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Definition up


From Old English upp, from Proto-Germanic *upp.


up (not comparable)

  1. Away from the surface of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
  2. (intensifier) Used as an aspect marker to indicate a completed action or state; thoroughly, completely.
  3. To or from one's possession or consideration.
  4. North.
  5. To a higher level of some quantity or notional quantity, such as price, volume, pitch, happiness, etc.
  6. To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, etc.; usually followed by to or with.
  7. Aside, so as not to be in use.
  8. (rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
  9. (sailing) Against the wind or current.
  10. (Cartesian graph) In a positive vertical direction.
  11. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
  12. (hospitality, US) Without additional ice.
  13. (Britain, academia) Towards Cambridge or Oxford.



  1. Toward the top of.
  2. Toward the center, source, or main point of reference; toward the end at which something is attached.
  3. Further along (in any direction).
  4. From south to north of
  5. From the mouth towards the source (of a river or waterway).
  6. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.
  7. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more remote from a central location).


up (not comparable)

  1. Awake.
  2. Finished, to an end
  3. In a good mood.
  4. Willing; ready.
  5. Next in a sequence.
  6. Happening; new.
  7. Facing upwards; facing toward the top.
  8. Larger; greater in quantity.
  9. Ahead; leading; winning.
  10. Standing.
  11. On a higher level.
  12. Available; made public.
  13. (poker, postnominal) Said of the higher-ranking pair in a two pair.
  14. Well-informed; current.
  15. (computing) Functional; working.
  16. (of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus.
  17. Headed, or designated to go, upward, as an escalator, stairway, elevator etc.
  18. (bar tending) Chilled and strained into a stemmed glass.
  19. (slang) Erect. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  20. (of the Sun or Moon) Above the horizon, in the sky (i.e. during daytime or night-time)
  21. (slang, graffiti) well-known; renowned
  22. (horse-racing) Riding the horse; mounted.


up (usually uncountable, plural ups)

  1. (uncountable) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
  2. (countable) A positive thing.
  3. An upstairs room of a two story house.


up (third-person singular simple present ups, present participle upping, simple past and past participle upped)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To promote.
  3. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.
  4. (intransitive) To ascend; to climb up.
  5. (computing, slang, transitive) To upload.

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