Upward Definition

ŭpwərd
upwards
adverb
Toward a higher place, position, degree, amount, etc.
Webster's New World
Toward a higher position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale.
A young executive moving upward fast.
American Heritage
Beyond (an indicated price, amount, etc.)
Tickets cost two dollars and upward.
Webster's New World
Toward the head or upper parts.
Bare from the waist upward.
American Heritage
On into future years or later life.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
downward
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adjective
Directed toward a higher place or position.
Upward movement.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
upassurgentascensiveascensionalascendinganabaticacclivous (sloping upward)
noun
(obsolete) The upper part; the top.
From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
idiom
upward
  • More than; in excess of:
American Heritage
upwards of
  • more than
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Upward

Origin of Upward

  • From Old English upweardes. See up, ward.

    From Wiktionary

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