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Dictionary definition for: Rise

1. (v) move upward; "The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

2. (n) a growth in strength or number or importance

3. (n) the act of changing location in an upward direction

4. (v) increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply" "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

5. (n) an upward slope or grade (as in a road) "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"

6. (v) rise to one''s feet; "The audience got up and applauded"

7. (n) a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

8. (v) rise up; "The building rose before them"

9. (n) the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise" "he got a wage hike"

10. (v) come to the surface

11. (n) the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

12. (v) become more extreme; "The tension heightened"

13. (n) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

14. (v) come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country" "a love that sprang up from friendship" "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

15. (n) (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit" "the rising of the Holy Ghost" "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

16. (v) be promoted, move to a better position

17. (n) an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

18. (v) go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

19. (n) increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

20. (v) get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day" "They rose early" "He uprose at night"

21. (v) rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

22. (v) increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

23. (v) become heartened or elated; "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"

24. (v) exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge" "rise to the occasion"

25. (v) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

26. (v) come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises" "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." "Jupiter ascends"

27. (v) return from the dead; "Christ is risen!" "The dead are to uprise"

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