rise


From 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.
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      (b) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in
          air, cork in water, and the like.
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      (c) To move upward under the influence of a projecting
          force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
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      (d) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this
          elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
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      (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.
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      (f) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to
          rise from a chair or from a fall.
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      (g) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
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                He that would thrive, must rise by five. --Old
                                                  Proverb.
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      (h) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far
          above the sea.
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      (i) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises
          in this direction. "A rising ground." --Dryden.
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      (j) To retire; to give up a siege.
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                He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . .
                was gone.                         --Knolles.
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      (k) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to
          become light, as dough, and the like.
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   2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically:
      
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      (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.
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      (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.
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      (c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as,
          a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
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      (d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as,
          rivers rise in lakes or springs.
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                A scepter shall rise out of Israel. --Num. xxiv.
                                                  17.
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                Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
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   3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a
      climax. Specifically: 
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      (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.
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      (b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
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                Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the
                ounce.                            --Locke.
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      (c) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor,
          and the like.
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      (d) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
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      (e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
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      (f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses
          rose beyond his expectations.
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   4. In various figurative senses. Specifically: 
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      (a) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war;
          to take up arms; to rebel.
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                At our heels all hell should rise
                With blackest insurrection.       --Milton.
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                No more shall nation against nation rise.
                                                  --Pope.
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      (b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted;
          to excel; to succeed.
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                Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
                                                  --Shak.
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      (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.
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      (d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
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                A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men
                of contemplative natures.         --Spectator.
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      (e) To come; to offer itself.
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                There chanced to the prince's hand to rise
                An ancient book.                  --Spenser.
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   5. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
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            But now is Christ risen from the dead. --1. Cor. xv.
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   6. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the
      committee rose after agreeing to the report.
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            It was near nine . . . before the House rose.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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   7. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as,
      to rise a tone or semitone.
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   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.
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   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.
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From 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.
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   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.
                                                  Russell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rise \Rise\, n.
   1. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
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   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.
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   3. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house
      stood on a rise of land. [Colloq.]
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   4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
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            All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart. --R.
                                                  Nelson.
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   5. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or
      of a planet. --Shak.
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   6. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank,
      property, fame, and the like.
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            The rise or fall that may happen in his constant
            revenue by a Spanish war.             --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   7. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
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            The ordinary rises and falls of the voice. --Bacon.
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   8. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key;
      as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
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   9. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the
      surface of the water.
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