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upon

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preposition up·on \ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän\

Definition of upon

  1. :  on

Examples of upon in a Sentence

  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


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upon

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adverb up·on \ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän\

Definition of upon

  1. 1 obsolete :  on the surface :  on it

  2. 2 obsolete :  thereafter, thereon

First Known Use of upon

13th century


UPON Defined for English Language Learners

upon

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Definition of upon for English Language Learners

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

  • —used to emphasize something that is repeated many times


UPON Defined for Kids

upon

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preposition up·on \ə-ˈpȯn, ə-ˈpän\

Definition of upon for Students

  1. :  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



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