Old English nModern English
Up advTo a higher place; aloft, on high. 2. on one's legs. 3. out of bed. 4. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position;above the horizon; fly up; upwards, upwards upwardly. 5. to a higher intensity; equal in skill; well versed in, competent. 6. nearer to the speaker. 7. to a more central or a more northerly place. 8. to a later time; from childhood upward".
UpadjBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the sun is up". 2. out of bed; astir. 3. getting higher or more vigorous. 4. extending or moving toward a higher place. 5. (usually followed by `on' or `for')" he had to be up for the game. 6. open, as in "the windows are up". 7. (used of computers) operating properly. 8: used up; exploited.
Up vbRaise; up the ante.
Up pfx(In adjectives, verbs, and related nouns) higher; upward; toward the top of something upland upturned upgrade uphill.
Up phr"Be All Up With" - completely; sore and finished. 2. disastrous, hopeless.
Up phr"Be One Up On (somebody)" - have an advantage over.
Up phr"Come Up Against" - contend with, face or confronted by difficulties.
Up phr"Come Up with" - give, offer.
Up phr"Do Up" - make improvements or repairs.
Up phr"Drive Up the Wall" - make somebody very annoyed, frustrated.
Up phr'End up" - finally arrive; become.
Up phr"I Have Had It Up to Here" - annoyed greatly by some difficulty or problem.
Up phr"Its All Up with" - there is no hope for; the situation is hopeless.
Up phr"It's is Up to Him" - it is for him to take the initiative or decide what is to be done.
Up phr"Not up to Much" - not very good, well.
Up phr"On the Up-and-Up" - steadily improving.
Up phr"Something is Up" - something unusual or undesirable is afoot or happening.
Up phr"Up Against" - close to; in or in contact with..
Up phr"Up Against It" - in great difficulties.
Up phr"Up Against the Wall" - fig. in serious difficulties.
Up phr"Up Along" - along in a particular or specified direction. 2. in the world at large; towards a large community outside an isolated region.
Up phr"Up and" - abruptly, suddenly, unexpectedly, up and leave.
Up phr"Up and At'em" - ready to confront, compete against, face an opponent, foe or adversary.
Up phr'Up and Coming" - likely to add to the progress, success, popularity one has begun to achieve.
Up phr"Up and Doing" - having risen from bed and being active and busy.
Up phr"Up and Down". - alternately on or to a higher and lower level or plane; (also in a fig. context). 2. with variation and vicissitude of further success or failure. 3. hither and thither; to and fro; along, backwards and forwards. 4. here and there; at various points; esp. at several of diverse places throught a district or region; in every direction. 5. upside down; topsy-turvy. 6. vertically - in or into vertical position in every respect, entirely, thoroughly; completely, top to tail. 7. altogether, in all. 8. in varying health or spirit.
Up phr"Up and Down the Land" - in various places throughout a particular country.
Up phr"Up and Down the Stairs" - with repetitious, and or tiring, use of stairs from one level to another.
Up phr"Up and Leave" - suddenly, unexpectedly, abruptly or disconcertingly leave.
Up phr"Up and Running" - in a working condition, operating, going.
Up phr"Up End" - to set on end, as a barrel or ship. 2. to affect drastically or radically, as tastes, opinions, reputations, or systems. 3. to defeat in competition, as in boxing or business. 4. to become upended. 5. to place the body back-end up, as a dabbling duck.
Up phr"Up for" - liable to, having to submit to. 2. under consideration for, available for office, appointment.
Up phr"Up Hill and Down Dale" - up and down hills. 2. confronting obstacles, on an arduous journey. 3. fulfillment of an arduous task.
Up phr"Up in Arms" - actively rebelling.
Up phr"Up in Years" - advanced in age; getting old.
Up phr"Up On" - informed about a matter or subject.
Up phr"Up Oneself" - (slang) smug, arrogant, self-important, self-satisfied.
Up phr"Up One's Sleeve" - (usually of a fact or reply held back until the right and decisive moment to reveal it; hidden, in reserve.
Up phr"Up or Out" - the fact of forcing employess not promoted in a timely fashion to trminate employment.
Up phr"Ups and Downs" - alternating pattern of good and bad periids in one's life; the vicissitudes.
