Up Up, n. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Ups and downs}, alternate states of elevation and depression, or of prosperity and the contrary. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

They had their ups and downs of fortune. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

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  • up — /up/, adv., prep., adj., n., v., upped, upping. adv. 1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder. 2. to or in an erect position: to stand up. 3. out of bed: to get up. 4. above the horizon: The moon came up.… …   Universalium

  • up — up; close·up; come·up·pance; syr·up·er; UP; up·braid; up·braid·er; up·braid·ing·ly; up·by; up·do; up·gang; up·haud; up·heav·al; up·heav·al·ist; up·heave; up·heave·ment; up·hold·er; up·hol·stered; up·hol·ster·er; up·hol·ster·ess; up·hol·stery;… …   English syllables

  • Up — ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up — Personas disfrazadas como Carl Fredricksen y Russell , protagonistas de Up, en el Festival de cine de Venecia de 2009. Título Up: una aventura de altura (Hispanoamérica) …   Wikipedia Español

  • up — up, down In geographical terms, down means south and up means north, and so you go up to Scotland from London and down to Atlanta (Georgia) from Chicago. A conventional exception to this straightforward logic arises with capital or major cities;… …   Modern English usage

  • Up — is a relative direction, the opposite of down .Up may also refer to: *A railroad direction in the United Kingdom and China *At bat, in baseball, when a player is facing the pitcher *Experiencing the effects of psychoactive drugs *On line, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Up! — Álbum de Shania Twain Publicación 18 de noviembre de 2002 (Internacional 19 de noviembre de 2002 (Norteamérica) 18 de agosto de 2002 (Re Lanzamiento Europa) Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • UP — ist eine Abkürzung für: Bahamasair (IATA Code) Umweltprüfung, siehe Strategische Umweltprüfung ungesättigtes Polyesterharz Unia Pracy, Union der Arbeit, eine Partei in Polen Unidad Popular, Parteienbündnis in Chile in den 60er und 70er Jahren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ūp — *ūp, *upp, *upa germ., Präposition, Adverb: nhd. auf; ne. upon; Rekontruktionsbasis: got., an., ae., afries., anfrk., as., ahd.; Etymologie …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Up — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre > Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Up — Up, a. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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