upwards Meaning, Definition & Usage
adverb spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
upward; upwardly; up.
- look up!
- the music surged up
- the fragments flew upwards
- prices soared upwards
- upwardly mobile
adverb to a later time
- they moved the meeting date up
- from childhood upward
Up"ward, Up"wards adverb
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- In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward.
Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
- In the upper parts; above.
Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,
And down ward fish.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
From twenty years old and upward.
Num. i. 3.
I have been your wife in this obedience
Upward of twenty years.
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- Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.
- The upper part; the top. Obs.
From the extremest upward of thy head.
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