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upon

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preposition up·on \ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän\

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.

12th Century

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

13th Century

First Known Use of upon

13th century


UPON Defined for English Language Learners

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upon

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preposition up·on \ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän\

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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