(Up*lay") v. t. To hoard. [Obs.] Donne.

(Up*lead") v. t. To lead upward. [Obs.]

(Up*lean") v. i. To lean or incline upon anything. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Up*lift") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uplifting.] To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a rock. Cowper.

Satan, talking to his nearest mate,
With head uplift above the wave, and eyes
That sparkling blazed.

(Up"lift`) n. (Geol.) A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.

(Up"-line`) n. (Railroad) A line or track leading from the provinces toward the metropolis or a principal terminus; the track upon which up-trains run. See Up- train. [Eng.]

(Up*lock") v. t. To lock up. [Obs.] Shak.

(Up*look") v. i. To look or gaze up. [Obs.]

(Up"most`) a. [Cf. Uppermost.] Highest; topmost; uppermost. Spenser. Dryden.

(U`po*ko*ro"ro) n. [From the native Maori name.] (Zoöl.) An edible fresh-water New Zealand fish (Prototroctes oxyrhynchus) of the family Haplochitonidæ. In general appearance and habits, it resembles the northern lake whitefishes and trout. Called also grayling.

(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." Chaucer.

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 want.

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 in Homer.

He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow.
Sir. W. Scott.

Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence.

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

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