Meaning of rising

ris•ing

Pronunciation: (rī'zing), [key]
— adj.
  1. advancing, ascending, or mounting: rising smoke.
  2. growing or advancing to adult years: the rising generation.
—adv. Informal
  1. somewhat more than: The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
  2. in approach of; almost; well-nigh: a lad rising sixteen.
—n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that rises.
  2. an insurrection; rebellion; revolt.
  3. something that rises; projection or prominence.
  4. a period of leavening of dough preceding baking.
  5. a morbid swelling, as an abscess or boil.
  6. Also calleda stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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