Definitions of rise:
  • noun:   the act of changing location in an upward direction
  • noun:   an increase in cost
    Example: "They asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  • noun:   a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun:   a movement upward
    Example: "They cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
  • noun:   increase in price or value
  • noun:   the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
  • noun:   the amount a salary is increased
  • noun:   (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
  • noun:   a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  • noun:   an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    Example: "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
  • verb:   rise up
  • verb:   exert oneself to meet a challenge
    Example: "Rise to a challenge"
  • verb:   increase in value or to a higher point
  • verb:   rise in rank or status
  • verb:   become heartened or elated
  • verb:   move upward
  • verb:   come up, of celestial bodies
    Example: "The sun also rises"
  • verb:   increase in volume
  • verb:   become more extreme
  • verb:   return from the dead
    Example: "Christ is risen!"
  • verb:   be promoted, move to a better position
  • verb:   rise to one's feet
  • verb:   take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
  • verb:   come into existence; take on form or shape
  • verb:   go up or advance
  • verb:   come to the surface
  • verb:   get up and out of bed
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #32971)

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