English - Pronunciation
English - Etymology 1
From Middle English risen, from Old English rīsan (“to rise, stand up, rise together, be fit, be fitting, be becoming, be proper”), from Proto-Germanic *rīsaną (“to rise, move vertically up or down, go”), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (“to rise, arise”). See also raise.
(intransitive) To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
- To move upwards.
- To grow upward; to attain a certain height.
- To slope upward.
(of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation.
1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 4,
- And still the hours passed, and at last I knew by the glimmer of light in the tomb above that the sun had risen again, and a maddening thirst had hold of me. And then I thought of all the barrels piled up in the vault and of the liquor that they held; and stuck not because 'twas spirit, for I would scarce have paused to sate that thirst even with molten lead.
- 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 4,
- To become erect; to assume an upright position.
- To leave one's bed; to get up.
- (figuratively) To be resurrected.
- (figuratively) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn.
(intransitive) To increase in value or standing.
- To attain a higher status.
- Of a quantity, price, etc., to increase.
- To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought, or discourse.
- To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pitch.
To begin; to develop.
- Professor Peter Crome, chair of the audit's steering group, said the report "provides further concrete evidence that the care of patients with dementia in hospital is in need of a radical shake-up". While a few hospitals had risen to the challenge of improving patients' experiences, many have not, he said. The report recommends that all staff receive basic dementia awareness training, and staffing levels should be maintained to help such patients.
- To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light.
(of a river) To have its source (in a particular place).
- 1802 December 1, “Interesting description of the Montanna Real”, in The Monthly magazine, or, British register, Number 94 (Number 5 of Volume 14), page 396:
- To become perceptible to the senses, other than sight.
- To develop.
English - Etymology 2
- The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater.
- The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
- (chiefly UK) An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).
- The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
- (UK, Ireland, Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise.
- (Sussex) A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
- An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
- (informal) An angry reaction.