Ups

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Up \Up\ ([u^]p), adverb [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.]

1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of {down}.

But up or down, By center or eccentric, hard to tell. --Milton.

2. Hence, in many derived uses, specifically: (a) From a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively; as, from a recumbent or sitting position; from the mouth, toward the source, of a river; from a dependent or inferior condition; from concealment; from younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; -- used with verbs of motion expressed or implied.

But they presumed to go up unto the hilltop. --Num. xiv. 44.

I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. --Ps. lxxxviii. 15.

Up rose the sun, and up rose Emelye. --Chaucer.

We have wrought ourselves up into this degree of Christian indifference. --Atterbury. (b) In a higher place or position, literally or figuratively; in the state of having arisen; in an upright, or nearly upright, position; standing; mounted on a horse; in a condition of elevation, prominence, advance, proficiency, excitement, insurrection, or the like; -- used with verbs of rest, situation, condition, and the like; as, to be up on a hill; the lid of the box was up; prices are up.

And when the sun was up, they were scorched. --Matt. xiii. 6.

Those that were up themselves kept others low. --Spenser.

Helen was up -- was she? --Shak.

Rebels there are up, And put the Englishmen unto the sword. --Shak.

His name was up through all the adjoining provinces, even to Italy and Rome; many desiring to see who he was that could withstand so many years the Roman puissance. --Milton.

Thou hast fired me; my soul's up in arms. --Dryden.

Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain; they are quickly up. --Dryden.

A general whisper ran among the country people, that Sir Roger was up. --Addison.

Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate. --Longfellow. (c) To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, or the like; -- usually followed by to or with; as, to be up to the chin in water; to come up with one's companions; to come up with the enemy; to live up to engagements.

As a boar was whetting his teeth, up comes a fox to him. --L'Estrange. (d) To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite; as, in the phrases to eat up; to drink up; to burn up; to sum up; etc.; to shut up the eyes or the mouth; to sew up a rent.

Note: Some phrases of this kind are now obsolete; as, to spend up (--Prov. xxi. 20); to kill up (--B. Jonson). (e) Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.

Note: Up is used elliptically for get up, rouse up, etc., expressing a command or exhortation. "Up, and let us be going." --Judg. xix. 28.

Up, up, my friend! and quit your books, Or surely you 'll grow double. --Wordsworth.

{It is all up with him}, it is all over with him; he is lost.

{The time is up}, the allotted time is past.

{To be up in}, to be informed about; to be versed in. "Anxious that their sons should be well up in the superstitions of two thousand years ago." --H. Spencer.

{To be up to}. (a) To be equal to, or prepared for; as, he is up to the business, or the emergency. [Colloq.] (b) To be engaged in; to purpose, with the idea of doing ill or mischief; as, I don't know what he's up to. [Colloq.]

{To blow up}. (a) To inflate; to distend. (b) To destroy by an explosion from beneath. (c) To explode; as, the boiler blew up. (d) To reprove angrily; to scold. [Slang]

{To bring up}. See under {Bring}, verb (used with an object)

{To come up with}. See under {Come}, verb (used without an object)

{To cut up}. See under {Cut}, verb (used with an object) & i.

{To draw up}. See under {Draw}, verb (used with an object)

{To grow up}, to grow to maturity.

{Up anchor} (Naut.), the order to man the windlass preparatory to hauling up the anchor.

{Up and down}. (a) First up, and then down; from one state or position to another. See under {Down}, adverb

Fortune . . . led him up and down. --Chaucer. (b) (Naut.) Vertical; perpendicular; -- said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut. --Totten.

{Up helm} (Naut.), the order given to move the tiller toward the upper, or windward, side of a vessel.

{Up to snuff}. See under {Snuff}. [Slang]

{What is up?} What is going on? [Slang]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Up \Up\, adjective Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Up \Up\, preposition

1. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.

In going up a hill, the knees will be most weary; in going down, the thihgs. --Bacon.

2. From the coast towards the interior of, as a country; from the mouth towards the source of, as a stream; as, to journey up the country; to sail up the Hudson.

3. Upon. [Obs.] "Up pain of death." --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Up \Up\, noun The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs. [Colloq.]

{Ups and downs}, alternate states of elevation and depression, or of prosperity and the contrary. [Colloq.]

They had their ups and downs of fortune. --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

up

adverb

1: spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: {up}, {upwards}, {upward}, {upwardly}] [ant: {down}, {downward}, {downwardly}, {downwards}]

2: to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume" [ant: {down}]

3: nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"

4: to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation" [ant: {down}]

5: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward" [syn: {up}, {upwards}, {upward}]

adjective

1: being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up" [ant: {down}]

2: out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning" [syn: {astir(p)}, {up(p)}]

3: getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy" [syn: {improving}, {up}]

4: extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish" [syn: {up(a)}, {upward(a)}]

5: (usually followed by 'on' or 'for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"

6: open; "the windows are up"

7: (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?"

8: used up; "time is up"

verb

1: raise; "up the ante"

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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