Rising vs Getup - What's the difference?

rising | getup |

As nouns the difference between rising and getup

is that rising is rebellion while getup is (chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.

As a verb rising

is .

As an adjective rising

is going up.

As a preposition rising

is (us|slang|dated) more than; exceeding; upwards of.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • rebellion
  • The act of something that rises.
  • the risings and fallings of a thermometer
  • (US, dated) A dough and yeast mixture which is allowed to ferment.
  • salt rising'''; milk '''rising


  • going up
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (US, slang, dated) More than; exceeding; upwards of.
  • a horse rising six years of age
    (Webster 1913)





    Alternative forms

    * get up * get-up


    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
  • *1899 ,
  • When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
  • * 1917 , " 1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
  • The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
  • * 2009 , " Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
  • [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
  • (informal) A fight or altercation.
  • * 2002 , Andrea Sachs, " Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
  • "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
  • (publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
  • See also

    * all get up * get up