Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » U » Unwire ... Upholder


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does upbringing mean? 

  The noun UPBRINGING has 2 senses:

1. properties acquired during a person's formative years
2. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

  Familiarity information: UPBRINGING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1upbringing [BACK TO TOP]


Properties acquired during a person's formative years

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("upbringing" is a kind of...):

heritage; inheritance (any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upbringing"):

breeding; education; training (the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior))

nurture; raising; rearing (the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child)

Sense 2upbringing [BACK TO TOP]


Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


bringing up; fosterage; fostering; nurture; rearing; upbringing; breeding; raising

Context example:

they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Hypernyms ("upbringing" is a kind of...):

acculturation; enculturation; socialisation; socialization (the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you." (English proverb)

"To the man behave like a man, to the dog behave like a dog." (Albanian proverb)

"Journey and you will find replacement to the ones left behind." (Arabic proverb)

"Have no respect at table and in bed." (Corsican proverb)

 UPBRINGING: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0702 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: