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

  • intransitive v. To get up or stand up; rise.
  • intransitive v. To go, move, or incline upward; ascend.
  • intransitive v. To rise into view, especially from below the horizon.
  • intransitive v. To increase in pitch or volume; swell.
  • n. The act or process of rising.
  • n. An upward slope; an ascent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising.
  • v. To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon.
  • v. To have an upward direction or inclination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon.
  • intransitive v. To have an upward direction or inclination.
  • n. The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rise up, as from bed or from a seat; get up; rise.
  • To ascend, as above the horizon: literally or figuratively.
  • To ascend, as a hill; slope upward. Tennyson, Vision of Sin, v.
  • To swell; well up; rise in waves.
  • To spring up; come into being or perception; be made or caused.
  • n. Uprising.
  • n. An increase in size; a swelling; a protuberance.
  • n. Rise; development; advance; augmentation, as of price or value.

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

  • v. move upward
  • v. come up, of celestial bodies
  • v. ascend as a sound
  • v. return from the dead
  • v. come into existence; take on form or shape
  • v. rise up as in fear
  • v. rise to one's feet
  • v. get up and out of bed

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