Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
  • transitive & intransitive verb To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thrust in an upward direction; in geology, an upheaval; an uplift.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an upward thrust
  • noun nautical buoyancy
  • noun geology an upward movement of part of the Earth's crust
  • verb transitive to thrust something upwards
  • verb intransitive to be thrust upwards

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

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Examples

  • There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow-covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.

    Chapter 15

  • There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow - covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.

    Chapter 15

  • There was another picture of yet another almost acre of bodies with nary an inch of earth to be seen between them — they were packed so close — and strikingly, in the midst of it all was an upthrust, red-sleeved arm and hand.

    Like Hell Needs A Heat Wave...

  • As long as the upthrust B is not aligned with the downthrust W and is at the side under the water, the ship will try to right itself to the original position.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • There was another picture of yet another almost acre of bodies with nary an inch of earth to be seen between them — they were packed so close — and strikingly, in the midst of it all was an upthrust, red-sleeved arm and hand.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • The Rougon-Macquart – the group, the family, whom I propose to study – has as its prime characteristic the overflow of appetite, the broad upthrust of our age, which flings itself into enjoyments.

    Zola and Naturalism « Tales from the Reading Room

  • To cup the small, upthrust breasts, rubbing them to pebble hardness.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Technically speaking: the upthrust and downthrust combination is equal to their force times the distance.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • To cup the small, upthrust breasts, rubbing them to pebble hardness.

    Earl of Durkness

  • I remember, oh, long ago when human kind was very young, that I made me a snare and a pit with a pointed stake upthrust in the middle thereof, for the taking of Sabre-Tooth.

    Chapter 21

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