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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rising mean? 

RISING (noun)
  The noun RISING has 2 senses:

1. a movement upward
2. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

  Familiarity information: RISING used as a noun is rare.

RISING (adjective)
  The adjective RISING has 4 senses:

1. advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status
2. sloping upward
3. coming to maturity
4. newly come into prominence

  Familiarity information: RISING used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

RISING (noun)

Sense 1rising [BACK TO TOP]


A movement upward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


rising; ascent; ascension; rise

Context example:

they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon

Hypernyms ("rising" is a kind of...):

change of location; travel (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rising"):

upheaval; uplift; upthrow; upthrust ((geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building))

takeoff (the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne)

rapid climb; rapid growth; zoom (a rapid rise)

liftoff (the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad)

heave; heaving (an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling))

elevation; lift; raising (the event of something being raised upward)

climb; climbing; mounting (an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.))

uplifting (the rise of something)

Sense 2rising [BACK TO TOP]


Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


insurrection; revolt; uprising; rebellion; rising

Hypernyms ("rising" is a kind of...):

battle; conflict; struggle (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rising"):

insurgence; insurgency (an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict)

intifada; intifadah (an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000)

mutiny (open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers))

Instance hyponyms:

Great Revolt; Peasant's Revolt (a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II)

Indian Mutiny; Sepoy Mutiny (discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow))

RISING (adjective)

Sense 1rising [BACK TO TOP]


Advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status

Context examples:

a rising trend / a rising market


improving; up (getting higher or more vigorous)


falling (becoming lower or less in degree or value)

Sense 2rising [BACK TO TOP]


Sloping upward


acclivitous; uphill; rising


ascending (moving or going or growing upward)

Sense 3rising [BACK TO TOP]


Coming to maturity


emerging; rising

Context example:

the rising generation


future (yet to be or coming)

Sense 4rising [BACK TO TOP]


Newly come into prominence

Context example:

a rising young politician


new (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered)

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