* lowd (obsolete)
(of a sound) Of great intensity.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud
flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
* Bible, Proverbs vii. 11
- She is loud and stubborn.
Not subtle or reserved, brash.
Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.
* garish, gaudy
* (sound) quiet, soft
* (person) quiet
(part of speech is dubious for many senses
Away from the centre of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
(intensifier) (Used as an aspect marker to indicate a completed action or state) Thoroughly, completely.
- I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
- I will mix up the puzzle pieces.
- Tear up the contract.
- He really messed up .
To or from one's possession or consideration.
- Please type up our monthly report.
- I picked up some milk on the way home.
- The committee will take up your request.
- She had to give up her driver's license after the accident.
To a higher level of some quantity or notional quantity, such as price, volume, pitch, happiness, etc.
- I will go up to New York to visit my family this weekend.
- Gold has gone up with the uncertainty in the world markets.
- Turn it up , I can barely hear it.
- Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.
(rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
(sailing) Against the wind or current.
(Cartesian graph) In a positive vertical direction.
(cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
- Cheer up , the weekend's almost here.
(hospitality) Without additional ice.
- The bowler pitched the ball up .
(UK, academia) Towards Cambridge or Oxford.
- Would you like that drink up or on ice?
* 1867 , John Timbs, Lives of wits and humourists , p. 125
- She's going up to read Classics this September.
* 1998 , Rita McWilliams Tullberg, Women at Cambridge , p. 112
- The son of the Dean of Lichfield was only three years older than Steele, who was a lad of only twelve, when at the age of fifteen, Addison went up to Oxford.
* 2002 , Peter Harman, Cambridge Scientific Minds , p. 79
- Others insinuated that women 'crowded up to Cambridge', not for the benefits of a higher education, but because of the proximity of 2,000 young men.
To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, etc.; usually followed by to'' or ''with .
- A precocious mathematician, Babbage was already well versed in the Continental mathematical notations when he went up to Cambridge.
- I was up to my chin in water.
To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite.
- A stranger came up and asked me for directions.
- Drink up . The pub is closing.
- Can you sum up your research?
- The comet burned up in the atmosphere.
Aside, so as not to be in use.
- I need to sew up the hole in this shirt.
- to lay up''' riches; put '''up your weapons
* (away from the centre of the Earth) down
* (louder) down
* (higher in pitch) down
* (towards the principal terminus) down
* all it's cracked up to be
* back up
* bottoms up
* blow up
* break up
* buck up
* build up
* burn up
* clog up
* cloud up
* clean up
* clear up
* close up
* crack up
* cut up
* double up
* dress up
* dry up
* eat up
* finish up
* gang up
* gang up on
* go up
* kick up
* knock up
* lash up
* let up
* look up
* muck up
* open up
* polish up
* run up
* runner up
* shake up
* shoot up
* show up
* shut up
* stir up
* stop up
* turn up
* up a tree
* up to
* up to it
* wet up
* work up
* write up
Toward the top of.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up
the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.}}
Toward the center, source, or main point of reference; toward the end at which something is attached.
Further along (in any direction).
From south to north of
* 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
- Though the storm raged up the East Coast, it has become increasingly apparent that New Jersey took the brunt of it.
* (toward the top of) down
* give up
* pick up
* put up
* ring up
* take up
* throw up
* up a creek
* up someone's alley
Finished, to an end
- I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up .
In a good mood.
- Time is up !
- I’m feeling up today.
Next in a sequence.
- If you are up for a trip, let’s go.
- Smith is up to bat.
Facing upwards; facing toward the top.
- What is up with that project at headquarters?
- Put the notebook face up on the table.
Larger, greater in quantity.
- Take a break and put your feet up .
- Sales are up from last quarter.
On a higher level.
* 1925 , Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), , silent movie
- Get up and give her your seat.
Available; made public.
- ‘The Phantom! The Phantom is up from the cellars again!’
- The new notices are up as of last Tuesday.
(computing) Functional; working.
- I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?
(of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus.
- Is the server back up ?
Headed, or designated to go, upward, as an escalator, stairway, elevator etc.
(bar tending) Chilled and strained into a stemmed glass.
- The London train is on the up line.
(of the Sun or Moon) Above the horizon, in the sky (i.e. during daytime or night-time)
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- A Cosmopolitan is typically served up .
(slang, graffiti) well-known; renowned
* 1996 , Matthew Busby Hunt, The Sociolinguistics of Tagging and Chicano Gang Graffiti (page 71)
- I have said I was still in darkness, yet it was not the blackness of the last night; and looking up into the inside of the tomb above, I could see the faintest line of light at one corner, which showed the sun was up .
* 2009 , Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (pages 16-40)
- Being "up" means having numerous graffiti in the tagging landscape.
* 2011 , Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti
- Graffiti writers want their names seen by writers and others so that they will be famous. Therefore writers are very serious about any opportunity to “get up'.” The throw-up became one of the fundamental techniques for getting ' up , and thereby gaining recognition and fame.
- From his great rooftop pieces, selected for high visibility, to his sneaky tags and fun loving stickers, he most certainly knows how to get up .
* (facing upwards) down
* (on a higher level) down
* (traveling towards a major terminus) down
* know which end is up
* up and running
* up for grabs
* upside down
(uncountable) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
(countable) A positive thing.
- Up is a good way to go.
An upstairs room of a two story house.
- I hate almost everything about my job. The only up is that it's so close to home.
- She lives in a two-up two-down.
* Up is not commonly used as object of a preposition.
* (direction opposed to the pull of gravity) down
* ups and downs
(colloquial) To increase or raise.
- If we up the volume, we'll be able to make out the details.
- We upped anchor and sailed away.
, date=December 10
, author=Marc Higginson
, title=Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=After a dreadful performance in the opening 45 minutes, they upped
their game after the break and might have taken at least a point from the match.}}
(colloquial) To promote.
To act suddenly, usually with another verb.
- It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.
- He just upped and quit.
* 1991 , (Michael Jackson),
- He upped and punched that guy.
- And she didn't leave a letter, she just upped and ran away.
* (increase) turn up
* up and
* up and go
* up and leave
* up the ante
* up the game
* Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Spatial particles of orientation", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition , Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8