Upon

Definition of Upon

Up`on´
prep.1.On; - used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon.
- Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar.
- Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.
- Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill.
- Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want.
- Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms.
- Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer.
- Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow.
- Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence.
- Landor.
To assure upon
(Law) to promise; to undertake.
To come upon
See under Come.
To take upon
to assume.

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about, above, after which, against, anent, apropos of, as for, as regards, as respects, as to, atop, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, by way of, concerning, en route to, headed for, hereby, hereinafter, herewith, in connection with, in contact with, in passage to, in point of, in re, in reference to, in regard to, in relation to, in relation with, in respect to, in transit to, in virtue of, of, on, on route to, on top of, opposite, over, over against, per, pertaining to, pertinent to, re, referring to, regarding, relating to, relative to, respecting, speaking of, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, to, touching, toward, towards, up, up against, upon which, versus, vis-a-vis, whereat, whereby, wherefore, whereon, whereto, whereunto, whereupon, wherewith, wherewithal, with, with regard to, with respect to
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