• Away from the surface of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
  • To or at a physically higher or more elevated position.
  • To a higher level of some quantity or notional quantity, such as price, volume, pitch, happiness, etc.
  • To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, etc.; usually followed by to or with.
  • thoroughly, completely.
  • To or from one's possession or consideration.
  • North.
  • Towards or at a central place, or any place that is visualised as 'up' by virtue of local features or local convention, or arbitrarily, irrespective of direction or elevation change.
  • Towards the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
  • Aside, so as not to be in use.
  • Against the wind or current.
  • In a positive vertical direction.
  • Relatively close to the batsman.
  • Without additional ice.
  • To university, especially to Cambridge or Oxford.



  • The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
  • A positive thing, or a time or situation when things are going well.
  • An up quark.
  • An upstairs room of a two story house.


  • To physically raise or lift.
  • To increase the level or amount of.
  • To promote.
  • To rise to a standing position; hence, by extension, to act suddenly; see also up and.
  • To ascend; to climb up.
  • To upload.


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  • From Old English upp, from Proto-Germanic *upp, see more there.

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