Rising main(Waterworks), the pipe through which water from an engine is delivered to an elevated reservoir.

3. (Mining) A shaft excavated from below upward.

4. (Founding) A feed head. See under Feed, n.

(Rish) n. A rush (the plant). [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ris`i*bil"i*ty) n. [CF. F. risibilité.] The quality of being risible; as, risibility is peculiar to the human species.

A strong and obvious disposition to risibility.
Sir W. Scott.

(Ris"i*ble) a. [F., fr. L. risibilis, fr. ridere, risum, to laugh. Cf. Ridiculous.]

1. Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.

Laughing is our busines, . . . it has been made the definition of man that he is risible.
Dr. H. More.

2. Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing. "Risible absurdities." Johnson.

I hope you find nothing risible in my complaisance.
Sir W. Scott.

3. Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.

Risible is sometimes used as a noun, in the plural, for the feeling of amusement and for the muscles and other organs used in laughing, collectively; as, unable to control one's risibles.

Syn. — Ludicrous; laughable; amusing; ridiculous — Risible, Ludicrous, Ridiculous. Risible differs from ludicrous as species from genus; ludicrous expressing that which is playful and sportive; risible, that which may excite laughter. Risible differs from ridiculous, as the latter implies something contemptuous, and risible does not.

Ris"i*ble*ness n.Ris"i*bly, adv.

(Ris"ing) a.

1. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.

2. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character.

Among the rising theologians of Germany.

3. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation.

(Ris"ing), prep. More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age. [Colloq. & Low, U.S.]

(Ris"ing), n.

1. The act of one who, or that which, rises

2. That which rises; a tumor; a boil. Lev. xiii. 10.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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