AskDefine | Define uptown

Dictionary Definition

uptown adj : of or located in the upper part of a town; "uptown residential areas" [ant: downtown] n : a residential part of town away from the central commercial district adv : toward or in the upper part of town [ant: downtown]

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  1. In the context of "mostly|North America": the residential part of a city, away from the commercial center


the residential part of a city
  • Finnish: esikaupunki

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Extensive Definition

The name Uptown has multiple meanings:
Neighborhoods or regions in several cities:

Other uses

uptown in Japanese: アップタウン

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bowery, Chinatown, East End, East Side, Little Hungary, Little Italy, West End, West Side, barrio, black ghetto, blighted area, burghal, business district, central city, citified, city, city center, civic, core, downtown, ghetto, greenbelt, heavenward, inner city, interurban, metropolitan, midtown, municipal, oppidan, outskirts, red-light district, residential district, run-down neighborhood, shopping center, skid road, skid row, skyward, slum, slums, suburban, suburbia, suburbs, tenderloin, tenement district, town, up, up attic, up north, up steps, upalong, uphill, uphillward, uplong, upstairs, upstream, upstreamward, upward, upwards, upwith, urban, urban blight, village
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