c. 1200, "resurrection, act or fact of rising from the dead," especially of the Resurrection of Christ; c. 1300, "action of rising from sleep, getting out of med," verbal noun from rise (v.). Of heavenly bodies, "appearance above the horizon," from mid-14c. Of tides, rivers, etc., late 14c. Also from mid-14c. as "act of standing up." The sense of "insurrection, hostile demonstration of people opposed to the government" is from late 14c.
1540s, "having an upward slope," present-participle adjective from rise (v.). In reference to heavenly bodies, "appearing above the horizon," by c. 1600. From 1630s as "increasing in possessions, importance, or power;" from 1660s as "growing, coming into existence."
updated on August 31, 2021