Up phr"Up Someone's Street" - perfectedly suitable to someone matching someone's interests and abilities.
Up phr"Up Sticks" - (slang) go to live elsewhere or to another residence.
Up phr"Up the Pole" - (slang) crazy, eccentric. 2. in difficulty.
Up phr"Up to" - able to perform do or undertake; fit or qualified; capable of. 2. until.
Up phr"Up to No Good" - misbehaving, mixed up or embroiled in some nefarious activity.
Up phr"Up to One's Elbows" - very busy.
Up phr"Up to One's Neck in Something" - closely involved in or with something.
Up phr"Up to Somebody" - the duty, responsibility of.
Up phr"Up to Something" - able to do something, or involved in something dishonest or mischievous.
Up phr"Up to Speed" - fully informed; or au fait with.
Up phr"Up to the Hilt- completely.
Up phr"Up to the Mark" - reaching the usual or normal standard.
Up phr"Up With" - on a level with in regard to knowledge or skill. 2. expressing support for a stated person or thing.
Up phr"Up with Somebody" - at the same level, equal to somebody, or be troubling somebody.
Up phr"Up with the Lark(s)" - awake and out of bed very early in the morning.
Up phr"Up with You" - get up, get out of bed.
Up phr"Up Yours" - expressing contemptuous defiance or rejection. 2. be quiet, go away, drop dead.
Up phr"Well Up on Something" - well informed, knowledgeable or au fait about something.
Up phr"Whats Up (with him/her)!" - what is going on?". 2. what is the matter? 3. what is troubling him/her?
Upaheven adjUplifted, lifted up.
Up-along advAlong in a particular or specified direction. 2. in the world at large; towards a large community outside an isolated region.
Up-anchor vbTake up anchor; prepare to sail.
Up-and-comer nPerson who is up-and-coming: promising, making progress,beginning to achieve success
Up-and-coming advActive, alert, wide awake, engaged, promising, making progress, beginning to achieve success.
Up-and-comingness nThe state or condition of being up-and-coming.
Up-and-downer nA violent quarrel or argument.
Up-and-over adjOpened by being raised and pushed back into a horizontal position.
Up-and-running adjFunctioning, in operation.
Up-and-under nIn Rugby and Australian Rules football, a high kick to allow time for team mates to reach the point where the ball will come down.
Upbear vbTo bear up, support, sustain; also to lift up. 2. to raise up; support.
Upbearer nSupporter, sustainer.
Upbearing nThe action of carrying, raising, taking or holding up; supporting, sustaining.
Upbeat nA mood optimistic or positive; a development pleasant or pleasing, etc. 2. a blooming, a blossoming.
Upbeat adjCheerful, happy, hoprful, optimistic, positive, lively, vigorous; blooming, blossoming.
Upbeatness nThe state or condition of being upbeat.
Upbind vbTo bear up; sustain.
Upblaze vbTo leap up in flames; to shoot upwards.
Upblow nInflation.
UpblowvbTo inflate.
Upblown adjInflated, puffed up.
Upborne adjBorne or carried upwards, as by the wind.
Upbraid vbTo scold, rebuke, reprove severely, chide. 2. to charge with something wrong or disgraceful. 3. to voice reproach.
Upbraider nOne who upbraids.
Upbraiding nIn a reproaching, scolding, rebuking, reproving, in a chiding manner.
Upbraiding adjReproachful.
Upbraidingly advIn a Reproach, ccolding, rebuking, reproving, chiding
Upbreak nAn eruption or outbreak. 2. a breaking-up or dissolution.
Upbreak vbTo break out; break open; to begin to speak. 2. to force or make a way upwards or to the surface.
Upbreathe vbExhale, breathe in and out.
Upbreed vbTo bring up, nurse, rear.
UpbringvbTo bring up or forth; to utter. 2. to bring or rear. 3. to bring forth or produce. 4. to raise, exalt.
Upbringing nAction of bringing up. 2. action of bringing up a young person; rearing or training.
Upbuild vbBuild up (lit); construct.
Upbuilding nThe act of building up.
Upburst nAn upward burst out or outbreak.
Up-by advUp there an in a particular place.
Up-cast nThe act of casting up; throwing up, an upward throw. 2. in mining, a shaft through which air leaves a mine. 3. upthrow (geology).
