1. a growth in strength or number or importance
2. the act of changing location in an upward direction
3. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- the car couldn't make it up the rise
4. a movement upward
- they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
5. the amount a salary is increased
6. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
Similar word(s): upgrade
7. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
Similar word(s): lift
8. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
9. an increase in cost
- they asked for a 10% rise in rates
10. increase in price or value
Similar word(s): advance
Sentences with rise as a noun:
- The rise of the tide.
- There was a rise of nearly two degrees since yesterday.
- Exercise is usually accompanied by a temporary rise in blood pressure.
- The rise of the working class.
- The rise of the printing press.
- The rise of the feminists.
- The rise of his pants was so low that his tailbone was exposed.
- The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.
- I knew that would get a rise out of him.
1. move upward
2. increase in value or to a higher point
Similar word(s): climb
3. rise to one's feet
Definition categories: motion
4. rise up
5. come to the surface
Similar word(s): surface
6. come into existence; take on form or shape
7. move to a better position in life or to a better job
Similar word(s): ascend
8. go up or advance
9. become more extreme
Similar word(s): heighten
10. get up and out of bed
Definition categories: body
11. rise in rank or status
Similar word(s): jump
Definition categories: change
12. become heartened or elated
Definition categories: emotion
13. exert oneself to meet a challenge
- rise to a challenge
- rise to the occasion
14. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
15. increase in volume
Similar word(s): prove
16. come up, of celestial bodies
- The sun also rises
17. return from the dead
- The dead are to uprise
Sentences with rise as a verb:
- We watched the balloon rise.
- This elm tree rises to a height of seventy feet.
- The path rises as you approach the foot of the hill.
- to rise from a chair or from a fall
- to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence;
- to rise a tone or semitone
- Has that dough risen yet?
- to rise a hill
- 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