Definition for A-RISE'

A-RISE', v.i. [s as z. pret. arose; pp. arisen; pron. arize, aroze. Sax. arisan; D. ryzen; Goth. reisan. It may be allied to Ar. رَأسَ, rausa, to be the head or chief; Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. Eth. ראש head, origin.]

  1. To ascend, mount up or move to a higher place; as, vapors arise from humid places.
  2. To emerge from below the horizon; as, the sun or a star arises or rises.
  3. To get out of bed; to leave the place or state of rest; or to leave a sitting or lying posture. The king arose early and went to the den. Dan. vi.
  4. To begin; to spring up; to originate. A persecution arose about Stephen. Acts xi.
  5. To revive from death; to leave the grave. Many bodies of saints arose. Matth. xxvii. Figuratively, to awake from a state of sin and stupidity; to repent. Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee life. Eph. v.
  6. To begin to act; to exert power; to move from a state of inaction. Let God arise; let his enemies be scattered. Ps. lxviii.
  7. To appear, or become known; to become visible, sensible or operative. To you shall the sun of righteousness arise. Matth. iv. Till the day-star shall arise in your hearts. 2 Pet. i.
  8. To be put in motion; to swell or be agitated; as, the waves arose.
  9. To be excited or provoked; as, the wrath of the king shall arise.
  10. To emerge from poverty, depression or distress. By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Amos vii.
  11. To appear in a particular character; to enter upon an office. There arose a new king who knew not Joseph. Ex. i.
  12. To begin sedition, insurrection, or mutiny; as, the men arose, or rose, upon their officers.
  13. To invade, assault, or begin hostility; followed by against. When he arose against me, I caught him by the beard. 1 Sam. xvii. In this sense, the word against really belongs to the verb, and is necessary to give it this meaning. [See Rise, another form of this verb, which has the same signification, and is more generally used in popular language.]

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