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Meaning & Definition of Up in English

English

Up

/əp/

verb

1. Raise

  • "Up the ante"
    synonym:
  • up

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • up

2. Out of bed

  • "Are they astir yet?"
  • "Up by seven each morning"
    synonym:
  • astir(p)
  • ,
  • up(p)

3. Getting higher or more vigorous

  • "Its an up market"
  • "An improving economy"
    synonym:
  • improving
  • ,
  • up

4. Extending or moving toward a higher place

  • "The up staircase"
  • "A general upward movement of fish"
    synonym:
  • up(a)
  • ,
  • upward(a)

5. (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness

  • "He was up on his homework"
  • "Had to be up for the game"
    synonym:
  • up(p)

6. Open

  • "The windows are up"
    synonym:
  • up

7. (used of computers) operating properly

  • "How soon will the computers be up?"
    synonym:
  • up(p)

8. Used up

  • "Time is up"
    synonym:
  • up(p)

adverb

1. Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

  • "Look up!"
  • "The music surged up"
  • "The fragments flew upwards"
  • "Prices soared upwards"
  • "Upwardly mobile"
    synonym:
  • up
  • ,
  • upwards
  • ,
  • upward
  • ,
  • upwardly

2. To a higher intensity

  • "He turned up the volume"
    synonym:
  • up

3. Nearer to the speaker

  • "He walked up and grabbed my lapels"
    synonym:
  • up

4. To a more central or a more northerly place

  • "Was transferred up to headquarters"
  • "Up to canada for a vacation"
    synonym:
  • up

5. To a later time

  • "They moved the meeting date up"
  • "From childhood upward"
    synonym:
  • up
  • ,
  • upwards
  • ,
  • upward

Examples of using

I usually get up at eight o'clock.
I usually get up at eight o'clock.
I usually get up at eight o'clock.