(verb.) raise; 'up the ante'.
(adj.) open; 'the windows are up' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) used up; 'time is up' .
(adj.) (used of computers) operating properly; 'how soon will the computers be up?' .
(adj.) (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; 'he was up on his homework'; 'had to be up for the game' .
(adj.) extending or moving toward a higher place; 'the up staircase'; 'a general upward movement of fish' .
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) to a later time; 'they moved the meeting date up'; 'from childhood upward'.
(adv.) to a more central or a more northerly place; 'was transferred up to headquarters'; 'up to Canada for a vacation'.
(adv.) nearer to the speaker; 'he walked up and grabbed my lapels'.
(adv.) to a higher intensity; 'he turned up the volume'.
Edited by Horace--From WordNet
(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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
(prep.) From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.
(prep.) 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.) The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.
(a.) Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
Typed by Blanche
adv. toward a higher place: aloft: on high: from a lower to a higher position as out of bed above the horizon &c.: in a higher position: in a condition of elevation advance excitement &c.: as far as abreast of: completely: at an end over.—prep. from a lower to a higher place on or along.—adj. inclining up upward.—n. in phrase 'ups and downs ' rises and falls vicissitudes.—adv. Up′-and-down′ upright: here and there.—adj. plain downright.—Up stick to pack up; Up to (coll.) about engaged in doing; Up to anything capable of and ready for any mischief; Up to date to the present time: containing all recent facts statistics &c.: knowing the latest developments of fashion usage &c.; Up to snuff (see Snuff); Up to the knocker (slang) up to the required standard excellent; Up town (coll.) pertaining to the upper part of a town: towards the upper part of a town.
Edited by Della
- Here is a card turned up. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- His right extended to the back-water up the ravine opening into the Cumberland south of the village. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- No, I have nothing to give you instead, he said, sitting up and turning so that he faced her. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Except one man, who got up and went out. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- I say, said Legree, stamping and whistling to the dogs, wake up, some of you, and keep me company! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- He took my chin in his large hand and turned up my face to have a look at me by the light of the candle. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- And warn't it me as had been tried afore, and as had been know'd up hill and down dale in Bridewells and Lock-Ups! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I always did like grown-ups,' she went on, 'and always kept company with them. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Learning by direct sharing in the pursuits of grown-ups becomes increasingly difficult except in the case of the less advanced occupations. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- But the windows are narrow, and it is all ups and downs. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- It was in vain to ask why ups, why downs; there they was, you know. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- The perilous ups and downs of life in sixteenth century France were to show that courage in another light. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- And I mean always to keep among none but grown-ups till I marry. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
Typed by Leigh