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Events: Quarter I / 2021

Q I/2020: Rise

Essay for Rise

Now, if some of the last few themes should have been a little too specific for you - this new theme comes with quite a wide variety of synonyms: Rise

Let’s have a quick look at the Thesaurus:

For the noun with the meaning “increase, improvement”:
acceleration, advance, ascent, boost, climb, growth, hike, increment, inflation, progress, surge, upsurge, upswing, upturn, accession, accretion, addition, advancement, aggrandizement, augmentation, breakthrough, distention, doubling, enlargement, heightening, intensification, multiplication, promotion, raise, step-up, swell, upgrade, waxing, piling up, stacking up

For the noun with the meaning “upward movement”:
ascendance, ascension, climb, ascending, climbing, lift, mounting, rise, rising, scaling, spring, clambering, take off

For the noun with the meaning “upward slope”:
acclivity, grade, gradient, incline, ramp, rise

And there are even more meanings and contexts to the word and its other grammatical forms:


Some of us might think of the use of the word “rise” in movies and music:


And of course, there are some organizations by that name:
Furthermore, there is a perfume by that name – also known as Beyoncé Rise, a climbing robot developed by Boston Dynamics called RiSE, … you get the gist.

One last point: Please do forgive us if the above list is not even slightly close to being complete: That’s because there can be so many associations with that word. You could probably write an entire book on the semantic field of the word “rise”.

But luckily the World Wide Panorama is not all about semantics. So “rise and shine” and take some inspiring, surprising, irritating, astounding, beautiful panoramas for this WWP event.

Credits: Many thanks to Ed Fink - a veteran of the World Wide Panorama - for the permission to use one of his panoramas for the banner of the current event!

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