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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
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Etymology

From Old English upp.

Pronunciation

Adverb

up (not comparable)
  1. Away from the center of the earth; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
    • I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
  2. Into pieces.
    • tear up
    • chop up
  3. An abstract adverb of motion or change.
    • mess up
    • take up
  4. Used for intensity or emphasis.
    • speak up
    • type up
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
  6. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
    • The bowler pitched the ball up.

Translations

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Preposition

up

  1. Toward the top of.
    • The cat went up the tree.
  2. Further along (in any direction).
    • Go up the street until you see the sign.
  3. North.
    • I’m going up to New York to visit my family this weekend.
  4. Higher or louder.
    • Turn the volume up.
  5. Higher in pitch.
    • Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.

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Adjective

up (not comparable)
  1. Awake.
    • I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.
  2. Finished, to an end
    • Time is up!
  3. In a good mood.
    • I’m feeling up today.
  4. Willing; ready.
    • If you are up for a trip, let’s go.
  5. Next in a sequence.
    • Smith is next up to bat.
  6. Happening; new.
    What is up with that project at headquarters?
  7. Facing upwards; facing toward the top.
    • Put the notebook face up on the table.
  8. Standing.
    • Get up and give her your seat.
  9. On a higher level.
  10. Available; made public.
    • The new notices are up as of last Tuesday.
  11. Of a person, informed about; abreast of; current.
    • I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?
  12. (computing) Functional; working.
    • Is the server back up?
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Traveling towards a major terminus.
    • The London train is on the up line.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
up

Plural
-

up (-)
  1. The direction away from the center of the Earth, opposed to the pull of gravity.
    • Up is a good way to go.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to up

Third person singular
up

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to up (third-person singular simple present up, present participle p, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To increase or raise.
    • If we up the volume, we'll be able to make out the details.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To promote.
    • It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.

Translations

Synonyms

increase

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