follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

upbringing

[uhp-bring-ing] /ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the care and training of young children or a particular type of such care and training:
His religious upbringing fitted him to be a missionary.
Origin of upbringing
1475-1485
1475-85; up- + bringing
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for upbringing
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • But that is hard to carry out, for the gentleman in Holstein who decides about our upbringing wants me to study for many years.

    Maezli Johanna Spyri
  • But I am surprised, Ernest, after your upbringing that you should have deceived Roger as you did.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Her Indian upbringing had taught her to disregard bodily comfort.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • To a man of his nature and upbringing the choice was not wide.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
  • Counsel: "I submit, Me Lud, that it is germane to my case that the prisoner's upbringing might have—"

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for upbringing

upbringing

/ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ/
noun
1.
the education of a person during his formative years Also called bringing-up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for upbringing
n.

1510s, "act of rearing a young person," from up + bringing (see bring). Mainly in Scottish till c.1870, when it became general.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for upbringing

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for upbringing

16
23
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for upbringing