Definitions for uponəˈpɒn, əˈpɔn

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  1. upon(Adverb)

    Being the target of an action.

    He was set upon by the agitated dogs

  2. upon(Adverb)

    Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-.

    The clock struck noon, whereupon the students proceeded to lunch.

  3. upon(Preposition)

    Being above and in contact with another.

    Place the book upon the table.

  4. upon(Preposition)

    Being directly supported by another.

  5. upon(Preposition)

    At a prescribed point in time.

    The contract was rendered void upon his death.

  6. Origin: From upon, uppon, uppen, from upon, uppon, uppan, equivalent to . Cognate with up á, upp á, på.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Upon

    on; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable

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  1. Upon

    Used to indicate that an event is to immediately follow another event.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #365

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #954


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