average v 1 [I, Tn] find the average of (sth) 求（某事物）的平均数; 平均: I've done some averaging to reach these figures. 我平均以後得出这些数. 2 [Tn no passive 不用於被动语态] do or amount to (sth) as an average measure or rate 平均值为; 平均为: This car averages 40 miles to the gallon. 这辆汽车平均每加仑可行40英里. * The rainfall averages 36 inches a year. 年降雨量平均为36英寸.
(phr v) average `out (at sth) result in an average (of sth) 达到（某事物的）平均数; 以（某事物）的平均数为结果: Meals average out at 5 per head. 膳食平均每人5英镑. * Sometimes I pay, sometimes he pays it seems to average out (ie result in a fair balance) in the end. 有时我付钱, 有时他付钱--到头来似乎两相抵销.
[attrib 作定语] (a) kind and loving; affectionate 慈爱的; 深情的: a fond look, gesture, embrace, etc 充满深情的目光﹑ 手势﹑ 拥抱等 * fond eyes 慈爱的目光. (b) foolishly loving; indulgent or doting 痴爱的; 溺爱的: spoilt by fond parents 被父母溺爱而惯坏的.
(Brit) (US raise) increase (in wages) （工资的）增加: demand a rise (in wages) from next October 要求从下个十月份起增加工资.
[I] (fml 文) get up from a lying, sitting or kneeling position; get out of bed （躺﹑ 坐或跪後）起立, 起身; 起床: accustomed to rising early 习惯於早起 * He rose (in order) to welcome me. 他起身欢迎我. * unable to rise because of his injuries （他）因受伤而起不了床.
[I, Ipr, Ip] ~ (up) (against sb/sth) (fml 文) rebel 反叛; 造反; 起义: rise (up) in revolt 起来造反 * rise (up) against the foreign invaders 反抗外国侵略者.
[I] (of the sun, moon, etc) appear above the horizon （指太阳﹑ 月亮等）从地平线上升起: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. 太阳从东方升起, 至西方落下. Cf 参看set2 19.
[I] increase in cheerfulness （情绪）增高: Her spirits (ie her mood, feelings, emotions) rose at the news. 她听到那消息异常兴奋.
[I, Ipr] reach a higher rank, status or position (in society, one's career, etc) （在社会上﹑ 职业上等）升至较高的级别﹑ 地位或职位: He rose from the ranks to become an officer. 他由士兵升为军官. * rise from nothing to become a great leader 由无名小卒一跃而为伟大领袖 * a rising young politician 平步青云的年轻政治家.
(idm 习语) early to bed and early to rise => early.
(phr v) rise above sth (show oneself to) be superior to sth, capable of dealing with it, etc （表明自己）优於某事物﹑ 有能力处理等: She rose above her difficulties and became a tremendous success. 她战胜了重重困难, 取得了巨大的成功.
> rising n [C] armed rebellion; revolt 武装反叛; 造反; 起义: Troops put down a rising in the capital. 部队平息了发生在首都的叛乱.
be lost in sth be absorbed in sth 专注於某事物: lost in thought/wonder/admiration 想得入神[不胜诧异/欣赏入迷].
having more than one possible meaning 有不止一种意思的; 有歧义的: `Look at those pretty little girls' dresses' is ambiguous, because it is not clear whether the girls or the dresses are `pretty'. ‘看看那些漂亮的小女孩儿的连衣裙’这句话有歧义, 因为不清楚是‘小女孩儿’还是‘连衣裙’是‘漂亮的’.
uncertain in meaning or intention 意向不明的; 暧昧的: an ambiguous smile, glance, gesture, etc 用意含糊的微笑﹑ 一瞥﹑ 手势等.