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rising (root: rise)


Adjective, Noun


Noun rising has 2 senses

Adjective rising has 4 senses


  •  Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character.  [1913 Webster]
    "Among the rising theologians of Germany."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation.  [1913 Webster]
     More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense).  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which rises; a tumor; a boil.  Lev. xiii. 10.  [1913 Webster]
Rising main (Waterworks), the pipe through which water from an engine is delivered to an elevated reservoir.


rising, adj. & n.
1 going up; getting higher.
2 increasing (rising costs).
3 advancing to maturity or high standing (the rising generation; a rising young lawyer).
4 approaching a specified age (the rising fives).
5 (of ground) sloping upwards.
--n. a revolt or insurrection.

rising damp moisture absorbed from the ground into a wall.



Brownian movement, abruptness, abscess, acclinate, acclivitous, acclivity, advance, anabasis, anabatic, angular motion, aposteme, apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, ascendant, ascending, ascension, ascensional, ascensive, ascent, avatar, axial, axial motion, back, back-flowing, backflowing, backing, backward, backward motion, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bump, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, career, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, civil disorder, clamber, climb, climbing, cold sore, coming, coming into being, coming-forth, corn, course, current, cyst, descending, descent, dilatation, dilation, disclosure, distension, down-trending, downward, downward motion, drift, driftage, drifting, ebbing, edema, elevation, emergence, emeute, epiphany, escalade, eschar, exposure, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flight, flow, flowing, fluent, flux, flying, forthcoming, forward motion, fountain, furuncle, furunculus, gathering, general uprising, going, gradient, gumboil, gush, gyrational, gyratory, gyring up, hemorrhoids, in the ascendant, incarnation, increase, insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, intumescence, issuance, jacquerie, jet, jump, kibe, leap, leaping, lesion, levee en masse, levitation, lump, manifestation, materialization, materializing, mount, mounting, mutiny, oblique motion, occurrence, ongoing, onrush, opening, outbreak, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, passage, passing, peasant revolt, petechia, piles, pimple, plunging, pock, polyp, precipitousness, presentation, progress, progressive, pustule, putsch, radial motion, rampant, random motion, realization, rearing, rebellion, reflowing, refluence, refluent, reflux, regression, regressive, retrogression, retrogressive, revelation, revolt, revolution, riot, rise, rising ground, rocketing up, rotary, rotational, rotatory, run, running, rush, rushing, saltation, saltatory, scab, scandent, scansorial, sebaceous cyst, set, shooting up, showing, showing forth, sideward, sideward motion, sinking, skyrocketing, soaring, soft chancre, sore, spiraling, spout, spring, springing, spurt, steepness, sternway, stigma, stream, streaming, sty, subsiding, suppuration, surge, swell, swelling, swollenness, takeoff, taking off, theophany, traject, trajet, trend, tubercle, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, ulcer, ulceration, unfolding, unfoldment, up-trending, uparching, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, uphillward, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsloping, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, upward, upward motion, upwith, vault, vertical height, verticalness, wale, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitlow, wound, zooming




N disobedience, insubordination, contumacy, infraction, infringement, violation, noncompliance, nonobservance, revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, emeute, riot, tumult, strike, barring out, defiance, mutinousness, mutineering, sedition, treason, high treason, petty treason, misprision of treason, premunire, lese majeste, violation of law, defection, secession, insurgent, mutineer, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, rioter, traitor, quisling, carbonaro, sansculottes, red republican, bonnet rouge, communist, Fenian, frondeur, seceder, secessionist, runagate, renegade, brawler, anarchist, demagogue, Spartacus, Masaniello, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade, ringleader, disobedient, uncomplying, uncompliant, unsubmissive, unruly, ungovernable, breachy, insubordinate, impatient of control, incorrigible, restiff, restive, refractory, contumacious, recusant, recalcitrant, resisting, lawless, mutinous, seditions, insurgent, riotous, unobeyed, unbidden, seditiosissimus quisque ignavus, unthread the rude eye of rebellion.


N ascent, ascension, rising, acclivity, hill, flight of steps, flight of stairs, ladder rocket, lark, sky rocket, sky lark, Alpine Club, rising, scandent, buoyant, supernatant, superfluitant, excelsior, uphill, ascent, ascension, rising, acclivity, hill, flight of steps, flight of stairs, ladder rocket, lark, sky rocket, sky lark, Alpine Club, rising, scandent, buoyant, supernatant, superfluitant, excelsior, uphill.

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