Definition of Upon

1. prep. On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.



2. prep. On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.

Definition of Upon

1. Preposition. Being above and in contact with another. ¹

2. Preposition. Being directly supported by another. ¹

3. Preposition. At a prescribed point in time. ¹

4. Adverb. Being the target of an action. ¹

5. Adverb. Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Upon

1. on [prep]

Medical Definition of Upon

1. On; used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." "Our host upon his stirrups stood anon." (Chaucer) "Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar." (Ex. Xxix. 21) "The Philistines be upon thee, Samson." (Judg. Xvi. 9) "As I did stand my watch upon the hill." (Shak) "He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want." (Bacon) "This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms." (Addison) "Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer." (Pope) "He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow." (Sir. W. Scott) "Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence." (Landor) Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples. To assure upon, to promise; to undertake. To come upon. See Come. To take upon, to assume. Origin: AS. Uppan, uppon; upp up + on, an, on. See Up, and On. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Upon

upmakers
upmakes
upmaking
upmakings
upmanship
upmanships
upmarket
upmodulate
upmodulated
upmodulates
upmodulating
upmost
upo
upokororo
upokororos
upon (current term)
upon't
upon a stound
upon one's guard(p)
upon one's speed
uppe
upped
uppent
upper
upper-case
upper-case letter
upper-crust
upper-level

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