Definition of up:

part of speech: adjective

Leading to a higher place; finished; as, the time is up.

part of speech: adjective

From a lower to a higher place; on or along.

part of speech: adverb

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.

part of speech: adjective

Aloft; on high; to a higher position; in a high or higher position; as far as; completely.

part of speech: adverb

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.

part of speech: preposition

To a higher place on; as, toward the source of; as, up the river.

part of speech: noun

Fortunate occurrences: used only in the expression ups and downs.

Usage examples for up:

  • I called to him, and he came up to me. "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)", Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
  • I guess it's all up "The Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
  • Oh, yes, you can go up to them. "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).
  • I don't want to go up there wi' the sogers. ""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea", Morgan Robertson.

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