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1. Ascending, sloping upward, or advancing: a rising tide.
2. Developing or emerging: the rising generation.
3. Increasing in power or influence: a rising nation.
4. About to begin a certain grade or educational level: rising seniors.
1. The action of one that rises.
2. An uprising; an insurrection.
3. A slope or hill.


1. an insurrection or rebellion; revolt
2. (Cookery) the yeast or leaven used to make dough rise in baking
adj (prenominal)
3. increasing in rank, status, or reputation: a rising young politician.
4. increasing in maturity; growing up to adulthood: the rising generation.
informal approaching the age of; nearly: she's rising 40.


(ˈraɪ zɪŋ)

1. advancing, ascending, or mounting.
2. growing or advancing to adult years: the rising generation.
3. somewhat more than: The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
4. in approach of; almost: a lad rising sixteen.
5. the act of a person or thing that rises.
6. a rebellion; uprising.
7. a projection or prominence.
8. a stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.




  1. Everything undulates like water weed —John Berger

    Berger’s simile appeared in his afterword for the published script of the movie, Nineteen-Nineteen.

  2. Got up clumsily, cautiously, like one standing in a stalled Ferris wheel —Stanley Elkin
  3. Lifts like a starting gate —Daniel Berrigan
  4. Popped up … like a released spring —Elizabeth Spencer
  5. Raising himself in his seat like a panelist answering a question from the audience —Kingsley Amis
  6. Reared like a seal —Erich Maria Remarque
  7. (He felt his cock) rearing up like a kite —Jilly Cooper
  8. Rise (from sleep) like driftwood out of surf —Karl Shapiro
  9. (Smoke that) rises like birds —D. H. Lawrence
  10. Rising gawkily like a tame goose trying to fly —Margaret Laurence
  11. Rising like a north wind —Lawrence Durrell
  12. Rising like a salmon against the bullnecked river —Louis MacNeice
  13. Rising like cakes —Thomas Lux
  14. Rising uncomfortably, like a schoolboy in the presence of a censuring teacher —Jan Kubicki
  15. Rose like bubbles to the surface —Ivo Andric
  16. Rose, like royalty —Edna Ferber
  17. Rose … slowly, like a statue coming reluctantly to life —James Crumley
  18. Rose to go … like a business man who has wasted a valuable twenty minutes on a prospective customer —Christopher Isherwood
  19. Rose up like a flying swan —Stevie Smith
  20. Scrambled back out of his chair like a foot soldier ducking a grenade —Robert Lewis Taylor
  21. Stood [up to go], like Cinderella hearing the stroke of midnight —Eric Knight
  22. Stood up, tawny and twinkling like a mobile in a breeze —Dick Francis
  23. Surfaced like a nugget on sinking soil —Derek Lambert
  24. Surfaced like a trout that had spotted a dragonfly just above the water —Joan Hess

    What surfaces in Hess’ novel, Strangled Prose, is a character’s alter ego.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rising - a movement upwardrising - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
climbing, mounting, climb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, raising, lift - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
heave, heaving - an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
liftoff - the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom - a rapid rise
takeoff - the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
uplift, upthrow, upthrust, upheaval - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting - the rise of something; "the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky"
2.rising - organized opposition to authorityrising - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
insurgence, insurgency - an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
intifada, intifadah - an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000; "the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993"
mutiny - open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
Adj.1.rising - advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market"
falling - becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"
2.rising - sloping upwardrising - sloping upward      
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
3.rising - coming to maturity; "the rising generation"
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
4.rising - newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"


The act of rising or moving upward:
تَمَرُّد، عِصْيانشُروق، بُزوغمُشْرِقه، مُرْتَفِعَه
rísandi, upprennandiupprás, uppkomauppreisn
artanayaklanmadoğmaisyanyeni yetişen


1. (= increasing) [number, quantity] → creciente; [prices etc] → en aumento, en alza (Fin) [trend] → alcista
the rising number of murdersel creciente número de homicidios
with rising alarmcon creciente alarma
2. (= getting higher) [sun, moon] → naciente; [ground] → en pendiente; [tide] → creciente
the house stood on rising groundla casa estaba construída sobre una pendiente
3. (fig) (= promising) → prometedor
rising politicianpolítico m en alza
the rising generationlas nuevas generaciones
B. ADV (= almost) → casi
he's rising 12pronto tendrá 12 años
C. N
1. (= uprising) → rebelión f, sublevación f
2. [of river] → nacimiento m; [of sun etc] → salida f
3. on the rising of the House (Parl) → al suspenderse la sesión
D. CPD rising damp Nhumedad f de paredes
rising star N (fig) (= person) → figura f emergente


