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Primary Meanings of up

1.
advadjv
spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
raise
2.
adv
to a later time
3.
adj
(usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness
4.
adj
used up
Full Definitions of up
1

adv spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

“look up!”
“the music surged up
Synonyms:
upward, upwardly, upwards
Antonyms:
down, downward, downwardly, downwards
spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

adv to a higher intensity

“he turned up the volume”
Antonyms:
down
to a lower intensity

adv to a more central or a more northerly place

“was transferred up to headquarters”
up to Canada for a vacation”
Antonyms:
down
away from a more central or a more northerly place

adv nearer to the speaker

“he walked up and grabbed my lapels”

adj 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
Synonyms:
high
(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')
ascending
moving or going or growing upward
ahead, in the lead, leading
having the leading position or higher score in a contest
aweigh
(used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom
dormie, dormy
in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played
heavenward, skyward
directed toward heaven or the sky
risen
(of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon
sprouted
(of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the ground
upbound
heading in any direction that is conventionally up
upfield
away from the defending teams' end of the playing field
upward
directed up
Antonyms:
down
being or moving lower in position or less in some value
low
literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension
descending
coming down or downward
behind
having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
downbound
heading in any direction that is conventionally down
downcast
directed downward
downfield
toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
downward
on or toward a surface regarded as a base
fallen
having dropped by the force of gravity
set
being below the horizon
thrown
caused to fall to the ground
weak
tending downward in price
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adj extending or moving toward a higher place

“the up staircase”
Synonyms:
upward
ascending
moving or going or growing upward

adj getting higher or more vigorous

“its an up market”
Synonyms:
improving
rising
advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status

adj open

“the windows are up
Synonyms:
raised
located or moved above the surround or above the normal position

adj out of bed

up by seven each morning”
Synonyms:
astir
awake
not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

v raise

up the ante”
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more
2

adv to a later time

“they moved the meeting date up
Synonyms:
upward, upwards
3

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

“he was up on his homework”
“had to be up for the game”
Synonyms:
prepared
made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

adj (used of computers) operating properly

“how soon will the computers be up?”
Synonyms:
functioning
performing or able to perform its regular function
4

adj used up

“time is up
Synonyms:
finished
ended or brought to an end

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