from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The upper part of a town or city.
  • adv. To, toward, or in the upper part of a town or city.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or located uptown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the residential part of a city, away from the commercial center

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated in, or belonging to, the upper part of a town or city
  • adv. To or in the upper part of a town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To or in the upper part of a town.
  • Situated in or belonging to the upper part of a town: as, an up-town residence.

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

  • adv. toward or in the upper part of town
  • n. a residential part of town away from the central commercial district
  • adj. of or located in the upper part of a town


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Keeping up with Reg's wintry theme from yesterday, I decided to leave the warm confines of my palatial winter estate in uptown Mitchieville to take a few pictures of what Mitchieville looked like after yesterdays storm.

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  • There is suitable dramatic tension throughout the book like when, following one lead, Joe takes a train uptown to The Hood, a vampire clan that takes no prisoners ... for longer than it takes to have them provide ghoulish entertainment, anyway.

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  • The courthouse area became known as uptown, and the railroad area became known as 'Downtown' or 'Whiteville Depot.'

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  • Ask to see a room, then stay for dinner or have a drink in the lounge, the former drawing room, furnished with an antique wooden bar from the Savoy Hotel in San Francisco. ok i've lived in PT for 30 years now and have NEVER heard anyone call uptown "upper PT". it is just uptown.

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  • There are stunning views over the Lower Town from the Upper Town and an impressive gateway between the two that used to separate the wealthy German aristocrats uptown from the Estonian merchants downtown.



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