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1 come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" [syn: originate, arise, rise, develop, spring up, grow]
2 ascend as a sound; "The choirs singing uprose and filled the church"
3 rise up as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!" [syn: bristle, stand up]
4 rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded" [syn: arise, rise, get up, stand up] [ant: sit down, lie down]
5 come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends" [syn: rise, come up, ascend] [ant: set]
6 move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn: rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up] [ant: descend]
7 return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise" [syn: resurrect, rise]
8 get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night" [syn: get up, turn out, arise, rise] [ant: go to bed, go to bed] [also: uprose, uprisen]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising.


  1. To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon.
  2. To have an upward direction or inclination


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