Up-cast adjCast, turned or thrown upwards.
Upcome nAscent, way-up. 2. outward appearance of a person. 3. final or decisive result, yield, produce, outcome.
Upcome vbTo spring up, rise up.
Upcoming adjOf the relatively near future; as in this coming Thursday; approaching, coming, forthcoming; about to be, already in sight, at hand, brewing, climbing, close, close at hand, coming, drawn to, foreseen, forthcoming, gathering, going to happen, in the offing, in the wind, leaping, looming, lowering, lurking, near, near at hand, nearing, oncoming, overhanging, rising, springing, that will be, threatening, to come, upgoing, uphill, uphillwards, uprising, upward, upwith.
Updraught nUpward moving current of air, updraw; updraft.
Updraw vbTo pull out of the ground. 2. to draw up to a height or from a lower place. 3. to bring up because of the mind. 4. to bring up, as to be in the rear.
Up-and-downs nTime of good and bad fortune or health; vicissitudes.
Up-end nThe end that has been tipped up.
Up end vbTo set on end, as a barrel or ship. 2. to affect drastically or radically, as tastes, opinions, reputations, or systems. 3. to defeat in competition, as in boxing or business. 4. to become upended. 5. to place the body back-end up, as a dabbling duck.
Up-ended adjSet on end. 2. tipped-up; topsy-turvy
Upfield advIn or to a position nearer to an opponent's end of a football field.
Upfill vbTo fill up.
Upfind vbTo invent.
Upfinder nA deviser
Upflow nA flowing up.
Upflow vbTo flow up.
Upfold nAn anticline.
Upgang nAn ascent, an acclivity. 2. the act of ascending, ascension. 3. an upward path or way.
Upgather vbTo gather up, collect together.
Upgathering nThe act or action of gathering or picking up, as in a marvellous upgathering of information.
Upgathered adjCollected, picked up, gleaned.
Upgive vbTo give up; resign, abandon, deter, avow.
Upgiven adjSurrendered, resign.
Upgiver nOne who furnishes information or particulars.
Upgiving nThe surrender, abandonment, declaration, presentment.
Up-go nAn ascent, rising, mounting.
Up-go vbTo ascend, mount, go up.
Up-going nThe action of going up; ascending, mounting.
Upgrow vbTo grow up; fig. to increase.
Upgrowth nThe fact o process of going up. 2. the process of origination; development.
Uphang vbTo suspend, hang up.
Upheap vbTo pile up, heap up, mass, collect, accumulate.
Upheaped adjCollected, accumulated, piled.
Unheaping nAn addition to the full measure, accumulation, ascension.
Upheave vbTo throw up lit. and fig.) 2. to lift forcefully from beneath. 3. to heave or lift up from beneath; to raise.
Upheaving nThe act of lifting forcefully from beneath.
Uphebbe vbTo raise up, exalt.
Upheld vbTo keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve. 2. stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals. 3. support against an opponent; uphold, maintain. 4. to hold up; to lift on high; to elevate. 5. to keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain. 6. to aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.
Uphelm vbTo put the helm to windward.
Uphight vbTo exalt, raise up.
Uphill advAgainst difficulties; as in uphill battle. 2. upward on a hill or incline; as in this street lay uphill; upwards on, or as on, towards a hillside; as, to walk uphill.
Uphill adjSloping upward, inclining, rising. 2. ascending; going up; as, an uphill road. 3. attended with labor; difficult; as, uphill work.
Uphill nThe upward slope of a hill.
Uphilt vbTo thrust in (a sword, etc) up to the hilt.
Uphoard vbTo hoard up; accumulate obsessively.
Uphold vbTo confirm or maintain a decision etc. of a matter.
Upholder nOne who confirms or maintain a decision etc., of a matter.
Upholding adjConfirmed, maintain or hold to a decision.
Uphoven pplPast particle of upheave. 2. upheaved.
Upkeep nMaintenance in good condition; or repair, also in cost of such.
Upkeep vbActivity involved in maintaining something in good working order; care,

maintenance. 2. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of sub-sistence; sustenance, sustentation, sustainment. 3. to support.

