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Definitions and meaning of up

up

Etymology

From Old English upp, from Proto-Germanic *upp, see more there.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: ŭp, IPA(key): /ʌp/, [ɐʔp]
  • (US) enPR: ŭp, IPA(key): /ʌp/, [ʌp̚]
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ap/, [äp]
  • Rhymes: -ʌp

Adverb

up (not comparable)

  1. Away from the surface of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
    I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
  2. To or at a physically higher or more elevated position.
    All day we climbed up and up.
    • 1925, Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
      ‘The Phantom! The Phantom is up from the cellars again!’
  3. To a higher level of some quantity or notional quantity, such as price, volume, pitch, happiness, etc.
    Gold has gone up with the uncertainty in the world markets.
    Turn it up, I can barely hear it.
    Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.
    Cheer up, the weekend's almost here.
  4. To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, etc.; usually followed by to or with.
    I was up to my chin in water.
    A stranger came up and asked me for directions.
  5. (intensifier) Used as an aspect marker to indicate a completed action or state; thoroughly, completely.
    I will mix up the puzzle pieces.
    Tear up the contract.
    He really messed up.
    Please type up our monthly report.
    Drink up. The pub is closing.
    Can you sum up your research?
    The meteor burned up in the atmosphere.
    I need to sew up the hole in this shirt.
  6. To or from one's possession or consideration.
    I picked up some milk on the way home.
    The committee will take up your request.
    She had to give up her driver's license after the accident.
  7. North.
    I live in Florida, but I'm going up to New York to visit my family this weekend.
  8. Towards or at a central place, or any place that is visualised as 'up' by virtue of local features or local convention, or arbitrarily, irrespective of direction or elevation change.
    We travelled from Yorkshire up to London.
    I'm going up to the other end of town.
    He lives up by the railway station.
  9. (rail transport) Towards the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
  10. Aside, so as not to be in use.
    to lay up riches; put up your weapons
  11. (sailing) Against the wind or current.
  12. (Cartesian graph) In a positive vertical direction.
  13. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
    The bowler pitched the ball up.
  14. (US, bartending) Without additional ice.
    A Cosmopolitan is typically served up.
  15. (Britain, academia, dated) To university, especially to Cambridge or Oxford.
    She's going up to read Classics this September.
    • 1867, John Timbs, Lives of wits and humourists, page 125
      The son of the Dean of Lichfield was only three years older than Steele, who was a lad of only twelve, when at the age of fifteen, Addison went up to Oxford.
    • 1998, Rita McWilliams Tullberg, Women at Cambridge, page 112
      Others insinuated that women 'crowded up to Cambridge', not for the benefits of a higher education, but because of the proximity of 2,000 young men.
    • 2002, Peter Harman, Cambridge Scientific Minds, page 79
      A precocious mathematician, Babbage was already well versed in the Continental mathematical notations when he went up to Cambridge.

Synonyms

  • (away from the centre of the Earth): alley oop (rare)

Antonyms

  • (away from the centre of the Earth): down
  • (louder): down
  • (higher in pitch): down
  • (towards the principal terminus): down

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Preposition

up

  1. Toward the top of.
  2. Toward the center, source, or main point of reference; toward the end at which something is attached.
  3. From south to north of.
    We sailed up the East Coast of England from Ipswich to South Shields.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
      Though the storm raged up the East Coast, it has become increasingly apparent that New Jersey took the brunt of it.
  4. Further along (in any direction).
  5. From the mouth towards the source of (a river or waterway).
    He led an expedition up the Amazon.
  6. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.
    Phwoar, look at that bird. I'd love to be up her.
  7. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more distant from a central location).
    I'll see you later up the snooker club.
    • 2016, Alan Moore, Jerusalem, Liveright 2016, p. 94:
      “I'll tell you how I got on in the fight if I should see you up the Smokers.”

