Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To get up, as from a sitting or prone position; rise.
  • intransitive v. To awaken and get up: arose at dawn.
  • intransitive v. To move upward; ascend.
  • intransitive v. To come into being; originate: hoped that a new spirit of freedom was arising.
  • intransitive v. To result, issue, or proceed: mistakes that arise from a basic misunderstanding. See Synonyms at stem1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To get up.
  • v. To start to exist.
  • v. To resume existing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Rising.
  • intransitive 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
  • intransitive 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
  • intransitive v. To proceed; to issue; to spring.

from The 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 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.]
  • n. Rising.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Middle English arisen, from Old English ārīsan : ā-, intensive pref. + rīsan, to rise; see rise.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)

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