Definition of rising in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrīziNG/ /ˈraɪzɪŋ/


  • 1Going up, increasing, or sloping upward.

    ‘the rising temperature’
    ‘rising ground’
    • ‘Alas, they're in serious trouble, threatened by everything from ship traffic to rising sea temperatures.’
    • ‘Despite the rising temperature in the room, Nicholas's arm never left her waist as he guided her through the crowd of people.’
    • ‘He raised the issue of climate change, including rising temperatures, as a result of the destruction of forests.’
    • ‘Her face was flushed from both the wine her and rising temper.’
    • ‘Leaning both hands on the table, Olivia takes a deep breath to control her rising temper.’
    • ‘The French guy beside me has covered himself with a blanket to block out the rising sun.’
    • ‘The soldier's gleaming sword shone in the rising sun.’
    • ‘Both turned their attention back to the rising sun.’
    • ‘Elea paused, shading her eyes against the rising sun.’
    • ‘My army appeared upon the hill with the rising sun.’
    • ‘The costs associated with risk were stunningly apparent to the young girl, as curious people wandering out to the beach were swept away by the rising tide.’
    • ‘However, already irritated by the heat, there is only rising tension between the people in the room, particularly between Tom and Jay.’
    • ‘Panting, he placed his hand on his rising chest.’
    • ‘The bright rays of the rising sun filtered through a stained glass window at the room's far end, revealing the large amounts of dust which drifted about.’
    • ‘Desperate digging against the rising water level managed to salvage a tiny fraction of its priceless mosaics, now displayed in Gaziantep museum.’
    • ‘As the rate of rising sea level gradually slowed, rivers began to build deltas from retreating shorelines into the encroaching seas.’
    • ‘Mason was yelling louder than before now, he must have realized the danger of the rising water level as the river became more ferocious.’
    • ‘The rising sea level will only be partly offset by geological changes in the crust of the earth, which are pushing up parts of the island's land mass.’
    • ‘The rising waters can also displace poisonous snakes and make mosquito populations explode.’
    1. 1.1Advancing to maturity or high standing.
      ‘the rising generation of American writers’
      • ‘We need particularly to enhance our membership among the rising generation of members - those under age 40.’
      • ‘They seek to define the rising generation of artists, who, it is presumed, will shape the next chapter in contemporary art.’
      • ‘There's a rising generation of playwrights who have been very fortunate to teach and who are starting to have impact.’
    2. 1.2Approaching (a higher level, grade, age, etc.)
      ‘a rising senior at North Carolina State’
      • ‘It began freshman year of high school, and now, they are beginning their rising senior summer.’
      • ‘Elizabeth was the new rising star in Hollywood.’
      • ‘And they've fielded their share of rising stars over the years.’
      • ‘A lot of people see him as a real rising star, there.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, the rising star's name seems to be attached to every comedy project in Hollywood involving a young woman.’
      • ‘Enter Lutz, who, as vice president of new enterprises, had been pegged as a rising star at General Mills.’
      • ‘By this time, he was a budding boxer and a rising street icon, a ghetto celeb feared throughout Queens, in control of a crack house and the main drug-selling strip.’
    3. 1.3Astrology (of a sign) ascendant.
  • 2Heraldry
    postpositive (of a bird) depicted with the wings open but not fully displayed, as if preparing for flight.

    emerging, emergent, arising, sunrise, dawning, beginning


  • An armed protest against authority; a revolt.

    ‘the Warsaw rising of 1944’
    ‘the reforms led to peasant risings’
    • ‘In 1905 itself it was not so much the urban disorders as the peasant risings which most alarmed the government.’
    • ‘A famine in that year caused further risings by the peasants against the communists.’
    • ‘In the spring of 1648 a series of uncoordinated risings heralded the second civil war.’
    • ‘The risings were brutally suppressed, with massive military reinforcements from England’
    • ‘Jacobite risings took place in 1715 and 1745, though both were defeated.’
    • ‘Both risings were put down later in the summer, the royal forces being augmented by foreign mercenaries gathered for war against the Scots.’
    • ‘A combination of bad timing, bad weather, betrayal and confusion led to the defeat of the rising.’
    rebellion, revolution, insurrection, mutiny, uprising, riot, rioting, rising, insurgence, insurgency, coup, overthrow, seizure of power, regime change, subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, protest, strike, act of resistance, act of defiance



/ˈrīziNG/ /ˈraɪzɪŋ/