verb (used without object), rose, ris·en [riz–uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
- to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
- to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night’s sleep: to rise early.
- to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
- to get up after falling or being thrown down.
- to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
- to be built up, erected, or constructed.
- to spring up or grow, as plants: Weeds rose overnight.
- to become prominent on or project from a surface, as a blister.
- to come into existence; appear.
- to come into action, as a wind or storm.
- to occur: A quarrel rose between them.
- to originate, issue, or be derived; to have a source.
- to move from a lower to a higher position; move upward; ascend: The bird rose in the air.
- to ascend above the horizon, as a heavenly body.
- to extend directly upward; project vertically: The tower rises to a height of 60 feet. The building rises above the city’s other skyscrapers.
- to have an upward slant or curve: The path rises as it approaches the woods.
- to attain higher rank, status, or importance or a higher economic level: to rise in the world.
- to advance to a higher level of action, thought, feeling, etc.: to rise above the commonplace.
- Angling. (of fish) to come up toward the surface of the water in pursuit of food or bait.
- to prove oneself equal to a demand, emergency, etc. (followed by to): to rise to the occasion; to rise to one’s responsibilities.
- to become animated, cheerful, or heartened, as the spirits.
- to become roused or stirred: to feel one’s temper rising.
- to increase in height, as the level of water: The river rose thirty feet in eight hours.
- to swell or puff up, as dough from the action of yeast.
- to increase in amount, as prices.
- to increase in price or value, as commodities.
- to increase in degree, intensity, or force, as fever, color, etc.
- to become louder or of higher pitch, as the voice.
- to adjourn or close a session, as a deliberative body or court.
- to return from the dead: Christ rose from the dead and on the third day ascended into heaven.
verb (used with object), rose, ris·en [riz–uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
- Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
- Nautical. to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it; raise.
- an act or instance of rising.
- appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
- elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.: the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
- an increase in height, as of the level of water.
- the amount of such increase.
- an increase in amount, as of prices.
- an increase in price or value, as of commodities.
- Chiefly British. raise(defs 33–35).
- an increase in degree or intensity, as of temperature.
- an increase in loudness or in pitch, as of the voice.
- Architecture, Building Trades.
- the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
- the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
- the vertical distance through which the floor of an elevator or the like passes.
- origin, source, or beginning: the rise of a stream in a mountain.
- a coming into existence or notice: the rise of a new talent.
- extension upward.
- the amount of such extension.
- upward slope, as of ground or a road.
- a piece of rising or high ground: a house built upon a gentle rise.
- the distance between the crotch and the waist of a pair of trousers: Pants with a high rise are now in style.
- Angling. the coming up of a fish toward the surface in pursuit of food or bait.
- rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult.
- get a rise out of, Informal.
- to provoke, as to action or anger.
- to evoke the expected or desired response from.
- give rise to, to originate; produce; cause: The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)
- to get up from a lying, sitting, kneeling, or prone position
- to get out of bed, esp to begin one’s dayhe always rises early
- to move from a lower to a higher position or place; ascend
- to ascend or appear above the horizonthe sun is rising
- to increase in height or levelthe water rose above the normal level
- to attain higher rank, status, or reputationhe will rise in the world
- to be built or erectedthose blocks of flats are rising fast
- to become apparent; appearnew troubles rose to afflict her
- to increase in strength, degree, intensity, etcher spirits rose; the wind is rising
- to increase in amount or valuehouse prices are always rising
- to swell updough rises
- to become erect, stiff, or rigidthe hairs on his neck rose in fear
- (of one’s stomach or gorge) to manifest or feel nausea; retch
- to become actively rebellious; revoltthe people rose against their oppressors
- to slope upwardsthe ground rises beyond the lake
- to return from the dead; be resurrected
- to originate; come into existencethat river rises in the mountains
- (of a session of a court, legislative assembly, etc) to come to an end; adjourn
- angling (of fish) to come to the surface of the water, as when taking flies
- (tr) nautical another term for raise (def. 20)
- (often foll by to) informal to respond (to teasing, etc) or fall into a trap prepared for one
- the act or an instance of rising; ascent
- an increase in height; elevation
- an increase in rank, status, or position
- an increase in amount, cost, or value
- an increase in degree or intensity
- British an increase in salary or wagesUS and Canadian word: raise
- a piece of rising ground
- an upward slope or incline
- the appearance of the sun, moon, or other celestial body above the horizon
- the vertical height of a step or of a flight of stairs
- the vertical height of a roof above the walls or columns
- the height of an arch above the impost level
- angling the act or instance of fish coming to the surface of the water to take flies, etc
- the beginning, origin, or source; derivation
- slang an erection of the penis
- get a rise out of or take a rise out of to provoke an angry or petulant reaction from
- give rise to to cause the development of; produce
Old English risan “to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one’s feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper” (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan “to go up” (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan “to rise,” Old High German risan “to rise, flow,” German reisen “to travel,” originally “to rise for a journey”).
From c.1200 as “move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;” also “rise from the dead.” Meaning “come into existence, originate; result (from)” is mid-13c. From early 14c. as “rebel, revolt;” also “occur, happen, come to pass; take place.” Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.
“upward movement,” 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning “a piece of rising ground” is from 1630s. Meaning “spring, source, origin, beginning” is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).
Elicit an angry or irritated reaction, as in His teasing always got a rise out of her. This expression alludes to the angler’s dropping a fly in a likely spot in the hope that a fish will rise to this bait.
In addition to the idioms beginning with rise
- rise and shine
- rise from the ashes
- rise in the world
- rise through the ranks
- rise to the bait
- rise to the occasion
- come up (rise in the world)
- get a rise out of
- give birth (rise) to