Definition of uprear in English:



[with object]literary
  • Raise up.

    ‘one turret especially high in air uprear'd its tall gaunt form’
    • ‘Many a hecatomb will uprear its head, and many a sod be nurtured by the blood of liberty-loving human beings.’
    • ‘That mountain barrier, virtually annihilated so long as the faiths of the two peoples were one, was upreared again.’
    • ‘He like the Lord of Hills appeared with ten huge heads to heaven upreared.’
    • ‘Still their king's command they feared, and pressed around with arms upreared.’
    • ‘See the bright nymph, that here her head uprears.’
    • ‘Lotuses their heads uprear from the pure wave, and charm the view with mingled tints of red and blue.’
    • ‘There lay the great, rolling mattress of the Rannoch Moor, a vast and desolate place protected on all its sides by uprearing mountains.’
    lift, lift up, raise aloft, elevate
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