verb (used without object), up·rose, up·ris·en, up·ris·ing.
- to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
- to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
- to rise in revolt.
- to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
- to move upward; mount up; ascend.
- to come above the horizon.
- to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
- to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
- an act of rising up.
verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose or -risen
- (tr) to rise up
- another word for rise (def. 24), rise (def. 25), rise (def. 26)
v.c.1300, “stand up; get out of bed; ascend to a higher level,” from up + rise (v.). Cf. West Frisian oprize, Middle Dutch oprisen, Dutch oprijzen.