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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪzɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪzɪŋ



  1. present participle and gerund of rise


rising (plural risings)

  1. Rebellion.
  2. The act of something that rises.
    the risings and fallings of a thermometer
  3. (US, dated) A dough and yeast mixture which is allowed to ferment.
    salt rising; milk rising

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rising (not comparable)

  1. Going up.
  2. Planned or destined to advance to an academic grade in the near future, after having completed the previous grade; soon-to-be.
    • 1850, The Dublin University Calendar[1], Trinity College Dublin, page 117:
      A student in the rising Senior Freshman Class, who may not have passed the preceding Michaelmas Examination, will be allowed to join the School and attend Lectures during Michaelmas Term, for which he will receive credit, on condition that he passes the ensuing Hilary Examination with the Senior Freshman Class.
    • 2020 June 27, Bryan Pietsch, “Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From School”, in The New York Times[2], retrieved June 27, 2020:
      Residential colleges at Princeton are “really central to your identity on campus,” especially as a freshman, Ms. Chaffers, who is a rising junior, said in an interview on Saturday.
  3. (heraldry, of a bird) Having its wings raised (either addorsed or sometimes displayed), standing on the tips of its feet as if about to take flight, typically depicted in profile.
    Eagles 2 through 5 are rising with their wings in various attitudes (2: elevated and addorsed; 3: elevated and displayed; 4: addorsed and inverted; 5: displayed and inverted).
    Synonyms: rousant, surgerant


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  1. (US, slang, dated) More than; exceeding; upwards of.
    a horse rising six years of age

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “rising”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)