Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

up to


Definition of up to

  1. 1 —used as a function word to indicate extension as far as a specified place <sank up to his knees in the mud>

  2. 2 —used as a function word to indicate a limit or boundary <up to 50,000 copies a month> <worked up to the last minute>

13th Century

First Known Use of up to

13th century

Learn More about up to

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up up to? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a block used as a base for a statue

Get Word of the Day daily email!