• To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
  • To increase in value or standing.
  • To begin, to develop; to be initiated.
  • To go up; to ascend; to climb.
  • To cause to go up or ascend.
  • To retire; to give up a siege.
  • To come; to offer itself.
  • To be lifted, or capable of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form.


  • The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater.
  • The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
  • An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).
  • The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
  • An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise (US).
  • A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
  • An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
  • An angry reaction.
  • The height of an arch or a step.
  • Alternative of rice


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  • From Middle English risen, from Old English rīsan, from Proto-Germanic *rīsaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rey-. See also raise.
  • Cognate with West Frisian rize, Saterland Frisian riese ("to arise"), Dutch rijzen ("to rise, ascend, lift"), German Low German riesen ("to rise; arise"), German dialectal reisen, Norwegian Nynorsk risa ("to rise"), Icelandic rísa ("to rise"). Related also to German reisen ("to travel, fare"), Dutch reizen ("to travel"), Danish rejse ("to travel"), Swedish resa ("to travel"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rris and Russian рост.
  • From the above verb.
  • From Middle English ris, rys, from Old English hrīs, from Proto-Germanic *hrīsą ("twig; shoot"). More at rice.

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