Being the target of an action.
He was set upon by the agitated dogs
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.
Being above and in contact with another.
Place the book upon the table.
Being directly supported by another.
At a prescribed point in time.
The contract was rendered void upon his death.
Origin: From upon, uppon, uppen, from upon, uppon, uppan, equivalent to . Cognate with up á, upp á, på.
on; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable
Used to indicate that an event is to immediately follow another event.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
up-on′, prep. on, in an elevated position.—adv. on.
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Rank popularity for the word 'upon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #365
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'upon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #954
The numerical value of upon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of upon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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