upstate etymology

English word upstate comes from English up, English state

Detailed word origin of upstate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
up English (eng) (computing, slang, transitive) To upload.. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.. (intransitive) To ascend; to climb up.. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.. (transitive, colloquial) To promote. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more remote from a central location).. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.. From south [...]
state English (eng) (obsolete) stately (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.. (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.. (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.. (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.. (mathematics, stochastic processes) [...]
upstate English (eng) (US) Of the northern section of a state. (US) To the northern section of a state. (US) The northern section of a state.