American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In, at, or toward the source of a stream: paddling upstream.
- adj. In a direction opposite to that of a stream's current: upstream traffic.
- adj. Business Closer to the point of production or manufacture than to the point of sale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stream, flow, or flame up: as, upstreaming flames.
- Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current: as, to row up-stream.
- Of or pertaining to the upper part of a stream; moving against the current.
- adj. in a direction against the flow of a current or stream; upriver
- adj. oil industry involving exploration and pre-production rather than refining and selling
- adj. computing in the direction from the client to the server
- adj. biology towards the leading end (5'end) of a DNA molecule
- adv. against the current
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current.
- adv. toward the source or against the current
- adj. in the direction against a stream's current
“Note: The term upstream refers to exploration, low-sulfur gasolines and strengthened development, production, gas and power mar - keting, and U.S. coal businesses or activities. our position as the world's foremost The corporation has paid a dividend Downstream refers to the refining and market - supplier and marketer of motor fuels every year for more than a century. ing of petroleum products such as motor fuels and lubricants. and lubricants.”
“Most of our profitability comes from what we call the upstream business, so we're producing oil from old fields that have been produced for years and years.”
“InDOT is now sending landowners letters offering to buy flood easements for 92 parcels upstream from the bridge.”
“This thing has the design of a disaster," said farmer Jim Gillooly (whose land lies immediately upstream from the bridge), speaking out at a hearing on a state permit for the project.”
“My understanding is that they have already poisoned 5 miles of river upstream from the electronic barrier and found only one or two dead asian carp.”
“Also, the poster upstream is absolutely correct that WWI still reverberates today.”
“Changing ports isnt going to make any difference either unless for some reason somebody upstream is throttling or otherwise slow queueing your traffic over those specific ports, and the TCP/IP setting to which you refer only apply to the browser.”
“Tackett found the artifact buried in mud and shale on the west side of the river, upstream from the South Main railroad trestle.”
“After the big floods last year the Seattle Times investigated and found clearcuts upstream from the worst flooding, on unstable slopes that never should have been logged.”
“Casting upstream is best ... fish typically swim upstream not downstream ..”
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Includes any intangible conceivable independently of Hom. Sap.
Fishing on the Susquehanna in July
by Billy Collins
I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna
or on any river for that matter
to be perfectly honest.
Looking for tweets for upstream.