- toward a higher place, position, degree, amount, etc.
- on into future years or later life
- beyond (an indicated price, amount, etc.): tickets cost two dollars and upward
Origin of upwardMiddle English from Old English upweard: see up and -ward
- In, to, or toward a higher place, level, or position: flying upward.
- Toward a higher position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale: a young executive moving upward fast.
- Toward the head or upper parts: bare from the waist upward.
- Toward a higher amount, degree, or rank: Prices soared upward.
- Toward a later time or age: from adolescence upward.
Directed toward a higher place or position: upward movement.
- 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.
- In the upper parts; above.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
- (obsolete) The upper part; the top.
- From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.
(comparative more upward, superlative most upward)
- Directed toward a higher place.
- with upward eye; with upward course