Definitions for upheavalʌpˈhi vəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang(noun)

    a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

    "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

  2. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval(noun)

    a violent disturbance

    "the convulsions of the stock market"

  3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust(noun)

    (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)

    disturbance usually in protest

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. upheaval(Noun)

    the process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust

  2. upheaval(Noun)

    a sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Upheaval(noun)

    the act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust


Translations for upheaval

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  • Umbruch, Aufwölbung, Erhebung, AufruhrGerman
  • surgimiento, convulsiónSpanish
  • kumous, mullistusFinnish
  • soulèvement, bouleversement, surrectionFrench
  • sollevamentoItalian
  • переворот, сдвиг, возмущение, смещение, беспорядок, поднятие, бунт, подъёмRussian
  • omstörtning, omvälvning, kaos, omvälvningSwedish

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