - rives siver viers vires   w - weirs wires wiser wries   x - sixer   z - sizer  

Shorter words found within rise:

er ers es ie ire is re rei res sei ser si sir sr sri

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