American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
- v. To awaken and get up: arose at dawn.
- v. To move upward; ascend.
- v. To come into being; originate: hoped that a new spirit of freedom was arising.
- v. To result, issue, or proceed: mistakes that arise from a basic misunderstanding. See Synonyms at stem1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling, or from a posture or state of repose, as from sleep or the grave: as, the audience arose and remained standing.
- To get up from a sitting or session, as of a court; suspend sittings for a time; adjourn: as, the court arose at 4 o'clock.
- To spring up from, or as from, the ground; ascend; mount or move from a lower to a higher place: as, vapors arise from humid ground.
- To come into view, as from a hiding-place; specifically, to appear, as the sun or a star, above the horizon: hence, to begin, or be ushered in, as the day.
- To come into being or action; come into existence or play; start into prominence or activity; appear; come upon the scene: as, a false prophet has arisen; a great wind arose; a cry arose.
- To have a beginning or origin; originate. To have or take its rise, as a river; rise, as from a source.
- To come or spring up incidentally, as anything requiring attention: as, other cases can be attended to as they arise.
- To rise in hostility; rebel: with against: as, the men arose against their officers.
- [In senses 1–4, 6 , and 8, rise is now more common.] Synonyms Arise, Rise. The choice between these words was primarily, and still often is, a matter of rhythm. The literal meanings, however, or those which seem literal, have become more associated with rise, and the consciously figurative with arise: as, he rose from his chair; the sun rose; the provinces rose in revolt; trouble arose; “Music arose with its voluptuous swell,”
Byron, Childe Harold, iii. 21.
- n. Rising.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise
- v. To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself
- v. To proceed; to issue; to spring.
- n. obsolete Rising.
- v. come into existence; take on form or shape
- v. move upward
- v. originate or come into being
- v. result or issue
- v. rise to one's feet
- v. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
- v. get up and out of bed
- From Middle English arisen, from Old English ārīsan ("to arise, get up; rise; spring from, originate; spring up, ascend"), from Proto-Germanic *uzrīsanan (“to rise up, arise”), equivalent to a- + rise. Cognate with Scots arise, aryse ("to arise, rise up, come into existence"), Middle Low German errīsen ("to stand up, arise"), Old High German irrīsan ("to rise up, fall"), Gothic (urreisan, "to arise"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English arisen, from Old English ārīsan : ā-, intensive pref. + rīsan, to rise; see rise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The problems arise from the court documents the banks and the mortgage servicers file when pursuing foreclosures.”
“Given the possibility of some topical variances here therefore, the question that might arise is whether this is, as is being reported in the aforementioned news sources, an intended denial of the contents of Tornielli's report, or whether it is not a denial, but rather a pre-emptive assurance, on the heels of Tornielli's story, that there are no formal changes to the liturgical books presently planned.”
“Such a situation could only arise from a limited number of circumstances; either Mr. KENT was discharged due to physical injuries which precluded any further military service (active duty or reserve duty), or he was discharged under conditions/circumstances which involved disciplinary action.”
“In some of the gravest war-crime charges to arise from the Afghan conflict, five soldiers have been accused of killing unarmed Afghan men, apparently for sport, and desecrating their corpses.”
“The other problems the Democrats 'congressional wing has created for the party arise from the work plan it has pursued over the last two years.”
“However, challenges arise from the incomplete understanding of the model-error.”
“But there are other questions that arise from the Tory descent into isolation.”
“Speakers of unrelated languages such as Chinese or Arabic have fewer problems with transfer, and correspondingly more which arise from the intrinsic difficulty of the English structures themselves. (p. xi)”
“Mr. JOHN BOUMA (Attorney): Your Honor, Arizona is trying to deal with the problems that arise from a federal immigration system that even President Obama acknowledges is broken.”
“The scenario you have described is precisely the worst kind of unintended consequence to arise from a ‘system’ that is supposed to make life better.”
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