not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
become heartened or elated; "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
of something having a dusty purplish pink color; "the roseate glow of dawn"
increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room"
rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded"
come to the surface
presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
of blush color; "blushful mists"
having the pinkish flush of health
reflecting optimism; "a rosy future"; "looked at the world through rose-colored glasses"