prepositions starting with U
Umbe (prep.) About.
Under (prep.) Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of>
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.
Under (prep.) Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.
Underneath (prep.) Under; beneath; below.
Unnear (prep.) Not near; not close to; at a distance from.
Until (prep.) To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects.
Until (prep.) To; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month.
Unto (prep.) To; -- now used only in antiquated, formal, or scriptural style. See To.
Unto (prep.) Until; till.
Untoward (prep.) Toward.
Up (prep.) From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.
Up (prep.) 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.
Up (prep.) Upon.
Upon (prep.) On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.
Uptill (prep.) To; against.
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