(= increasing) [number, level, rate] → croissant(e)
Rising interest rates are bad for borrowers → Les taux d'intérêt croissants sont préjudiciables pour les emprunteurs.
[tide] → montant(e)
[sun, moon, star] → levant(e)
(= up-and-coming) → d'avenir
n (= uprising) → soulèvement m, insurrection frising damp nhumidité f (montant des fondations)rising star n
(ASTRONOMY)étoile f montante
(= person) → étoile f montante


(= rebellion)Erhebung f, → Aufstand m
(of sun, star)Aufgehen nt, → Aufgang m; (of barometer, prices, river)(An)steigen nt; (from dead) → Auferstehung f; (of theatre curtain)Hochgehen nt; (of ground)Steigung f, → Anstieg m; the rising and falling of …das Auf und Ab (+gen)
(= adjournment: of Parliament etc) → Auseinandergehen nt
sun, staraufgehend; tide, barometersteigend; (= sloping) groundansteigend; the rising sapder aufsteigende Saft
(= increasing) prices, inflation, stock market, currencysteigend; unemploymentsteigend, zunehmend; crimezunehmend; windaufkommend; hopessteigend; anger, furywachsend; the rising tide of violencedie zunehmende Welle der Gewalt
(fig) a rising young doctorein aufstrebender junger Arzt; a rising politicianein kommender Politiker; the rising generationdie kommende Generation; (the) rising threes/fives (Brit Sch) → die knapp Drei-/Fünfjährigen
adv (inf) she’s rising sixteensie ist fast sechzehn


1. adj
a. (increasing, number) → sempre crescente; (prices) → in aumento; (tide) → montante; (anger, alarm, doubt) → crescente
b. (getting higher, sun, moon) → nascente, che sorge; (ground) → in salita (fig) (promising) → promettente
2. n (uprising) → sommossa


(raiz) past tense rose (rouz) : past participle risen (ˈrizn) verb
1. to become greater, larger, higher etc; to increase. Food prices are still rising; His temperature rose; If the river rises much more, there will be a flood; Her voice rose to a scream; Bread rises when it is baked; His spirits rose at the good news.
2. to move upwards. Smoke was rising from the chimney; The birds rose into the air; The curtain rose to reveal an empty stage.
3. to get up from bed. He rises every morning at six o'clock.
4. to stand up. The children all rose when the headmaster came in.
5. (of the sun etc) to appear above the horizon. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
6. to slope upwards. Hills rose in the distance; The ground rises at this point.
7. to rebel. The people rose (up) in revolt against the dictator.
8. to move to a higher rank, a more important position etc. He rose to the rank of colonel.
9. (of a river) to begin or appear. The Rhône rises in the Alps.
10. (of wind) to begin; to become stronger. Don't go out in the boat – the wind has risen.
11. to be built. Office blocks are rising all over the town.
12. to come back to life. Jesus has risen.
1. (the) act of rising. He had a rapid rise to fame; a rise in prices.
2. an increase in salary or wages. She asked her boss for a rise.
3. a slope or hill. The house is just beyond the next rise.
4. the beginning and early development of something. the rise of the Roman Empire.
ˈrising noun
1. the act or rising. the rising of the sun.
2. a rebellion. The king executed those who took part in the rising.
the rising sun; rising prices; the rising generation; a rising young politician.
early/late riser
a person who gets out of bed early or late in the day.
give rise to
to cause. This plan has given rise to various problems.
rise to the occasion
to be able to do what is required in an emergency etc. He had never had to make a speech before, but he rose to the occasion magnificently.
References in classic literature ?
I suppose it won't be for a year or two but I've been thinking about it," he said, rising and going toward the door.
Read it as soon as you can," he said, rising, "but don't let it influence your own story.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
And we view Kentucke situated on the fertile banks of the great Ohio, rising from obscurity to shine with splendor, equal to any other of the stars of the American hemisphere.
said Christie, rising and pressing her hands lightly on Dick's tremulous fingers.
And, after all, child," exclaimed Hepzibah, suddenly rising, as if to dismiss the subject, "it is not for me to say who shall be a guest or inhabitant of the old Pyncheon House.
It was marvellous to observe how the ghosts of bygone meals were continually rising up before him -- not in anger or retribution, but as if grateful for his former appreciation, and seeking to repudiate an endless series of enjoyment.
Its limbs were gnarled and fantastic, large enough to form trunks for ordinary trees, twisting down almost to the earth, and rising again into the air.
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
Just then he saw the goblin rising in his stirrups, and in the very act of hurling his head at him.
After rising, in town, to meet his appeal, I had at all events a couple of very bad days-- found myself doubtful again, felt indeed sure I had made a mistake.
Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship-owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.