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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Adjective, Adverb, Preposition


Verb Up has 1 sense

Adjective Up has 8 senses

Adverbial Up has 5 senses


Upadv. [AS. up, upp, ; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. , OHG. , G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See Over.].
     Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down.  [1913 Webster]
    "But up or down,
    By center or eccentric, hard to tell.
    "  [1913 Webster]
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.” H. Spencer. -- To be up to. (a) To be equal to, or prepared for; as, he is up to the business, or the emergency. [Colloq.] (b) To be engaged in; to purpose, with the idea of doing ill or mischief; as, I don't know what he's up to. [Colloq.] -- To blow up. (a) To inflate; to distend. (b) To destroy by an explosion from beneath. (c) To explode; as, the boiler blew up. (d) To reprove angrily; to scold. [Slang] -- To bring up. See under Bring, v. t. -- To come up with. See under Come, v. i. -- To cut up. See under Cut, v. t. & i. -- To draw up. See under Draw, v. t. -- To grow up, to grow to maturity. -- Up anchor (Naut.), the order to man the windlass preparatory to hauling up the anchor. -- Up and down. (a) First up, and then down; from one state or position to another. See under Down, adv.
Fortune . . . led him up and down. Chaucer.
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(Naut.) Vertical; perpendicular; -- said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut. Totten. -- Up helm (Naut.), the order given to move the tiller toward the upper, or windward, side of a vessel. -- Up to snuff. See under Snuff. [Slang] -- What is up? What is going on? [Slang]
  •  From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.  [1913 Webster]
    "In going up a hill, the knees will be most weary; in going down, the thihgs."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Upon.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
     The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.  [1913 Webster]
    "They had their ups and downs of fortune."  [1913 Webster]
Ups and downs, alternate states of elevation and depression, or of prosperity and the contrary. [Colloq.]
     Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.  [1913 Webster]


Up, adv., prep., adj., n., & v.
1 at, in, or towards a higher place or position (jumped up in the air; what are they doing up there?).
2 to or in a place regarded as higher, esp.: a northwards (up in Scotland). b Brit. towards a major city or a university (went up to London).
3 colloq. ahead etc. as indicated (went up front).
4 a to or in an erect position or condition (stood it up). b to or in a prepared or required position (wound up the watch). c in or into a condition of efficiency, activity, or progress (stirred up trouble; the house is up for sale; the hunt is up).
5 Brit. in a stronger or winning position or condition (our team was three goals up; am {pound}10 up on the transaction).
6 (of a computer) running and available for use.
7 to the place or time in question or where the speaker etc. is (a child came up to me; went straight up to the door; has been fine up till now).
8 at or to a higher price or value (our costs are up; shares are up).
9 a completely or effectually (burn up; eat up; tear up; use up). b more loudly or clearly (speak up).
10 in a state of completion; denoting the end of availability, supply, etc. (time is up).
11 into a compact, accumulated, or secure state (pack up; save up; tie up).
12 out of bed (are you up yet?).
13 (of the sun etc.) having risen.
14 happening, esp. unusually or unexpectedly (something is up).
15 taught or informed (is well up in French).
16 (usu. foll. by before) appearing for trial etc. (was up before the magistrate).
17 (of a road etc.) being repaired.
18 (of a jockey) in the saddle.
19 towards the source of a river.
20 inland.
21 (of the points etc. in a game): a registered on the scoreboard. b forming the total score for the time being.
22 upstairs, esp. to bed (are you going up yet?).
23 (of a theatre-curtain) raised etc. to reveal the stage.
24 (as int.) get up.
25 (of a ship's helm) with rudder to leeward.
26 in rebellion.
1 upwards along, through, or into (climbed up the ladder).
2 from the bottom to the top of.
3 along (walked up the road).
4 a at or in a higher part of (is situated up the street). b towards the source of (a river).
1 directed upwards (up stroke).
2 Brit. of travel towards a capital or centre (the up train; the up platform).
3 (of beer etc.) effervescent, frothy.
--n. a spell of good fortune.
--v. (upped, upping)
1 intr. colloq. start up; begin abruptly to say or do something (upped and hit him).
2 intr. (foll. by with) raise; pick up (upped with his stick).
3 tr. increase or raise, esp. abruptly (upped all their prices).

