Meaning of upheaval
Pronunciation: (up-hē'vul), [key]
- strong or violent change or disturbance, as in a society: the upheaval of war.
- an act of upheaving, esp. of a part of the earth's crust.
- the state of being upheaved.
- an upward warping of a part of the earth's crust, forcing certain areas into a relatively higher position than before.
- upheaval (Thesaurus)