Last modified on 14 April 2015, at 17:18

up-

See also: up, -up, and UP

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English up-, from Old English ūp- (up-), from ūp (up, from above). Cognate with Dutch op- (up-), German auf- (up-). More at up.

PrefixEdit

up-

  1. Used to indicate increase.
    Over time the engine's power was uprated.
  2. Used to indicate higher position or direction, literally or figuratively.
    The uptake of tickets increased dramatically after the favorable review.

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Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English ūp (up, upward).

PrefixEdit

ūp-

  1. up, upward
    ūpsettan (to exalt)
    ūpferian (to raise up, bring up)
    ūplang (upright, erect; tall, high up)
  2. heavenly, from above; upper
    ūprodor (firmament, heavens, sky)
    ūpland (the country, upland)