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(adj., adverb, adj.sat, verb, noun, prep.)


There are 24 meanings of the word Up.

How to pronounce up:


Up - as an adjective

Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

Example: "The anchor is up"

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Up - as an adverb

Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

Example: "Look up!"

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To a higher intensity

Example: "He turned up the volume"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Nearer to the speaker

Example: "He walked up and grabbed my lapels"

To a more central or a more northerly place

Example: "Was transferred up to headquarters"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

To a later time

Example: "They moved the meeting date up"

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Up - as an adjective satellite

Out of bed

Example: "Are they astir yet?"

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Getting higher or more vigorous

Example: "Its an up market"

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Extending or moving toward a higher place

Example: "The up staircase"

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

Example: "He was up on his homework"


Example: "The windows are up"

(used of computers) operating properly

Example: "How soon will the computers be up?"

Used up

Example: "Time is up"

Up - as a verb


Example: "Up the ante"

Up - as a noun

The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.

Example: "Up is a good way to go."

A positive thing.

Example: "I hate almost everything about my job. the only up is that it's so close to home."

An upstairs room of a two story house.

Example: "She lives in a two-up two-down."

Up - as a preposition

Toward the top of.

Example: "The cat climbed up the tree."

Toward the center, source, or main point of reference; toward the end at which something is attached.

Example: "I felt something crawling up my arm."

From south to north of.

Example: "We sailed up the east coast of england from ipswich to south shields."

Further along (in any direction).

Example: "Go up the street until you see the sign."

From the mouth towards the source of (a river or waterway).

Example: "He led an expedition up the amazon."

Of a man: having sex with.

Example: "Phwoar, look at that bird. i'd love to be up her."

At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more distant from a central location).

Example: "I'll see you later up the snooker club."

Example Sentences

"I need to tidy up my room before my parents come home."
"She always wakes up early in the morning."
"He promised to make up for his mistake."
"The team managed to catch up with their opponents."
"Could you please speed up the video playback?"
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Word Game Points

Is UP a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, up is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

UP has a SCRABBLE points total of 4.

Is UP a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, up is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
UP has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 6.

Is UP a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, up is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
UP has a WORDFEUD points total of 6.

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