from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. in a direction against the flow of a current or stream; upriver
- adj. involving exploration and pre-production rather than refining and selling
- adj. in the direction from the client to the server
- adj. towards the leading end (5'end) of a DNA molecule
- adv. against the current
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. toward the source or against the current
- adj. in the direction against a stream's current
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