"rising" in the noun sense
1. rise, rising, ascent, ascension
a movement upward
"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
2. rebellion, insurrection, revolt, rising, uprising
organized opposition to authority a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
"rising" in the verb sense
1. rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
"The fog lifted"
"The smoke arose from the forest fire"
"The mist uprose from the meadows"
2. rise, go up, climb
increase in value or to a higher point
"prices climbed steeply"
"the value of our house rose sharply last year"
3. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up
rise to one's feet
"The audience got up and applauded"
4. rise, lift, rear
"The building rose before them"
5. surface, come up, rise up, rise
come to the surface
6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
come into existence take on form or shape
"A new religious movement originated in that country"
"a love that sprang up from friendship"
"the idea for the book grew out of a short story"
"An interesting phenomenon uprose"
7. ascend, move up, rise
move to a better position in life or to a better job
"She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown"
8. wax, mount, climb, rise
go up or advance
"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
9. heighten, rise
become more extreme
"The tension heightened"
10. get up, turn out, arise, uprise, rise
get up and out of bed
"I get up at 7 A.M. every day"
"They rose early"
"He uprose at night"
11. rise, jump, climb up
rise in rank or status
"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
become heartened or elated
"Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
exert oneself to meet a challenge
"rise to a challenge"
"rise to the occasion"
14. rebel, arise, rise, rise up
take part in a rebellion renounce a former allegiance
15. rise, prove
increase in volume
"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
16. rise, come up, uprise, ascend
come up, of celestial bodies
"The sun also rises"
"The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."
17. resurrect, rise, uprise
return from the dead
"Christ is risen!"
"The dead are to uprise"
"rising" in the adjective sense
advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status
"a rising trend"
"a rising market"
2. acclivitous, rising, uphill
3. emerging, rising
coming to maturity
"the rising generation"
newly come into prominence
"a rising young politician"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License