Upkeep nThe act of keeping up, or maintaining; maintenance or support of persons, organizations, or objects such as machinery, by providing a location, repairs, and consumable items when necessary. 2. the cost of providing upkeep.
Upkeeping adjMaintaining; keeeping in order or repair.
Upland nHigh-lying districts, located in interior of a land. 2. an elevated area.
Upland adjRustic, rural, country. 2. characteristic of the country; of rustic form or make. 3. lying inland: in the interior. 4. hilly, mountainous; flowing down from higher ground; downward flowing.
Uplander nAn inhabitant or nature of an upland districts.
Uplandish adjRustic; out-of-town, outlandish, foreign. 2. of bees: wild. 3. wild, mountainous; a dwelling in the mountins, savage.
Uplandishness nThe state or fact pertaining to, or situated in rural areas. 2. the quality of being rustic, boorish, uncivilized, unsophisticated. 3. the state or quality of being mountainous or wild.
Uplean vbTo lean against something.
Upleap vbTo leap with.
Uplift nThe act or instance or being raised. 2. the raising of part of the earth's surface. 3. morally or spiritually elevating influence.4. support the bust etc from a garment
Uplift vbTo raise, uplift or elevate or stimulate morally or spiritually. 2.
Uplifted adjRaised, elevated or stimulated morally, emotionally or spiritually.
Uplighter nLight placed or designed to throw illumination upwards.
Upload nThe transfer of data esp. from a peripheral system to a larger storage device or system.
Upload vbTo transfer data esp. from a peripheral system to a larger storage device or system.
Uploader nOne who transfers data esp. from a peripheral system to a larger storage device or system.
Uploading nThe process of transfering data esp. from a peripheral system to a larger storage device or system.
Uplock vbTo lock up.
Uplook nAn upward look or glance.
Uplying adjUpland.
Upmake vbTo make up for a defect, lack or deficiency.
Upmaking nThat makes up for a effect or lack. 2. seeking acquaintance or intimacy.
Upmanship nOne-upmanship.
Upminded adjUpbeat, positive, progressive.
Upmost adjSee "Uppermost".
Upness nThe quality of being elevated or raised. 2.
Up-nim vbTo take up.
Up-niming nThe act or action of taking up.
Upon prpOn; - used in all the senses of that word, with which it is inter-changeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." 2. about, above, after which, against, anent, apropos of, as for, as to, atop, by, by dint of, by means of, by way of, headed for, hereby, hereinafter, herewith, of, in re, in virtue of, of, on, on top of, over, over against,speaking of, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, to, toward, towards, up, up against, upon which, whereat, whereby, wherefore, whereon, whereto, whereunto, whereupon, wherewith, wherewithal, with.
Upon phr"Upon a Stound" - in a moment, within a short time, within the hour.
Upon phr"Upon My Word" - certainly, truly, my God!
Upon phr"Upon One's Speed" - at speed, moving swiftly, rapidy, speedily.
Uponland advIn the country; as opposed to the town, rustically.
Uppe vbTo display or make manifest. 2. to bring to notice. 3. to make known.
Upper adjThe topmost one of two. 2. higher in place or position. 3. superior in rank or accomplishment. 2. being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature
Upper nThe higher of two berths: the upper berth. 2. piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot. 3. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression; amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed. 4. the upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.
Upper phr"Down On One's Uppers" - extremely needy or poor; with very money.
Upper phr"Get the Upper Hand" - the superiority; the advantage, as "have the upper hand."
Upper phr"Get Under Hand." - dominate or take control of.
Upper phr"Keep a Stiff Lip" - remain calm and emotional (in adversity).
Upper berth nThe top berth in a ship, train, sleeping-car, cabin, where two bunks a or beds are built one above the other.
Upper hand nControl.
Upper House nThe higher house in the legislature, esp. the "House of Lords."
Uppermost adjHighest place, highest, or highest rank. 2. predominant.
Uppermost advAt or to the highest place or most prominent position.
Upper-ten nShort for the 'Upper Ten Thousand' and first used by American journalist (N. P. Willis d. 1867) in speaking of the New York wealthy, nobility, aristocracy, cream of society, or elite.
Upper works nThe part of the ship that is above the water when fully laden.
