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Adverb: up  úp
  1. Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    "look up!"; "the music surged up";
    - upwards, upward, upwardly
  2. To a higher intensity
    "he turned up the volume"
  3. Nearer to the speaker
    "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
  4. To a more central or a more northerly place
    "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"
  5. To a later time
    "they moved the meeting date up";
    - upwards, upward
Adjective: up  úp
  1. 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"
  2. Out of bed
    "up by seven each morning";
    - astir
  3. Getting higher or more vigorous
    "its an up market";
    - improving
  4. Extending or moving toward a higher place
    "the up staircase";
    - upward
  5. (usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness
    "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"
  6. Open
    "the windows are up"
  7. (used of computers) operating properly
    "how soon will the computers be up?"
  8. Used up
    "time is up"
Verb: up (upped,upping)  úp
  1. Raise
    "up the ante"

Derived forms: upping, ups, 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

Antonym: down

Encyclopedia: Up, Up, and Away