What does up and down mean?

Definitions for up and down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. up and down(adverb)

    moving backward and forward along a given course

    "he walked up and down the locker room"; "all up and down the Eastern seaboard"

  2. up and down(adverb)

    alternately upward and downward

    "he eyed him up and down"


  1. up and down(Adverb)

    upward and downward, alternately

  2. up and down(Adverb)

    alternately forwards and backwards along a path


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of up and down in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of up and down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ogden Nash:

    And one of his partners asked Has he vertigo? and the other glanced out and down and said Oh no, only about ten feet more.

  2. Joseph Amorese:

    I took my glasses off; I'm looking at it; I was pretty shocked to say the least, i had surgery; so I didn't jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.

  4. Claudio Ranieri:

    For us he's very important - he's our engine. He's like a battery. Every day he doesn't stop. Also in the training I say 'N'Golo, slow down' and he's up and down, up and down!

  5. Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia:

    My dear grandmother, we enjoy ourselves so much on our beloved Standart. Every day we go ashore with papa. Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksei go spearately. Olga and I go with papa, as papa walks a great deal, and Aleksei and the boys march up and down by the shore.

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