Upper world nThe atmosphere. 2. heaven. 3. this world; the earth; -- in distinction from the underworld.
Upping nManifestation, a making-known. 2. an end, issue or upshot of a matter.
Uppish adjColloquially: overly conceited or arrogant; stuck-up, uppity, persnickety, bigheaded, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches. 2. proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority. 3. affected, brash, conceited, forward, high and mighty, highfalutin, hoity-toity, overweening, presuming, pettish, proud without a cause, pushing, putting on airs, self-asserting, self-assertive, self-important, snobbish, stuck-up, uppity
Uppishly advIn an uppish manner.
Uppishness nA state or instance of being uppish, arrogant, assuming.
Up-plow vbTo plow up, break up by plow
Up-pluck vbTo pukl up; pluck up., deracinate.
Up-put nThe power of secretion.
Up-putter nOne who raises, erects or builds up.
Up-putting nThe act of bulding, erecting or setting up. 2. the act or gesture of accommodating or lodging someone.
Uprear vbTo raise up, elevate, exalt. 2. to raise up in dignity, exalt. 3. bring up, tend to.
Upreared adjExcited in feeling, angry, elevated.
Uprend vbTo pull up, uproot.
Upridged adjRaised up in ridges.
Upright adjIn a vertical position; not sloping; an upright post, un-sloped. 2. of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; good, just; morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways; comformable to moral rectitude. 4. upright in position or posture; bolt upright, erect, vertical. 4. in an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; an upright tree. 5. stretched out face upward; flat one's back.
Upright nA vertical structural member as a post or stake. 2. a piano with a vertical sounding board. 2. something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. 3. (basketwork) a tool made from a flat strip of steel with chisel edges at both ends, bent into horseshoe, the opening between the cutting edges being adjustable, used for reducing splits to skeins. 4. (football) the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the part above the horizontal bar; as, a field goal directly between the uprights.
Upright adjErect, vertical. 2. of a person's behavior, upright, strictly honorable or honest. 3. of a picture or book, greater in height than breadth. 4. of a piano with vertical strings
Upright phr" Be Bolt Upright" - exactly perpendicular.
Uprightly advIn a just or upright way or manner. 2. in strict operation of justice. 3. honestly or with rectitude. 4. sincerely, justly.
Uprightness nThe position of being upright and vertical.
Uprise nResurrection. 2. rising or dawning of the Sun. 3. act of rising from bed. 4. the rising to a higher level, ascent, the beginning of an ascent. 5. ascent in power and dignity. 6. rise in wealth and importance. 7. carry into existence or notice.
Uprising nA rebellious revolt.
Uprist nResurrection, the rising up from the dead. 2. the rising from the Sun; sunrise. 3. the act of rising from bed.
Uproar nA tumult, a violent disturbance.
Uproar vbTo create a violent disturbance.
Uproarer nOne who creates a violent disturbance.
Uproarish adjSomewhat or rather violent or tumultuous.
Uproarishly advIn an uproarish, violent or tumiltuous manner.
Uproot nAn uprooted tree or plant.
Uproot vbTo pull a plant up from the ground. 2. displace a person from accustomed position. 3. eradicate destroy. 4. move away from one's accustomed location or home.
Uprooted adjEradicated.
Uprootness nThe state, condition of severance from one's natural origins.
Uprush nAn upward rush, esp. psychologically, from the subconscious.
Ups and downs nRises and falls; vicissitudes. 2. alternate good and bad fortune.
Upset nOE: to cause to sit, put in some place; fix firmly. The act of upsetting, or the state of being overturn, displaced, unfastened
Upset vbTo become upset. To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her. 3. to overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument; upset the situation. 4. to set up; to put upright.
Upset phr"Upset One's Applecart" - spoil a plan or arrangement. 2. disrupt the normal pattern of events. 3. disprove a theory.
Upseted adjOppressed.
Upsetness nThe state or quality of being upset.
Upsetter nOn who upset; disturbs, turns over, etc.
Upsetting nThe act of upsetting, disturbing or overturning something from its usual place.
Upsettingly advIn an upsetting manner; distressingly.
Upshift vbMove to a higher gear in a motor vehicle. 2. to increase a penalty.
Upshift nA shift to a higher level, such as frequency of growth.
