Synonyms of up


1. up, increase

usage: raise; "up the ante"


1. up (vs. down), ahead(predicate), in the lead, leading, aweigh, dormie, dormy, heavenward, skyward, risen, sprouted, upbound, upfield, upward, ascending, high

usage: being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"

2. astir(predicate), up(predicate), awake(predicate) (vs. asleep)

usage: out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning"

3. improving, up, rising (vs. falling)

usage: getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy"

4. up(prenominal), upward(prenominal), ascending(prenominal) (vs. descending)

usage: extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"

5. up(predicate), prepared (vs. unprepared)

usage: (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"

6. up, raised (vs. lowered)

usage: open; "the windows are up"

7. up(predicate), functioning (vs. malfunctioning)

usage: (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?"

8. up(predicate), finished (vs. unfinished)

usage: used up; "time is up"


1. up, upwards, upward, upwardly

usage: spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"

2. up

usage: to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume"

3. up

usage: nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"

4. up

usage: to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"

5. up, upwards, upward

usage: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"

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Definition and meaning of up (Dictionary)