Definition of Up

1. Verb. Raise. "Up the ante"

Generic synonyms: Increase



2. Adjective. Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level. "The corn is up"

3. Adverb. Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position. "Upwardly mobile"
Exact synonyms: Upward, Upwardly, Upwards
Antonyms: Down, Downward, Downwardly, Downwards

4. Adjective. Out of bed. "Up by seven each morning"
Exact synonyms: Astir
Similar to: Awake

5. Adverb. To a higher intensity. "He turned up the volume"
Antonyms: Down

6. Adjective. Getting higher or more vigorous. "An improving economy"
Exact synonyms: Improving
Similar to: Rising

7. Adverb. Nearer to the speaker. "He walked up and grabbed my lapels"

8. Adjective. Extending or moving toward a higher place. "A general upward movement of fish"
Exact synonyms: Upward
Similar to: Ascending

9. Adverb. To a more central or a more northerly place. "Up to Canada for a vacation"
Antonyms: Down

10. Adjective. (usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness. "Had to be up for the game"
Similar to: Prepared

11. Adverb. To a later time. "From childhood upward"
Exact synonyms: Upward, Upwards

12. Adjective. Open. "The windows are up"
Similar to: Raised

13. Adjective. (used of computers) operating properly. "How soon will the computers be up?"

14. Adjective. Used up. "Time is up"
Similar to: Finished

Definition of Up

1. adv. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down.

2. prep. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.

3. n. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.

4. a. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.

5. adv. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down.

6. prep. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.

7. n. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.

8. a. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.

Definition of Up

1. Adverb. Away from the centre of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: intensifier) Thoroughly, completely. ¹

3. Adverb. North. ¹

4. Adverb. Louder. ¹

5. Adverb. Higher in pitch. ¹

6. Adverb. (context: rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero. ¹

7. Adverb. (context: Cartesian graph) A preposition indicating positive vertical direction. ¹

8. Adverb. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman. ¹

9. Adverb. (context: hospitality) Without the use of additional ice. ¹

10. Adverb. (UK academia) Towards Cambridge or Oxford. ¹

11. Preposition. Toward the top of. ¹

12. Preposition. Further along (in any direction). ¹

13. Preposition. Into or out of one's possession or consideration. ¹

14. Adjective. Awake. ¹

15. Adjective. Finished, to an end ¹

16. Adjective. In a good mood. ¹

17. Adjective. Willing; ready. ¹

18. Adjective. Next in a sequence. ¹

19. Adjective. Happening; new. ¹

20. Adjective. Facing upwards; facing toward the top. ¹

21. Adjective. Standing. ¹

22. Adjective. On a higher level. ¹

23. Adjective. Available; made public. ¹

24. Adjective. Of a person, informed about; abreast of; current. ¹

25. Adjective. (computing) Functional; working. ¹

26. Adjective. (context: of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus. ¹

27. Adjective. the '''up''' escalator, the escalator taking passengers upwards ¹

28. Adjective. (context: bar tending) Served chilled and strained into a stemmed glass. ¹

29. Adjective. (slang) Erect. ¹

30. Adjective. (context: of the sun) in the sky (i.e. during daytime) ¹

31. Noun. The direction opposed to the pull of gravity. ¹

32. Noun. a positive thing. ¹

33. Verb. (transitive colloquial ) To increase or raise. ¹

34. Verb. (transitive US colloquial) To promote. ¹

35. Verb. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Up

1. to raise [v UPPED, UPPING, UPS] - See also: raise

Medical Definition of Up

1. 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; the opposite of down. "But up or down, By center or eccentric, hard to tell." (Milton) 2. Hence, in many derived uses, specifically: 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. "But they presumed to go up unto the hilltop." (Num. Xiv. 44) "I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up." (Ps. Lxxxviii. 15) "Up rose the sun, and up rose Emelye." (Chaucer) "We have wrought ourselves up into this degree of Christian indifference." (Atterbury) 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. "And when the sun was up, they were scorched." (Matt. Xiii. 6) "Those that were up themselves kept others low." (Spenser) "Helen was up was she?" (Shak) "Rebels there are up, And put the Englishmen unto the sword." (Shak) "His name was up through all the adjoining provinces, even to Italy and Rome; many desiring to see who he was that could withstand so many years the Roman puissance." (Milton) "Thou hast fired me; my soul's up in arms." (Dryden) "Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain; they are quickly up." (Dryden) "A general whisper ran among the country people, that Sir Roger was up." (Addison) "Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate." (Longfellow) 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. "As a boar was whetting his teeth, up comes a fox to him." (L'Estrange) 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. Some phrases of this kind are now obsolete; as, to spend up; to kill up . Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons. Up is used elliptically for get up, rouse up, etc, expressing a command or exhortation. "Up, and let us be going." . "Up, up, my friend! and quit your books, Or surely you 'll grow double." (Wordsworth) It is all up with him, it is all over with him; he is lost. The time is up, the allotted time is past. To be up in, to be informed about; to be versed in. "Anxious that their sons should be well up in the superstitions of two thousand years ago." . To be up to. To be equal to, or prepared for; as, he is up to the business, or the emergency. To be engaged in; to purpose, with the idea of doing ill or mischief; as, I don't know what he's up to. To blow up. To inflate; to distend. To destroy by an explosion from beneath. To explode; as, the boiler blew up. To reprove angrily; to scold. To bring up. See Bring, To come up with. See Come, To cut up. See Cut, To draw up. See Draw, To grow up, to grow to maturity. Up anchor, the order to man the windlass preparatory to hauling up the anchor. Up and down. First up, and then down; from one state or position to another. See Down, "Fortune . . . Led him up and down." (Chaucer), the order given to move the tiller toward the upper, or windward, side of a vessel. Up to snuff. See Snuff. What is up? What is going on? Origin: AS. Up, upp, p; akin to OFries. Up, op, D. Op, OS. P, OHG. F, G. Auf, Icel. Sw. Upp, Dan. Op, Goth. Iup, and probably to E. Over. See Over. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Up

unzealous
unzip
unzippable
unzipped
unzipper
unzippered
unzippering
unzippers
unzipping
unzips
unzoned
unæqual
unæquall
unæquivocal
unæsthetic
up (current term)
up(a)
up(p)
up-
up-and-comer
up-and-comers
up-and-coming
up-and-down straight draw
up-and-down straight draws
up-armored
up-beat
up-bow
up-country
up-end
up-ended

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