Adverb: up úp
Adjective: up úp
- Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
"look up!"; "the music surged up";
- upwards, upward, upwardly
- To a higher intensity
"he turned up the volume"
- Nearer to the speaker
"he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
- To a more central or a more northerly place
"was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"
- To a later time
"they moved the meeting date up";
- upwards, upward
Verb: up (upped,upping) úp
- 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"
- Out of bed
"up by seven each morning";
- Getting higher or more vigorous
"its an up market";
- Extending or moving toward a higher place
"the up staircase";
- (usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness
"he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"
"the windows are up"
- (used of computers) operating properly
"how soon will the computers be up?"
- Used up
"time is up"
"up the ante"
Derived forms: ups, upping, upped
See also: ahead, ascending, awake, aweigh, dormie, dormy, finished, functioning, heavenward, high, in the lead, leading, prepared, raised, risen, rising, skyward, sprouted, upbound, upfield, upward
Type of: increase
Encyclopedia: Up, Up, and Away