Definition of up:
- Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; - the opposite of down.
- Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
- The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; - rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.
- 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.
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