KJV Dictionary Definition: uphold


UPHOLD, v.t. pret. and pp. upheld. Upholden is obsolete.

1. To lift on high; to elevate.

2. To support; to sustain; to keep from falling or slipping.

Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. Prov. 29.

3. To keep from declension.

4. To support in any state.

5. To continue; to maintain.

6. To keep from being lost.

Faulconbridge, in spite of spite, along upholds the day.

7. To continue without failing.

8. To continue in being.



1. One that upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer.

2. An undertaker; one who provides for funerals.