To move or pass from a lower position to a higher; move upward; ascend; mount up: as, a bird rises in the air; a fog rises from the river; the mercury rises in the thermometer (or, as commonly expressed, the thermometer rises).Specifically, to change from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture to a standing one; stand up; assume an upright position: as, to rise from a chair; to rise after a fall.Hence— To bring a sitting or a session to an end: as, the house rose at midnight.To get up from bed.To grow or stretch upward; attain an altitude or stature; stand in height: as, the tower rises to the height of 60 feet.To swell upward.To swell or puff up, as dough in the process of fermentation.To slope or extend upward; have an upward direction: as, a line, a path, or a surface rises gradually or abruptly.To appear above the horizon; move from below the horizon to above it, in consequence of the earth's diurnal rotation; hence, to move from an invisible to a visible position.To come into existence; emerge into sight; arise.To become audible.To have a beginning; originate; spring; come into existence; be produced.To increase in force, intensity, spirit, degree, value, or the like.To increase in degree or volume, as heat or sound.To increase in value; become higher in price; become dearer.To increase in amount: as, his expenses rose greatly.To stand up in opposition; become opposed or hostile; take up arms; rebel; revolt: as, to rise against the government.To take up a higher position; increase in wealth, dignity, or power; prosper; thrive; be promoted or exalted: as, he is a rising man.To become more forcible or impressive; increase in power, dignity, or interest: said of thought, discourse, or manner.To come by chance; turn up; occur.To arise from the grave or from the dead; be restored to life: often with again.Of sound, to ascend in pitch; pass from a lower to a higher tone.In mining, to excavate upward: the opposite of sink.To come to the surface or to the baited hook, as a whale or a game-fish.Milit., to be promoted; go up in rank.Synonyms Arise, Rise. See arise.To ascend; mount; climb.In angling, to cause or induce to rise, as a fish.Nautical, to cause, by approaching, to rise into view above the horizon. Compare raise, 11.n. The act of rising; ascent: as, the rise of vapor in the air; the rise of water in a river; the rise of mercury in a barometer.n. Elevation; degree of ascent: as, the rise of a hill or a road.n. Any place elevated above the common level; a rising ground: as, a rise of land.n. Spring; source; origin; beginning: as, the rise of a stream in a mountain.n. Appearance above the horizon: as, the rise of the sun or a star.n. Increase; advance: said of price: as, a rise in (the price of) stocks or wheat.n. Elevation in rank, reputation, wealth, or importance; mental or moral elevation.n. Increase of sound; swell.n. Height to which one can rise mentally or spiritually; elevation possible to thought or feeling.n. In sporting, the distance from the score-line to the traps in glass-ball- or pigeon-shooting matches.n. In architecture, the perpendicular height of an arch in the clear, from the level of impost to the crown. See arch, 2.n. In music: Increase of sound or force in a tone.n. Ascent in pitch; passage from a lower to a higher tone.n. In coal-mining, the inclination of strata considered from below upward. Thus, a seam of coal is said to be worked “to the rise” when it is followed upward on its inclination.n. In mining, an excavation begun from below and carried upward, as in connecting one level with another, or in proving the ground above a level. Also called rising.n. In carpentry, the height of a step in a flight of stairs.n. The action of a fame-fish in coming to the surface to take the hook.n. A branch of a tree; a twig.n. A small bush.n. In base-ball, a peculiar delivery of the ball which makes it rise so that the tendency of the batsman is to strike under it.n. The difference in diameter, or taper, between two points in a log.