Word of the Day: rise - verb

English Word of the Day

rise (rz)
v. rose (rz), ris·en (rzn), ris·ing, ris·es
1. To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling.
2. To get out of bed: rose at dawn.
3. To move from a lower to a higher position; ascend: Hot air rises.
4. To increase in size, volume, or level: The river rises every spring.
5. To increase in number, amount, or value: Prices are rising.
6. To increase in intensity, force, or speed: The wind has risen.
7. To increase in pitch or volume: The sound of their voices rose and fell.
8. To appear above the horizon: The sun rises later in the fall.

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