Definition of rising in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪzɪŋ/


1Going up, increasing, or sloping upward: the rising temperature rising ground
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  • Alas, they're in serious trouble, threatened by everything from ship traffic to rising sea temperatures.
  • Despite the rising temperature in the room, Nicholas's arm never left her waist as he guided her through the crowd of people.
  • He raised the issue of climate change, including rising temperatures, as a result of the destruction of forests.
1.1Advancing to maturity or high standing: the rising generation of American writers
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  • We need particularly to enhance our membership among the rising generation of members - those under age 40.
  • They seek to define the rising generation of artists, who, it is presumed, will shape the next chapter in contemporary art.
  • There's a rising generation of playwrights who have been very fortunate to teach and who are starting to have impact.
1.2Approaching (a specified age): the rising fives on the verge of school
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  • It began freshman year of high school, and now, they are beginning their rising senior summer.
  • Elizabeth was the new rising star in Hollywood.
  • And they've fielded their share of rising stars over the years.
1.3 Astrology (Of a sign) ascendant.
2 [postpositive] Heraldry (Of a bird) depicted with the wings open but not fully displayed, as if preparing for flight.


An armed protest against authority; a revolt: the Warsaw rising of 1944 the reforms led to peasant risings
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  • In 1905 itself it was not so much the urban disorders as the peasant risings which most alarmed the government.
  • A famine in that year caused further risings by the peasants against the communists.
  • In the spring of 1648 a series of uncoordinated risings heralded the second civil war.

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