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  1. verb To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: -- (a
  2. verb To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
  3. verb To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
  4. verb To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
  5. verb 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.
  6. verb To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
  7. verb To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
  8. verb To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
  9. verb To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction.
  10. verb To retire; to give up a siege.
  11. verb To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
  12. verb To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
  13. verb To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
  14. verb 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.
  15. verb To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
  16. verb To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
  17. verb To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
  18. verb To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
  19. verb To become of higher value; to increase in price.
  20. verb To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
  21. verb To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
  22. verb To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
  23. verb To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
  24. verb In various figurative senses.
  25. verb To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  26. verb To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
  27. verb 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.
  28. verb To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  29. verb To come; to offer itself.
  30. verb To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
  31. verb To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
  32. verb To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
  33. verb To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.
  34. noun The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
  35. noun 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.
  36. noun Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
  37. noun Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
  38. noun Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
  39. noun Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
  40. noun Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
  41. noun Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  42. noun The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly

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rise v. , rose , risen , rising , rises . v.intr. To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling

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