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1upon

preposition up·on \ə-ˈpn, -ˈpän\

—used to say that someone or something is very close or has arrived

—used to emphasize something that is repeated many times

Full Definition of UPON

:  on

Examples of UPON

  1. He carefully placed the vase upon the table.
  2. They built their city upon a cliff overlooking the sea.
  3. She was seated upon a throne.
  4. an assault upon traditional values
  5. She was admitted to his office immediately upon her arrival.
  6. That kind of behavior is frowned upon.

First Known Use of UPON

12th century

Related to UPON

Rhymes with UPON

aeon, add-on, agon, agone, Akan, Ambon, Amman, anon, Anshan, archon, argon, Argonne, atman, axon, bank on, barchan, baton, big on, Bion, blouson, bon ton, bonbon, boron, boson, bouillon, bring on, build on, bygone, caisson, call on, canton, capon, cast on, catch on, Ceylon, chaconne, Charon, chew on, chiffon, chiton, chrismon, Cimon, cistron, clip-on, codon, come-on, cordon, coupon, crampon, crayon, crepon, cretonne, crouton, Dacron, dead-on, Dear John, doggone, Dogon, Don Juan, exon, fall on, flacon, foregone, form on, Freon, fronton, futon, Garonne, get on, Gibran, gluon, gnomon, go on, guidon, hadron, Hainan, hand on, hands-on, hang on, have on, hazan, head-on, Henan, hereon, high on, hit on, hogan, hold on, Huainan, icon, intron, ion, jargon, Jinan, jomon, kanban, kaon, Kashan, keen on, Khoisan, Kirman, koan, krypton, kurgan, Kurgan, lauan, lepton, let on, lock on, log on, look on, Luzon, macron, Masan, Medan, Memnon, meson, micron, Milan, mod con, moron, mouton, Multan, muon, natron, nekton, neon, nephron, neuron, neutron, ninon, Nippon, nylon, odds-on, Oman, Oran, Orlon, paeon, parton, Pathan, pavane, pecan, peon, Phaëthon, photon, phyton, pick on, pion, piton, plankton, pluton, pompon, prion, proton, Pusan, push on, put-on, pylon, python, racon, radon, rag on, rayon, recon, rhyton, run-on, run on, Saint John, Saipan, salon, San Juan, Schliemann, Schumann, Shaban, shaman, shaitan, Shingon, sign on, sit on, slip-on, snap-on, solon, Solon, soupçon, soutane, stand on, stolon, stuck on, Suwon, sweet on, Taiwan, taipan, take on, tampon, taxon, Teflon, Tehran, teston, thereon, Tian Shan, tisane, torchon, toucan, toyon, trade on, trigon, Tristan, triton, trogon, try on, Tucson, turned-on, turn on, Typhon, tzigane, uhlan, Ulsan, wait on, walk-on, witan, whereon, Wonsan, wonton, work on, Wuhan, xenon, Xi'an, Yukon, Yunnan, zircon

2upon

adverb up·on \ə-ˈpn, -ˈpän\

Definition of UPON

1
obsolete :  on the surface :  on it
2
obsolete :  thereafter, thereon

First Known Use of UPON

13th century
UPON Defined for Kids

upon

preposition up·on \ə-ˈpn, ə-ˈpän\

Definition of UPON for Kids

:  1on <I put the plate upon the table.> <… she was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage. — Lois Lowry, Number the Stars>
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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