Definitions

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

  • adj. Rising or tending to rise.
  • adj. Botany Slanting or curving upward; ascending.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man or beast rising out of the sea.
  • adj. Rising or tending to rise.
  • adj. Curving upward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ascending.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rising; ascending. Specifically

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

  • adj. rising from the sea
  • adj. growing or extending upward

Etymologies

Latin assurgēns, assurgent-, present participle of assurgere, to rise up to : ad-, ad- + surgere, to rise; see surge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin assurgens, present participle of assurgo ("rise up"). (Wiktionary)

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  • I do not recall writing those comments. Sionnach, it hasn't arrived yet! It's being shipped from the UK I think. Can't wait to get stuck into a mess of arboreal erotica.

    October 11, 2011

  • So you're enjoying "A Melon for Ecstasy" then, I take it, yarb?

    October 9, 2011

  • I also see ent - so I am going now to have intercourse with trees, I'm going into the vast forests of this province. My stride is such that in two days I will be out of Moot distance, and for those of you who don't know what that means - it was a Beta version called the "Tree". - I am surrounded by the bloody things but soon it will just be one vast plain full of escapists and associated Apple ghouls.

    October 9, 2011

  • I also noticed the words ass, urge and gen - and the backword us, which seem to explain everything, When the great middle-class revolt occurs, this page will be the Rosetta Stone. Or do I mean the Golden Bough? Yes, the latter. Sorry Rosetta Stone!

    October 9, 2011

  • Anyone else notice that the words surge and gent appear within this word?

    October 9, 2011