Definition for RISE

RISE, n. [rise.]

  1. The act of rising, either in a literal or figurative sense; ascent; as, the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of mercury in the barometer; the rise of water in a river.
  2. The act of springing or mounting from the ground; as, the rise of the feet in leaping.
  3. Ascent; elevation, or degree of ascent; as, the rise of a hill or mountain.
  4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream in a mountain. All sin has its rise in the heart.
  5. Any place elevated above the common level; as, a rise of land.
  6. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or a star.
  7. Increase; advance; as, a rise in the price of wheat.
  8. Advance in rank, honor, property or fame. Observe a man after his rise to office, or a family after its rise from obscurity.
  9. Increase of sound on the same key; a swelling of the voice.
  10. Elevation or ascent of the voice in the diatonic scale; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
  11. Increase; augmentation.
  12. [D. rys; from the verb.] A bough or branch. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.

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