Crossword clues for upon
- Hip to
- "___ the Housetop" (Christmas song)
- "It Came ___ a Midnight Clear"
- "___ further review ..."
- Acquainted with
- In the know about
- "When You Wish ___ a Star"
- Knowing all about
- On top
- "Once ___ a midnight . . . ": Poe
- Immediately after
- Come ___ (find)
- Bedtime-story word
- "Once ___ . . . "
- On top of
- "Once ___ a midnight dreary"
- Au courant
- Second word of a fairy tale
- " . . . and ___ this rock . . . "
- Once follower
- Follower of here or there
- Fairy-tale word
- Frequent follower of once
- "Climb ___ my knee . . . "
- In the know
- "With it"
- Set ___ (attack)
- Bone ___ (study)
- Between once and a time
- Browning's "Calydon ___ Setebos"
- "Once ___ a . . . "
- Double preposition
- " . . . alone ___ the house top": Psalm 102
- One-___ (superior to)
- Second word in "The Raven"
- "___ the Roof," 1963 tune
- "___ the Roof," 1962 song
- Follower of 54 Down
- " . . . ___ a painted ocean": Coleridge
- Knowing about
- Chance _____ (meet accidentally)
- Well briefed about
- Savvy about
- "_____ the Roof" (1963 hit)
- Directly over
- Stratford-Avon link
- "Once ___ a time..."
- It follows once
- ___ reflection
- Fairy tale's second word
- "___ the housetop..." (Christmas lyric)
- Drifters' "___ the Roof"
- Well-informed about
- Familiar with
- "___ the Roof" (1963 hit)
- Very soon after
- Current with
- Abreast of
- "___ the Roof" (Drifters hit)
- Read ___ (study)
- At the time of
- Conversant with
- Versed in
- Well-versed in
- Aware of
- Knowing, slangily
- Informed of
- Knowledgeable about
- Second word of many fairy tales
- Part of many British place names
- Apprised of
- "___ my word!"
- Word in some British place names
- Second word in many a fairy tale
- Informed about
- Agreed ___
- Knowledgeable of
- "___ my honor!"
- Well versed in
- Au courant about
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Upon \Up*on"\, prep.[AS. uppan, uppon; upp up + on, an, on. See
Up, and On.]
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.
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.
He made a great difference between people that did
rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that
perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow.
--Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from
aggression in my absence.
Note: 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 (Law), to promise; to undertake.
To come upon. See under Come.
To take upon, to assume.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
adv. 1 Being the target of an action. 2 Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-. prep. Being above and in contact with another.
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Usage examples of "upon".
Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.
These observations arose out of a motion made by Lord Bathurst, who had been roughly handled by the mob on Friday, for an address praying that his majesty would give immediate orders for prosecuting, in the most effectual manner, the authors, abettors, and instruments of the outrages committed both in the vicinity of the houses of parliament and upon the houses and chapels of the foreign ministers.
But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.
I been content to abide till eld came upon me, but my lord would not have it so, but longed for greater things for me.
But for the most part, the kisses the men bestowed upon the customers were deeper than Abie would have considered appropriate after a first date.
Moira had simply joined them uninvited, though where either of the MacInnes men were concerned, Abigail looked upon Moira as a welcome interloper.
In fact, upon hearing that certain masters were dissecting living nymphs in order to ascertain the cause of their madness, he formally abjured his Profession of Faith and quit the Scientists.
Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.
It was only natural that once everyone had had time to adjust to the tragic void created by his departure, they would turn to that one person who could so ably fill the gap, that one person whose standards of excellence were above reproach, that one person whom they could rely upon to continue the noble traditions of the fair-Irina Stoddard!
A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.
Then the courage came into his body, and with a great might he abraid upon his feet, and smote the black and yellow knight upon the helm by an overstroke so fierce that the sword sheared away the third part of his head, as it had been a rotten cheese.
Two officers of the United States navy were walking abreast, unguarded and alone, not looking to the right or left, never frowning, never flinching, while the mob screamed in their ears, shook cocked pistols in their faces, cursed, crowded, and gnashed upon them.
Not only was it exceptionally lofty, and on one flank of that series of bluffs which has before been mentioned as constituting the line upon which the Confederate grip of the stream was based, but the tortuous character of the channel gave particular facilities for an enfilading fire on vessels both before and after they came abreast the works.
The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.
To support these and concentrate from the earliest moment as effective a fire as possible upon the works, Farragut brought his ironclads inside of the wooden vessels, and abreast the four leaders of that column.