2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically:
(a) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. "He maketh his sun to rise on
the evil and the good." Matt. v. 45.
(b) To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the
land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore.
(c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the
(d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
A scepter shall rise out of Israel.Num. xxiv. 17.
Honor and shame from no condition rise.Pope.
3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax. Specifically:
(a) To increase in power or fury; said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. "High winde . . .
began to rise, high passions anger, hate." Milton.
(b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the ounce.Locke.
(c) To become larger; to swell; said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
(d) To increase in intensity; said of heat.
(e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
(f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
4. In various figurative senses. Specifically:
(a) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
At our heels all hell should riseMilton.
With blackest insurrection.
No more shall nation against nation rise.Pope.
(b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.Shak.
(c) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought,
or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.
(d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures.Spectator.
(e) To come; to offer itself.
There chanced to the prince's hand to riseSpenser.
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