rising

rising
/ruy"zing/, adj.
1. advancing, ascending, or mounting: rising smoke.
2. growing or advancing to adult years: the rising generation.
adv. Informal
3. somewhat more than: The crop came to rising 6000 bushels.
4. in approach of; almost; well-nigh: a lad rising sixteen.
n.
5. the act of a person or thing that rises.
6. an insurrection; rebellion; revolt.
7. something that rises; projection or prominence.
8. a period of leavening of dough preceding baking.
9. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a morbid swelling, as an abscess or boil.
10. Also called riser. Naut. a stringer supporting the thwarts of an open boat.
[1150-1200; ME (ger.). See RISE, -ING2, ING1]

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