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ˈʌpˈtaʊn; -ˌtaʊnup·town

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uptownadjective

    a residential part of town away from the central commercial district

  2. uptownadverb

    of or located in the upper part of a town

    "uptown residential areas"

  3. uptownadverb

    toward or in the upper part of town


  1. uptownnoun

    the residential part of a city, away from the commercial center

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uptownadverb

    to or in the upper part of a town; as, to go uptown

  2. Uptownadjective

    situated in, or belonging to, the upper part of a town or city; as, a uptown street, shop, etc.; uptown society


  1. Uptown

    "Uptown" was the lead single in the U.S. to Prince's third album, Dirty Mind. Beginning with a lone drum intro, the track explodes into the keyboards of the chorus. The verses feature a more prominent funk guitar. The song breaks down to a more instrumental section toward the end that is mainly guitar, bass and drums with an occasional keyboard riff. The minimalist style of the song is representative of most of the Dirty Mind album. The song addresses the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis that was the city's hang-out spot for artists. Prince uses the concept of Uptown to address racism and hatred in the song. Prince sings in the first person, and the song opens with him describing a chance meeting with an attractive woman who then asks him in an offensive way if he is gay. Prince then addresses the reasons for racism and sings about a place, Uptown, where racism and hatred do not exist. The song is one of Prince's earliest efforts to blend political statements into his art. Uptown is described as an area where one can be free to express oneself, and Prince was very fond of the concept. The song opened the Controversy Tour and made a few live appearances after that, notably in Prince's 2001 Hit + Run Tour. The single was backed with "Crazy You", from his debut album, For You.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uptown

    up′town, adj. situated in the upper part of a town.—adv. to or in the upper part of a town.

Rap Dictionary

  1. uptownnoun

    The word uptown originated in the New York City train stations. As you leave downtown Manhattan the trains direct you to Uptown. Uptown includes Harlem, East Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and (sometimes) the South Bronx also Côte-des-Neiges a high crime area in Montreal Canada.

  2. uptownnoun

    'Uptowns' is a slang term for Nike Air Force One basketball shoes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptown in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of uptown in a Sentence

  1. Chief Robert Castro:

    Misinformation that was reported in the story in Uptown Magazine with Taraji P. Henson impairs and weakens the relationships between law enforcement and the communities.

  2. Edward Fine:

    The woman who gave me the wet paper towel as we descended the stairs and which I later used to breathe through; the firefighters who were ascending the stairs as we were descending; the Catholic priest who put his hand on my shoulder and prayed for us as we lay on the street being covered by dust and debris, then there was the bus driver who took us uptown… those people all come to my mind.

  3. Adam Weinberg:

    It's quite an amazing experience, it's very rare that you open a ground-up museum in the city of New York. The museum moved into the new building, which features outdoor galleries and terraces that will showcase large-scale pieces, after 50 years uptown in Manhattan.

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