Upspurner to Urchin
(Up"spurn`er) n. A spurner or contemner; a despiser; a scoffer. [Obs.] Joye.
(Up*stairs") adv. Up the stairs; in or toward an upper story.
(Up"stairs`) a. Being above stairs; as, an upstairs room.
(Up*stand") v. i. To stand up; to be erected; to rise. Spenser. Milton.
At once upstood the monarch, and upstoodCowper.
The wise Ulysses.
(Up*stare") v. i. To stare or stand upward; hence, to be uplifted or conspicuous. "Rearing fiercely
their upstaring crests." Spenser.
(Up*start") v. i. To start or spring up suddenly. Spenser. Tennyson.
1. One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu. Bacon.
2. (Bot.) The meadow saffron. Dr. Prior.
(Up"start`), a. Suddenly raised to prominence or consequence. "A race of upstart creatures."
(Up*stay") v. t. To sustain; to support. [Obs.] "His massy spear upstayed." Milton.
(Up*stert"e) obs. imp. & p. p. of Upstart.
(Up"stir`) n. Insurrection; commotion; disturbance. [Obs.] Sir J. Cheke.
(Up*stream") adv. Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current.
(Up*street") adv. Toward the higher part of a street; as, to walk upstreet. G. W. Gable.
(Up"stroke`) n. An upward stroke, especially the stroke, or line, made by a writing instrument
when moving upward, or from the body of the writer, or a line corresponding to the part of a letter thus
Some upstroke of an Alpha and Omega.Mrs. Browning.
(Up"sun`) n. (Scots Law) The time during which the sun is up, or above the horizon; the time
between sunrise and sunset.
(Up*swarm") v. i. & i. To rise, or cause to rise, in a swarm or swarms. [R.] Shak. Cowper.
(Up*sway") v. t. To sway or swing aloft; as, to upsway a club. [R.] Sir W. Scott.
(Up*swell") v. i. To swell or rise up.
(Up"sy*tur"vy) adv. [Cf. Upside down, under Upside, and Topsy-turvy.] Upside down; topsy-
turvy. [Obs.] Robert Greene.
1. An old game at cards. [Obs.]
2. Revelers; roysterers. [Obs.] Decker.