up (Meaning)

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up (v)

raise

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up (a)

being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

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up (s)

out of bed

getting higher or more vigorous

extending or moving toward a higher place

(usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness

open

(used of computers) operating properly

used up

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up (r)

spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

to a higher intensity

nearer to the speaker

to a more central or a more northerly place

to a later time

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up (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.

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up (prep.)

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

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.

Upon.

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up (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.

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up (a.)

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

Synonyms & Antonyms of up

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up Sentence Examples

  1. The balloon floated up towards the sky.
  2. The sun was shining bright up above.
  3. I looked up at the stars twinkling in the night.
  4. The elevator slowly made its way up to the top floor.
  5. The cat jumped up and perched on the windowsill.
  6. The stock market took an upswing and prices went up.
  7. The temperature was steadily rising up throughout the day.
  8. The child stood up on his tiptoes to get a better view.
  9. The weightlifter hoisted the barbell up over his head.
  10. The students reached up to shake hands with their teacher.

FAQs About the word up

raise, being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level, out of bed, getting higher or more vigorous, extendi

upward,upwards,,upwardly, aloft

over, downward,down, down, over, below, below, downward, downwards,downwards

The balloon floated up towards the sky.

The sun was shining bright up above.

I looked up at the stars twinkling in the night.

The elevator slowly made its way up to the top floor.