Taxonomy vs Upstay - What's the difference?

taxonomy | upstay |


As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As a verb upstay is

to sustain, support.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    upstay

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sustain, support.
  • *1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.xii:
  • *:those two villeins, which her steps vpstayd , / When her weake feete could scarcely her sustaine, / And fading vitall powers gan to fade, / Her forward still with torture did constraine [...].
  • *1820 , The River Duddon A Series of Sonnets, XXVIII, Journey Renewed :
  • *:Close to the vital seat of human clay; / Glad meetings, tender partings, that upstay
  • *1910 , The Aeneid of Virgil as translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor:
  • *:In front, a massive gateway threats the sky, / And posts of solid adamant upstay / An iron tower, firm-planted to defy / All force, divine or human. Night and day,
  • *1917 , Henry Charles Beeching, The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse, 246, The Tree of Life
  • *:Lighten, O sword divine, to clear my way, / And thou, O happy heart, upstay
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