be all up with be disastrous or hopeless for (a person). on the up and up colloq.
1 Brit. steadily improving.
2 esp. US honest(ly); on the level. something is up colloq. something unusual or undesirable is afoot or happening.
up against
1 close to.
2 in or into contact with.
3 colloq. confronted with (up against a problem). up against it colloq. in great difficulties. up-anchor Naut. weigh anchor. up and about (or doing) having risen from bed; active. up-and-coming colloq. (of a person) making good progress and likely to succeed.
up and down
1 to and fro (along).
2 in every direction.
3 colloq. in varying health or spirits. up-and-over (of a door) opened by being raised and pushed back into a horizontal position. up draught an upward draught, esp. in a chimney. up for available for or being considered for (office etc.). up hill and down dale up and down hills on an arduous journey. up in arms see ARM(2). up-market adj. & adv. towards or relating to the dearer or more affluent sector of the market. up the pole see POLE(1).
ups and downs
1 rises and falls.
2 alternate good and bad fortune. up the spout see SPOUT. up stage at or to the back of a theatre stage. up sticks see STICK(1). up-stroke a stroke made or written upwards. up to 1 until (up to the present).
2 not more than (you can have up to five).
3 less than or equal to (sums up to {pound}10).
4 incumbent on (it is up to you to say).
5 capable of or fit for (am not up to a long walk).
6 occupied or busy with (what have you been up to?). up to date see DATE(1). up to the mark see MARK(1). up to the minute see MINUTE(1). up to snuff see SNUFF(2). up to one's tricks see TRICK. up to a person's tricks see TRICK. up with int. expressing support for a stated person or thing.
what's up? colloq.
1 what is going on? 2 what is the matter?
OE up(p), uppe, rel. to OHG uf



above, abovestairs, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, add to, addition, advance, against, aggrandize, aggrandizement, airward, alert, aloft, aloof, amplification, amplify, appreciation, arise, ascend, ascent, aspire, at attention, augment, augmentation, awake, ballooning, bloat, bloating, blow up, bolt upright, boom, boost, broaden, broadening, build, build up, buildup, bulk, bulk out, buoy up, cast up, come up, conscious, crescendo, curl upwards, develop, development, dilate, distend, edema, elevate, elevation, en route to, endways, endwise, enlarge, enlargement, ennoble, erect, erectly, escalate, exalt, expand, expansion, extend, extension, fatten, fill out, flood, gain, go up, graduate, greatening, grow up, growth, gush, headed for, heave, heavenward, heft, heighten, heist, high, high up, hike, hike up, hoick, hoist, hold up, huff, in passage to, in the air, in the clouds, in transit to, increase, increment, inflate, inflation, jack up, jerk up, jump, jump up, kick upstairs, knight, knock up, leap, lengthen, levitate, lift, lift up, lob, loft, loom, magnify, maximize, mount, mounting, multiplication, on, on end, on high, on route to, on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe, over, over against, overhead, parlay, pass, perk up, prefer, productiveness, proliferation, promote, puff, puff up, pump, pump up, put up, pyramid, raise, raise up, rarefy, rear, rear up, right on end, rise, rise up, set up, sky, skyward, snowballing, soar, spiral, spire, spread, stand up, stick up, straight up, stretch, sufflate, surge, swarm up, sweep up, swell, swelling, thicken, throw up, tiptoe, to, to the zenith, toward, towards, tower, tumescence, up attic, up north, up on end, up steps, upalong, upbuoy, upcast, upgo, upgrade, upgrow, upheave, uphill, uphillward, uphoist, uphold, uplift, uplong, upon, upping, upraise, uprear, upright, uprightly, uprise, upspin, upstairs, upstandingly, upstream, upstreamward, upsurge, upswarm, upswing, upthrow, uptown, uptrend, upturn, upward, upwards, upwind, upwith, versus, waxing, wide-awake, widen, widening




N completeness, completion, integration, allness, entirety, perfection, solidity, solidarity, unity, all, ne plus ultra, ideal, limit, complement, supplement, make-weight, filling, up, impletion, saturation, saturity, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, fill, load, bumper, bellyful, brimmer, sufficiency, complete, entire, whole, perfect, full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary, solid, undivided, with all its parts, all- sided, exhaustive, radical, sweeping, thorough-going, dead, regular, consummate, unmitigated, sheer, unqualified, unconditional, free, abundant, brimming, brimful, topful, topfull, chock full, choke full, as full as an egg is of meat, as full as a vetch, saturated, crammed, replete, fraught, laden, full-laden, full-fraught, full-charged, heavy laden, completing, supplemental, supplementary, ascititious, completely, altogether, outright, wholly, totally, in toto, quite, all out, over head and ears, effectually, for good and all, nicely, fully, through thick and thin, head and shoulders, neck and heel, neck and crop, in all respects, in every respect, at all points, out and out, to all intents and purposes, toto coelo, utterly, clean, clean as a whistle, to the full, to the utmost, to the backbone, hollow, stark, heart and soul, root and branch, down to the ground, to the top of one's bent, as far as possible, a outrance, throughout, from first to last, from beginning to end, from end to end, from one end to the other, from Dan to Beersheba, from head to foot, from top to toe, from top to bottom, de fond en comble, a fond, a capite ad calcem, ab ovo usque ad mala, fore and aft, every, whit, every inch, cap-a-pie, to the end of the chapter, up to the brim, up to the ears, up to the eyes, as a as can be, on all accounts, sous tous les rapports, with a vengeance, with a witness, falsus in uno falsus in omnibus, false in one thing, false in everything, omnem movere lapidem, una scopa nuova spazza bene.


