English adjective: up
|1.||up being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level|
|Samples||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.
|Similar||ahead, aweigh, dormie, dormy, heavenward, in the lead, leading, risen, skyward, sprouted, upbound, upfield, upward|
|See also||ascending, high|
|2.||up out of bed|
|Samples||Are they astir yet?.|
Up by seven each morning.
|3.||up getting higher or more vigorous|
|Samples||Its an up market.|
An improving economy.
|4.||up extending or moving toward a higher place|
|Samples||The up staircase.|
A general upward movement of fish.
|5.||up (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness|
|Samples||He was up on his homework.|
Had to be up for the game.
|Samples||The windows are up.|
|7.||up (used of computers) operating properly|
|Samples||How soon will the computers be up?.|
|Domain category||computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system|
|8.||up used up|
|Samples||Time is up.|
English adverb: up
|1.||up spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position|
The music surged up.
The fragments flew upwards.
Prices soared upwards.
|Synonyms||upward, upwardly, upwards|
|Antonyms||down, downward, downwardly, downwards|
|2.||up to a higher intensity|
|Samples||He turned up the volume.|
|3.||up nearer to the speaker|
|Samples||He walked up and grabbed my lapels.|
|4.||up to a more central or a more northerly place|
|Samples||Was transferred up to headquarters.|
Up to Canada for a vacation.
|5.||up to a later time|
|Samples||They moved the meeting date up.|
From childhood upward.
English verb: up
|1.||up (change) raise|
|Samples||Up the ante.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|