Upshifter vbA process, algorithm, etc that shifts something to a higher level or frequency.
Upshoot vbTo grow up, to send or raise up.
Upshot nAn end, conclusion, or termination. 2. climax or completion of something; result, final issue or conclusion (of some course of action). 3. the upshot of: at last; in the end.
Upshutter nA shutter (of a shop, etc.).
Upside nThe highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; top, top side, upper side. 2. the upper side; the part that is uppermost. 3. the benefits; the positive features; -- said of a situation or event that has both positive (good) and negative (bad) aspects.
Upside-down adv"Upside down." Perhaps a corruption of OE. up so down, literally, up as down. With the upper part undermost; hence, in confusion; in complete disorder; topsy-turvy.
Upside phr"Turn Upside down." Perhaps a corruption of OE. up so down, literally, up as down. With the upper part undermost; hence, in confusion; in complete disorder; topsy-turvy.
Upside-Down Land n Australia (informal); Land Downunder; Downunder. 2. (informal) the supposed state of mind of someone whose sense of reality is the converse of what is true, or whose actions seem to imply that.
Upside-downwards advThe upper side underneath or downwards. 2. inverted or downwards.
Upsides advBy the side of; alongside; on a level with; alongside of; on an equal or superior footing,. 2. "To be upsides with" - to be even with.
Upsides phrTo be on equal terms with; to be quits.
Upsight nView, inspection. 2. height, as viewed from below.
Upsighted adjHaving eyes which cannot readily look downwards.
Upsitten adjIn active, indifferent, callous.
Upsitting nInactivity, indifference. 2. the act of sitting up again after an illness. 3. the time when a woman first sits up after confinement.
Upspeak vbTo bring to speak, or speak up.
Upspring nThe rising of the Sun; dawn of the day. 2. action of springing into existence; sudden elevation. 2. being of growth of development; ongoing, generation.
Upspring vbOf plants: to spring up; grow. 2. to arise up or come into being. 3. to ascend, spring up; give rise to. 4. to leap upwards; to start or get to one's feet.
Upspring adjUpstart, newly arisen or come to; parvenual.
Upstairs advA floor above; upstairs, up the stairs, on a higher floor. 2. with respect to the mind; "she's a bit weak upstairs". 3. up the stairs; in or toward an upper story.
Upstairs adjOn or of upper floors of a building; "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room" downstairs. 2. being above stairs; as, an upstairs room.
Upstairs nThe part of a building above the ground floor; "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"
Upstairs phr"The Man Upstairs" - God.
Upstairs-downstairs nDenoting social contrast between employer and domestic servant, worker, hired help etc.
Upstanding adjStanding up. 2. strong and healthy. 3. honest or straightforward.
Upstart nA deep impression made by horse's foot in clayey soil or ground, which holds water.
Upstart vbTo upstay. 2. to sustain by material support; to prop. 2. to sustain, support.
Upstartle nStartlement, awake into action.
Upstartle vbTo cause to rise up in a startlement.
Upstartled adjStartled, aroused into action
Upstep nAn upward shift of tone between syllables or words of a tonal language.
Upstep vbTo apply an upward shift of tone between syllables or words of a tonal language.
Upstir nCommotion, disturbance.
Upstir vbTo arouse, to excite.
Upstirring nAn excitement or insurrection of the people. 2. a stirring up, stimulation, incitement, encouragement.
Upstraight adjErect, upright.
Upstream advToward the higher part of a stream; against the current. 2. toward the source or against the current; upriver. 3. in the direction against a stream's current.
Upstream adjDifficult, as in " I do not wish any upstream measures in the supply of funds".
Upstreet advTowards the higher part of the street.
Upstretched adjStretched upwards.
Upstroke nUpshot, end or conclusion. 2. stroke delivered.
Upswarm vbTo rise in a swarm. 2. to cause to rise ina swarm.
Upsty nAscension of Christ.
Upsty vbTo rise up, mount, ascend.
Upstying nThe act of ascending, ascension, rising up, mounting. 2. a swelling up.
Up-sun nThe time between sunrise and sunset. 2. the time betwen sunrise and sunset; dawn, aurora.
Upsweep nAn upward movement or motion with a long, sweeping course. 2. a raising or lifting up.
