from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located on high or higher ground: an uphill mine entrance.
- adj. Going up a hill or slope: an uphill climb.
- adj. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious: an uphill election campaign against a popular incumbent.
- adv. To or toward higher ground; up a slope.
- adv. Against adversity; with difficulty: struggling uphill to make ends meet.
- n. An upward slope or incline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. up a slope, towards higher ground
- adv. with difficulty
- adj. located up a slope or on a hill
- adj. going up a slope or a hill
- adj. difficult or laborious
- n. An uphill route.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Upwards on, or as on, a hillside.
- adj. Ascending; going up.
- adj. Attended with labor; difficult.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Upward; up, or as if up, an ascent: as, to walk uphill.
- Leading or going up a rising ground; sloping upward: as, an uphill road.
- Attended with labor, fatigue, or exertion; difficult; severe; fatiguing; burdensome: as, uphill work; hence, not having free course; hampered: as, an uphill acquaintance.
- n. Rising ground; ascent; upward slope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the upward slope of a hill
- adv. against difficulties
- adv. upward on a hill or incline
- adj. sloping upward
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