Rise Rise, n. 1. The act of rising, or the state of being risen. [1913 Webster]

2. The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step. [1913 Webster]

3. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream. [1913 Webster]

All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart. --R. Nelson. [1913 Webster]

5. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like. [1913 Webster]

The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

7. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice. [1913 Webster]

The ordinary rises and falls of the voice. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

8. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone. [1913 Webster]

9. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.