Antonyms

  • (toward the top of): down

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Translations

Adjective

up (not comparable)

  1. Facing upwards.
    Turn the cloth over so that the patterned side is up.
    • 1983, Gary E. Meek, Stephen J. Turner, Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions, page 41
      Suppose that we roll a fair die and flip a fair coin in a game that awards 10 dollars whenever one pip shows on the up face of the die and 2 dollars whenever a head shows on the up side of the coin.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:up.
  2. On or at a physically higher level.
    The flood waters are up again across large areas of the country.
  3. Headed or designated to go upward (as an escalator, stairway, elevator etc.) or toward (as a run-up).
    Where is the up escalator?
  4. Fitted or fixed at a high or relatively high position, especially on a wall or ceiling.
    All the notices are up now.
    The Christmas decorations are up.
  5. (by extension) Available to view or use; made public; posted.
    Is your new video up yet? I looked on the website, but I couldn't find it.
  6. Aloft.
    The kite is up!
  7. Raised; lifted.
    The castle drawbridge was up.
    Don't go into the living room just now – I've got the carpet up.
  8. Built, constructed.
    Are the new buildings up yet?
  9. Standing; upright.
    The audience were up and on their feet.
  10. Awake and out of bed.
    I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.
  11. (horse-racing) Riding the horse; mounted.
  12. (of the sun or moon) Above the horizon, in the sky.
    It'll get warmer once the sun's up.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      I have said I was still in darkness, yet it was not the blackness of the last night; and looking up into the inside of the tomb above, I could see the faintest line of light at one corner, which showed the sun was up.
  13. Larger; greater in quantity, volume, value etc.
    Sales are up compared to last quarter.
    My temperature is up this morning.
  14. Indicating a larger or higher quantity.
    The barometer is up, so fine weather should be on the way.
  15. Ahead; leading; winning.
    The home team were up by two goals at half-time.
  16. Finished, to an end
    Time is up!
  17. In a good mood.
    I’m feeling up today.
  18. (usually in the phrase up for) Willing; ready.
    If you are up for a trip, let’s go.
  19. Next in a sequence.
    Smith is up to bat.
  20. (not used attributively) Happening; new; of concern. See also what's up, what's up with.
    What's up, bro?
    What is up with that project at headquarters?
    When I saw his face, I knew something was up.
  21. (poker, postnominal) Said of the higher-ranking pair in a two pair.
    AAKK = aces up
    QQ33 = queens up
  22. Well-informed; current.
    I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?
  23. (computing) Functional; working.
    Is the server back up?
  24. (of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus.
    The London train is on the up line.
  25. (US, bartending) Chilled and served without ice.
    Would you like that drink up or on ice?
  26. (slang) Erect. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  27. (slang, graffiti) well-known; renowned
    • 1996, Matthew Busby Hunt, The Sociolinguistics of Tagging and Chicano Gang Graffiti (page 71)
      Being "up" means having numerous graffiti in the tagging landscape.
    • 2009, Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (pages 16-40)
      Graffiti writers want their names seen by writers and others so that they will be famous. Therefore writers are very serious about any opportunity to “get up.” [] The throw-up became one of the fundamental techniques for getting up, and thereby gaining recognition and fame.

Antonyms

  • (facing upwards): down
  • (on a higher level): down
  • (computing: functional): down
  • (traveling towards a major terminus): down

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Translations

Noun

up (plural ups)

  1. (uncountable) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
  2. (countable) A positive thing, or a time or situation when things are going well.
  3. (physics) An up quark.
  4. An upstairs room of a two story house.

Antonyms

  • (direction opposed to the pull of gravity): down

Derived terms

  • mark-up

Related terms

  • ups and downs

Translations

Verb

up (third-person singular simple present ups, present participle upping, simple past and past participle upped)

  1. (transitive, poetic or in certain phrases) To physically raise or lift.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To increase the level or amount of.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To promote.
  4. (intransitive, often in combination with another verb) To rise to a standing position; hence, by extension, to act suddenly; see also up and.
  5. (intransitive, archaic or poetic) To ascend; to climb up.
    • 1863, Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies, page 10
      "Will ye up, lass, and ride behind me?".
  6. (computing, slang, transitive) To upload.

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Translations

References

  • Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Spatial particles of orientation", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8

Anagrams

  • P U, PU

Middle Dutch

Preposition

up

  1. Alternative form of op

Adverb

up

  1. Alternative form of op

Old Dutch

Alternative forms

  • ub, ob

Adverb

ūp

  1. up, upwards

References

  • Altniederfränkischer Psalm 1

Old English

Alternative forms

  • upp

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *upp, akin to Old High German ūf, Old Norse upp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /up/

Adverb

up

  1. up

Descendants

  • Middle English: up
    • English: up

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *upp.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːp/

Adverb

ūp

  1. up

Preposition

ūp

  1. upon

Source: wiktionary.org
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