What does uphill mean?

Definitions for uphill
ˈʌpˈhɪl; ˈʌpˌhɪlup·hill

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word uphill.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uphilladjective

    the upward slope of a hill

  2. acclivitous, rising, uphilladverb

    sloping upward

  3. uphilladverb

    against difficulties

    "she was talking uphill"

  4. uphilladverb

    upward on a hill or incline

    "this street lay uphill"


  1. uphillnoun

    An uphill route.

  2. uphilladverb

    up a slope, towards higher ground

  3. uphilladverb

    with difficulty

  4. uphilladjective

    located up a slope or on a hill

  5. uphilladjective

    going up a slope or a hill

  6. uphilladjective

    difficult or laborious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Uphilladjective

    Difficult; like the labour of climbing an hill.

    Etymology: up and hill.

    What an uphill labour must it be to a learner, who has those first rudiments to master at twenty years of age, which others are taught at ten. Clarissa.


  1. Uphill

    Uphill is a village in the civil parish of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset, England, at the southern edge of the town, on the Bristol Channel coast.


  1. uphill

    Uphill refers to a direction or route that leads toward higher ground or an upper part of a slope. It can also signify a situation that requires hard work, struggle, or significant efforts to overcome challenges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uphilladverb

    upwards on, or as on, a hillside; as, to walk uphill

  2. Uphilladjective

    ascending; going up; as, an uphill road

  3. Uphilladjective

    attended with labor; difficult; as, uphill work


  1. Uphill

    Uphill is a village in the civil parish of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset, England, at the southern edge of the town, on the Bristol Channel coast.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uphill

    up′hil, adj. ascending: difficult.—adv. up a hill, against difficulties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uphill in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uphill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of uphill in a Sentence

  1. Steve Vladeck:

    Potential legal challenges will depend upon how the new regulations are actually worded, but based on what we have heard so far, challengers to the new rules will face an uphill battle because it sounds like the primary thing the President is doing is interpreting an ambiguous federal statute, the President is allowed to adopt reasonable interpretations of ambiguous federal statutes.

  2. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:

    It’s going to be an uphill battle.

  3. Adam Zimmerman:

    In light of the Bates decision, it's going to be an uphill battle for the company to win on preemption on appeal.

  4. Beth Kobliner:

    Many parents believe their sons are smarter about money. This is nonsense, and it must stop, especially when girls face an uphill climb anyway in earning salaries that are on par with those of their male peers. Make sure all kids are prepared equally for a smart financial life.

  5. Purvi Raniga:

    Every meditation practice is different. Some days there is an uphill road which we have to learn to climb patiently. Nevertheless, it’s a practice where we learn to shine from within.

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  • hochgelegen, bergauf, ansteigend, mühselig, berganGerman
  • in éadan an chnoicIrish
  • in salitaItalian
  • kalnupLatvian
  • гора, наверх, тяжёлый, трудный, с трудомRussian
  • மேட்டில்Tamil

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