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Definitions of up

  1. out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. raise; "up the ante" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. open; "the windows are up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. used up; "time is up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. Upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Leading to a higher place; finished; as, the time is up. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Fortunate occurrences: used only in the expression ups and downs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. From a lower to a higher place; on or along. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Moving or sloping upward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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.
  34. Toward a higher place or level. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. In or on a higher place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. In or to an upright position; risen from bed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. Aroused; astir. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. In or into promienence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. At an end or close. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. From a lower to a higher point or place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. At, on, or near a higner place or part of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. From a lower to a higher place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Arise; raise up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down. mso.anu.edu.au
  49. From a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively; as, from a recumbent or sitting position; from the mouth, toward the source, of a river; from a dependent or inferior condition; from concealment; from younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; -- used with verbs of motion expressed or implied. mso.anu.edu.au
  50. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs. mso.anu.edu.au
  51. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; the opposite of down. dictgcide_fs
  52. From a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively; as, from a recumbent or sitting position; from the mouth, toward the source, of a river; from a dependent or inferior condition; from concealment; from younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; used with verbs of motion expressed or implied. dictgcide_fs
  53. 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. dictgcide_fs
  54. 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. dictgcide_fs
  55. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs. dictgcide_fs
  56. up, adv. toward a higher place: aloft: on high: from a lower to a higher position, as out of bed, above the horizon, &c.: in a higher position: in a condition of elevation, advance, excitement, &c.: as far as, abreast of: completely: at an end, over.--prep. from a lower to a higher place on or along.--adj. inclining up, upward.--n. in phrase 'ups and downs,' rises and falls, vicissitudes.--adv. UP'-AND-DOWN', upright: here and there.--adj. plain, downright.--UP STICK, to pack up; UP TO (coll.), about, engaged in doing; UP TO ANYTHING, capable of and ready for any mischief; UP TO DATE, to the present time: containing all recent facts, statistics, &c.: knowing the latest developments of fashion, usage, &c.; UP TO SNUFF (see SNUFF); UP TO THE KNOCKER (slang), up to the required standard, excellent; UP TOWN (coll.), pertaining to the upper part of a town: towards the upper part of a town. [A.S. up, upp; Ger. auf; L. sub, Gr. hypo.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. To or in a high (er) place, position, degree, amount, value, &c., to or in a capital or university or place further north or otherwise conventionally regarded as high (er), as bird flew up to the eares, high up in the air, what is he doing up there?, horse might have won with a better jockey up (in saddle), lives four floors up, a few feet further up, flames mount up, total mounts up, tide is coming up, water came up to his chin, a hundred up (on scoring-board, scored in game), sums up to 5, lives up to (spends all) his income, up to the MARK, am not up to (fit for) travelling, custom is traced up (back) to the Stuarts, up to DATE, lift up your head, as far up (north) as Aberdeen, Oxford men just going up, stayed up (at Oxford &c.) for the vacation, ran up to town (London) for the day, was had up (before magistrate) on a charge of drunkenness, sailed up (towards source) as far as the river was navigable, corn is up (at high price), is high up in the school, went up three places in class, ran up a bill, have looked for it up& down (in every direction); to the place in question or in which the speaker &c. is, as child came up& asked me the time, went straight up to the door, sure to TURN up late; to or in erect or vertical position (lit. & fig.) esp. as favourable to activity, out of bed or lying or sitting or kneeling posture, in (to) condition of efficiency or activity, as sprang up from his seat, stand up, (with get, stand, &c. understood) up!, up with you, get up, up with it, put it up, was (already) up early this morning, was (still) up late last night, must be up& doing, Home Secretary is up (has risen to speak, is speaking), stir up sedition, GET up, screw up your courage, wind up watch, beer is not up (is flat), nation is up in arms (armed& ready to fight lit. & fig., often against), whole of the west was up (in rebellion &c.), his blood is up (anger or spirit roused), is well up (instructed) in mathematics, what is up (going on)?, what tricks have you been up to (playing)?, up to SNUFF, do not feel up (equal) to work, this cigar is not up to much (is poor); (expr. complete or effectual result &c.) eat, drink, burn, dry, tear, up, speak up (loudly), hunt up, find by hunting, follow up, praise up, save up, accumulate by saving, pack, PUT, bind, store, lock, chain, tie, fasten, fix, nail, seal, up (securely), time is up (exhausted), GIVE up, hurry up, MAKE up, cheer up, clear up, it is all up with him, his case is hopeless; HARD-up. (Prep.) to a higher point of, on or along in ascending direction, as climbed up the ladder, up the hill, smoke goes up chimney, sailed up (towards source of) the river, walked up (towards higher or more central part of, or simply along) the street, up hill& down dale, up& down in every direction, taking the country as it comes; at or in a higher part of, as lives further up the road, somewhere up the river, saw him sitting half-a-mile up the hill, up a TREE, up the SPOUT. (Adj.) moving, sloping, going, towards a higher point or to the capital, as up stroke, line (of railway), train. (N.) ups& downs, rises& falls, undulating ground, alternately good& bad fortune. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. u. against (slang), confronted with (obstacle &c.); it is u. to one to do (United States), he is called upon, it is the time for him, it rests with or is incumbent on him, to. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. adv. [Anglo Saxon, Icelandic, Gothic] Aloft; on high ; toward a higher place ; in a higher position; above;-hence, from a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively—used with verbs of motion; —in a higher place or position—used with verbs of rest, situation, and the like;—to or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, less than, away from, or the like—usually followed by to or with; —completely; wholly; quite. Cabinet Dictionary
  60. n. The state of being un or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary

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