1. Aloft; on high
But up or down -
2. Out of bed. He is not up
3. Having risen from a seat.
Sir Roger was up
4. From a state of concealment or discumbiture.
5. In a state of being built.
UP with my tent.
6. Above the horizon. The sun is up
7. To a state of excitement. He was wrought up to a rage.
8. To a state of advance or proficiency.
- Till we have wrought ourselves up to this degree of christian indifference.
9. In a state of elevation or exaltation.
Those that were up kept others low.
10. In a state of climbing or ascending. We went up to the city or town.
11. In a state of insurrection.
The gentle archbishop of York is up
My soul is up in arms.
12. In a state of being increased or raised. The river is up; the flood is up
13. In a state of approaching; as up comes a fox.
14. In order. He drew up his regiment.
15. From younger to elder years; as from his youth up
1. up and down, from one place to another; here and there.
2. From one state or position to another; backwards and forwards.
1. up to, to an equal highth with; as up to the chin in water.
2. To a degree or point adequate. Live up to the principles professed.
UP with, raise; life; as, up with the fist; up with the timber.
UP is much used to modify the actions expressed by verbs. It is very often useful and necessary; very often useless.
To bear up to sustain.
To go up to ascend.
To lift up to raise.
To get up to rise from bed or a seat.
To bind up to bind together.
To blow up to inflate; to distend; to inflame.
To grow up to grow to maturity.
UP stream, from the mouth towards the head of a stream; against the stream; hence up is in a direction towards the head of a stream or river; as up the country.
UP sound, in the direction from the sea; opposed to down sound, that is, in the direction of the ebb tide.
UP is used elliptically for get up expressing a command or exhortation.
UP, let us be going. Judges 19:5.
UP, preposition From a lower to a higher place. Go up the hill.