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Definitions of up

  1. raise; "up the ante" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. From the coast towards the interior of, as a country; from the mouth towards the source of, as a stream; as, to journey up the country; to sail up the Hudson. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To a higher place on; as, toward the source of; as, up the river. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. From a lower to a higher point or place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. At, on, or near a higner place or part of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. From a lower to a higher place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. From a lower place or position to a higher; not down. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Fortunate occurrences: used only in the expression ups and downs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; - rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which is up; chiefly in the phrase ups and downs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Arise; raise up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite; as, in the phrases to eat up; to drink up; to burn up; to sum up; etc.; to shut up the eyes or the mouth; to sew up a rent. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; - the opposite of down. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Higher in motion, direction, or position: into being or action; as, to start up an argument; into notice; completely or to a finished state; as, to bring up a child; not behind or worse than: with to or with; as, to keep up with the times; away or in safety. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Toward a higher place: a loft: on high: from a lower to a higher position, as out of bed, above the horizon, etc.: in a higher position: in a condition of elevation, advance, excitement, etc.: as far as: completely. from a lower to a higher place on or along. -Used substantively, as in the ups and downs of life. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Toward a higher place or level. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. In or on a higher place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. In or to an upright position; risen from bed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. So as to be level (to) or even (with) in space, degree, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Aroused; astir. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. In or into promienence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. At an end or close. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Aloft; on high; out of bed; having risen from a seat; above the horizon; to a state of excitement; to a state of advance or proficiency; in a state of elevation, of climbing or ascending, of insurrection, of being increased, or of approach; in order; from younger years. Up and down, from one place to another; backwards and forwards. Up to, to an equal height with; to a degree or point adequate. Up with, raise; lift. Upside down, in complete disorder; with the lower part turned above the higher. Ups and downs, changes of fortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Aloft; on high; in a state of advance; in a state of being raised or increased; in a state of climbing or ascending; in a state of insurrection; in a state of elevation; out of bed; into order, as he drew up his company; much used in modifying the action of a verb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. open; "the windows are up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. used up; "time is up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. In a higher place or position, literally or figuratively; in the state of having arisen; in an upright, or nearly upright, position; standing; mounted on a horse; in a condition of elevation, prominence, advance, proficiency, excitement, insurrection, or the like; -- used with verbs of rest, situation, condition, and the like; as, to be up on a hill; the lid of the box was up; prices are up. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, or the like; -- usually followed by to or with; as, to be up to the chin in water; to come up with one's companions; to come up with the enemy; to live up to engagements. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Leading to a higher place; finished; as, the time is up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Aloft; on high; to a higher position; in a high or higher position; as far as; completely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. From a lower to a higher place; on or along. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. Moving or sloping upward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for up

  1. The House is up – In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis
  2. " No, I don't care to take it up with you. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
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