Definitions for: Rising


[n] organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
[n] a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
[adj] newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician"
[adj] coming to maturity; "the rising generation"
[adj] sloping upward
[adj] (of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon; "the rising sun"
[adj] advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market"
[adj] preceding the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; "the rising action"
[adj] increasing in amount or degree; "rising prices"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ris"ing, a.
1. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward
direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the
rising moon.

2. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising
state; a rising character.

Among the rising theologians of Germany. --Hare.

3. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of
active life; as, the rising generation.


Ris"ing, prep.
More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six
years of age. [Colloq. & Low, U.S.]


Ris"ing, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense).

2. That which rises; a tumor; a boil. --Lev. xiii. 10.

Rising main (Waterworks), the pipe through which water from
an engine is delivered to an elevated reservoir.

Synonyms: acclivitous, ascending(a), ascension, ascent, building(a), bull(a), emerging, future, heightening(a), improving, increasing, insurrection, new, rebellion, revolt, rise, up, uphill, uprising

Antonyms: fall, falling, setting

See Also: battle, change of location, climb, climbing, conflict, elevation, Great Revolt, heave, heaving, insurgency, intifada, lift, liftoff, mounting, mutiny, Peasant's Revolt, raising, rapid climb, rapid growth, struggle, takeoff, travel, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upthrow, upthrust, zoom

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