Dictionary: UN-WOUND' – UP

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UN-WOUND', pp. [of Unwind.]

Wound off; untwisted. Mortimer.


  1. Not wounded; not hurt; not injured in body; as, unwounded enemies. Milton.
  2. Not hurt; not offended; as, unwounded ears. Pope.


Not hurting.

UN-WOVE', v. [pret. of Unweave.]


Not woven.

UN-WRAP', v.t.

To open what is wrapped or folded.

UN-WREATH', v.t.

To untwist or untwine. Boyle.


Not strained; not distorted. Cowper.


To reduce wrinkles; to smooth. Anacharsis.


Not shrunk into furrows and ridges.


Not writing; not assuming the character of an author; as, an unwriting citizen.

UN-WRIT'TEN, a. [unrit'n.]

  1. Not written; not reduced to writing; verbal.
  2. Blank; containing no writing. South. Unwritten doctrines, in religion, are such as have been handed down by word of mouth; oral or traditional doctrines. Unwritten laws, are such as have been delivered down by tradition or in songs. Such were the laws of the early nations of Europe. The unwritten laws of England and of the United States, called common law, are such as have not the authority of statutes, not having originated from any legislative act, or originating from some act not now extant. These laws are now contained in the reports of judicial decisions.


Not treated unjustly.

UN-WROUGHT', a. [unraut'.]

Not labored; not manufactured; not reduced to due form. Dryden.

UN-WRUNG', a. [unrung'.]

Not pinched. Shak.


Not yielded; not conceded; not given up. Dryden.


  1. Not yielding to force or persuasion; unbending; unpliant; stiff; firm; obstinate. Med. Repos.
  2. Not giving place. Thomson.


Unbendingly; obstinately.


State of being unyielding.

UN-YOKE', v.t.

  1. To loose from a yoke; to free from a yoke. Unyoke the steers. Shak.
  2. To part; to disjoin. Shak.

UN-YOK'ED, pp.

  1. Freed from the yoke.
  2. adj. Not having worn the yoke. Dryden.
  3. Licentious; unrestrained. Shak.

UN-YOK'ING, ppr.

Freeing from the yoke.


Not bound with a girdle; as, an unzoned bosom. Prior.

UP, adv. [Sax. up, upp; G. auf; D. and Dan. op; Sw. up.]

  1. Aloft; on high. But up or down. Milton.
  2. Out of bed. He is not up. Shak.
  3. Having risen from a seat. Sir Roger was up. Addison.
  4. From a state of concealment or discumbiture.
  5. In a state of being built. Up with my tent. Shak.
  6. Above the horizon. The sun is up.
  7. To a state of excitement. He was wrought up to a rage
  8. To a state of advance or proficiency. Till we have wrought ourselves up to this degree of Christian indifference. Atterbury.
  9. In a state of elevation or exaltation. Those that were up, kept others low. Spenser.
  10. In a state of climbing or ascending. We went up to the city or town.
  11. In a state of insurrection. The gentle archbishop of York is up. Shak. My soul is up in arms. Dryden.
  12. In a state of being increased or raised. The river is up; the flood is up. Dryden.
  13. In a state of approaching; as, up comes a fox. L'Estrange.
  14. In order. He drew up his regiment.
  15. From younger to elder years; as, from his youth up. Up and down, from one place to another; here and there. #2. From one state or position to another; backward and forward. Up to, to an equal highth with; as, up to the chin in water. #2. To a degree or point adequate. Live up to the principles professed. Up with, raise; as, up with the fist; up with the timber. Up is much used to modify the actions expressed by verb; It is very often useful and necessary, very often useless. To bear up, to sustain. To go up, to ascend. To lift up, to raise. To get up, to rise from bed or a seat. To bind up, to bind together. To blow up, to inflate; to distend; to inflame. To grow up, to grow to maturity. Up stream, from the mouth toward the head of a stream; against the stream; hence up is in a direction toward the head of a stream or river; as, up the country. Up sound, in the direction from the sea; opposed to down sound, that is, in the direction of the ebb tide. Up is used elliptically for get up, expressing a command or exhortation. Up, let us be going. Judges xix.

UP, prep.

From a lower to a higher place. Go up the hill. Bacon.