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rising (n.)

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.

rising (adj.)

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."

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Definitions of rising from WordNet
1
rising (adj.)
advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status;
a rising market
a rising trend
rising (adj.)
sloping upward;
Synonyms: acclivitous / uphill
rising (adj.)
coming to maturity;
the rising generation
Synonyms: emerging
rising (adj.)
newly come into prominence;
a rising young politician
2
rising (n.)
a movement upward;
Synonyms: rise / ascent / ascension
rising (n.)
organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another;
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