Upsweep vbTo move in an upward movement or tend. 2. to raise or lift up.
Unswept adjof the hair swept or combed up to the top of the head. 2. curved or sloped upwards.
Unswimming advSwimming upwards against the tide.
Upswing nA upward movement or trend, such as an economic ; a period of improvement in a trading activity.
Upswing phr"On the Upswing" - with an upward movement or trend.
Uptail nA jovial fellow; revellers. 2. a woman: "a little, pretty uptail".
Uptalk nIn linguistics, speech that has a strong intonation at the end of the sentence, as if it were a question.
Uptalk vbTo use speech that has a strong intonation at the end of the sentence, as if it were a question.
Uptake nThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating); consumption, ingestion, intake. 2. a process of taking up or using up or consuming. 3. understanding; apprehension
Uptake vbTo take into the hand; to take up; to help. [Obs.]
Uptake n"Slow on the Uptake" - slow-witted, mentally unalert.
Uptear vbPull up by the roots; or from the foundation, to rend, tear up.
Up-there nAbove-the-earth; in heaven; spec. with relation to God.
Upthrow nThe action of casting upwards. 2. outburst or manifestation.
Upthrow vbTo cast up the eyes. 2. to burst out. 3. to manifest.
Upthunder vbTo send up a noise like thunder.
Uptie vbTo tie up, fasten.
Uptight adjBeing in a tense state; edgy, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, strained, stretched tight, stuffy, taut, traditionalist, under a strain, uneasy, unrelaxed.
Uptime nTime when a computer or similar device is "up" or able to function.
Up-top nAbove deck; uptop. 2. fig. in a position of authority or influence. 3. the brain; uptop.
Up-top phr"It's All Up-top" - the brain and the ability to think.
Up-to-then phrBefore a given point in time; until then.
Up-town advToward, to or in the upper part of town, to go uptown, as opposed to go downtown.
Up-town adjOf or located in the upper or higher part of a town; "uptown residential areas". 2. situated in, or belonging to, the upper part of a town or city; as, a uptown street, shop, etc.; uptown, also the more prosperous salubrious or wealthlier part of a town or city.
Up-town nA residential part of town away from the central commercial district.
Upward advSee 'Upwards'
Upward phr"Upward of" - higher than or in excess.
Upward-bound adjHeaded for success and prosperity.
Upward-lightning nIn astronomy, meteorology, an upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, in which the lightning bolt projects straight into the upper atmosphere; blue starter, elve.
Upwardly advIn an upwards direction; upwards.
Upwardness nTendency or proclivity to rise to mount upwards. 2. the quality of suggesting upward movement. 3. the quality of being upward; relative altitude.
Upwards advSpatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; up, upward, upwardly] 2. to a later time ; "from childhood upward"; up. 3. a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; - opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward. 4. In the upper parts; above. 5. yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. 6. upward of, or upwards of, more than; above.
Upwarp nIn Geology, a broad surface elevation, an anticline.
Upwaxen ppIncreasing, growing to adulthood.
Upway nAscent. 2. "a hopeless, dangerous decision, as "the barred up-way (upway) is to a virgin's bed."
Upways advIn an upward direction, upwards.
Upwell vbTo well up, as a spring.
Upwelling nAn upward movement from a lower source. 2. the oceanographic phenomena that occurs when strong, usually seasonal winds push water away from the coast, bringing cold, nutrient deep waters up to the surface.
Upwind vbTo fly up. 2. to finish up, complete. 3. to wind, coil or roll up something. 4. to raise or hoist by winding. 5. to become coiled up. 6. to wind upwards.
Upwind advContrary to or against the course of, or against the wind. 2. occurring in a direction against the wind.
Upwind adjAgainst the direction of the wind.
Upwinding adjThat winds upwards.
Upwing advTo soar or fly up; fly above, to rise up or above.
Upwith advIn an upwards course or direction. 2. in an upwards course or direction. 3. ascending or rising against; having an upward inclination. 4. tendency or sloping or rising.
Upwreathe vbTo rise up with a curling motion, to curl up as smoke does.
Upwreathed adjThat rises up with a curling motion, curling up as smoke does.
Upyield vbTo deliver up; to resign.
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