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up·on

 (ə-pŏn′, ə-pôn′)
prep.
On: The leaves are scattered upon the grass. He put the book upon the table. Upon hearing the news, we all cheered.

upon

(əˈpɒn)
prep
1. another word for on
2. indicating a position reached by going up: climb upon my knee.
3. imminent for: the weekend was upon us again.
[C13: from up + on]

up•on

(əˈpɒn, əˈpɔn)

prep.
1. up and on; upward so as to get or be on.
2. in an elevated position on: a flag upon the roof.
3. in or into complete or approximate contact with: The enemy was upon us. The holidays will soon be upon us.
4. on the occasion of, at the time of, or immediately after: She was joyful upon seeing her child take his first steps.
5. on (in any of various senses, used as an equivalent of on with no added idea of ascent or elevation, and preferred in certain cases only for euphonic or metrical reasons).
[1150–1200]
Translations
علىعَلَىيَعْثُرُ صُدْفَةًيَفْتَرِسيُقْنِع
napo
ved
-lla
na
á, viîlifa á, hafa aî bráîrekast á af tilviljuntelja e-n á e-îuppgötva óvænt
・・・の上に
위에
dievaži!kaip Dievą myliu!
pēcuz
na
บน
ở trên

upon

[əˈpɒn] PREP
1. (with place, position) → sobre
he placed the tray upon the tablepuso la bandeja sobre la mesa
I saw pictures of him walking upon the moonvi fotos de él caminando sobre la luna
he had a suspicious look upon his faceen su rostro había una mirada sospechosa
he recalled the attacks upon himrecordó los ataques que recibió
upon my word! (o.f.) → ¡caramba!
2. (with time) he emigrated upon the death of his sonemigró tras la muerte de su hijo
upon hearing this she weptal oir esto, lloró
upon entering the church, take the door on the leftal entrar en la iglesia, siga por la puerta de la izquierda
Christmas is almost upon us againlas Navidades ya están otra vez encima
3. (with large numbers) row upon row of women surged forwardshilera tras hilera de mujeres iban avanzando
thousands upon thousands of people were arrivingiban llegando miles y miles de personas
see also on, once A2

upon

[əˈpɒn] prep
(= on) → sur
upon doing sth → en faisant qch
to be upon sb (= imminent) → approcher
Christmas is upon us → Noël approche.
(with repeated noun) layer upon layer → couche sur couche
row upon row → une rangée après l'autre

upon

(əˈpon) preposition
on. He sat upon the floor; Please place it upon the table; Upon arrival, they went in search of a hotel.
upon my word!
an exclamation indicating surprise etc.

upon

عَلَى na auf πάνω en, sobre -lla à na sopra ・・・の上に 위에 op na em, em cima на บน üzerinde ở trên 在…之上
References in classic literature ?
As the Heliumite's point pricked his green hide, Hortan Gur turned upon his adversary with a snarl, but at the same instant two of his chieftains called to him to hasten, for the charge of the fair-skinned inhabitants of the city was developing into a more serious matter than the Torquasians had anticipated.
Here and there, through the dense haze which surrounded them, there loomed out huge pinnacles and jutting boulders of rock: while high above the sea of vapor there towered up one gigantic peak, with the pink glow of the early sunshine upon its snow-capped head.
Sweat rolled down his bullet head and stood upon his heavy jowls and bull neck.
Sola and I had entered a building upon the front of the city, in fact, the same one in which I had had my encounter with the apes, and, wishing to see what had caused the sudden retreat, I mounted to an upper floor and peered from the window out over the valley and the hills beyond; and there I saw the cause of their sudden scurrying to cover.
As is the custom upon Barsoom there were thirty-one, supposedly selected by lot from men of the noble class, for nobles were on trial.
Faint light filtered from above through occasional ventilating and lighting tubes, but it was scarce sufficient to enable my human eyes to cope with the darkness, and so I was forced to move with extreme care, feeling my way along step by step with a hand upon the wall beside me.
For all the duration of the storm she rode, a helpless derelict, upon those storm-tossed waves of wind.
He tossed upon his bed of grasses, sleepless, for an hour and then he rose, noiseless as a wraith, and while the Waziri's back was turned, vaulted the boma wall in the face of the flaming eyes, swung silently into a great tree and was gone.
The very night that Tarzan of the Apes became chief of the Waziri the woman he loved lay dying in a tiny boat two hundred miles west of him upon the Atlantic.
They both have vehement wishes; they frame themselves readily into imaginations and suggestions; and they come easily into the eye, especially upon the present of the objects; which are the points that conduce to fascination, if any such thing there be.
Ten feet only I fell, and then a loop of my tough, leathern harness caught upon one of the cylindrical stone projections in the tower's surface--and held.
The Rajah Muda Saffir, tiring of the excuses and delays which Bududreen interposed to postpone the fulfillment of his agreement with the former, whereby he was to deliver into the hands of the rajah a certain beautiful maiden, decided at last to act upon his own initiative.