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Uprise \Up*rise"\, v. i.

  1. To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon. ``Uprose the sun.''

    Uprose the virgin with the morning light.

  2. To have an upward direction or inclination.

    Uprose the mystic mountain range.


Uprise \Up*rise"\, n. The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising. [R.]

Did ever raven sing so like a lark, That gives sweet tidings of the sun's uprise?

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "stand up; get out of bed; ascend to a higher level," from up (adv.) + rise (v.). Similar formation in West Frisian oprize, Middle Dutch oprisen, Dutch oprijzen.


n. The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising. vb. 1 (context archaic English) To rise; to get up; to appear from below the horizon. 2 (context archaic English) To have an upward direction or inclination 3 To rebel or revolt; to take part in an uprising.

  1. v. 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]

  9. [also: uprose, uprisen]

Uprise (album)

'''Uprise '''is the fourth studio album by the Dutch alternative rock band Nemesea, who are famous in the Netherlands for combining rock music with electronica. For this album, one lyric video, one official music video, and an audio samples video have been released so far.

Usage examples of "uprise".

So he suffered in silence, creaked miserably at his uprising and down-sitting, and was happily unaware that everyone in Billabong knew perfectly well what was the matter with him.

The watch had suffered a mishap about a hundred years ago during a major Daimon uprising.

We have already brought Hyrillka and Dzelluria into our fold, and now we wish Dobro to join this uprising.

The information that he imparted was that Killer Durgan, accompanied by Ernie Shires and a few others, intended to appear on a Brooklyn dock where both Hennesy and Larrigan would be, and be the motive of a general uprising that would end the tottering regime of Bart Hennesy.

General Machero was given the chief role in the organization of the uprising, and in a few weeks the Echeveria government fell, following which Machero was installed as provisional president.

And second, if Foaly is being blamed for this little uprising, Koboi will want to pretend they had no weapons, just like the LEP.

Instantly a burst of hopeful conviction grew in him that this must be a punitive force sent by one of the local Great Houses to put down the uprising that had broken out on the Getfen lands, but then he realized that the motorcycle outriders, though they were helmeted and carried rifles, did not wear the uniforms of any formal peacekeeping-force but rather were clad in a hodgepodge of Folkish dress, jerkins, doublets, overalls, tunics, the clothing of a peasantry that had abruptly been transformed into an improvised militia.

He wondered just how much the Ardardin actually knew about the reach and success of the Folkish uprising.

He still clung to the fantasy that if only he kept walking at this steady pace, ten miles a day, fifteen, however much he might be able to cover, he would come to the bottom of this continent sooner or later and cross over into Helikis, where, he wanted to believe, there had been no Folkish uprising and he would find people to help him get the rest of the way home.

II Young Hodge the Drummer never knew - Fresh from his Wessex home - The meaning of the broad Karoo, The Bush, the dusty loam, And why uprose to nightly view Strange stars amid the gloam.

Guy du Bas-Tyra fire Armengar during the Great Uprising, and when those twenty-five thousand barrels of naphtha went up, the explosion could be seen for miles.

There had been news from the Swick Reaches of an uprising of young warriors who had become discontented with settled ways.

Indeed such rattle as he rated it, Is it not strange, and passing precedent, That the illustrious chief of Government Should have uprisen with such indecent speed And strenuously replied?

Peak, which had been invisible, gleamed above the dark mountains, all glistening with new-fallen snow, on which the moon, as yet uprisen here, was shining.

England fitted to cope with the Hell Thing which had uprisen in their midst.