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Definition of the adverb Upon

What does Upon mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  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-.

Other definitions of Upon

What does Upon also mean?


  1. Being above and in contact with another.
    • synonym: on
  2. Being directly supported by another.
  3. At a prescribed point in time.


Upon: Used to indicate that an event is to immediately follow another event.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Upon

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Google previewThe Senator; or, Clarendon's parliamentary chronicle

With the imperfect and partial information qf the enemy, the British House of Commons is called upon to interpose its advice with the Executive Government ; it is called upon to exercise a power which it.should never exercise without the ...

Google previewJudaism (2011)

History, Belief, and Practice by Matt Stefon

The community is called upon to express its loyalty to God and the covenant by exhibiting solidarity within its corporate life on every level, including every aspect of human behaviour, from the most public to the most private. Thus, even Jewish ...

Google previewDemocracy and the Political in Max Weber's Thought (2011)

by Terry Maley

the heroic agent, whose exemplary ethical qualities were formed in the rigidly structured Puritan communities, is called upon by Weber to manage the uncertainty of politics ...

Google previewReason, History, and Politics (1995)

The Communitarian Grounds of Legitimation in the Modern Age by David Ingram

More often, it is called upon to discover the right rule— and in extreme instances, to invent a new rule (or new interpretation of an old rule)— for problematic cases. Such judgment seems to obey the logic of the sublime, since it involves an ...

Google previewThe Sporting Dictionary and Rural Repository of General Information Upon Every Subject Appertaining to the Sports of the Field (1803)

by William Taplin

Itf however, appears, upon the experience of the last seven years, that since the privilege of killing game has contributed so largely to the exigencies of the State, less litigation has prevailed upon the score of preservation. Indeed, there is now ...

Google previewA Universal Critical and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: Including Scientific Terms (1863)

Pitch upon, on. Play m, spas, vith. Pleasant to. Pleased mtk. Plange into. Possessed of. Pray /»r, irifi. Predisposed to. Prefer to, before, above. Preferable to. Preference to, over, eiote, before. Prefix to. Prejudice against.

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1884)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

The rigidly retained recumbent posture has led to fatal hypostatic congestion of the lungs ; and other patients have died of marasmus, or of some of the evils that attend upon suppuration and discharging sinuses. The least serious form of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences (1855)

by Chapin Aaron Harris

From em, upon, and eX. koc, an ulcer. The crust of an ulcer. EPHE'LIDES. From em, upon, and riXuK , the sun. Freckles ; sunburns. A cutaneous affection characterized b,y small and large brown spots upon the skin, caused, as the name ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1877)

by Edward Henry Knight

Two more iron plates, weighing together 214 tons, were lowered upon'the oak balks, and one heavier than any yet followed upon these. Upon this the anvil block, weighing 102 tons, was placed, and it, in turn, was crowned b ' the anvil face, ...

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Quotes about Upon

A colour is a physical object as soon as we consider its dependence, for instance, upon its luminous source, upon other colours, upon temperatures, upon spaces, and so forth. (Ernst Mach)
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Scrabble value of U1P3O1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of UPON

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