- adverb in or to a high place
- adverb completely, entirely
- adverb happening in an unpleasant or dangerous way
- adverb in or to a higher position
- adjective (of a catchable ball) carrying to the fielder without bouncing
- adverb pitching relatively close to the batsman’s wicket
- verb to increase
Information & Library Science
- suffix (written as -up)referring to the number of plates printed at one time on one side of a sheet
- adjective ‘dried’, having forgotten one’s lines. A theatrical term of uncertain origin.
- adjective exhilarated or intoxicated, high
Origin & History of “up”
Up is part of a widespread family of Germanic adverbs which also includes German auf, Dutch and Danish op, and Swedish upp. It goes back ultimately to Indo-European *up-, which also produced English over and the prefixes hyper- and super- and may lie behind English evil. To open something is etymologically to put it ‘up’.