Pronunciation: ŭp
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.
2.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.
3.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.
Helen was up - was she?
- Shak.
Thou hast fired me; my soul's up in arms.
- Dryden.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate.
- Longfellow.
4.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.
5.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.
6.Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
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.
To be up to
a - To be equal to, or prepared for; as, he is up to the business, or the emergency.
- H. Spencer.
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.
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.
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.
b - (Naut.) Vertical; perpendicular; - said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.
Up helm
(Naut.) the order given to move the tiller toward the upper, or windward, side of a vessel.
- Totten.
Up to snuff
See under Snuff.
What is up?
What is going on?
prep.1.From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.
2.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.
n.1.The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; - rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.
Ups and downs
alternate states of elevation and depression, or of prosperity and the contrary.
a.1.Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
Verb1.up - raise; "up the ante"
Adj.1.up - 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"
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
2.up - getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy"
Synonyms: improving
3.up - extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"
Synonyms: upward
4.up - (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"
5.up - open; "the windows are up"
6.up - (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?"
7.up - used up; "time is up"
8.up - out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning"
Synonyms: astir
Adv.1.up - 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"
Synonyms: upward, upwardly, upwards
down, downward, downwardly, downwards - spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
2.up - to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume"
down - to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
3.up - nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
4.up - to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"
down - away from a more central or a more northerly place; "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"
5.up - to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"
Synonyms: upward, upwards
(jargon)up - Working, in order. E.g. "The down escalator is up."

Opposite: down.
Uni Processor [system] To dream of being or moving up, suggests that you are emerging from some depressing or negative situation. You may be feeling high or euphoric. The dream may also compensate for your waking feelings of sadness. Alternatively, it signifies that your ego is inflated. According to Jung, some material or repressed thoughts may be emerging from your unconscious.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
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Unwritten doctrines
unwritten law
Unwritten laws
-- Up --
Up anchor
up and down
Up grade
Up helm
up here
up in the air
up on
up quark
Up stairs
up the stairs
up to
up to her neck
up to his neck
up to my neck
up to now
up to our necks
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