Thereupon
Thereupon There`up*on", adv. 1. Upon that or this; thereon. ``They shall feed thereupon.'' --Zeph. ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. On account, or in consequence, of that; therefore. [1913 Webster]

[He] hopes to find you forward, . . . And thereupon he sends you this good news. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Immediately; at once; without delay. [1913 Webster]


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  • thereupon — late 12c., þer uppon; see THERE (Cf. there) + UPON (Cf. upon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thereupon — ► ADVERB formal ▪ immediately or shortly after that …   English terms dictionary

  • thereupon — [ther΄ə pän′, ther′ə pän΄] adv. 1. immediately following that; at once 2. as a consequence of that 3. upon that; concerning that subject, etc …   English World dictionary

  • thereupon — there|up|on [ˌðeərəˈpɔn, ˈðeərəpɔn US ˌðerəˈpo:n, ˈpa:n, ˈðerə ] adv formal 1.) immediately after something else has happened, and usually as a result of it = ↑then ▪ Thereupon the whole audience began cheering. 2.) relating to a subject that has …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thereupon — [[t]ðe͟ərəpɒ̱n[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl Thereupon means happening immediately after something else has happened and usually as a result of it. [FORMAL] Some months ago angry demonstrators mounted a noisy demonstration beneath his window. His… …   English dictionary

  • thereupon — adverb formal 1 immediately after something else has happened, and usually as a result of it; then: Thereupon the whole audience stood up and began cheering. 2 concerning a subject that has just been mentioned: I have read your article, and wish… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thereupon — Without delay or lapse of time. Immediately where the terms thereupon and thereby are distinguished. Following on; in consequence of. Yuma County Water Users Ass n v. Schlecht, 262 U.S. 138, 43 S.Ct. 498, 500, 67 L.Ed. 909 …   Black's law dictionary

  • thereupon — adverb Date: 13th century 1. on that matter 2. therefore 3. immediately after that …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thereupon — /dhair euh pon , pawn , dhair euh pon , pawn /, adv. 1. immediately following that. 2. in consequence of that. 3. upon that or it. 4. with reference to that. [1125 75; ME ther uppon. See THERE, UPON] * * * …   Universalium

  • thereupon — adverb upon that/it, following that/it …   Wiktionary

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