N excitation of feeling, mental excitement, suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection, animation, agitation, perturbation, subjugation, fascination, intoxication, enravishment, entrancement, pressure, tension, high pressure, unction, impressiveness, trail of temper, casus belli, irritation, passion, thrill, repression of feeling, sensationalism, yellow journalism, excited, wrought up, up the qui vive, astir, sparkling, in a quiver, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, in a state of excitement, in hysterics, black in the face, overwrought, tense, taught, on a razor's edge, hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish, all of a twitter, in a pucker, with quivering lips, with tears in one's eyes, flaming, boiling over, ebullient, seething, foaming at the mouth, fuming, raging, carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad, distracted, beside oneself, out of one's wits, ready to burst, bouleverse, demoniacal, lost, eperdu, tempest-tossed, haggard, ready to sink, stung to the quick, up, on one's high ropes, exciting, absorbing, riveting, distracting, impressive, warm, glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling, high-wrought, soul-stirring, soul-subduing, heart-stirring, heart- swelling, heart-thrilling, agonizing, telling, sensational, hysterical, overpowering, overwhelming, more than flesh and blood can bear, yellow, piquant, spicy, appetizing, provocative, provoquant, tantalizing, eager to go, anxious to go, chafing at the bit, till one is black in the face, the heart beating high, the heart going pitapat, the heart leaping into one's mouth, the blood being up, the blood boiling in one's veins, the eye glistening, the eyes in a fine frenzy rolling, the head turned, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.


N height, altitude, elevation, eminence, pitch, loftiness, sublimity, tallness, stature, procerity, prominence, colossus, giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard, mount, mountain, hill alto, butte, monticle, fell, knap, cape, headland, foreland, promontory, ridge, hog's back, dune, rising ground, vantage ground, down, moor, moorland, Alp, uplands, highlands, heights, knob, loma, pena, picacho, tump, knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole, steeps, bluff, cliff, craig, tor, peak, pike, clough, escarpment, edge, ledge, brae, dizzy height, tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola, skyscraper, pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff, top mast, topgallant mast, ceiling, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, altimetry, batophobia, satellite, spy-in-the-sky, high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall, gigantic, Patagonian, towering, beetling, soaring, hanging (gardens), elevated, upper, highest, high reaching, insessorial, perching, upland, moorland, hilly, knobby, mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven kissing, cloudtopt, cloudcapt, cloudtouching, aerial, overhanging, incumbent, overlying, superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed, prominent, tall as a maypole, tall as a poplar, tall as a steeple, lanky, on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead, airwind, upstairs, abovestairs, in the clouds, on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of, over head and ears, breast high, over, upwards, from top to bottom, e meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto.


N verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, normal, azimuth circle, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, square, plumb line, plummet, vertical, upright, erect, perpendicular, plumb, normal, straight, bolt, upright, rampant, standing up, rectangular, orthogonal, vertically, up, on end, up on end, right on end, a plomb, endwise, one one's legs, at right angles.


VB flow, run, meander, gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue, drop, drip, dribble, plash, spirtle, trill, trickle, distill, percolate, stream, overflow, inundate, deluge, flow over, splash, swash, guggle, murmur, babble, bubble, purl, gurgle, sputter, spurt, spray, regurgitate, ooze, flow out, rain hard, rain in torrents, rain cats and dogs, rain pitchforks, pour with rain, drizzle, spit, set in, mizzle, flow into, fall into, open into, drain into, discharge itself, disembogue, pour, pour out, shower down, irrigate, drench, spill, splash, stanch, dam, up, obstruct.


N bubble; cloud, bubble, foam, froth, head, spume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spindrift, cloud, vapor, fog, mist, haze, steam, geyser, scud, messenger, rack, nimbus, cumulus, woolpack, cirrus, stratus, cirrostratus, cumulostratus, cirrocumulus, mackerel sky, mare's tale, dirty sky, curl cloud, frost smoke, thunderhead, nephelognosy, nephograph, nephology, effervescence, fermentation, bubbling, nebula, cloudliness, nebulosity, bubbling, frothy, nappy, effervescent, sparkling, mousseux, frothy, up, cloudy, thunderheaded, vaporous, nebulous, overcast, the lowring element scowls o'er the darkened lands.


N sex, sexuality, gender, male, masculinity, maleness, female, femininity, sexual intercourse, copulation, mating, coitus, sex, lovemaking, marital relations, sexual union, sleeping together, carnal knowledge, sex instinct, sex drive, libido, lust, concupiscence, hots, horns, arousal, heat, rut, estrus, oestrus, tumescence, erection, hard-on, boner, masturbation, self-gratification, autoeroticism, onanism, self- abuse, orgasm, climax, ejaculation, sexiness, attractiveness, sensuality, voluptuousness, fornication, adultery, sex symbol, sex goddess, stud, hunk, one-night stand, pornography, porn, porno, hardcore pornography, softcore pornography, pin-up, cheesecake, beefcake, Playboy, Esquire, Hustler, perversion, deviation, sexual abnormality, fetish, fetishism, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, sodomy, buggery, pederasty, sadism, masochism, sado-masochism, incest, sexy, erotic, sexual, carnal, sensual, hot, horny, randy, rutting, passionate, lusty, hot-blooded, libidinous, up, in the mood, homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual.

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