Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to lift up 2. erect intransitive verb rise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Uprear — Up*rear , v. t. To raise; to erect. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uprear — [uprir′] vt. 1. to lift up 2. to erect; build 3. to elevate in dignity; exalt 4. to bring up; rear vi. to rise up …   English World dictionary

  • uprear — /up rear /, v.t. 1. to raise up; lift: The horse upreared its head and whinnied. 2. to build; erect: to uprear a monument in stone. 3. to elevate the dignity of; exalt: God upreared Abraham by making him the father of many nations. 4. to bring… …   Universalium

  • uprear — verb to raise something up; to rise up; to erect …   Wiktionary

  • uprear — Synonyms and related words: aggrandize, arise, ascend, aspire, boost, bristle, buoy up, cast up, cock up, construct, dignify, distinguish, elevate, ennoble, erect, escalate, get up, glorify, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uprear — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To raise upright: erect, pitch, put up, raise, rear2, set up, upraise. See HORIZONTAL, RISE. 2. To move (something) to a higher position: . boost, elevate, heave, hoist, lift, pick up, raise, rear2, take up, uphold …   English dictionary for students

  • uprear — v. a. Ps. cxliv. 14 …   Oldest English Words

  • uprear — v. lift up, raise up; be raised …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uprear — up•rear [[t]ʌpˈrɪər[/t]] v. t. 1) to raise up; lift 2) to build; erect 3) to elevate the dignity of; exalt 4) to bring up 5) to rise • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

  • uprear — /ʌpˈrɪə/ (say up rear) verb (t) to rear up; raise. {up + rear2} …   Australian English dictionary

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