English dictionary


up |ʌp| — raise

up-and-coming |ˌʌp ən ˈkʌmɪŋ| — working hard to promote an enterprise

up-country |ˈkʌntriː| — to or in the interior of a country or region

up-to-date |ˌʌp tə ˈdeɪt| — reflecting the latest information or changes

up-to-the-minute |ˈˌəp tə T͟Hə ˈminit| — up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date

upbeat |ˈʌpbiːt| — a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

upbraid |ʌpˈbreɪd| — express criticism towards

upbraiding |ˌʌpˈbreɪdɪŋ| — a severe scolding

upbringing |ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ| — properties acquired during a person's formative years

upcast |ˈəpˌkast| — air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine

upchuck |ˈʌptʃʌk| — eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

upcoming |ˈʌpkʌmɪŋ| — of the relatively near future

upcountry |ˌʌpˈkʌntri| — of or coming from the middle of a region or country

update |ˌʌpˈdeɪt| — information or data that updates

upend |ʌpˈend| — become turned or set on end

upgrade |ˈʌpɡreɪd| — an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

upheaval |ʌpˈhiːvl| — a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

upheave |ʌpˈhiːv| — lift forcefully from beneath

uphill |ˌʌpˈhɪl| — the upward slope of a hill

uphold |ʌpˈhoʊld| — keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

upholder |ʌpˈhoʊldər| — someone who upholds or maintains

upholster |ʌpˈhoʊlstər| — provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers

upholsterer |ʌpˈhoʊlstərər| — a craftsman who upholsters furniture

upholstery |ʌpˈhoʊlstəri| — covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture

upkeep |ˈʌpkiːp| — activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

upland |ˈʌplənd| — elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

uplift |ˈʌplɪft| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

uplifting |ˌʌpˈlɪftɪŋ| — the rise of something

upload |ˌʌpˈloʊd| — transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

upmost |ˈʌpmoʊst| — at or nearest to the top

upper |ˈʌpər| — the higher of two berths

upper-class |ˈəpər klas| — occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

upper-level  — at an elevated level in rank or importance

uppercut |ˈʌpərkʌt| — a swinging blow directed upward (especially at an opponent's chin)

uppermost |ˈʌpərmoʊst| — in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind

uppish |ˈʌpɪʃ| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

uppity |ˈʌpəti| — presumptuously arrogant

upraise |əpˈreɪz| — cause to become alive again

upright |ˈʌpraɪt| — a vertical structural member as a post or stake

uprightly |ˈʌpraɪtli| — in an honorable manner

uprightness |ˈʌpraɪtnəs| — the property of being upright in posture

uprise |ˈəpraɪz| — come into existence; take on form or shape

uprising |ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ| — organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

upriver |ˌʌpˈrɪvər| — toward the source or against the current

uproar |ˈʌprɔːr| — a state of commotion and noise and confusion

uproarious |ʌpˈrɔːriəs| — uncontrollably noisy

uproot |ˌʌpˈruːt| — move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

upscale |ˌʌpˈskeɪl| — appropriate for people with good incomes

upset |ʌpˈset| — an unhappy and worried mental state

upsetting |ˌʌpˈset̬ɪŋ| — causing an emotional disturbance

upshot |ˈʌpˌʃɑːt| — a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

upside |ˈʌpsaɪd| — the highest or uppermost side of anything

upside-down |ˌʌpsaɪd ˈdaʊn| — being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed

upstage |ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ| — the rear part of the stage

upstair |ˈʌpˈsteə| — on or of upper floors of a building

upstairs |ˌʌpˈsterz| — the part of a building above the ground floor

upstanding |ˌʌpˈstændɪŋ| — meriting respect or esteem

upstart |ˈʌpstɑːrt| — an arrogant or presumptuous person

upstate |ˌʌpˈsteɪt| — in or toward the northern parts of a state

upstream |ˌʌpˈstriːm| — in the direction against a stream's current

upstroke |ˈʌpˌstroʊk| — a stroke normally made in an upward direction

upsurge |ˈʌpsɜːrdʒ| — a sudden forceful flow

uptake |ˈʌpteɪk| — the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

upthrow |ˈʌpθroʊ| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

upthrust |ˈʌpθrʌst| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

uptight |ˌʌpˈtaɪt| — being in a tense state

uptown |ˌʌpˈtaʊn| — a residential part of town away from the central commercial district

upturn |ˈʌptɜːrn| — an upward movement or trend as in business activity

upward |ˈʌpwərd| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwardly |ˈʌpwərdli| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwards |ˈʌpwərdz| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwind |ˌʌpˈwɪnd| — away from the wind