[adverb, noun uhp-toun; adjective uhp-toun]
- to, toward, or in the upper part of a town or city: He rode uptown on the bus.
- moving toward, situated in, or pertaining to the upper part of a town: Take the uptown bus.
- of, for, or characteristic of affluent people; elegant, stylish, or luxurious: uptown fashions; uptown tastes.
- the uptown section of a town or city: Uptown is less crowded.
Origin of uptown
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Examples from the Web for uptown
I trudged in some direction, uptown I hoped, toward my hotel, which was not really near Fifth Avenue and probably not uptown.
It was the fall of 1968, the first day of class at Dominican College in uptown New Orleans.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide
December 17, 2012
As people were packing their cars to evacuate back then, I was in an uptown hospital in labor.Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans
August 29, 2012
The president of the United States made that remark just uptown of where “loss of life” occurred in Chicago—right here in America.Obama Talks Afghanistan Loss of Life at NATO Summit But Silent on Chicago Carnage
May 22, 2012
There are downtown designers and uptown ones—both in temperament and in geography.Designing for the One Percent at New York Fashion Week
February 14, 2012
Say, Stilly, I'm off uptown to attend to the emptiness in this stone utensil.In the Midst of Alarms
This resolution coloured his reverie throughout the uptown journey.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
His presence, and that of Mrs. Morton, at the uptown hotel, was known.The Film of Fear
I locked the study door, went back to my roadster, and headed her uptown.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
So Helen left for uptown with her bundles, wearing her new suit and hat.The Girl from Sunset Ranch
Amy Bell Marlowe
- towards, in, or relating to some part of a town that is away from the centre
- such a part of a town, esp a residential part
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Word Origin and History for uptown
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