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Definitions of up

  1.   open; " the windows are up"
  2.   used up; " time is up"
  3.   From a lower to a higher place; on or along.
  4.   extending or moving toward a higher place; " the up staircase"; " a general upward movement of fish"
  5.   Arise; raise up.
  6.   In or to an upright position; risen from bed.
  7.   Aloft; on high; to a higher position; in a high or higher position; as far as; completely.
  8.   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.
  9.   to a later time; " they moved the meeting date up"; " from childhood upward"
  10.   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.
  11.   To a higher place on; as, toward the source of; as, up the river.
  12.   Upon.
  13.   Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; - the opposite of down.
  14.   ( used of computers) operating properly; " how soon will the computers be up?"
  15.   Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
  16.   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.
  17.   to a more central or a more northerly place; " was transferred up to headquarters"; " up to Canada for a vacation"
  18.   In or into promienence.
  19.   Aroused; astir.
  20.   At an end or close.
  21.   Leading to a higher place; finished; as, the time is up.
  22.   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"
  23.   out of bed; " are they astir yet?"; " up by seven each morning"
  24.   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.
  25.   getting higher or more vigorous; " its an up market"; " an improving economy"
  26.   At, on, or near a higner place or part of.
  27.   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"
  28.   Moving or sloping upward.
  29.   In or on a higher place.
  30.   That which is up; chiefly in the phrase ups and downs.
  31.   The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; - rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.
  32.   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.
  33.   So as to be level ( to) or even ( with) in space, degree, etc.
  34.   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.
  35.   Fortunate occurrences: used only in the expression ups and downs.
  36.   raise; " up the ante"
  37.   From a lower to a higher point or place.
  38.   Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
  39.   ( usually followed by ` on' or ` for') in readiness; " he was up on his homework"; " had to be up for the game"
  40.   to a higher intensity; " he turned up the volume"
  41.   Toward a higher place or level.
  42.   nearer to the speaker; " he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
  43.   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.
  44.   From a lower to a higher place.
  45.   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.
  46.   From a lower place or position to a higher; not down.
  47.   From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.

Quotes of up

  1. I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes. – Sergio Aragones
  2. Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along. – Paul Bettany
  3. I can remember how rude I could be at times to journalists and people phoning up for advice. – Benjamin Cohen
  4. Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself. – Rodney Dangerfield
  5. I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me. – John Entwistle
  6. All I had to do was go out and perform. One of the hardest things was doing those back flips, where you had to jump up and land on the top rope. It's precision movement. – Owen Hart
  7. Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose. – Mike Johanns
  8. We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books- pages and pages on it. – Nicholas Lea
  9. Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold. – Archibald MacLeish
  10. I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion. – Chris Matthews
  11. Whenever I get a free day, I drive up to some part of California that looks promising on the map. – Kent McCord
  12. Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. – David McFadden
  13. So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie. And it's all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn't care what anybody thinks of him. – Mike Myers
  14. The thing I noticed about Jack was when we did a reading of the script, just to warm up – Amanda Peet
  15. I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together. – Parker Stevenson

Usage examples for up

  1. “ I had better go up and say that you are here." ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. After that it's up to you. ” – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. “ " Yes," said Graeme, " I give up – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  4. You see, I thought at first that no one would know me, made up and all. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. What have they come to do up there? ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  6. We all looked up – The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  7. Now, it's up to us to find it. ” – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  8. Make up your mind, and be quick about it." ” – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  9. The man was coming up – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Come up and have a look at it." ” – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  11. What in the world can they be up to? ” – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  12. I'm up here to talk to you man to man. ” – Black Jack by Max Brand
  13. The House is up – In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis
  14. “ I will ask him to come up here. ” – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  15. Now then, up you get! ” – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  16. “ " No, I don't care to take it up with you. ” – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  17. And yet, she could not give him up – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. Tell Sattell I'm here and he can come on up – Scrimshaw by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  19. Did he go up there? ” – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  20. Why are you up – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn

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